2011 Mediocrity is finally here!

This came up on my Facebook sidebar and I nearly rolled off my bed laughing–luckily, king-sized beds are designed to prevent that sort of thing.

Meanwhile, the newest blandest car is out! It’s available in any color as long as it’s beige and… well, I’ll let you find out the rest for yourself. Without further ado:

the wait is over!
2011 Mediocrity

This sort of cheeky ad campaign was exclusively the work of Volkswagen in days past, and it’s good to see a different carmaker (in this case Subaru) bring us similar humor. Not the least because VW has really been making duller and duller ad campaigns these days, reflecting a similar downturn in their car design. Has anyone seen the new Jetta? No? It’s probably passed you many times but it’s so boring you just wouldn’t notice!

By the way, for those of you wondering about the car above, it’s a Kia Optima from a few years ago.



Cook with the sun!

I came across this post on Cnet from April of 2009 where they were talking about the Kyoto Box being a $5 solar stove. The rough prototype made me think that this is really something that could be done at home. Meanwhile, Kyoto has gone all chick with their products, and have a really smart looking website and some cool products ranging from 5 to 300 Euro all taking advantage of free energy sources.

Kyoto Box solar cooker
Kyoto Box solar cooker

But while 15 Euro is really not overpaying for a nicely produced Box, the Nature Craft Project has done a nice writeup for how to make a really simple solar cooker using just a box and some aluminum foil. If you get a chance to try either please let me know how it turns out!



Emergency! Take off your bra!

For all the times when you’re walking along the street and there is a sudden need for a facemask, you can now reach for someone’s boobs! You should probably ask first, lest their knee ends up in your groin. But really, the Emergency Bra doubles as two separate facemasks. From the brochure literature, it sounds like it could be handy in all sorts of disasters!

The Emergency Bra’s primary function is that of a conventional bra. In case of emergency, it can be quickly and easily converted into two face masks without removing any clothes. In case of emergency, where no specialized respiratory devices are available, it can decrease the inhalation of harmful airborne particles. Because the Emergency Bra masks can be securely fixed to the head, it frees a survivor’s hands to keep balance while running and removing objects on the way out of danger. In certain situations, by providing the wearer with a sense of security and protection, the Emergency Bra can reduce the chance of panic attack.

Judging by the photos on their website you could also have some bondage fun with it!


Thanks Rashed for the tip!