The AFTERLIFE EPITAPH – Dec. 1st, 2008 #5, Vol.1

After the American celebration of Thanksgiving, comes the American tradition of creative left-over use. Taking a 28 pound turkey that has at least half the weight left and wrapped in tin foil or 20 Tupperware containers has spawned generations of recipes for turkey soup, turkey hash, Turkey a’la King, and my favorite, the “Mayflower” – turkey, cranberry sauce and cream cheese sandwich on toasted seven-grain bread (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it!).

So, this issue of The Epitaph is a collection of leftover research too good to let it spoil. So, enjoy the innovation hash!


When it comes to innovative gifts, it’s the thought that counts!

No, it’s not several kitchen accidents from Thanksgiving chefs, it’s coat and utility hooks that appear to be knives. As a fan of this kind of lunacy, I wish they looked more like real knives so I could put them in a random pattern on a wall.

As gift season approaches, think of this unusual calendar. Made of bubble wrap, you pop each date. There are so many applications for bubble wrap!


Into the hottest titles? Then this burning bookmark is just for you. 


The electric drum shirt can make you friends REALLY fast!


Just check out this band of doofus musicians…CLICK HERE!

Can you think of other uses for this technology? Oh, I can. I can think of too many!

I‘ve always loved the use of thermal inks on mugs. It’s not just for people getting naked anymore!


Nothing says peace on Earth for Christmas like the Nerf “Kill-in-ator” (or whatever they call it!) There are nations that don’t have weapons like this. Have fun, kids!


Up and at ’em! Caffeinated soap for the morning shower. Put some in the neighbor’s kid’s bathroom and watch the fun at bed time!


As iPhone touts the ability to identify songs it hears, this screen is a veritable visual encyclopedia. The thin ultra-connected tablet device by Mac Funamizu doesn’t have a name yet, but it really is a window to the world. You look through the glass, choose any object you want, and you can instantly access a multitude of information about it.

You can use it when you want to know a car model, an insect name, what kind of food is served at a restaurant and how much it costs, who built a bridge, etc. Choose a building or a monument and it brings you details of the location and features of the area. You can use it to check the meaning of a word in the newspaper, book, magazine, etc. You can opt for a dictionary, wikipedia, thesaurus and anything else available on the web. So, if incorporated into a cell phone, the world will be yours.


Probably doomed before it starts, the iBangle MP3 player uses wireless earbuds but so will the cell phones that play MP3s and can download them without separate connection devices, so why bother?!


Speaking of how cell phones are the new overlords of all humanity, the cutting-edge Nokia Morph concept phone uses nanotechnology based flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces to produce a mobile device that is “stretchable and flexible, allowing the user to transform their mobile device into radically different shapes”. All the different shaped devices you see in the picture are actually the same one morphing mobile handset. It transforms itself into the concrete shape to suit your needs.

The Nokia Morph was developed by Nokia research center in cooperation with Cambridge University and is currently on display at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, USA.


Wristy business! The cell phone has made so many devices obsolete (see last weeks issue of The Epitaph). But why have it stuck in a pocket when it would be so easy to have it all strapped to your wrist. Until it’s all implanted in our brain (2013?), this seems like the best solution. Add emerging hologram technology and it’s Star Wars but with better acting!



Some great ideas for gifts and give-aways. Can’t think of anything your company could do with ideas like these? Can’t come up with a uniques bookmark or a fun use for bubble wrap? That’s why we’re here. Let us come up with heavenly ideas that will bring you eternally grateful clients. Our promotional items ideas average a 100% sell-through and some have been re-issued for several years in a row.

Just go to the SEANCE page and contact us. Eventually you’ll be dealing with The AFTERLIFE. Do it now and get preferred treatment and a good seat!


Jonathan Schneider – Archangel of Creative

“Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae”
~ There is no great ability without a mixture of madness.


One Response to “The AFTERLIFE EPITAPH – Dec. 1st, 2008 #5, Vol.1”

  1. that multi-colored keyboard is a keeper. i think i’d be more worried about licking it than stroking from keying: very tempty! must. not. taste.

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