Well now it's a thingamajig-whatsamabobber!
February 9, 2019 8:12 PM   Subscribe

For a short story: if you could magically combine any 2-3 (non-living) household objects in order to create a cool/wacky hybrid of the two, what would you combine?

Example: a desk fan with a skateboard makes a turbine-powered skateboard.

Bonus points for hilarious combinations!
posted by egeanin to Grab Bag (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Stick blender plus garbage disposal equals selective waste destroyer.

I suppose the stuff has to go somewhere. Pouring trash smoothies onto your compost heap has to be better than pouring it down the drain.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 8:19 PM on February 9


The comic strip mashup "Square Root of Minus Garfield" came up with one today, a combination refrigerator/spa, which was based on an original Garfield comic with a combination refrigerator/bed. I love when the Square Rooters improve on a less-than-awesome concept.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:41 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Robot cat litterbox plus Roomba = mobile urinal.

I'm sorry. I'm not even drunk.
posted by WCityMike at 9:14 PM on February 9 [3 favorites]


I would love a shower bed. A shower bed that will dry my hair afterwards.

When does the Kickstarter launch?
posted by defreckled at 9:38 PM on February 9 [3 favorites]


Make it a shower-toilet-bed and I’m in for $200.
posted by ejs at 10:02 PM on February 9


Coffee maker and alarm clock, because I'd be much more enthusiastic about waking up if my alarm clock automatically generated a cup of steaming hot coffee.
posted by socialjusticeworrier at 10:06 PM on February 9 [3 favorites]


More of a brewing and delivery technique than just an appliance... I present to you my next invention,

IV-drip-coffee
posted by twoplussix at 10:11 PM on February 9 [2 favorites]


Lamp + table = Tablelamp.

Ironing board+roomba+hot plate = Shirtba.

Video Alexa+Cutting board+Joy of Cooking = Choice cuts.

Clothes hanger+pendant lights+Rechargeable power pack=Travelandelier.
posted by notyou at 10:14 PM on February 9


Telephone + camera.

It's been done, I know, but (if you didn't grow up with them) they're the very definition of a "wacky hybrid" of two obviously unrelated items. Then again, I would never in my wildest dreams have imagined that people would some day want to carry a phone on their person 24/7.
posted by she's not there at 11:02 PM on February 9 [1 favorite]


Some kind of rotisserie bed thing that sort of gently clamps me between two mattresses and slowly rotates through the night. No more sore shoulders or other weird sleep-pose maladies.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 11:37 PM on February 9 [2 favorites]


Coffee maker and alarm clock, because I'd be much more enthusiastic about waking up if my alarm clock automatically generated a cup of steaming hot coffee.

The coffee variant is mentioned in there too.
posted by Stoneshop at 12:16 AM on February 10 [1 favorite]


Shower-Radio-Hairdryer!
posted by ellieBOA at 12:31 AM on February 10


Vacuum/escalator/stairs -

Basically my carpeted stairs work like an escalator and each time the carpet goes “under” the stairs it gets vacuumed - or hell, put all my rugs on a conveyor belt type system that is sunk into the floor where it makes it trivially easy to have them cleaned by rotating the conveyor.

Yes, I have two cats and a very sheddy dog with toddlers and babies - why do you ask?
posted by Suffocating Kitty at 1:02 AM on February 10 [2 favorites]


Magnetic coffee mug - no more spills!
posted by oceanjesse at 6:09 AM on February 10


Furze Freezer-Wave
posted by flabdablet at 6:22 AM on February 10


microwave + freezer = somehow make things get cold really fast. microfreezer!
posted by capnsue at 9:40 AM on February 10 [3 favorites]


Bath tub + stairlift = by the time the lift gets you to the top of the stairs, you'd have already had a nice long bath and be ready for bed.
posted by sockpim at 11:34 AM on February 10 [2 favorites]


Instant pot plus refrigerator, so I can fill it with raw chicken in the morning and come home to delicious cooked chicken in the evening!
posted by monotreme at 11:56 AM on February 10 [1 favorite]


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