Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Don’t mind necessity, we are the mothers of invention

Here at It’s good to mock, we like to make things from things. Jill Y bought some  earphones with the intention of giving them to her Sister for Xmas but nothing is what it seems round these parts. Jill Y is a fairly smart cookie. Rather than giving them as a present, she decided to keep them for herself but that was only because she read on the box that they were ‘noise cancelling earphones’. She only went and adapted them to cancel out the noise that comes from her boss, every time he opens his mouth. As I said, pretty smart stuff. We like to think of ourselves as more than just mockers. As a collective, we sometimes turn our hand to inventing but it doesn't always go according to plan. Our last invention was a little game we called ‘Round Leather Manipulation’. We stitched 32 panels of waterproof leather in a spherical polyhedron. Next we got 22 people and split them into two teams of 11 and let them manipulate the round leather spherical polyhedron, mainly with their feet. The object of the game was to move it into a physical structure which is surrounded by a net and guarded by a person. This would count as 1 Manipulation and the team who gets the most manipulations in a 90 min game, wins. We were really happy with Round Leather Manipulation until some organisation called FIFA brought it to our attention that they were in charge of something called ‘Soccer’ and that our game was apparently too similar to this Soccer thingy. I suppose it serves us right for not copyrighting the game. We had big plans too. We were going to release Round Leather Manipulation 09’ as a video game and become rich. I guess that will have to wait until after Xmas but I have high hopes for our next invention. I can’t say too much about it right now in case somebody steals the idea. Lets just say it involves a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money. We haven't got a name for it yet but we’ll probably go with ‘Passenger Pay’ or something like that. Until then, we remain non rich but with this idea, it’s only a matter of time before we go global. Bill Y


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