Posted by: Calmseas (Mike) | August 12, 2009

The Mother Of Invention

We all know the old saw that says, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”  Well, in the aftermath of our big storm here the other day, a co-worker and I have been talking about how ill-prepared we often are when these calamities occasionally pay a visit.  I mentioned how I had only cereal and salad to eat in 24 hours following the onslaught of the storm, and often we all must go long stretches between meals when dealing with “non-nominal” situations (to use a little NASA-speak).

Well, we kicked around an idea that just might have some hope of a future. How about this: time-release cereal.  Just think, you can eat your cereal in the morning—or any time of the day, for that matter—and it will stick with you for the entire day as it slowly releases its magical tummy-filling power over a period of hours. Hey, that’s better than grandma’s advise, which was, of course, “Eat your oatmeal; it’ll stick to your ribs!”

And speaking of “old saws,” the other idea that we have been kicking around lately has to do with chainsaws.  Do you ever notice how the blade on your chainsaw never seems to be long enough to tackle the log in front of you? Well, we have a solution for that: the telescoping chainsaw blade. With our new design, if you need a longer blade, just loosen the collar and pull the blade out.  It’s that simple! But we haven’t actually worked the bugs out of this yet.  I about took my fingers off on the last test run; I think I’ll try turning the thing off first when we go to test this again.

Well, that’s about all for now. I’ll keep you posted on our progress on these two new mind-altering, world-changing products!



  1. Well, as an additional safety precaution during your chain saw testing, you could try using an electric chain saw during a power outage… just a thought.


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