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Zuzu's Petals

You see, George, you really have had a wonderful life.
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A small pink satin rose petal, with a tiny memory chip and bluetooth transmitter embedded within.

When placed next to (or stuck to the side of) another bluetooth device, it would transmit the wonderful things that have happened in your life.

Having a bad day? Stick Zuzu's Petal to the side of your PC, and a picture of your daughter might burst onto the screen. Or a picture of your best friend, age 9. Or your first pet.

Fuming in rush hour traffic? Stick Zuzu's Petal on your phone, and you'll be able to hear your mum laughing, or your girlfriends soft sighs.

As well as looking pretty, Zuzu's petal serves to reassure you that your life hasn't been erased by God (or Clarence) just because a work colleague momentarily forgets your name.

Fishrat, Dec 09 2003

It's a Wonderful Life http://www.imdb.com...le/tt0038650/quotes
Quotes from the world's best loved Christmas film, although sadly no mention of Zuzu's petals. [Fishrat, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

It's a Miserable Life http://www.animated...ad%20Do%20Christmas
Beavis and Butthead did a better version [sartep, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       "Talk into this, flower."
Fishrat, Dec 09 2003
  

       Flower, talk into this.
sufc, Dec 09 2003
  

       "Flower into this!"
lizziepunkin, Dec 09 2003
  

       "Talk to me flower--just say anything!"
Tiger Lily, Dec 09 2003
  

       It would be horrifying to lose it, and pick up someone else's by mistake.
waugsqueke, Dec 09 2003
  

       [waugs] you never struck me as the type who would leave his petal lying around willy nilly.
Fishrat, Dec 09 2003
  

       Who names their daughter Zuzu anyways? +
k_sra, Dec 09 2003
  

       I might ... but then again I think chin tattoos are a cool idea
Letsbuildafort, Dec 09 2003
  

       Pry your eyes from the tube, [humanbeanie]. Life gets a little better.
k_sra, Dec 09 2003
  

       What if what was earlier a good memory became a bad one? Someone could be saddened or royaly peeved all day. For that. you get a croissant. +
sartep, Dec 09 2003
  

       // I hate that freaking piece of cinematic vomit, //   

       Well don't fucking watch it then. See, that was easy.   

       Wasn't Zuzu the name of the demon in The Exorcist?
waugsqueke, Dec 09 2003
  

       <italian nick>Hey look, [humanbean], we serve hard ideas in here for men who want to get sharp fast and we don't need any characters around to give the joint atmosphere. Is that clear or do I have to slip you my left for a convincer? That's it, out you go, through the door or out the window. <Ringing the cash register repeatedly> Get me! I'm givin' out wings! </in>
Fishrat, Dec 10 2003
  

       I happened to watch the History Channel tonight and they had a segment on what is named "Zuzu's Petals". This allows you to document parts of your life on petals and wear them around your neck, or plug them into a central "tree". You can upload pictures or sound or text. The episode was "Modern Marvels - Digi-tech"   

       Sounds like this is now totally baked. [-]
Klaatu, Dec 18 2003
  

       You're making it up!
Fishrat, Dec 19 2003
  

       That is why I included the episode name. Want a link to purchase the video?
Klaatu, Dec 19 2003
  

       Yes please, I think I need a Zuzu's petal. So, if anyone's forgotten to get me a christmas present....
Fishrat, Dec 19 2003
  

       //Having a bad day? Stick Zuzu's Petal to the side of your PC, and a picture of your daughter might burst onto the screen. Or a picture of your best friend, age 9. Or your first pet.   

       Fuming in rush hour traffic? Stick Zuzu's Petal on your phone, and you'll be able to hear your mum laughing, or your girlfriends soft sighs.\\   

       What if your daughter croaks, and your wife leaves? Then you stick the lousy petal on the screen and the picture of them comes up. Then you go shoot yourself, that's what.   

       excuse me.   

       *BLAM*
Madcat, Mar 27 2004
  

       Flower: Can you hear me now? Good !
riskyrisk, Mar 28 2004
  

       //What if your daughter croaks, and your wife leaves?// Hey, there's only so much a petal can do, flower.
Fishrat, Mar 28 2004
  

       This flower of power makes men dour and women sour. I cower at this hour at a tower of flowers, and vow..errrr, never to wow her.
eyeguy, Mar 29 2004
  

       //What if your daughter croaks, and your wife leaves?//   

       If your daughter's a frog, and your wife's a tree, you'll have more to worry about than some dinky petal
seedy em, Mar 30 2004
  

       //for men who want to get sharp fast//
I think they make pills for that these days
andrew1, May 06 2005
  

       FYI, it's also the name of a qenuinely cool little gift store, plant shop and art gallery in the Lower Haight of San Francisco. Well worth a visit if you're looking for the colorful, tasteful, off-the-beaten path shopping experience. http://www.zpetals.com/
cyberiad, Jan 10 2006
  

       Isn't Lower Haight a huge hippie community?
MikeOxbig, Jan 10 2006
  

       I love that movie! (Okay, granted the star-trekked God vs. Clarence conversation at the beginning is a little odd).   

       This is a sweet idea. I'm sure if you became sick of whatever image that you loaded into your petal you could change them at will.   

       Bun!
ionsfromzion, Oct 10 2006
  
      
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