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  1.  (202.1)
    Things you wish you created -- everything from screenplays to cookies to crucifixions to Transmetropolitan.

    I wish I was the first person to create Spicy Chicken. Or to have written the Bible. But my version would have zombies, not so much with the floods. Instead of Jesus Christ as a savior, Ash from "the Evil Dead" trilogy would be rock'n the chainsaw -- cuttin' up Jews and Romans.

    So... what about you, guys?
  2.  (202.2)
    The weapon Larry Niven called the 'Tasp' - a ranged energy device which subdues the target by overloading their neural pleasure centre. Basically, an orgasm gun. That, or slicing bread.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
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    It always seems that as soon as I come up with something like a cool story hook, some book/movie/comic/game comes along with a disturbingly similar element, maning me yell "mother FUCKER".
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      CommentAuthorJoe Paoli
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007 edited
     (202.4)
    The weapon Larry Niven called the 'Tasp' - a ranged energy device which subdues the target by overloading their neural pleasure centre. Basically, an orgasm gun.
    I did create it, or something similar, in my head, after seeing a science experiment film about rats crossing a platform that delivered electric shocks to get to a switch that would stimulate their pleasure centers, that same platform remained uncrossed for a lesser luxury like food. Some years later I discovered that Larry Niven already blazed that trail while I was still in diapers. Of course, so did Woody Allen in Sleeper, and Dan Simmons in Carrion Comfort. And I'm sure about a billion others. But I didn't know that when I thought of it. :(
  3.  (202.5)
    The goddamn universe for which I can only apologise.
  4.  (202.6)
    I invented spinners (in my mind) at least 6 months before I saw them on the street.
    Though my idea was a bit different and a lot more discreet; instead of the whole wheel spinning and looking real flashy and garish, my idea just kept the badge that at the centre of the wheel stationary, so even when you're driving the logo/name of the car/wheel maker is always upright and readable.
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      CommentAuthorJohn Smith
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
     (202.7)
    When I was thirteen I was chatting on the phone with a friend. We were watching something on MTV, like an awards show or something. She said "Oh, man, ______ is fuckin' ugly." To which, I reply, "Yes. He's fugly, if you will."

    So that became our new term, a word that spread to all of our friends. We would brag about how we invented the word "fugly" for years before we found out people had been saying it for years.

    So, well, I wish I could say I invented fugly. I have low standards.
  5.  (202.8)
    I wish I had invented the word 'Jaunty'
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
     (202.9)
    my idea just kept the badge that at the centre of the wheel stationary


    Bus and large truck wheels do this.
  6.  (202.10)
    Vespers
    Bus and large truck wheels do this.

    Huh? What? Really?

    Fuck. Oh well, back to the old drawing board.
    (But now I'm curious; how do they do it?)
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
     (202.11)
    I have no clue. But there is a small cap in the very centre of many bus wheels, about the size of my fist, that generally carries the logo of the maker on it, and, while it swings back and forth slightly, it stays generally stable while the wheel spins around it. No idea how it works, I'm no engineer, I only use science for destruction.
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
     (202.12)
    I wish I invented Beer, then I could be the inspiration for many great inventions, and even more that were only thought of in an intoxicated state but were probably better off forgotten by the time the hangover set in.
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      CommentAuthoraike
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
     (202.13)
    @Vespers: Ball-bearing mounted logo so it can freely swivel...but due to the logo being weighted at the bottom, gravity outweighs (haha) the effect of the rotation of the wheel. (thats why it swings a bit)
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      CommentAuthorVespers
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
     (202.14)
    @aike

    Truth? Not complicated. Interesting tho. I shoulda realized that.
  7.  (202.15)
    Giraffes
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      CommentAuthorGnosus
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2007
     (202.16)
    Sex
  8.  (202.17)
    Well, spinners suck anyway, but I just thought of the greatest invention known to man!

    I wish I invented...

    POP TARTS
  9.  (202.18)
    Bubble Wrap. Anyone seen that episode of Red Dwarf?
  10.  (202.19)
    Pokemon
  11.  (202.20)
    "Pokemon" I read recently that the creators got screwed out of a ton of money because they didn't read the small print when signing over the american rights. Ooops.

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