SW10: Powernaut Friday #2: Invention Contest!

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Fri Feb 10 17:35:24 PST 2012

On 2/9/2012 11:32 PM, Martin Phipps wrote:
> On Feb 9, 8:37 pm, Scott Eiler<sei... at eilertech.com>  wrote:
>> On 2/3/2012 5:18 PM, Scott Eiler wrote:
>>> On 2/2/2012 8:18 PM, Martin Phipps wrote:
>>>> On Feb 2, 7:02 pm, Scott Eiler<sei... at eilertech.com>  wrote:
>>>>> What invention do you most hope people will invent by the far-off year
>>>>> of 2012?
>>>>> This week, I'm taking the contest too. I'm hoping for the Restaurant
>>>>> Conveyor Belt! In 2012 I'll be sitting by my television, get the urge
>>>>> for a meal from my favorite restaurant, just pick up the phone, dial my
>>>>> favorite restaurant, and they'll send me a fresh hot meal - along a
>>>>> conveyor belt that opens right by my easy chair! I won't even have to
>>>>> answer the door! The cities of tomorrow will be built around the
>>>>> conveyors, with restaurant districts in the middle of each belt. Mm
>>>>> mmm, I'm already hungry!
>>>> I'm hoping that they hurry up and invent flying cars because, you
>>>> know, I followed your advice and took all my money out of IBM stocks
>>>> and invested in a company that sells parts for small airplanes
>>>> figuring I was going to get rich. Now I want to see the pay off!
>>> Sorry, Martin. My smart friend S.O.S. says that motor vehicles will be
>>> obsolete in the future. The streets will all be parks. Cargo will go on
>>> underground conveyor belts, and people will travel with jet packs! He
>>> says I might someday be powerful enough to fly on my own without one.
>>> I'd better hurry up and get that power before everyone else is flying
>>> and I'm not!
>>> Still, it's a great idea for an invention!
>> And yeah, Martin, you definitely win this one.  Just give me a mailing
>> address.  Yeah, I know it'll probably be in Taiwan.
> Um, no, that's not a good idea.  I won a similar contest from Tom
> Russell many years ago and the prize he sent me apparently got lost in
> the mail.  I wouldn't want anything so valuable to go astray.  Why
> don't you do what lotteries do and hold onto the prize until next
> week.  Surely someone can come up with something better than The Porn
> Censor!

Double or nothing, eh?  But that's fine.  I'll collect your winnings for 
you until you can pick 'em up in person.

(signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> -------- http://www.eilertech.com/ ---------

Turns out I'm an anally-fixated oedipal paranoid with 
south-of-the-border schizophrenic delusions...  But never mind, I've 
found me the ideal job.  I'm going to run for President!

- Major Honey, scripted by Grant Morrison, Doom Patrol #46, August 1991.

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