Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The previous great idea for an invention

was a plastic mat shaped into a grid of lenses that you could lay down on top of an icy driveway or path.  The lenses would focus sunlight to melt lots of holes in the ice.  It would just take some knowledge of optics and plastics manufacturing to make this cheap and durable.

Another great idea for an invention

Is a napkin that fits over your sleeve, so you can wipe your face with your forearm, as is so natural to do.  It would be great on picnics, or at those stand-and-eat parties where your hands are already full.  I would love to see them introduced at a formal dinner party too.  Wouldn't that be splendid?

Zubie says this is fact an old invention--the accountant's sleeve, used to keep ink off the pen-and-ink writer's actual sleeves.  I say we can bring this back into the 21st century, and into our table manners.

Get out your sewing machines!