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Mittensocks

An end to orphan socks...
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Posted (having appeared in a previous incarnation as an annotation) at Zeno's suggestion. So blame Zeno.

I suggest that pairs of socks be linked by a fluffy rope, in the same manner as children's mittens. The rope goes up one trouser leg and down the other. Advantages: 1) never suffer from "orphan sock" syndrome again. 2) potential autoerotic effects if you walk briskly 3) new potential for laundry industry (special laundry conditioner to prevent tangling of sock-strings; special sock- string cleaners for those "difficult" stains...) Drawbacks: 1) Putting trousers on before socks is a no-no 2) Skirts pose a problem 3) inside leg measurement needed when buying socks. On balance: I still blame Zeno.

Basepair, Feb 26 2005

Maybe why the votes are so-so Glove_20Love
Worldgineer's anno Jan 30 2004 [FarmerJohn, Feb 27 2005, last modified Mar 01 2005]

A cousin idea Shoelace_20Socks
[robinism, Feb 28 2005]

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       See, Zeno? The silent majority has spoken :-( I am fish-bound, alas.
Basepair, Feb 27 2005
  

       yeah, we blame zeno! :)
po, Feb 27 2005
  

       Ouch?   

       This would be most problematic for the rockstars in tight trousers...   

       *Shudders*
Cats Whiskers, Feb 27 2005
  

       A woolly condom in the middle (in Swedish: "mitten") would be comfy.
FarmerJohn, Feb 27 2005
  

       I'd avoid any kind of deliberate entanglement in that area. A sudden leg extension (as when leaping tall buildings in single bounds, etc) could have catastrophic effects. However, we could probably arrange faux-fur covered string for more adventurous mittensock-wearers.
Basepair, Feb 27 2005
  

       Have a bun for the sheer halfbaked idiocy of this idea. I knew the connected mittens as "Idiot Mittens" which would make these "Idiot Socks".
wagster, Feb 27 2005
  

       Bun appreciated, Wagster :-) . From the voting so far, it's obvious that only 50% of halfbakers suffer from orphan-sock syndrome...
Basepair, Feb 27 2005
  

       I now buy only black socks as I am incapable of keeping anything more interesting in pairs. If you look closely you will notice that my black socks usually don't match either.
wagster, Feb 27 2005
  

       They're both left socks?
FarmerJohn, Feb 27 2005
  

       It is, in fact, bad luck to wear matching socks. However, nobody said that the socks on either end of the cord have to match.
Basepair, Feb 27 2005
  

       My mother used to force me to wear idiot mittens when I was feral growing up in Canada.   

       Heh, you learn something every day.[-] for making me remember[+] for //autoerotic//
skinflaps, Feb 27 2005
  

       I bunned this idea. I'm not sure why. I...I think I...um, *like* this idea.
Machiavelli, Feb 27 2005
  

       It's nothing to be ashamed of, Mach. Everyone who likes this idea should go with their gut feeling. Everyone else can come up with a reason why.
Basepair, Feb 27 2005
  

       When you pull on one idiot mitton the kid will smack himself in the face.   

       Kick in the groin?   

       [+]
Giblet, Feb 28 2005
  
      
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