Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Inspiring Beans

Now, if anyone is going to love this product, it's me. Do I love to grow stuff? Yup. I'm a house-plant connoisseur. Do I love being inspired? Yup. I have a 'quote of the day' widget. Don't judge. They're very good. And do I love beans? Oh man, do I love beans. Beans of all kinds. I don't discriminate.

But could anyone combine these three things? This question has haunted me for years. Thankfully, it's now been done.

Magic Bean Wishes (an As Seen on TV Product, none the less)

Things to note:

- This video of the plant growing/revealing its message that you already saw when it was a bean you were planting.

- This gift... a prayer box with a bean in it. In case you've always had a burning desire to wear a bean around your neck, now you have a fashionable way of doing so.... actually 2 since there are 2 different styles. (Thank God... I just couldn't have a spherical bean prayer box - how gaudy)

- And a personal favorite... Velour Pouches with themed beans. Go ahead, click on it. Now... let's pick, um... 'Love/Hot'. Tip: for valentines day get your girlfriend these beans. One of them should say 'listen'... another should say 'sex'. Because when her mom comes over, nothing will make her feel better about you dating her precious daughter than the fact that you're a) growing beans in an apartment b) that the bean is stamped with somewhat innappropriate words and c) that you gave her daughter BEANS for a Valentines gift. (Also good are the 'USA' beans... although they wouldn't make atheists happy... and the 'Love/Sweet'... how they fit "intertwined hearts" on one bean is anyones guess really.)

- Lastly... the shapes. Dinosaurs and safari animals? On my beans? I think I'll stick with coloring books for the kiddies. Although the Octopus bean (part of the 'aquatic animals' kit) is quite alluring I must say.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Hello, welcome, and Camo Cooking

I know, I'm late on the blogging deal. Well, I've had many blogs before (is like 4 many? I guess so). But alas, the first two were lame personal journals about myself which honestly, no one wants to read. And the third I just never followed through with. But THIS one, THIS one will stick.

Welcome to the new Ridiculous Product of the Day site.

As I've found a niche for finding absurd and silly products that the internet has to offer, I've decided to stop facebook messaging them to everyone I know and just post them for everyone's enjoyment.

We will start with this, a favorite I stumbled across while reading reviews before buying a normal, kitchen crock pot (In case you're curious, I bought one in silver/stainless steel. Sadly my Target in Boston didn't carry this one).

The Rival Camo Crock Pot

Favorite selection from the description:
"Sets well in the kitchen as a stand alone piece or coordinating with the decor. Put it in the cabin and make a statement as to your cooking prowess and commitment."

So if I keep it in my cabin (obviously I have one of those... next to my trailer), then I can show my cooking prowess? Interesting.

Things to note:

- Eases the communication of 'Would y'all like some deer/squirrel/raccoon/roadkill stew and a Miller high life?' into one short glance

- You can now cook and hunt at the same time since the animals won't be able to see your crock pot. But wouldn't the deer stay away from the smell of their own flesh cooking? One would hope evolution made it THAT far at least.

- Actually named the Camo Crock Pot... maybe the whole word Camoflauge is too hard to spell?

- Listed under sports and outdoor gear. Pretty sure it still needs a plug. At least it has a travel case for really, it does.