Friday, August 15th, 2008
Fame or Shame, Game #3
Here is where I introduce you to a product and you tell us why its inventor is destined for fame or shame. Feel free to be serious or sarcastic.
Flush & Cheer Potty by Varsity Baby is a potty seat.
Like many seats, it can be used alone or placed on top of a regular toilet seat, and its base can be reversed for use as a step stool.
Its Big Idea is the big game it makes of defecating. If you’ve bought the College Model, after your toddler poops, a roaring crowd cheers as your favorite college fight song plays.
You might just have to settle your jumping toddler as he runs around the house naked TP’ing the living room sofa and pushing over and setting fire to his push car.
As one mother quoted on the company’s website states, "My husband gets to be a part of the potty training process!"
The inventor explains:
"You’re literally cheering your child’s potty training efforts whether or not you’re really there â€¦ great for helping your babysitter to keep up with your child’s toilet training progress, too."
Because this is a new product, the schools covered as of this writing are only the University of Maryland, Indiana University and Brigham Young University. I wonder if those schools were selected based on research into which college graduates are the most fertile.
Meanwhile, a newer edition, the Personalized Model, allows you to record your child’s favorite music or a customized message.
How the recording is triggered isn’t explained on the website, but based on the product photo, I’m guessing the child presses a lever once he’s finished pooping in the bleachers.
There you have it. I invite you, dear Thinga-readers, to tell us… "Fame, because…" or "Shame, because…"