By Mark Frauenfelder at 11:52 am Fri, Aug 6, 2010
Now why would I spend money on, and have to carry one of those around, when I can just dump food real food on my chair.
Or lick it, like I do with my sandwiches.
I can’t think of anything to put in this comment so I’m just going to drop this melted ice cream here, then fill in something later when I’m feeling clever.
Poop works better.
You dropped your phony dog poop.
What phony dog poop? ;)
“What fake dog poop?”
GREAT MOVIE! (TOP SECRET)
Pure genius, that’s all I can say
Ahh, so much for sharing common resources..
What are you? Some kind of pinko?
There are scavengers out there who would not hesitate to eat someone else’s food leftovers.
I knew a kid that picked off dried chewing gum from the bottom of tables and started chewing them. Of all the filthy, unsanitary, dangerous & disgusting habits to have… put it in a napkin!
Sorry but my fetish is sitting in food.
I’ve seen these ages ago. I do believe they are perfect for BoingBoing.
I had the spoon. It’s portable and effective. The coffee didn’t look all that convincing; a tad too reflective. The cup with the plastic spoon would be the most effective, and plausible, however I saw some in the display that came apart, so they’re not the sturdiest.
I got my spoon sometime in the late 90’s. It’s still about somewhere.
Reminds me of the joke where a guy is at a bar with a beer and he needs to use the bathroom. He doesn’t want anyone to drink his beer so he puts a not on it that says, I spit in this beer. he goes to the bathroom and comes back and someone else has written on the note, So did I.
I think I see a flaw, though.
You find your perfect seat. You want to go to, say, the concession stand, so you pull out your “seat saver” and put it on your seat and walk away, confident that no one will see through your clever ruse.
While you’re gone, someone sees the empty seat from a distance and walks up to it, then sees the spill and starts to walk away, disappointed.
The person sitting in the seat next to yours says, “Oh, that’s fake. I saw him pull it out of his pocket and put it there. Just throw it on the floor and take his seat.”
In the words of Judy Tenuta, “It could happen.”
Take the guns, leave the cannoli.
“Seat savers” are some of the worst people.
If I want the seat bad enough I’ll go over and clean it up, and upon realizing I just found a stupid “idea”.
I want to see the infomercial.
in the same team:
i wonder what else one might do….
fake steel supported concrete beams sticking out of the sand to reserve your spot at the beach?
fake multi-pixel-error screensaver to reserve your computer in the library?
Oh good because it’s horrible when you have to be nice to the person next to you so you can ask them to save it for you.
these belong on “passive aggressive notes” website.
This is like those sandwich baggies with the fake mold spots inside. Or signs that say the grass is sprayed with harmful chemicals (instead of asking people to be kind to the grass) or raised speed bump-style crosswalks (you slow to protect your car, not the pedestrians)
Sort of smart. Sort of sad.
If the seat is good enough to save, I suspect it might be good enough for someone else to try to clean up the fake mess. Then they’ll keep your seat saver and you lose both.
Anon #11 (laughs) that sounds like something Jerry Seinfeld would say.
It won’t work if it becomes well known.
I’ve seen products like this already, but they weren’t intended for this use. Clever, though!
well that would suck in a cinema because the seats fold up.
But, How sellfish has to be to use it?!!!
Anyway, in many places are someone payed for clean it
Wish I’d thought of that… http://vintagehomeshipshe.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=16
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