June 27, 2008, 3:22 PM — Sometimes you read something and think "That's a crazy idea. I can't believe it worked." Sometimes you read something and think "That's a great idea. I hope it works." And sometimes you read something and think "How is that going to work?" Well this week we have submissions in each category -- and one that doesn't fit the pattern.
That's a crazy idea. I can't believe it worked.
Remember Kyle MacDonald? He's the guy who, through a series of trades starting with a giant red paperclip, ended up with a house. (Granted, it's a house in rural Saskatchewan, but still.) Well, he's ready to move on and he's looking to trade the house. Trade offers will be accepted until July 11 so dust off your best stuff.
That's a great idea. I hope it works.
Anyone who has done tech support for mom and dad knows all-too-well how badly the world needs people like Demetrios Leontaris. Known as the iPod doctor, Leonartis cruises the streets of Manhattan in his Pontiac Aztec, tending to broken iPods and their frantic owners. For a standard $70 fee, Leonartis provides drive-by service from his mobile repair shop -- no waiting room, no johnnie, no shots.
How is that going to work?
In case you're planning a trip to Dubai, you may want to wait until 2010. That's when architect David Fisher is planning to finish construction on his 'Dynamic Tower', an 80-story skyscraper that "rotates, moves, and changes shape." Now that will be a sight to see.
Another one for this category... StartProcrastinating.com, a website devoted to procrastinators calls on their procrastinator audience to submit videos of themselves procrastinating. Here's hoping these folks have second jobs or understanding parents to fall back on.
And finally, the outlier...
The parents of a 10-year-old C.S. Lewis fan purchased the domain name Narnia.mobi as a surprise birthday gift for him. But when the C.S. Lewis company, owner of the author's estate (and child-dream-crusher), caught wind of it they filed a legal complaint to have the name returned. This will all be settled soon enough -- probably sometime before the boy turns 12 -- when he gets teased about his lame-o email address.