Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Useless Ice

Scrolling through people's boards to find pins to test for when we are out of submissions (nudge nudge...we could use some Pinstrosity submissions...) I found the following:

The Original Pin
http://9gag.com/gag/2503324







Cool, no? I had to try it.

The Pinstrosity


Ok, this one's not technically a Pinstrosity, because it worked just like the instructions said it would...but once it was formed up...this was the most ridiculous cup. It held such a small amount of liquid...more like a large shot glass, it made my hand really cold, and then the heat from my hand melted the "glass" faster and I had water running down to my elbow and it made the cup super slippery. So I thought, I'll just stick it back in the mug and use it as a cool ice cube...well that worked, but it was kinda lame too since you just can't get much liquid in there anyway. So...you get an ice cup, just like the directions indicate, but it's kinda pointless and it makes such a mess as it melts! Regular ice cubes are way easier and much more practical. But if I were a kid, I probably would have thought this was the coolest thing ever.
                                                                                                    

9 comments:

  1. That's hilarious that it worked but was still useless. I actually have a pinstrosity to send you but haven't gotten a chance to take some photos of it

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    1. Ooh, please do send it our way! We'd love to see it and put it on the blog.

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  2. I think it's supposed to be a shot glass! So you're only holding it for a second. Or, in my case, a few seconds.

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  3. I think I saw a similar idea (maybe from Martha Stewart?) - except with a different purpose. Use larger containers to create larger frozen "cups." Then, during winter, you can use these as vases or candle holders outside where they will stay frozen. They are actually very beautiful. Here is an example: http://www.hgtv.com/holidays-entertaining/enchanting-ice-vases/index.html

    Cheers!

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  4. No offense, but what did you expect would happen? OF COURSE it would make your hand cold, it's ICE. And OF COURSE your hand would start melting it. No offense, but you should have know those things before you made it.

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    1. As it is ice, I of course knew it would be cold and that it would melt. I just figured that there would be an awesomeness that outweighed those, but there wasn't. It was just a cold, slippery, wet, absurd, small little cup.

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  5. It could maybe last a little longer with a beer cozy (the neoprene ones) insulating the heat from your hand and the cold of the cup.

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  6. Now I feel silly for paying for a silicon mold to make ice shot glasses. They have the same behavioral problem of, you know, being ice, but they sure are fun when you're drunk!

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  7. I have a friend who owns a bar that features an ice bar. Refrigerant is piped through the top and a layer of frost develops on the surface. I wonder if the ice cup would stay frozen on the ice bar? And if so, how profitable (time spent vs. Benefit) would it be to produce these specifically for the ice bar?

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