When you turn on the TV and tune into any of the ‘news’ networks (I do use the term news loosely) all you hear is doom and gloom. The Middle East is like a huge Whack-a-Mole booth. Fix one problem, and two more rear their ugly heads. The US news is just as depressing, the economy is in the toilet, unemployment is over 8%, and the NFL refs are on strike! There is little to celebrate!

We are however a country full of entrepreneurs. Early this morning I caught an interview with Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs fame. Mike is one guy that you just can’t keep down. Pretty much he has run out of scatological adventures for Dirty Jobs, and has embarked on a new quest. The worlds biggest ‘pub crawl’, he is going to drink his way across America, and Discovery TV will be covering his every move. That is what I class as some creative thinking.

Right after Mike Rowe’s interview I encountered another entrepreneur. My wife pointed out a comment that had been left on an article I had written some time ago. It was penned by Mack, I have no clue is that is his first or last name. What I do know though, Mack is go getter. In his comment he left a web site link Mackslidlifters.com.

I have a natural curiosity, and wondered what on earth was a Lid Lifter? The url seemed harmless enough, and my anti-virus protection was up to date, so I decided to jump right in!

Mack might be on to the next big one! It could eclipse Pet Rocks, Chia Pets, and maybe even The Clapper! Check out the video:

Now that is what I call creative! It installs in seconds, the only down side I can see is that you have to remember to ‘uninstall it’ before the garbage truck arrives!  Maybe Mack should produce a more advanced system? A docking station? Think iPod, or iPhone. And just to piss Apple off, call it the iLid.

For more… check out his web site!

Simon Barrett

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