Friday, February 01, 2008

The droid did WHAT on your breakfast?

I tend to like useful devices and gadgets; just the inner-geek in me I guess. There are some inventions that I find amusing, however.

The R2-D2 Peppermill


Evidently, you put in peppercorns, twist his head, and pepper falls out of his butt. I dread to think what they may do with C3PO and a ketchup dispenser...




















Handheld Sunbeam

A homemade flashlight that shine for four miles and gives you a sunburn if you leave the UV filter off it.
















For some reason this picture seems somewhat Freudian to me.
"My light saber is bigger than yours, Darth Vader!"


Incandescent Sculpture

Though quite expensive, these are actually sort of cool; you can imagine them in a room with lots of steampunk stuff.





















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Another half foot of snow during the night; I'll be glad when spring comes around in a few months.

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More moldy-oldies in the playlist.

"Understand Your Man" by Johnny Cash
"Rock Me" by Steppenwolf
"Hangman's Blues" by Blind Lemon Jefferson
"Little Deuce Coupe" by The Beach Boys
"He'll Have to Go" by Jim Reeves
"Too Much Talk" by Paul Revere and the Raiders
"Mean Woman Blues" by Roy Orbison
"Respect" by Aretha Franklin
"Eight Miles High" by The Byrds
"To Sir with Love" by Lulu

6 comments:

Hammer said...

I used to use a 300,000 candlepower spotlight to melt the ice off my car windshield.

It also worked really well for tailgaters at night.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Eh? R2-D2 has a butt?!??

As far as spring ... I want it sooo bad.

Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said...

You need these in your Humma next time you go camping, Bob. Do you have a battery driven popcorn machine yet?

BobG said...

My favorite vehicle for camping is my old Jeep Wrangler.

terri said...

I love the R2D2 peppermill and I'm not even a Star Wars fan. That's just cool!

My hubby, for some unknown reason, turned one of those million candle-power flashlights face down on the family room carpet. I think he was trying to drain the battery so he could re-charge it fully. Ended up burning the carpet!

Fire said...

"Rock Me"......oh my I love that song. Gets me feisty.