A sort of interactive version of the doormat with "Go Away" or "No Thanks" on it, the scale doormat hit the scene and became the greatest way to darken any visitor's spirits as they crossed the threshold into your abode. Be a good friend and keep the scale where it belongs. Namely, the gym.
The Rejection List
The Things We Left Behind in 2009
It's been a good year, and you've come to know us as the purveyors of all things you say "yes" to. Here is our list of items that were filtered out after being met with a resounding "no."
We appreciated the idea behind this, but there's just something so wrong about it. Sure, having a surefire way to relieve yourself on the golf course when no foliage is in sight (and you've been slugging beers all game) is handy, but you still have to dump out a giant tube of your own "water" a few holes later. Pass.
For those tired of cherry Carmex, there came this interesting breakthrough in balm. And although we enjoy the flavor of a deep-fried hot dog on a stick as much as the next person, for some reason it doesn't quite come off as a lip moisturizer. We suppose this doesn't bode well for cheeseburger ChapStick.
The Invisible Shoe
To paraphrase Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park, when the designers behind the concept-only Invisible Shoe stopped to think if they could, they probably should have taken an extra moment to think whether or not they should. It's disturbing these even made it to the prototype stage.
First of all, let's be clear: it's not made out of bacon, it's made out of faux leather that looks like bacon. And while a part of us actually loves this wallet (the shameless part), we think this is where we have to rein in our porcine obsession. Plus, it would probably clash with our pork chop blue jeans.