Alright so the idea is fairly simple to explain, but for complexities sake, let's start with the problem first...
Advise: if you have any type of time constraint it would be equally (arguably more) effective to skip right to the "Solution" section below.
It's the middle of October, which is the worst month because it's everyone's birthday but yours, and you just got home from a hectic day at work.
You need something to turn your energy levels around, so you head for the fridge, only to find that the one thing guaranteed to cheer you up is gone. Instead of spending time pinning the theft of your blue cheese and figs on one of your roommates, you decide to just go watch some reruns of Recess. That will cheer you up! But as soon as you so comfortably sink into the couch, you find that the remote's batteries are dead.
No wait - not dead… missing!
You know it's the doings of your obnoxious cheesy-fingered-Cheetos-eating roommate who refuses to buy a rechargeable Xbox controller… this really gets your blood pumping.
There's no time to shoot out an angry Tweet...
... But you are so stressed!
You decide you’re going to punch the wall.
YES! That! That will show the world what it gets for dealing you a deuce seven day.
You clench your fist and scan the room for the perfect object. But saner heads prevail, even in your heated state you think about how hard things are... And how soft your bones are... And how inconvenient it would be to play pin ball with a broken hand...
But you're already in the reckless frame of mind, and something needs to be broken!
Ah Ha! You got the answer now, you'll take your stress out on an inanimate object!
But not just any object, it's gotta be something that will really make some noise and result in a big stupid mess to display just how upset you really are!
You scan the room...
Baseball? Nope... Regular non-stressed people throw those.
Cell phone? No way... You got apps to waste time on later.
Table? ... Heavy.
Fog machine? ... Stupid.
And then you see it...
You throw it. It breaks. It feels awesome!
Your mood switches, the sun comes out, you fist pump, you give your cheesy-fingered-Cheetos-eating roommate a high five, and go outside to play with sidewalk chalk.
Only to come home 4 hours later and realize...
You don't have a lamp anymore.
Stress-Lamp is a satisfyingly large, optimally weighted, functioning lamp, that is made up of 9 specially designed pieces that fit together like a 3D jig-saw puzzle. When you aren't stressed out, the lamp sits idly on your coffee table, illuminating your living space. When you do become stressed, the lamp instantly transforms into the perfect object to tragectorally vent your frustration.
You throw it, the lamp satisfyingly shatters, and you get the piece of mind you deserve.
Once your stress has subsided, the 9 pieces easily fit back together and the lamp can go right back on your table to get back to it's illumination duties while patiently awaiting your next stress-fest.
Note: The pieces are made of a high quality rubber that helps prevent collateral damage from the throw, while the light-bulb would be constructed of some sort of space age Hulk-strong glass.
This section is full of the various ideas, brainstorms, and potential inventions that keep me up at night.
Feel free to steal them, create them, or sell them (I keep the ones I want to pursue a secret).
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