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A critically thinking curmudgeon whose goal, in addition to creatively venting about the imperfect world in which we live, is to induce critical thinking in others. The ultimate goal is to help bring about a peaceful world in which we can all live in freedom.

Friday, April 07, 2006

New Product Ideas

While checking my personal email this afternoon, I discovered an ad from the Mises Institute store offering “Socialism Can’t Calculate” calculators for six bucks apiece. A bargain price, I must say, and one that will prompt me to order a few for family and friends.

This started me thinking about other novelty items that might sell. How about the following, that would have the Bill of Rights printed or engraved on them? That way the nation could just dispense with the hypocritical mock reverence for this obviously moribund document that’s making so many sanctimonious people look ridiculous and actually start demeaning it symbolically in the same way that they’re demeaning it in practice:

  • Floormats/Doormat
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toilet Seat Covers
  • Feminine Hygiene Napkins
  • Disposable Diapers (printed on both sides)
  • Kleenexes
  • Garbage Bags/Trashcan Liners
  • Swiffer™ Mop Covers
  • HandiWipes™
  • Puppy Housebreaking Pads
  • Cat Litter Boxes
  • Bedpans
  • Colostomy Bags
  • Children’s “Potty Chairs”
  • Dust Rags
  • Wrappers for Presto™ Fireplace Logs
  • Barbecue Grill Liners

If anyone out there can think of any other products that would display the appropriate level of contempt for the Bill of Rights, let me know. Maybe someone from the current presidential administration, preferably some sacrificial lamb in the process of getting canned and who will soon need a job, will agree to endorse some of these. In fact, I think I’d use whatever profit I earned from the first round of sales to send a few hundred grand worth of merchandise to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue itself. We know it would be appreciated there!