I feel like this is one way to cash in and bring some community value to some of the vacant lots in Detroit. I was thinking it would be good to create some sort of a yard games venue. What I mean by this is that you could rent equipment to play croquet, bocci ball, horseshoes, and maybe some other playground games like four square, teather ball, etc. There would be some kind of a manned trailer where you would rent the equipment from and there would be things like horse shoe stakes already driven into the ground and four square courts already painted. I’m not sure if it should simply be this or if there should be some kind of a bar area. If there is I think it will be really simple and only sell PBRs or Motor City Brewery beer on tap. I think it might also be a good idea to have a bunch of kiddie pools for people to sit in in the bar area. It might be a good idea to change the water fairly often. Besides the kiddy pools I suppose we could set up a few tables and chairs for people to lounge in. Maybe there could also be a “water park” area with a sprinkler for people to jump through and a slip n slide to use. I think that we’d make people pay by the hour and give them wrist bands. They would check their IDs at the door and if they picked up their IDs late they’d have to pay a late fee. I feel like this would be pretty low-cost to maintain. The most expensive thing would be the cost of labor and maybe the water part if we did decide to do the water thing, but I’m not sure of that. I was thinking in the off season we could maybe do winter games like set up curling courts or something like that.
Erotic Audio Podcast December 29, 2010
The simplest way to explain this might be by saying that the show COULD be called, but wouldn’t be called, “All Sex Considered.” Basically I think you could put together an entire audio podcast based around stories related to sex. I think that this particularly works because sex is still considered a little taboo and scandalous but simply by taking the visual element out of it I think it makes certain stories more acceptable to the general public. I think that there should be all kinds of stories covered on this show. Here are some potential topics that would be covered:
-global sexual health
-fictional radio dramas involving sex
-sounds of sex
-Q + A
-personal sexual issues/sex therapy
-sex crimes/sexual abuse
-average people’s sex lives
-sex in the media
-people’s fantasies? [maybe we'll have a more censored version of the show and also put out a more taboo version]
-authors of sex books
-reviews of porn
Any major topics you think I’m leaving out? Also, do you think certain topics (like people’s fantasies) would be too taboo for the show? Would you listen?
This has GOT to exist. At the very least I’m sure it’s in SkyMall. Anyways, every time I watch a move in bed I wish I had one of these. Essentially it’s a tray, or more like a bench, that goes across your bed and you put your computer on it at the just the right distance so that the computer is not to far away (at the end of your bed) but it’s not resting on your legs and making it hard for you to get comfy, fall asleep, etc.
This could be as simple as some kind of a tall bench/shelf that you put over your bed but I think the most ideal one would be attached to some kind of track on either side of your bed, or wheels maybe, so that you could easily bring the tray closer or further away from you. Besides being able to push the tray away from you to get out of bed, you could also flap the tray up and over like you can sometimes do at bars like in a bar. Like where part of the bar actually flips open so that a person can walk by.
This is just something that I think people should do that I think would make their lives a whole lot easier. Right when it starts to snow or if maybe just whenever you park your car for the night in the winter, put a tarp over it. The tarp will stay attached to your car by hooking little bungies into the hubcaps and also into the front of the hood and back by the trunk. This way, if it snows, instead of having to shovel at that snow off, you’ll just have to pull the tarp off. Sure, your windows will probably be frozen underneath but this won’t be more than something a little anti-freeze and scraper could fix. I really feel like this would make tons of peoples lives easier and if I had a car I would try it out. I might try to try it out on one of my roommate’s cars…
So imagine if when you rolled up your windows in your car you could also roll up a metal window out side the glass window. Picture like strong sheet metal with holes in it. Once you roll up these metal windows it makes it way harder for people to break into your car because the metal windows will protect the glass windows from simply being broken, creating a point of entry. The difficult part is that we’d have to devise some kind of a similar cover for the front and back windshields (which don’t already have a system for being rolled up and down). That said, cars are pretty amazing inventions and I’m sure they could figure out how to invent some kind of a metal protector for windows that roll up and down. Maybe something like those covers they roll up and down in front of storefronts in the city.
Passport/Money Hiding Underwear June 2, 2010
I invented this a while back put my friend Hazel reminded me of it the other day when she told me that she hides money in her underwear.
Basically the idea is simple. You could pantent something like this (though with my luck of course it already has been) or you could just kind of make this a DIY project. The easiest DIY thing to do is to wear two pairs of underwear and to put your passport in the front, in between the two pairs (sorry guys, this one might just be for the ladies… although you could try slipping the passport on one of your buttocks’.). If the underwear fit well then they should be tight enough to kind of hold the passport in place but if it slides around at all, you might consider stitching something the shape of a passport to create a kind of pocket for it.
This same idea can easily be used to stash money, and the money idea would work for guys too.
The only thing I’d be worried about this is that if it caught on, then muggers would eventually catch on to it and instead of just asking for your wallet they might start to ask you to take off your pants too and that just wouldn’t be good.