Monday, May 02, 2005

Inventions anyone? We're looking.

My wife and I decided that we want to invent something so that we don't have to work anymore. Then we can write novels and plays (or write novels and play). We heard of some guy who invented a round paper towel that can be placed over a plate and then in a microwave. This way, the towel doesn't hit the sides of the oven when the centerpiece spins. He made a lot money from this "invention." I understand why. If I had millions of dollars to spare, I'd give him a couple million for the service he has done to humanity. I weep when I think of the people who lived and perished without the benefit of round paper towels. Upon their graves where they are now interred, I gently place the towel.

But getting back to the issue of inventions, we're open to suggestions. This world is really too much. It's downright crazy. The pace is fast for no reason other than everyone's walking that way. So we've decided that we want to live like hermits (or kermits) for a while. It's better than nothing. Too much materialism. So we want a lot of material to avoid it. No! It does make sense in our postmodern ethos. Got any ideas? Pass them along. You may get a cut; either a paper cut (round) or percentage. You're choice.

7 Comments:

Blogger Eiman Abdelmoneim said...

Another microwave friendly invention: a popcorn bag that is clear so that you can see how many of the kernels have popped and thus (hopefully) preempting burning the popcorn. We could even make the bag round to prevent bumping. Or would that be trademark infringement?

5/03/2005 12:41 PM  
Blogger fromclay said...

Hmmm. Interesting. I was thinking about reverse popcorning. When you make too much popcorn and you don't want to throw it away, invent a machine that gets the white puffs back in the kernal.

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5/03/2005 12:47 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

How about a "microwave refrigerator"? I'm not a scientist, but it always seem to me that if a microwave could speed up atoms enough to raise a food's temperature, then it could also slow them down enough to lower the temperature. Buying beer out of the cooler at the liquor store would become a thing of the past.

5/04/2005 9:22 AM  
Blogger samer said...

Eiman and Pete have something going, although the former's idea could probably be produced much easter/faster than the latter's. Allah knows best. As for me, I am still pondering!

5/06/2005 5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalamu alaikum,

may i ask, where did you get this quote from or is it an original.

"We're made from clay but also from a spirit that is not of this world. Negotiations between the two are now in session."

5/08/2005 12:00 AM  
Blogger fromclay said...

Anon, I'm forced to say, by order of your question, that the quote is original, thank God.

5/08/2005 6:34 PM  
Blogger Abuljude said...

Lint-free socks!

5/10/2005 9:45 PM  

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