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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #480 on: July 22, 2013, 12:27:54 AM »
At a certain time of the year here we see lots of red noses (on cars and people), but they're a fundraiser for SIDS.  Been guilty of red-nosing the car myself!   :D

It looks funny when  you see fleets of buses with red noses. Myself I tend to buy something more discrete like a pen or badge rather than the nose.
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« Reply #481 on: July 22, 2013, 11:38:56 AM »
Saw a car yesterday with a large, pink, fuzzy mustache.
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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #482 on: July 22, 2013, 03:27:24 PM »
I think the eyelashes and mustache would look great on our car.  It has a huge smile already.  Mazda 3 has a smile.  Front end picture down a little in article.


Edit: my wife says; "It's not happening.  It's happy enough."
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« Reply #483 on: July 22, 2013, 06:14:23 PM »
Saw a car yesterday with a large, pink, fuzzy mustache.
I so want one of those for my handsomely mustached husband!!!

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #484 on: July 22, 2013, 06:30:23 PM »
Saw a car yesterday with a large, pink, fuzzy mustache.

Those are Lyft drivers....a ridesharing service that's booming in San Francisco where I live.  Looks like they're expanding to So Cal

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-lyft-san-diego-los-angeles-20130702,0,5040430.story

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #485 on: July 22, 2013, 07:34:22 PM »
You *can* get those "as seen on TV, not available in stores" products in stores. Most of the drugstores around here have an "as seen on TV product" section. And the local mega-mall has an entire "as seen on TV" store.

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« Reply #486 on: July 23, 2013, 09:39:05 AM »
Do not waste your money on the Sticky Buddy. It works for the first couple of times and then loses its sticky. The little teeth are handy for raking up the pet hair so you can then pick it up with a vacuum or an old-school lint roller, but that's about all it's good for -- not worth 20 bucks.

If it is like the Mr Sticky that I have, you simply need to use a tiny bit of soap on the "sticky" part when it starts to lose its sticky and it is as good as new. I use soap on mine about every 5-6 uses and it has lasted for years.

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #487 on: July 23, 2013, 04:43:59 PM »
Do not waste your money on the Sticky Buddy. It works for the first couple of times and then loses its sticky. The little teeth are handy for raking up the pet hair so you can then pick it up with a vacuum or an old-school lint roller, but that's about all it's good for -- not worth 20 bucks.

If it is like the Mr Sticky that I have, you simply need to use a tiny bit of soap on the "sticky" part when it starts to lose its sticky and it is as good as new. I use soap on mine about every 5-6 uses and it has lasted for years.

Really? What kind of soap?
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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #488 on: July 23, 2013, 05:39:56 PM »
Do not waste your money on the Sticky Buddy. It works for the first couple of times and then loses its sticky. The little teeth are handy for raking up the pet hair so you can then pick it up with a vacuum or an old-school lint roller, but that's about all it's good for -- not worth 20 bucks.

If it is like the Mr Sticky that I have, you simply need to use a tiny bit of soap on the "sticky" part when it starts to lose its sticky and it is as good as new. I use soap on mine about every 5-6 uses and it has lasted for years.

Really? What kind of soap?
I just use the same liquid soap that I have at the sink. As long as it is a liquid soap (vs bar of soap) I have not noticed any difference between dish soap and hand soap. I just let it air dry afterwards and it is as good as new.

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #489 on: July 23, 2013, 05:44:52 PM »
Do not waste your money on the Sticky Buddy. It works for the first couple of times and then loses its sticky. The little teeth are handy for raking up the pet hair so you can then pick it up with a vacuum or an old-school lint roller, but that's about all it's good for -- not worth 20 bucks.

If it is like the Mr Sticky that I have, you simply need to use a tiny bit of soap on the "sticky" part when it starts to lose its sticky and it is as good as new. I use soap on mine about every 5-6 uses and it has lasted for years.

Really? What kind of soap?
I just use the same liquid soap that I have at the sink. As long as it is a liquid soap (vs bar of soap) I have not noticed any difference between dish soap and hand soap. I just let it air dry afterwards and it is as good as new.

I tried it with Dawn. It's still dead. But then, it didn't even last through one rinse in cool water. I'm keeping the small one, though, because side witn the rubber fingers is great to use to push Woolite rug cleaner into the carpet.
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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #490 on: July 23, 2013, 05:49:10 PM »

I tried it with Dawn. It's still dead. But then, it didn't even last through one rinse in cool water. I'm keeping the small one, though, because side witn the rubber fingers is great to use to push Woolite rug cleaner into the carpet.

That might be your problem. With my Mr Sticky they are very clear that you need to use HOT water when you clean it. That helps the oils to release from the polymer.

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #491 on: July 23, 2013, 06:05:39 PM »

I tried it with Dawn. It's still dead. But then, it didn't even last through one rinse in cool water. I'm keeping the small one, though, because side witn the rubber fingers is great to use to push Woolite rug cleaner into the carpet.

That might be your problem. With my Mr Sticky they are very clear that you need to use HOT water when you clean it. That helps the oils to release from the polymer.

I found the directions for my Sticky Buddy. It does say "lukewarm" water. I'll give it another shot.

Thanks!

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« Reply #492 on: July 23, 2013, 07:28:33 PM »
Also, how do you keep your pants clean when you pull them down?

It's a bit complicated...roll up your pants a few inches so they don't touch the floor when you lower them. When you pull them down to your knees, and squat, your pants are in front of you because your tush is behind you in a squat. You can't get your pants dirty doing what you have to do, but they can get dirty on the floor, so I recommend rolling up the legs. Long skirt? Gather it up and toss it over a shoulder...

Or, just look for a stall with a western toilet mark! Much easier! Westerners tend in general to be a bit less flexible...the Japanese sit on their legs on the floor and so they are pretty bendy ;D. Their heels are on the ground when they squat, they can squat and just sit there. For westerners who grew up using chairs, there's less flexibility (I think in the hamstrings) so an unsupported squat is difficult. A lot of people hold onto the pipe connecting the squat toilet to the water tank , but sometimes the pipes break off if they're old...lots of stories on ex-pat websites about squat toilet contortions  ;D  They are being phased out here, or at least both are offered, because of the great number of older Japanese getting knee and hip replacements. A total knee makes using one impossible.

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #493 on: July 27, 2013, 11:28:59 AM »
The Eagle and my mom saw a commercial for Perfect Polly...a fake parrot that makes real bird noises!  You don't have to worry about the mess of a real bird but can get their beautiful songs anyway!  It's lifelike, too, what with a twitching tail and rotating head!

That was on an episode of Worlds Dumbest!
DP and I saw this, and both nearly fell out of bed laughing.

I mean, yeah, we bought one of those mechanical fake goldfish for my 99 year old great grandmother. She was fully aware it was fake, but it gave her something to watch (not unlike a lava lamp). This thing? Not even.

I bought one for my 96(well, at the time 93) year old great grandmother.

She... does not know its fake. She thinks it eats the ivy plant hanging in its water. She killed her last two bettas on accident and was in a depression "Goldie" can't die so long as we remember to change the batteries every few months.

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Re: Who came up with this useless product?
« Reply #494 on: August 07, 2014, 03:21:23 PM »
I was at our local grocery store today and they had a new gizmo called the

Rapid Ramen Cooker (cooks perfect ramen noodles in the microwave in only 4 minutes, the box says!)

Ummmm, I can cook good-enough ramen noodles (who gets to define when it's perfect BTW?) in three minutes using a good ol' sauce pot, water and a regular stove.

Only $6.99 plus tax.... or a two-pack at Amazon for $13.98 plus shipping.....