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Tasks / The Art Of Uselessness

Design and manufacture a Chindogu invention, that is, an invention that seems like something you would want, but is actually laughably useless and ridiculous.

1 to 10 players
25 points
Level 2
In the zone of: EquivalenZ
Created by Bex.

Terms: build, bextask, invent, design, manufacture, engineering, ridiculous, useless

4 completed :: 9 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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posted by Sam I Are on February 4th, 2008 3:48 PM

Didn't Apple already do this with the MacBook Air? ziiiing!

I'm actually a huge Apple fan so please don't start a Mac v. Windows debate.

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posted by Tricia Tanaka on February 5th, 2008 8:14 PM

Windows is better.

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posted by Yas on February 8th, 2008 10:34 AM

Screw both, use Linux. XD

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posted by Lola Boom Boom on February 27th, 2008 9:30 AM

I have such a runny nose in the winter that I would pay big bucks for the hat in that picture. Someone should create a task where you have to wear that toliet paper hat for one full day and document reactions.

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posted by Lincøln on February 28th, 2008 9:12 PM

Someone probably has. And if he hasn't yet, give him a few hours, he will.

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posted by Bryce on February 28th, 2008 9:21 PM

Please do not make fun of my myriad tasks.

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posted by Lincøln on February 28th, 2008 9:55 PM

I have nothing but the utmost respect for your myriad tasks.

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posted by JJason Recognition on February 29th, 2008 7:00 AM

People who make a lot of tasks are the unsung heros of SF0.

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posted by Bryce on February 29th, 2008 8:43 AM

Thanks, you two.

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posted by teucer on February 29th, 2008 9:48 AM

Yeah, tasks have to come from somewhere. And if we insist on letting SS&I make them all up they'll run out of good ideas sooner or later.

Yin and Yang
posted by Waldo Cheerio on April 27th, 2009 12:04 AM

Lately tasks that are the opposite of other tasks have been on my mind a lot. So if you feel inclined to anti-Chindogu, go find an Einstellung and Uruwaza.


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The Art of Uselessness by JK Bobbins May 13th, 2008 7:07 PM

Is your life stupid and boring? Are you so simple that the most exciting moments for you are about velcro? Do you find yourself being criticized for your mediocre fashion sense? DO YOU WANT ALL THESE PROBLEMS TO GO AWAY WITH THE PURCHASE...

25 + 85 points :: 10 comments :: 17 votes
The Art of Uselessness by Kyle Westwood April 30th, 2008 10:34 AM

Well I first saw this task and thought who would take the time to do this. Then I realised. I would. So I sat debating over what to make. I mean creating new things is something I have always liked but to make it ridiculous would be harder. So I tho...

25 + 62 points :: 4 comments :: 13 votes

Ah, Brick (©®™, pat. pend.). Brick is multi-functional, user-friendly, modular, and best of all, quite heavy*. One feature of Brick that users might wish to avoid constant use of, however, is the macroabrasize callous/corn/skin remover. Howeve...

25 + 50 points :: 6 comments :: 12 votes
The Art of Uselessness by Heinz Mustermann January 3rd, 2010 3:01 PM

Standard Apple Wired Keyboard -- Most user-friendly pimped ENTER key! Reason for not buying Apple for long was what seemed a 'one mouse button is enough' credo, similar to that [un]famous "640K ought to be enough for anybody." quote. So it took year...

25 + 11 points :: 2 comments :: 4 votes