Venus Trapped in Mars

08 July 2015

Feeling Uninspired? Read This.

Do you ever get so inspired by someone or something that it stops you dead in your tracks? Someone creates something that is so revolutionary that it makes you want to be a better human being. It makes you want to get out of bed, take on the world and possibly even call Time Warner Cable and not go 0 to 100 real quick? I'm aware that calling Time Warner Cable and not turning to a raging bitch is impossible, but you know what I'm talking about?  This happened to me today. 

I was looking at my Facebook feed, and saw the most inspiring invention in the history of the world that Buzzfeed Food had shared.  Side note, I am a firm believer that Heaven is a constant stream of new Buzzfeed Food Videos. For those of you that don't know, there is nothing more satisfying, than watching a Buzzfeed Food Video. 

This Potato Salad Is Basically The American Dream
Posted by BuzzFeed Food on Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Per the usual, I digress. Back to this miraculously inspiring invention. For those of you that don't know, if CB is my boyfriend, then Beer Pong is my mistress. I'm aware that analogy didn't work, just roll with it. I could play beer pong all day, everyday. In college, I'd been known to practice on my own, just using water cups. Ok fine, you got me, I used beer to practice. 

To this day though, nothing makes me happier than getting the opportunity to throw ping pong balls across a table at six cups. Yes, I'm 28 and still obsessed with beer pong. Sue me. 




So you can imagine my excitement/amazement/awe/shock/tears/giddiness/joy when I saw a link to this incredible invention that will soon change the world as we know it. 



Ladies and gentleman, meet the Slip Cup.


The Slip Cup fits inside your beer pong cup and catches the ball before it hits the beer, keeping you protected from dog hair, gunk, goop, bacteria, human hair that without a doubt contaminates your beer during the game.






Naturally, when I saw this I wanted to buy 12 sets. One set to use, and 11 more sets just to support these geniuses. I quickly ran into a helluva problem when I realized they aren't for sale yet. They have a campaign going on Kickstarter, with a funding goal of $70,000 by July 29th. They are currently at $62,000.

Pledging as little as $5 gets you a set of 20 cups, should the product get funded, which it clearly will. I wrote them a blank check and told them to drain my bank account. To fund the Slip Cup and get your free set, go here.

How inspired are you right now? I bet you feel as if you could climb Everest, solve Pi, call Time Warner or drive a race car. YOU CAN DO IT! #inspired. You're welcome.

This post is clearly not sponsored, I paid them all of my money and am now broke.




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28 comments :

  1. But, won't the prongs keep you from being able to blow or flick the ball out?!? I dunno ... I saw this first thing on FB this morning lol but I'm not sure I'm sold.

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    1. Excellent question. I'm not sure. I was too blinded by excitement to think about important questions like this one!!

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  2. Omg I saw this on FB yesterday and thought 1) wow what a genius idea! 2) How in the 4 years we were in college did we not figure out to do this?! Such a great idea :)

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  3. THIS IS AMAZING. I actually don't like beer so I prefer playing water pong and taking a big pull of your drink if a cup gets made. BUT if I have to play the real way it does gross me out that that ball goes all over the floor and everyone touches it and all that and then you have to drink beer that it was floating in.

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  4. It always seems that the best ideas are so obvious. Why, oh why, didn't I think of this?!

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  5. Every once and awhile I think about how awesome it would be to create something (& then make a shit ton of money). Then I start thinking of things people need but that doesn't exist yet. & I can never think of anything.

    Then I see stories about these sorts of inventions.. & it kills me. because I'm pretty sure when I was playing beer pong I thought about how gross it is when the beer gets dirty. I'm pretty sure if I wasn't drunk & kept thinking about a solution, that I could've invented this.

    But I didn't. So cheers to those who did!

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  6. never play beer pong

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  7. ...don't worry I am 33 and my husband is 36 and we STILL play beer pong more often than I would like to admit being we are parents and all. haha! :) (Genuis idea, but I with the above commenter what will this do to blowing and fingering and rim jobs, etc.)

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  8. we played beer pong on the 4th and my friends taught me a new way - just fill the cups with water and take a hearty swig of your drink of choice when the ball lands in one of the cups! granted you probably don't get as drunk this way, but maybe that's for the best now that we're adults.

    have you seen slip & slide flip cup? that's on my bucket list

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  9. Haha I love the last comment. This is great!

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  10. hahahaha you would! I do love inventions so I'm totally in support of this.

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  11. I have never played beer pong because I'm not one of the cool kids, but I TOTALLY WANT TO NOW!

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  12. Okay. Why didn't I invent this? I'm absolutely donating. The world needs this.

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  13. Okay, I'm not a drinker and have never played Beer Pong in my life, but even I want to donate to this campaign!!

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  14. Ok, WHERE was this when I was in college?! I don't even want to think about the millions of germs (among who knows what else) that I've consumed during a game of beer pong. By the way, I still brag that my claim to fame is holding the title of beer pong champion of Lambda Chi in 2011. It was a pretty big moment.

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  15. This. is. revolutionary.

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  16. I. LOVE. THIS. I'm seriously that girl at the party saying "ewww. I will not drink out of that cup" and causing all sorts of drama. This is a must have in my house!

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  17. That's pretty ingenious! Beer pong is probably one of the most unsanitary games ever.

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  18. I love it! This made me laugh the whole way through. And I am very tempted to go help fund their kickstarter :)

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  19. I've never played beer pong before. But this is a great idea!

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  20. This is so brilliant! Why did this not exist when I was in college?!

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  21. Oh. My. Gosh. Sharing this with my sister-in-law immediately! We always just used water cups and sat the beer on the side to keep the gross out, but THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.

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  22. I'm the sister in law. I feel the sudden urge to hop around like a gazelle and look for 4 leaf clovers while throwing glitter on midgets. Like Em stated, normally we fill the cups with water and drink out of your individual cup when sunk. This though........

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  23. The real question here is, why wasn't this invented sooner???!

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  24. Ok where were these in college!? After like, 10 games I didn't care I was drinking fraternity floor-ball beer, but this is genius!

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  25. I can't believe this hasn't been though of sooner. Such a great idea. Playing with water so you don't have to worry about dirty beer just isn't the same.

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  26. I found this interesting since I have no idea about beer pong as I don't drink beer can't stand the taste

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