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August 14, 2007 5:56 AM   Subscribe

The Idea Generator.
posted by jbickers (52 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Transparent, easy to assemble house. It's like reality TV without the cameras, and since it's no hassle to put the mofo together, I can take this act on the road.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 6:03 AM on August 14, 2007


"Eco-friendly, destructive car" They've certainly captured the zeitgeist.
posted by DU at 6:09 AM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Computerized invisible movie."
I directed a few of those.
posted by bru at 6:19 AM on August 14, 2007


multi-lingual wooden sex-toy.

I'm gonna be rich!
posted by nuclear_soup at 6:21 AM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Battery-operated chocolate sex toy? Messy, yet genius!
posted by miss lynnster at 6:22 AM on August 14, 2007


Mobile, inflatable, company. Sounds like something Neil Stephenson would come up with.
posted by delmoi at 6:23 AM on August 14, 2007


This is really, really dumb
posted by parmanparman at 6:24 AM on August 14, 2007


super lame website?
posted by Mr_Zero at 6:25 AM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Mediaeval kinetic clothing.
posted by Mister_A at 6:26 AM on August 14, 2007


I actually wanted to create something like "ideafilter," a place where people could post cool ideas they had, but either lacked the ability or desire to see it through to the end, in hopes that others might run with the idea.

Instead, it's a lot easier to just spin a wheel.
posted by drezdn at 6:29 AM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ah, I can quit my day job and get rich opening a transparent foam store, inventing a battery-operated morphing apparatus (OK, that one may take a while) or selling magnetic invisible sex toys.
posted by kozad at 6:30 AM on August 14, 2007


Ooh! And I actually want to see some of this luxurious torture art.
posted by Mister_A at 6:32 AM on August 14, 2007


Self-link: Three words, five minutes
posted by Plutor at 6:35 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


Yes, they laughed me at when I told them about my electric invisible ham. But who's laughing now?
posted by boo_radley at 6:38 AM on August 14, 2007


Dack Ragus had this nailed years ago with his web economy bullshit generator, which is much funnier if you were even remotely connected with the original dot com implosion. But I like this as well, jbickers.
posted by dowcrag at 6:40 AM on August 14, 2007


drezdn: Google for "half-bakery".
posted by DU at 6:48 AM on August 14, 2007


I am going to post my automatic invisible movie to my dramatic levitating website.
posted by Mister_A at 6:56 AM on August 14, 2007


See also the Prior-Art-O-Matic.
posted by Upton O'Good at 7:00 AM on August 14, 2007


mmm. oversize chocolate car.
posted by Mach5 at 7:05 AM on August 14, 2007


Thanks DU.
posted by drezdn at 7:17 AM on August 14, 2007


I'm not an opera fan, but I'd be interested in a miniature, nuclear opera.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 7:17 AM on August 14, 2007


Dack Ragus had this nailed years ago with his web economy bullshit generator, which is much funnier if you were even remotely connected with the original dot com implosion. But I like this as well, jbickers.

Heh. I was just going to say that this is amuch prettier version of my Web 2.0 Bullshit generator, which is just an acknowledged ripoff homage to Dack's bullshit generator, but has nonetheless brought more than half a million extra hits to the ol' Emptybottle since I barfed it up way back when.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:18 AM on August 14, 2007


The Prior-Art-O-Matic gave me my favorite so far: A featureless cube that vibrates.
posted by Mister_A at 7:20 AM on August 14, 2007


Miniature glitter sextoy?
posted by maxpower at 7:28 AM on August 14, 2007


I got "geometric edible house." I'm pretty sure my grammy's been making those for years already.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 7:31 AM on August 14, 2007


Changeable destructive sex toy. Tomorrow - THE WORRRRLD! *lightning*
posted by katillathehun at 7:34 AM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Heh. Wonderful in its simplicity. Also, miniature inflatable orchestra.
posted by cortex at 8:08 AM on August 14, 2007


If you want this in the form of a tabletop game, try The Big Idea. (Review)
posted by CrunchyFrog at 8:10 AM on August 14, 2007


Battery-operated edible website?
posted by mystyk at 8:16 AM on August 14, 2007


In the annals of Victoriana there must exist designs for a wicker rotating exercise machine, no?
posted by ob at 8:46 AM on August 14, 2007


"do-it-yourself torture apparatus"

I'm concerned.
posted by Arturus at 9:07 AM on August 14, 2007


"Erotic vibrating sextoy."

Yeah, that's a new idea.
posted by sanko at 9:15 AM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Dramatic rubber furniture. "

Would be very in-vogue in certain SF neighborhoods.
posted by blucevalo at 9:15 AM on August 14, 2007


Seems more like an Elephant 6 band name generator to me...

Come see Scary Foam Orchestra playing non-melodic trance-folk fusion-rock in Athens, GA next weekend, location to be announced.
posted by 1f2frfbf at 10:05 AM on August 14, 2007 [3 favorites]


"cold torture exercise machine"

or, as it's already known, Bowflex!

/just 10 minutes a day and you'll never have a body like this!
posted by Avenger at 10:09 AM on August 14, 2007


ingenious torture company.

I think someone already did that. Well, maybe not the ingenious part, but I dunno.
posted by Goofyy at 10:09 AM on August 14, 2007


Clear Hot Dogs.
posted by sidereal at 10:26 AM on August 14, 2007


Erotic Rubber Book?
posted by Hairy Lobster at 10:48 AM on August 14, 2007


Makes cleanup a cinch, Hairy Lobster.
posted by cortex at 10:57 AM on August 14, 2007


Well, I guess this is goodbye, guys. I won't have time to post to MetaFilter anymore now that I've been given my million-dollar idea. Help, I can't stop making medieval neon animals!
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 10:58 AM on August 14, 2007


Goofyy Hairy Lobster.
We don't need this machine.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:03 AM on August 14, 2007


Magnetic Temporary Clothing! Brilliant!
posted by Brainy at 11:14 AM on August 14, 2007


"erotic tubular appliance" Uh, ya callin' me a dildo?
posted by Mental Wimp at 11:17 AM on August 14, 2007


I actually wanted to create something like "ideafilter," a place where people could post cool ideas they had, but either lacked the ability or desire to see it through to the end, in hopes that others might run with the idea.

Maybe somebody here will see this post and....hey, waitaminute
posted by Brainy at 11:18 AM on August 14, 2007


"changeable levitating concept"

That really narrows it down...
posted by phatkitten at 11:27 AM on August 14, 2007


I actually wanted to create something like "ideafilter," a place where people could post cool ideas they had, but either lacked the ability or desire to see it through to the end, in hopes that others might run with the idea.


Half Bakery essentially does this. Every time I think I've come up with something genius, like my rideable vacuum cleaner, I google it and a post from Half Bakery comes up. Grr.
posted by IcyJuly at 12:34 PM on August 14, 2007


Ha, "transparent temporary clothing".
posted by tadellin at 1:21 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Words together onscreen".
posted by Many bubbles at 3:44 PM on August 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


I was all ho-hum until I got,
"dramatic torture food".
Now I'm going to be rich AND horny!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 4:03 PM on August 14, 2007


Hahahahaha... I can't stop clicking and laughing and clicking and laughing!

Dramatic Inflatable Food!
Eco-friendly Concrete Clothing!
posted by tehloki at 7:08 PM on August 14, 2007


Yeah I don't need the Internet to help me come up with ideas that don't work. I can churn those out all by myself.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:04 PM on August 14, 2007


Do-it-yourself candy sex toy. I win!
posted by deborah at 6:52 PM on August 15, 2007


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