Friday, July 09, 2010

my clown nose bumped into friday

Ouch - it's Friday again and I'm a post short of a circus. (the caffeine hasn't kicked in so I don't know what I'm typing)

Mommy's Idea

Mrs. 4444 (if you are good and say good things about Wisconsin, she might tell you the meaning of that number) has her Friday thing going so I decided to give it a go again. Also, there are good FF posts listed so you are in good company with this group.

I have an interest in ideas.  Maybe it's common, maybe it's not, but I get ideas popping into my head all the time.  Most of them pop right back out or go to some other part of my body.  -  That's not fat.  It's a bunch of ideas that got stuck on my waist.

On the subject of fat - there's a new company called FreezeAwayFat that claims you can lose fat by wearing their $100 shorts with cold-gel packet inserts.  That would frost my ass.

I don't even follow basketball.  I happened by chance to watch the Lakers win last month but I didn't even now they were in the playoffs until the final game.  Now I know that LeBron James (whose last and first names seem to be switched) will be playing for the Heat.  The media makes their own hype.  I try to make my own hype on this blog but I guess my budget is much lower.

A startup guy (probably has ideas popping) is launching a web service called Swipely.  The idea is to share (be honest use the word brag) your purchase choices with your friends.  He should call it Keeping-up-with-the-Jones or Please-don't-notice-my-inadequacies.

Another social web thing (they don't say web 2.0 anymore ??) is
Now that's an idea that needs close scrutiny to avoid becoming something illegal.  From an article I read in the Chicago Tribune I believe it is legitimate.
From their web site: is a website that allows you to rent local Friends from all over the United States and Canada. You can rent a local Friend to hang out with, go to a movie or restaurant with, someone to go with you to a party or event, someone to teach you a new skill or hobby, or someone to show you around an unfamiliar town.
I thought that was what a politician was but with a very short rental period.

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Bearmancartoons said...

"On the subject of fat - there's a new company called FreezeAwayFat that claims you can lose fat by wearing their $100 short with cold-gel packet inserts. That would frost my ass."

It probably would cause shrinkage but not the kind I would want.

lisleman said...

ah Bearman I think the cold packs go on the backside NOT the front.

jewelknits said...

I saw something about that "rent a friend' online this week - wow, what WILL people think of next? and I'm right with you on "I thought that was what a politician was" And bearman's comment cracked me up!

lisleman said...

thanks for sharing a comment - yes bearman cracks me up too.

MrsSki said...

I think the LeBron hype is silly. But I don't follow sports, so that could be why.

Hey, I think you're right, it must be ideas (not fat) around my waist! I feel so much better now!

RentAFriend is pretty sketchy to me...but I guess it's beneficial to people who move to new cities and don't have friends. The politician comment at the end was awesome.

factwoman said...

I love your comment on the politician. You got that right!! The whole rent a friend thing just sounds shady to me.
I love how people can sell anything as long as they say it helps you lose weight. Seriously- cold packs???

Cheeseboy said...

The LaBron thing had to be the most over-hyped bundle of garbage of all time. Of course, if makes the Lakers LOSE, then I will be happy.

W.C.Camp said...

Usually the only friends I rent, unclog my toilets, clean my teeth, drive me to the airport, and wipe my nose. Ooops that last one was a mistake - a friend would NEVER do that ... it must have been my MOM? W.C.C.

unknownmami said...

I wonder if Rent a Friend is hiring. You know I need a new job.

oceangirl415 said...

I love it when you write your fragmented mind. You take us to funny and interesting stuff that wouldn't be as funny or as interesting if we'd bumped into them ourselves.

Rent a friend - I wonder how much is the value of a friend nowadays.

TechnoBabe said...

Isn't Mrs 4444 great? She has always been so nice to me. I have some interest in basketball when the Lakers play because I was raised in southern California and moved away for some years and returned to southern California for many more years there. I have been to many Laker games. But I don't watch TV so I keep track of the highlights but not into sports much any more.

HAZEL said...

Once again damn disqus has declined to admit me; so I'm using Hazel's login but with an old photo of me, with tache, preparing veg for Xmas dinner some years ago. (Note to self, UPDATE the mugshot!)

The rent-a-friend reads very iffy, more like an escort agency with implied pleasures rather than explicit priviledge? But probably better for one than wondering around with icepacks on the scrotum...

Lilly said...

Freeze fat away, ha ha ha. Love it. And they will get loads of people freezing their assets for sure.

secretagentwoman said...

Okay, for the sake of argument: Let's say you rent a friend and the two of you really hit it off and end up in bed together. Then have you hired a prostitute?

lisleman said...

depends on what state you live in or if you are a governor.

Mrs4444 said...

Trying really hard to come up with a witty reply to the awesome fragment about ideas, but I guess I just can't compete! (I loved it.)

I agree on the Swipely thing, too. It would also make it easier for burglars to decide who to burgle :)

I could honestly think of some people who would benefit from renting a friend--autistic people who want/need social skills tips, people going to class reunions without a partner but wanting to fake it. I think it would be fun to be rented for that purpose (unless, of course, the guy was creepy.)

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