Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
Warm and Fussy

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.



Please log in.
Before you can vote, you need to register. Please log in or create an account.

Misty Memory Checker

Don't act your age - act someone else's.
  [vote for,

Picture the situation: you're in the pub. You're hanging round with people you suspect are quite a bit younger (and cooler) than yourself. You're afraid of giving away your age. The conversation turns - inevitably with the consumption of alcohol - to reminiscing about how much cooler kids TV was when you were younger.

But! There's always the yawning danger trap of betraying your age by mentioning Bill and Ben or the original magic Roundabout. You need the Misty Memory Checker. A quick glance down at your Checker, enter a year or an age, and be presented with a mini list of popular fads of the time. Continue the conversation with a confident, 'How about those Thundercats/Kooshes/Pigeon Street, eh?' and bask in the warm glow of peer acceptance.

Also useful for passing yourself off as over 18 or for use in old people's homes for bonding with the inhabitants.

Available both as a keyring device with a mini screen in the style of a nanopet and as a downloadable plugin for your mobile phone or PDA.

rubyminky, Oct 13 2005


       My Mom's like that.
reensure, Oct 13 2005

       I think over use of this product would lead to long-term memory loss regarding one's actual youth.
jellydoughnut, Oct 13 2005

       How 'bout that King Louis XIV, huh?
Oops! Typed 1690 in there instead of 1960. Wow, how bout that Beatles, huh?
phundug, Oct 13 2005

       [Ian] And just like that, I'm now paranoid.
rubyminky, Oct 13 2005

       Compare Mom to the keyring? No [Ian], she winks at you and you spill out a mini list of popular fads of your time ... then she reminds you that "you were cute when you started to wear long pants".
reensure, Oct 14 2005


back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle