I thought this product was a joke when I first saw it. The BootyWrap by Kathy Kramer (of Invisibelt fame) is basically a fake long-sleeve sweatshirt that you tie around your waist to cover up your ass. That’s what it is. Oh, and I guess it has pockets, so you can store stuff in it. From the website:
Is that a phone in your hand on your power walk? Cash stuffed in your sock? Keys in your waistband? And our personal favorite — lip balm in the bra? If this sounds all too familiar, we have the answer: The BootyWrap. It looks like a sweatshirt tied around your waist; but its not. The BootyWrap is simply a flat, bulkless garment with sleeves and pockets. Finally you store your stash, cover your bum and remain hands free! You’ll love the BootyWrap — the smartest sleeves around.
To be honest, I didn’t know there was a need for women to cover up their ass with a sweatshirt. I didn’t know that was a thing. I’ve tied sweatshirts around my waist before, but it was usually because I was outside doing some activity, and it was too hot. So I took off my sweatshirt, and tied it around my waist, because I didn’t want to carry it, not because I needed to cover up my ass. And then if it got chilly, I could easily untie my sweatshirt, and wear it again. Seems reasonable, right?
With The BootyWrap, don’t even think about putting this on if you get chilly. Why? Because it’s a fake sweatshirt whose only function is to cover your ass. Okay, that’s not true: it also has pockets to store things that a woman would usually store in her pants pockets, or in her purse. But why put things in pants pockets or carry a purse, when you can wear this fake sweatshirt with pockets around your waist…that also covers your ass? Why are women covering their asses again? Is it because they are self-conscious? I think we —men and women— are all self-conscious about our bodies at one point or another, and that’s fine. But placing a brightly-colored, fake sweatshirt on top of the body part you’re self-conscious about isn’t really working to hide that body part from public view. In fact, people might look even more closely at you. “Hey, that’s a pretty cool sweatshirt around your waist…wait, is that real? Why are there pockets? So those sleeves are fake…?”
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This concept was from a few years ago, but I ran across it again by chance just the other day, and thought “Damn, this would make a great Flawesome post…because it’s stupid!” The Color Picker Pen by Jinsun Park is a pen that can scan any object, recording the color of the object. The pen then translates that color to ink, so the pen can write in the color that was scanned. It can do this because of…I don’t know, computers? And because the pen has three different ink cartridges—red, green, and blue—where the ink from each cartridge can be combined to create any color that is scanned by the pen.
As you can see from the pic above, there are three ink cartridges: red, blue, and green. The pen combines those colors to create…I’m sorry, I can’t continue until I put this out there. We all know what’s wrong with this design, don’t we? Of course we do. We have all experienced working with ink jet printers. How many color cartridges do ink jet printers have? Usually four: cyan, magenta, yellow, black, also known as CMYK. This pen uses three cartridges: red, blue, and green, or RGB.
This designer obviously did not study enough in color theory class. RGB refers to the additive color model, where certain wavelengths of visible light are emitted and combined to create different colors. The opposite of this idea is the subtractive color model, where colors are created by combining four colors [cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, or CMYK] of pigment to create different colors. You can’t use RGB inks to create different ink colors. Unless you want that ink to be a weird brown/black color.
Let’s just say, for argument’s sake, that this pen does have magical RGB inks that can be combined to create an infinite number of colors, can you imagine trying to write in different colors? You’d pick a color, and start writing in it. Then you’d pick another color, and start writing in it…only to realize that the previous color ink combination is still in the barrel of the pen until you use it all up. So you scribble on some paper for a bit until the latest ink color starts running. Lather, rinse, repeat. Also, think about this: when is the last time that you thought “You know, I need to write in different, non-primary colors, and from the same pen”?
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The Ham Dogger: a mold to make ground meat into a hot dog shape. There are many questions we should ask about this thing.
- Can’t I just mold the meat in that shape with my hands?
- Why would you want your hamburger to look like a hot dog?
Okay, I can think of one instance where you want your hamburger to look like a hot dog. What if you had a cookout, and bought lots of hamburgers and hot dogs, and their respective buns. You ran out of hot dogs, but had tons of ground meat leftover for hamburgers. But for some reason, you ran out of hamburger buns, and had a surplus of hot dog buns. The Ham Dogger might come in handy. Maybe. Personally, if I was in this situation, I’d probably start cooking a bunch of hamburgers, and use hamburgers as the bun. That’s right. A delicious hamburger between two other hamburgers. My stomach just growled.