Monday, June 1, 2009

Let There Be Light: Building a brighter mousetrap

They say necessity is the mother of invention. Herewith I make the case that this maxim needs revision.

Here are some new products that incorporate flashing LED (light emitting diodes):

Toy floating duck
Plastic knives, forks and spoons
and perhaps the most frightening visual, a flashing mouth guard


  1. Love the duck, want one; but the rest kind of creep me out. I'm sure I'm moments away from seeing the flipflops on the streets of NYC, but why would one want a flashing mouth guard?

  2. That duck IS kinda cool. I guess the marketing principle is that people will buy novelty. Maybe a flashing mouth guard is an extension of mouth jewelry like grills. People and bowerbirds must share some genes.

  3. Okay, that flashing mouth guard is going to show up in a horror film. I guarantee it.

  4. Dracula with flashing fangs!!