Teen Spirit

Dumb and Dumber

By Laura Tiffany

We all know how much extra money entrepreneurs have, right? (Stop snickering.) In case you have a few bucks lying around, we, um, proudly bring you products you never knew you needed. And no, we're not making these up:

Mobile Traveling Case: The ultimate cure for the business travel blues: Crank this puppy up and watch the tourists run.

HQ2O Beverages: And you thought Silicon Valley entrepreneurs thought up brilliant business ideas with their brains? Duh. The idea fairy slips into their offices at night and dilutes the water cooler with extra-smart fairy dust. How can you beckon the idea fairy? Fork over $125 for five bottles of water-cooler water directly from the likes of Apple, Wired or Yahoo!. Yum.

UltraTech Products Inc.'s Activated Carbon Air Filter (a.k.a. flatulence filter seat cushion): Is your partner full of hot air?

Knotie Designs: Tired of all that wasted space on neckties? Fret no more: Intromark Inc. lets you plaster your logo on the knot and turn those two square inches into the billboard of the future.

Karen E. Spaeder is a freelance business writer in Southern California.

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This article was originally published in the October 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Teen Spirit.

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