• Problem: People attired all in black while stealth-walking their dogs after dark: They're invisible to drivers and cause unthinkable accidents.
    Solution: If you’re not a jewel thief, an Italian widow, an artist or Batman, wear lighter clothing. Otherwise, try an illuminated dog leash or LED arm band.
  • Problem: You're in a quaint bistro. Flowers adorn a charming little table piled with plates, glasses, silverware, salt, pepper, wine, etc. One false move means disaster—the table is WOBBLY!
    Solution: First, place folded Primitive Spark Usability Violation post-it notes under table leg until stability is achieved. Next, leave a note for the staff informing them of their terribly tippy table.
  • Problem: Your fine holiday edibles say "Best before December 24th." Uh oh.
    Solution: For top tier guests, check the labels and chuck or donate the goods. Be sure to serve the less-than-fresh to only your most tiresome visitors.
  • Problem: People attired all in black while stealth-walking their dogs after dark: They're invisible to drivers and cause unthinkable accidents.
    Solution: If you’re not a jewel thief, an Italian widow, an artist or Batman, wear lighter clothing. Otherwise, try an illuminated dog leash or LED arm band.
  • Problem: You've cracked the meaning of life, but now your laptop’s drained. Giant power adaptors block all free outlet spots. If you leave anything unplugged, the universe may implode.
    Solution: Arm yourself against the unchecked proliferation of supersized power adaptors. Coleman’s Power Strip Liberator to the rescue! Available at Amazon.com.
  • Problem: You're exhausted and infuriated. Your fingers are shredded to bits. Diabolical plastic packaging has once again made it impossible to get at that essential item you MUST have.
    Solution: Worldwide elimination of devilish packaging that causes bodily injury, mental anguish, and requires professional tools. In the meantime, may we suggest: leatherman.com.
  • Problem: You're in a quaint bistro. Flowers adorn a charming little table piled with plates, glasses, silverware, salt, pepper, wine, etc. One false move means disaster—the table is WOBBLY!
    Solution: First, place folded Primitive Spark Usability Violation post-it notes under table leg until stability is achieved. Next, leave a note for the staff informing them of their terribly tippy table.
  • Problem: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, the only creature stirring is you, cursing and stomping at 1am because parts are missing from your kid's new Big Wheel.
    Solution: Open the box in the store parking lot. Procure any wayward parts before leaving and save yourself the hassle of yet another trip to Toys R Us.
  • Problem: "Your kid's cool new toy needs batteries, NOT INCLUDED. You’re out of AAs. Holiday guests are descending, nearby stores are closed and the closest "inconvenience” store is miles away."
    Solution: Steal from the TV remote, but don’t tell the family football fans. Future plan: Get rechargeables. They retain their juice for eons, cost less and will spare you trips to Meltdownsville.
  • Problem: You've cracked the meaning of life, but now your laptop’s drained. Giant power adaptors block all free outlet spots. If you leave anything unplugged, the universe may implode.
    Solution: Arm yourself against the unchecked proliferation of supersized power adaptors. Coleman’s Power Strip Liberator to the rescue! Available at Amazon.com.
  • Problem: You're exhausted and infuriated. Your fingers are shredded to bits. Diabolical plastic packaging has once again made it impossible to get at that essential item you MUST have.
    Solution: Worldwide elimination of devilish packaging that causes bodily injury, mental anguish, and requires professional tools. In the meantime, may we suggest: leatherman.com.
  • Problem: You've got one remote for the TV, one for TiVo and another for the sound system. On the off chance there's something good to watch, you’ll need to push 35 buttons to get to it.
    Solution: Bake some cookies. Use them to bribe an 8-year-old into programming a universal remote for you. Not a baker? No TV for you! Go for a walk.
  • Problem: ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, the only creature stirring is you, cursing and stomping at 1am because parts are missing from your kid's new Big Wheel.
    Solution: Open the box in the store parking lot. Procure any wayward parts before leaving and save yourself the hassle of yet another trip to Toys R Us.
  • Problem: Your wide-eyed tots corner you, demanding to know why Santa's not coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve to personally deliver their presents.  What do you say?
    Solution: Santa’s gone digital: eWishlists, on-demand fulfillment, distributed shipping, and an app that checks his list twice. His elfBots track Facebook status, so he knows who’s naughty or nice.
  • Problem: "Your kid's cool new toy needs batteries, NOT INCLUDED. You’re out of AAs. Holiday guests are descending, nearby stores are closed and the closest "inconvenience” store is miles away."
    Solution: Steal from the TV remote, but don’t tell the family football fans. Future plan: Get rechargeables. They retain their juice for eons, cost less and will spare you trips to Meltdownsville.
  • Problem: You've got one remote for the TV, one for TiVo and another for the sound system. On the off chance there's something good to watch, you’ll need to push 35 buttons to get to it.
    Solution: Bake some cookies. Use them to bribe an 8-year-old into programming a universal remote for you. Not a baker? No TV for you! Go for a walk.
  • Problem: Your wide-eyed tots corner you, demanding to know why Santa's not coming down the chimney on Christmas Eve to personally deliver their presents.  What do you say?
    Solution: Santa’s gone digital: eWishlists, on-demand fulfillment, distributed shipping, and an app that checks his list twice. His elfBots track Facebook status, so he knows who’s naughty or nice.
  • Problem: A left turn sign with more rules and exceptions than an iTunes contract: "NO LEFT TURN M-F 7AM-9AM AND 4PM-6PM SAT 3PM-7PM SUN 4PM-8PM EXCEPT HOLIDAYS."
    Solution: Install flexible electronic ink displays showing current rules only. A much better use of your tax dollars than the now-extinct automatic cameras. RIP red light photo shoots.
  • Problem: Your fine holiday edibles say "Best before December 24th." Uh oh.
    Solution: For top tier guests, check the labels and chuck or donate the goods. Be sure to serve the less-than-fresh to only your most tiresome visitors.
  • Problem: A left turn sign with more rules and exceptions than an iTunes contract: "NO LEFT TURN M-F 7AM-9AM AND 4PM-6PM SAT 3PM-7PM SUN 4PM-8PM EXCEPT HOLIDAYS."
    Solution: Install flexible electronic ink displays showing current rules only. A much better use of your tax dollars than the now-extinct automatic cameras. RIP red light photo shoots.
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3 Rocky2! 27
4 Origamiman 28
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6 wendy 28
7 nitefury 28
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10 manik 28
11 Almost! 28
12 SophietheCat 28
13 Mike 30
14 Mdog 30
15 AWW YEAH 30
16 MCF 30
17 MCF 30
18 oi vey! 30
19 MCF 30
20 Chutki 30
21 ProfessorV 30
22 Poopchoot 30
23 Jennifer is the best 30
24 nitefury 30
25 Aleks 30
26 manik 31
27 Mike rules 32
28 Sandstar 32
29 KC Rox! 32
30 Emily 32
31 Stumpy 32
32 mike 32
33 nitefury 32
34 Cannonball Jesus 32
35 Mike 32
36 Krum 32
37 Slkimster 34
38 cmason 34
39 ktuck 34
40 mastaa 34
41 diaper 34
42 Megan\'sRoommate 34
43 NathanaelB 34
44 pj 34
45 Slkimster 34
46 ktuck 34
47 soneca 34
48 monica 34
49 MCF 34
50 MCF 34
51 Neenerjen 34
52 dv 34
53 DrB 34
54 nitefury 34
55 ewik 36
56 Mojo 36
57 tigger2013 36
58 OKAY!!! 36
59 monica 36
60 Remember this 36
61 effizen Frank 36
62 Sandstar 36
63 SophietheCat 36
64 the mom 36
65 Hale bop 38
66 AJ 38
67 chukchuk 38
68 lol 38
69 Pamela 38
70 Nancy 38
71 Chummily 38
72 Emily 38
73 Dog 38
74 Neenerjen 38
75 Hero is good - Brianui 39
76 Mom C 40
77 Devin 40
78 rodeo 40
79 Emily 40
80 jlkjlkj 42
81 Pick a Nickname 42
82 mdinis 42
83 Neenerjen 42
84 CR 42
85 mdinis 42
86 ktuck 42
87 yyuck 44
88 Momrath1 44
89 NinjaDawg 44
90 SLVBS22 44
91 CR 44
92 CR 44
93 yuck 46
94 BoyWonder 46
95 Duder 48
96 Jen* 49
97 McKenna 50
98 TryHarder 50
99 Pamela 50
100 elfBot22 52
101 bex 52
102 McKenna 54
103 iSanta 56
104 MerryUX 58
105 the bomb 58
106 UX Creampuff 70
107 UX Underdog 90

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