Tiger MouseA few months ago, I wrote an article about these new animal shaped computer screens that were coming out. I finally found a mouse to match those computer sceens perfectly: an animal shaped mouse.
Do you need to lose weight? I do. Desperately!
Well, with our advances in technology, I was thinking there's got to be a better way to lose weight and keep it off than the boring old formula of eating less and exercising more. Come on already, aren't we beyond that yet?!
I discovered with a little bit of late night research that with our unbeatable spirit to continue gorging our faces off, there ARE some new inventions to help folks who are inherently lazy still get slim.
Here are some great fitness machines for folks like me who want to be slim, but want to be slim while chomping on our supersized bag of Doritos and watching our favorite game on TV... read more »
I am in the market for a travel case for my laptop. It was pretty clear from visting a few stores this weekend that the utilitarian and very boring black bag is pretty much what's available. How amazingly hohum! Why is it that the mass merchandisers all carry the same items?
I decided not to purchase anything and look for some more interesting options on line. How fortunate for me that in checking out one of my favorite websites Attu Sees All this morning, I found an unusual laptop case that I thought was pretty fun. read more »
We all love sodas ... with the possible exception of when we brush our teeth and immediately thereafter drink some Diet Coke (inadvertently creating a taste in our mouth similar to that of shampoo mixed with battery acid). Still, the good stuff can become expensive; what can you do? The obvious answer is, of course, to start buying cheaper pop. read more »
Fart DetectorGoing off to college? Got all the necessary school supplies?
One of my sons is going off to college this year. It got me thinking of what I need to send off with him so that he has everything he needs to be successful in school.
I guess success means different things to different folks. For me, success means the obvious things like my kid does not flunk out. It also means that my kid is popular and know as one of the cool kids and not one of the dorks.
To help him be cool, I came up with some items I am gong to send off with him. I don't think many of the students in his college will have these items, but I am sure they wish they did.
Here's my list of the Things You Can Buy So That You Can Be Cool in College: read more »
The article here the other day on a rowing bicyle in Row, Row, Row Your Bicycle, which to most folks seems like a pretty cool idea, made me think of another variation of the bicycle that I think is pretty novel. read more »
Do you need relationship counseling? Are the sparks of your relationship slowly becoming dying embers?
My relationship advice to you is try pissing off your mate. Yup, I mean it!
I realized this week that, as a couple, my wife and I were getting along a bit TOO well these days. We've been together long enough to work out many of the kinks, so there is little that creates drama and tension in our lives. We get along well. So, we are not one of those couples constantly shopping for relationship counseling.
But there are times when I want a little fun. I want the sparks to fly.
If you ever feel that your relationship is missing some spark, and you want to have a little fun, I have a few ideas for you to try before you go off looking for a relationship counselor. Just make sure you don't do anything you can't get her to forgive you for.
Here are 10 Great Ways to Really Piss Off Your Woman (or 10 Great Ways to Avoid a Relationship Counselor)... read more »
This is the first entry by Christian Hoopes as a featured blogger. Christian knows how to win friends and influence people; he just chooses not to. He grew up in a desert and therefore is an expert on beating the heat, albeit not exactly in style. He also thinks they should bring back Peanut Butter Snickers.
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Summer is in full swing with no signs of letting up any time soon-these may in fact be considered the ‘dog days’ of summer. Why the dog days? Because it’s so hot that you pee anytime someone rings the doorbell, and you can’t stop panting and licking yourself. It’s not pretty.
Therefore, we at American Inventor Spot have decided to leap to your rescue. Everyone wants to find a better way to beat the heat, but not everyone has the luxury of taking the day off and splishing around at the local water park-some of us have jobs, you know. It is for these unfortunate individuals that we direct our assistance. read more »
Well, I had committed in the 10 Types of Women You Need to Avoid article that I would write about Men to Avoid.
I really regretted suggesting I would do that as it was almost impossible to find male dolls that were not "adult", and I really did not enjoy looking at all the stupid looking adult male dolls (...and yes, I may someday do an article on them if I can get it through our censors). It only took me about a week of scouring the net to finally realize that dolls for men are called "action figures". Duh!
So here's my dating advice on the 10 Types of Men You Need to Avoid, as highlighted by dolls, I mean male action figures:
So, have you ever been in a situation where you pounded out something hateful or embarrassing on your keyboard, pressed send and then immediately regretted it?
Me? I've done it so many times I can't even begin the remember them all.
Well, I found a solution to that problem that too many of us have...diarrhea of the hands. The solution is ingenious really.
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Found this great little video. I believe it's from INPEX. Enjoy. read more »
PinAre you a fan on one-of-a kind pieces of rare jewelry?
Well, as you know, Michelle (one of our bloggers here at AmericanInventorSpot.com) posts here regularly on inventive and innovative art.
I thought that with this classic collection of sculptural pieces, I was pretty sure she would never get around to sharing it with you. I thought she wouldn't mind (hehe) if I used the idea to share my own take on Inventive Art with you.
(Editor: This article was originally published for Father's Day 2006)
Father's Day is the worst. Every year, it's the same lame presents. Come on, you know what I am talking about! If I never see another tie, cologne, BBQ set, belt, wallet socks, underwear, shirt, sweater or lame ass book, I will die happy. Listen up, guys and let me know if you agree with me. I think I have come up with some really novel gift ideas for dear old dad (other than the obvious stuff he really wants but I can't afford like a Porsche, the model girfriend or the giant flat screen tv). Here's my picks for what to get the old man, depending on what type of Dad you have (together with some choice ad content from their vendors)...
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What is the weirdest thing you ever ate? I can eat almost everything as my big frame can attest, but there are limits to even my gluttony.
I realize that foods that one eats and enjoys are culture based and the love of sushi, kimchi, and a rare steak are cultivated based on where you were raised, but some things are just plain disgusting (at least to my plebian brain).
Here are my choices for the 10 Weirdest Things That People Eat:
Well, our site has gone through alot of trauma over the past few weeks with constant problems with our servers and the ultimate failure of the complete loss of a server from our hosting company Midphase.
I need a drink, and since I can't have one (I won't bore you with the details), I decided I needed a little levity.
I decided that since the other bloggers at AmericanInventorSpot.com are all posting on different types of inventions and innvoations, I'd get into the act to and do my own special feature in inventive appearance. read more »
People often choose cars to express themselves. You buy a Hummer and that screams out "I'm a really big man" or "I Think Green". You buy a Bentley and that screams out "I'm rich son of a b***h". You buy a VW Bug and that screams out "I'm adorable - don't squish me".
People are wacky. Wacky people often have wacky cars. I don't know if they intend to be wacky, but I think it just happens.
Sometimes I have the urge to buy something, anything. I get this craving to go and spend my money and feel the adrenaline rush of finding something that others don't have and imagining how cool everyone will think I am once I show them what I found. Do you ever get like that?
I am thinking lots of people do as I really don't have another explanation for why certain things get bought. They don't really have any practical purpose. I know that people sometimes call this stuff "novelty items", but as soon as the novelty wears off, what do you have?
Do you feel like you need plastic surgery? Would you increase your bust, get a new chin or nose or trim off your belly?
Our nation is obsessed with looking youthful and beautiful. We spend billions a year on getting more shapely, youthful and attractive (as such is defined by our societal norms today).
Well, rather than plastic surgery - which is basically going to go get something cut, crushed, sucked, threaded, sawed off, or pumped into your body - I thought of some products that can dramatically help you change your appearance without resorting to cosmetic surgery. I mean frankly, with all the options available to change the way you look, I don't know why people would have to resort to going under the knife.
In honor of Mother's Day and all the fine mothers out there, there is a ton of advice going around about what to get Moms as a gift for Mother's Day.
Instead of the usual suggestions for flowers (Cheap Mother's Day Flowers)and chocolates (Amazing Chocolates), what I think is truly valuable advice for readers would be to share with folks my hard learned lessons and helpful advice on what to not give your Mom for Mother's Day. You may not have realized it yet but the perfect gift for Mother's Day can determine whether Mom is an angel or a pain to you for the rest of the year...so you better get her something perfect!