Walking by the Food Emporium on 87th Street and Madison Ave I thought I saw an abandoned funky snowboard out of the corner of my eye. I was disappointed to realize it was an ironing board.
Wouldn’t it be so UNCOOL it’d be COOL to have a snowboard that looked like an old ironing board?
That thought makes me think of the Futurama (one of my all-time favorite TV shows) episode ‘Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch.’ Amy and Kif are expecting a baby (Kif, a male alien, is the one who is pregnant) and Amy’s mom has Amy’s party board converted to an ironing board.
According to Vintage Inspirations blog, in the days before teflon-coated ironing boards, women covered their wooden ironing boards by wrapping them in old bed sheets. I would like to see an ironing board or a snowboard, whatever, probably an ironing board for me since I haven’t hit the slopes in years, with more recent awesome textile designs.
In reality I think I’d prefer a solid color ironing board, like BLUE.Â Snowboards are COOLER than ironing boards, and therefore should be decorated fabulously to call attention to themselves. I say this as someone who has only snowboarded twice, and used an iron maybe 50 times.
Taking this train of thought a step further, remember those design-your-own-mugs-and-plates-kits where you did a drawing and mailed it back to the company and they sent it back on a plate?Â What about snowboards? They should just do that for everything. EVERYTHING.
Here’s one I did at Steph‘s house when I was little:
And here are some new developments in ironing boards.
Liika Ironing board via Gizmodo.
Image via I Want One of Those
I like the name but I find it very annoying that almost every write-up about the Iron Man ironing board includes something like ‘Finally, a way to have a man involved in ironing!’ That’s like something out of a mediocre sitcom.
-End Train of Thought-