Los Angeles – Second half hour
Sharon Clemmins – 63 retired sales associate.
Invention: the public bathroom door lock A little plastic sleeve that slips over the public bathroom door to keep it locked when it’s broken. She said 30 percent of the time the doors are broken. Doing it for her husband so he can retire.
Mary - Yes.
Ed – Yes
Doug – doesn’t like gadgets but likes the cleverness - Yes
Peter – yes
BOOM - THRU TO THE NEXT ROUND.---------------------------
QUICK CUTS OF A FEW THAT MADE IT THRU INVENTION: Video tattoo with video embedded clolthing (basically a video screen in the back of a jacket) BOOM -------
INVENTION: Waterproof baseball glove BOOM -----------
INVENTION: My heart bra – A simple little pump between the breasts to raise them one at a time or both together. BOOM ----------
Darla Davenport-Powell, 18 Unemployed. Starts singing”here comes’s naya” Invention: “the here comes naya doll” Multicultural doll that speaks Spanish, Swahili, English The doll, the books, etc… lot’s of years of challenge and work. Mary’s tearing up again. The contestant says: “How can a doll make the world better? If it can make one kid feel better about him or herself, then it’s worth it.”
Ed – Yes. Likes the multicultural angle.
Doug – No . Doesn’t think the language variations are unique enough to make it in the marketplace
Mary – Yes.
Peter – Yes.
BOOM - onto the next round. ------
Jahnesta Horney, 12, Student
Good looking kid, nice.
Invention: Invisible Tear Gas.
Regular tear gas you can see, his you can’t, so you can get the badguys before they can put on their protection. Came up with the idea by accident doing a school project. Wants to be a scientist one day. The judges all say no. The department of homeland defense says: yes. NO.
BOOM HERE-TOO DANGEROUS. IT’S A BUST. -----------------------
LOT’S of cuts of people crying that their idea didn’t make it. ---------------------------
Richard Koppelle, 60, Human Resources Rep.
Invention: My Therapy Buddy.
It’s a blue, very gentle, soothing creature, that’s designed for adults. It has a very powerful message, THE DOLL says: “everything is going to be alright” No really. Hug this thing and it says, “everything is going to be alright.” Ahh.. I know I feel better. Peter – No Ed – No Doug and Mary don’t even bother. BUST. He said the judges just didn’t get it. They had no compassion. My hug me Elmo doll digs it. ------------------
Jodi Pliszka, 39, Health Care Case Manager.
Invention: The headliner.
The woman created an absorbable pad to go under a wig, helmet, etc. - good for chemo patients, those with (I'm going to butcher this) Alopecia, as well as construction workers etc to wick away sweat.
Ed - yes.
Peter – No, not a unique invention. Then switches and says YES.
Mary – makes life better for all the women who have cancer, going through chemo.
Doug – NO – it doesn’t feel like a big invention.
Mary argues that we need to keep people in that have meaningful inventions. Then why did they bother with some of the other stuff. BUST/ then BOOM.
This was the last invention on the show. And a bit staged. But as I'm finishing this blog out, one thing strikes me, beyond the fact that this idea would help a lot of people going through cancer treatment. Here's something I found quick: http://www.breastcancer.org/hsn_why_hair_loss.html http://chealth.canoe.ca/columns.asp?columnistid=7&articleid=10764&relation_id=3224 And it reminded me of baseball games in the summer, and all the sweat I had in my hat. Maybe there's a way to make it a sports liner. What do you all think?