Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ice Cream Store Without a Freezer

How cool is this new innovation? Smitten Ice Cream, based out of San Fransico, makes each scoop of ice cream fresh before your eyes (in 60 seconds!), using their unique liquid nitrogen based machine. No need to freeze anything. In fact, until they had a real store, they just sold it out of a cart on the street.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Sad Lesson of the "Pet Rock"

In the late 70s, the Pet Rock was a new joke. An Ad Exec was in a bar listening to his friends complain about the hassles of having a real pet, and he came up with the idea of a Pet Rock. A Pet Rock, as the joke went, did not have to fed, walked or bathed.

Being an Ad Exec Alpha Personality, he went ahead and made the Pet Rocks a reality. For a while, these were the biggest trend. A Pet Rock came with the rock itself as well as a funny instruction manual for your new Pet. In the year or so that the fad lasted, the Ad Exec in question became a millionaire. Eventually, Rosebud Entertainment bought the rights to the Pet Rock - and Hipsters everywhere can now buy them again as of 2012.

The Ad Exec's joke was that you can sell absolutely anything as long as you market it right, even a Rock. Sadly, he proved us right.

There is now even a more modern version of the Pet Rock: