July 7, 2020

What a Long, Strange Trip

This week, body care company North Coast Organics introduced a Grateful Dead line of deodorant. It will presumably enable you to bring your favorite smells of bong resin and grilled cheese sandwiches to the office and offend your cube neighbors’ olfactory senses without the added price of fuel and a concert ticket. The new line boasts that it is 100 percent organic, vegan and, as an added bonus, edible.

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Their bold foray into the already-packed deodorant aisle left me with many questions, such as: Why? You sure? Perhaps most importantly, do I have to eat it? It also made me think back to the oddest things I could recall coming to market.

The Flowbee

This electrically powered vacuum cleaner attachment (AKA “precision instrument”) allows you to cut your hair at home to your perfect length every time. No more pesky small talk with your local barber, dishing out $8 once a month, and you can even use it on your pets! All you need is a 3 horsepower or 8 amp vacuum, and the desire to have all of your hair be the same length, and you are set.

Toilet Tee Time

No longer are you forced to choose between your morning routine and your morning tee time. With Toilet Tee Time, you can circle a deuce on your scorecard in more ways than one!

Tamagotchi

Would you like all the responsibility of a pet without the annoying affection? Tamagotchi is here for you. You’ll be required to keep your “pet” fed, happy, clean up after it, and it may die if you head out on a family vacation for a week and leave it at home. Happened to a friend, not me. I swear.

A tip of the cap to those fine inventors who proved the great Charles H. Duell wrong when back in 1899 he said “everything that can be invented has been invented.” 2020 may not be off to a hot start, but I have a feeling we have some great things in our future!

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Levi Denny 22 Articles
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After winning his first wager at the Waterloo Greyhound Park and finding out it was possible to turn $2 into $18 Levi began making it his life pursuit to turn his passion for all things sporting into found money. Following many years of failing at this endeavor (over and over again) he learned how to be a smarter bettor and enjoys sharing his picks and tips. Levi is married to a woman who enjoys hearing him yell at the people on TV for both their triumphs and grievous errors, a father of two, adopted by a yellow lab from the ARL, and a lover of fine Jameson whiskey and Busch Light.

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