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September 17, 2012 9:54 PM   Subscribe

The Popinator - a voice activated popcorn launching machine. Kinda cool, but my money's still on the robotic tweet powered popper. (via @peeweeherman and keepoutofreach)
posted by madamjujujive (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
If there aren't high-powered lasers being shot from an Air Force bomber through Professor Hathaway's window, I'm just not that interested.
posted by hanoixan at 10:09 PM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]

This is actually very cool. It'd appeal more to my inner nerd if it fired an unpopped kernel which was popped in flight using some sort of superheated plasma, and then covered in a fine spray of salt and butter, before leaving the muzzle, though.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 10:10 PM on September 17, 2012 [1 favorite]

What kind of weirdo enjoys eating popcorn one piece at a time? I prefer the shovel method.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 10:10 PM on September 17, 2012

Its all loads of fun till some 13 year old hides a cat turd in with the popcorn.
posted by quazichimp at 11:05 PM on September 17, 2012 [3 favorites]

This is a clever viral campaign, right? If not, that's pretty sweet.
posted by disillusioned at 2:51 AM on September 18, 2012

The real fail here is that it doesn't pop it fresh. Pre-popped corn is crap. So this thing shoots crap into your mouth. Clever?
posted by Goofyy at 5:04 AM on September 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

Pop pop.
posted by explosion at 5:49 AM on September 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


posted by eriko at 5:53 AM on September 18, 2012

Please tell me this is a real thing, because I and my fellow quadriplegic Americans would buy the hell out of this. Can it be adapted for other types of food, say popcorn chicken? Feeding problems solved! Health care costs cut! Of course, it would mean quadriplegics covered with tiny bits of food all day, but who cares if it means we can finally eat popcorn the way God intended?
posted by Soliloquy at 8:45 AM on September 18, 2012 [1 favorite]

Thank you for contacting Popcorn Indiana.

Unfortunately, the Popinator is not for sale right now, but maybe one day. What you see in the video is just a prototype we have in-house and it is still in the testing phase. We’re constantly trying to be more innovative with our products and making the popcorn experience more fun is a big part of it.

If there is any other information we can help you with, please call us at 1-800-767-4444.
posted by Soliloquy at 10:15 AM on September 18, 2012

We're being pop'd, aren't we?
posted by PapaLobo at 12:30 PM on September 18, 2012

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