2013-08-23 / Columnists


By Rick Horan

We had another good Idea Jam this past Monday at Thai Rock. Terri Carnevale and Dave McGarry dropped by and brought some new ideas with them. It was a delightful couple of hours on the deck and Robert, Meta and two very friendly waitresses kept the tap open for us.

A regular reader recently suggested that I should get off of my soapbox, where I whine about this or that and get back to something more, well, fun!

So I went get back to the Ideas Wanted archives and dusted off some of the ideas that we collected on the High Line and elsewhere around New York. Here they are in no particular order for your enjoyment…

 Flowers in freezer to keep them fresh
till you need them.
 Glow wine that makes your pee luminescent! What fun!
 Death insurance, sort of like a pool
where the last man standing wins
 Cell phone taser, so you can zap your
assailant while you are calling 911
 Quiet concrete, so cars don’t make so
much noise driving on it
 Heavy clothes that make you work out
as you move
 Houses on hydraulic lifts when a
storm comes (yeah, but what’s the
likelihood of that?)
 Adult running shoes that light up at
night for safety
 Cars with eyelashes. Even automobiles need a personality.
 Heated shoes for winter
 Heated baby seats (babies should be
as warm as our feet)
 Solar panels on barges as there’s certainly enough surface area
 Fake solar panels – they would be
cheap and provide the owner with
social capital
 Nail polish as mirror
 Nail salons should be rated like
 Gas mask hooked up to a pipe filled
with weed to kick start creativity
 Car shades double as solar panels and
ventilate car
 Tax forms should allow tax payers to
dictate how their taxes are spent
 Bike helmets that release bubbles
 Vitamin water ice pops
 Baby bottles shaped like trumpets
 Create a brand new musical instrument  Bars that serve chicken nuggets called
 Band-aids that match skin color
 Panty hose that match skin tone
 Gloves should have asthma pumps for
runners who have trouble breathing
 Eyeglasses that defog themselves
 People should be proactively – nice!
 Song idea: “the buildings of NY are
made out of love for you and me, baby”
 Rotisserie tanning machine
 Movie trailer: that reminds audience
to pick up your f'_ n trash
 Walk in tooth spa -- quick brush and
 Open a Naked Cowboy franchise
 Use food color to paint your dog
 There should be a Tea-buck – essentially a Starbucks with tea
 Sand shoes, sort of like snow shoes but
for beach

 E-commerce site that delivers personal products
 Tipping should not be based on
amount of check but the amount of
work done
 There should be Ideas Wanted signs
all over South Beach
 Bars should have BYOB membership
 Occupy Wall Street - buy one share of
stock and raise hell at shareholder
 Honey-do (this and that) robot
 Personal utensils that travel with you
in a fancy carrying case/pouch
 Dog umbrellas for the rain and snow
(The Puppy Parasol)
 Poop catchers on horses
Maybe some of these ideas have
prompted some of your own. If so,
please share them at RickHoran@ IdeasImprov.com

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