Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fantastic Idea #21

I have had yet another fantastic idea. I’m not sure if it’s actually #21 or not. I mean, I have fantastic ideas all the time, but they usually rely on large amounts of money, my gaining super powers and/or use of the Force, and an abundance of super-models in my immediate vicinity. So while always fantastic, my ideas aren’t particularly feasible.

This one, however, is not only practical and fantastic, it’s useful.

A bit of background: I was at the gym the other day, staggering along on the treadmill, when a young woman came in and began working out with the free weights. She was right across from me, so I couldn’t help but notice that the entire time she was working out, she was also talking on a cell phone. She would pick up a weight, do a couple reps, switch her phone to her other hand, and then do some more reps. She literally never stopped talking as she did rows, curls, presses, and spasms (or something).

NOTE: I never really learned the names of all the exercises. I mean, I know what a bicep curl is, but beyond that it’s ‘the one that makes your butt hurt’ or ‘no, the other one that makes your butt hurt.’

That’s when it hit me. No, not the idea, the floor. I think I might’ve passed out a tiny bit, as I was suddenly horizontal and staring at the ceiling. It was then that I had Fantastic Idea #21.

Weighted phones.

Yep, you read that correctly.

  1. Take an ordinary weight
  2. Glue a cell phone clip to it
  3. Insert cell phone
  4. Call a friend (or enemy, don’t really care)
  5. Talk and at the same time, get a mild upper body workout

And the best part? If someone gives you a dirty look for being on your phone at an inappropriate time, say a funeral, you can just say ‘excuse me, I’m working out here.’ That should shut them up. And if it doesn’t, you can always hit them with the weight you happen to holding.

Now I just need to find a celebrity willing to star in my new video exercise program, the ‘talk-out.’

Clever, yes?



Gillsing said...

Like a fox.

Insectoid said...

Yes indeed... especially if you can talk Olivia Wilde into doing it. :P

The captchas have gotten really annoying. And it ate my comment from last night. *sigh*

Aegis said...

Why stop at phones??

You could totally take it up a notch.

1. Weighted spoons!
2. Weighted toothbrushes!
3. Weighted clothes (go team Goku!)
4. Even weighted weights!

The possibilities are ENDLESS! 0_0

AlpineBob said...

Great minds think alike.

Jason Janicki said...

I would dearly love to talk Olivia Wilde into something. Or just to talk to Olivia Wilds :)

And yeah, captchas are really annoying.

Aegis, if I ever attempt to conquer the world, you can be my #2 :)

Sweet! Thanks, AlpineBob!

Gillsing said...

While backtracking to see when Lily considered Weyr to be "fun" (page 237), I came across a typo in page 249: In the third speech box I'm quite certain that "somoene" should be "someone". Just FYI.

Jason Janicki said...

Thanks, Gillsing. The parties responsible will be punished.

Oh, wait . . . :)