inflatable driving companion

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by comictimes, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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  3. emw macrumors G4

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    Hasn't this been around for years?

    Unless this doll can change a flat or beat off a car jacker, I can't imagine either women or criminals being stupid enough for this to sell well.
     
  4. Lau Guest

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    Well, that's one way of calming him down. ;)
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I know that, if I were a woman, knowing I had an incredibly non-lifelike balloon next to me would cause me exude confidence when driving those dark streets at night.
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    I just laughed so hard I'm crying. :D

    Which, come to think of it, may also be any potential criminal's reaction, giving the woman time to get away.
     
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    ROTFLOL!

    Car pool lanes...

    'bout wet my pants when I read:"appears at a flick of a switch and when a woman has finished using him, she can just pull the plug and he deflates"

    Just can't make this stuff up...
     
  9. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    YUP! when i lived in Atlanta, a bunch of people had them so they could drive in the HOV lane and not get pulled over...
     
  10. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    They're illegal for that usage in many places now.
     
  11. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    yes, but that certainly doesnt stop some from doing it...
     
  12. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Whenever I have to drive at night, I just keep my cellphone in my lap, double-check to make sure the windows and doors are up and locked, and I freaking GUN it, esp. if I'm in a less-than-nice part of town.
    Then again, I'm perpetually nervous about car jackings and do this, even at 2 in the afternoon.

    While I can understand some women (and men, too) being nervous driving at night, this stupid doll ain't gonna do squat for you.

    I'm just waiting for the day I get a flat tire near Uni at night, and I sit and cry in my car until daylight. *shudder*


    I can see it now:
    car jacker: "Hmm.. that looks like a nice hyundai!"
    inflatable man: *50 yard stare*
    car jacker: *runs off, terrified*
    :rolleyes:
     
  13. adk macrumors 68000

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    It would work great, any potential car thief would see and and fall to the ground in a fit of laughter, giving the driver time to escape.
     
  14. OutThere macrumors 603

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    People make fun...but in the fast thinking required before you decide to jack a car at night, if you see two silhouettes it'd be a lot easier to not take the chance and jack the next car that comes along.

    Honestly, it's funny to think about, but the people considering carjacking will be doing it at night, looking through the car windows, from a distance. You don't want to take the risk that the second person in the car has a gun in the glove compartment...

    If you see two people in a car, the requirements for jacking it go from just having a gun to having a gun and steel balls. :p
     

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