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Halloween Costumes For The Slighty Twisted

One of my favorite days of the year is Halloween. That is a holiday made for me with all that is a bit dark in man.

 

I am not one to wear a stupid costume from a local Wal_Mart. No. I am into finding something a little different that reflect the innver beast.

Here's a few of my favorites. If I get really into it, I may share more.

How to Be Sizzling Hot - Guide for Men


Money CologneMoney CologneWant to be sizzling hot?

If you are pining to be treated like a prime piece of steak rather than dried beef jerky, you got to change your ways and get sexy.

In my relentless pursuit to help out my readers (and of course to see what I need to do to get sexy again), I have studied up this week on how to be hot.

So after doing all this research, I decided to write an article that really addresses the challenges men face in their quest to be hot. And you know I am not going to be so lame as to suggest some excruciatingly pitiful things like diet, exercise and plastic surgery.

Here are my exclusive super secret discoveries on some nifty solutions to the challenges men commonly face in the quest for hotness or 5 Easy Ways to Get Smoking Hot: read more »

Doggie Duds and Kitty Couture: Current Fashion Trends for your Pet


Want the latest trends for your pet?

Our Guest Blogger Lexy Schuh is a stay-at-home mother and an ex-teacher trying to enrich herself through her many writing projects. She has written about the latest trends for pet for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

Here's her article: read more »

You Know Your House is Too Small When...


When your house is too small, you need to be really creative in using your space intelligently. It's not unusual to hear of folks trapped in tiny cramped living spaces to find ingenious ways to use the available space. I have heard of folks trying to use their shower (and their shower rods) as extra closet space and having shelves above every door. But, I've never seen anything like this...
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Wacky Ways to Lose Weight


Vinyl Sauna Suit

Working on my article on Weight Loss Gadgets for the Lazy and Unmotivated last week, I came upon some unusual ways for people to try to lose weight.

Here are my picks for the wackiest ways to try to lose a few pounds... read more »

Weight Loss Gadgets for the Lazy and Unmotivated


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 »

New Way to Carry Your Laptop - Pizza Box Case


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 »

War of the Off-Brand Sodas


BlackcherryBlackcherryWe 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 »

What You Need To Be Cool in College


Fart DetectorFart 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 Lazy Person's Tools for Pet Care


Dog Powered ScooterDog Powered ScooterLooking for an easier way to take care of your pet?

Our guest blogger, educator/author, Sharon Bender of sharonbender.com has collected together some helpful finds for readers of AmericanInventorSpot.com.

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These days we humans are busier than ever, and we have become accustomed to letting technology handle most of our laborious tasks. We've even begun using it to manage our pets, so we don't have to spend repetitive hours walking, feeding, training, playing, toileting, and locating Fido and our felines?

We can harness their bounding energy, see what they are up to remotely, and train them without even trying. Take a look at these six ingenious ways our pets can survive our neglect and practically take care of themselves. read more »

Walk, Walk, Walk Your Bicycle


Treadmill BikeTreadmill Bike

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 »

10 Ways to REALLY Piss Off Your Woman


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 »

Inventive (But Ill-Advised) Ways to Keep Cool


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 »

10 Types of MEN You Need to Avoid

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:


How To Never Write Anything You'll Regret


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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Weird Jewelry : My Idea of Inventive Art


PinPinAre 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.



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Hair Tragedies: Inventive Appearance


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Just a quick post to a link I have seen around the web the past few days (like BitsandPieces.blospot.com). Too funny not to share, in case you haven't seen it already. read more »

10 Father's Day Gifts That Actually Make Sense 2006


(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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Top 10 Strangest Watches - Wacky?

Watches. I love watches!!

One of the best things in life is a really great watch, but I like watches to tell time. Others like their watches to do just about everything, including the dishes and the shopping.

Just because something is strange doesn't mean its not totally cool. There is a fine line between the two and I am often confused about where it lies. Are these things wacky or brilliant?

10 Things To Make You Want to Puke

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: