Look around you and I’ll wager you can find objects within your line of vision that can be recycled for perhaps weird uses, but nonetheless useful uses. Useful uses…is that utterly redundant? Well, no more so than Sarah Palin showing up at a Teabagger rally, I suppose. Use your creativity to find new and powerhouse uses for everyday items. In the meantime, consider these weird but useful ways to recycle or reuse everyday items.
Those hardy souls who show up for games played on the frozen tundra of historic Lambeau Field probably don’t need to know this little secret to keeping their bums in tushy-cushy shape, but the rest of you guys who go to football games in cold weather might like to know. Instead of paying $50 just for the logo of a seat cushion that cost some company about two bucks to make with child labor in Singapore, here’s how to make your own bleacher cushion. Grab a large plastic bag and fill it with a few of your least favorite magazines like Time, The Weekly Standard or High Times. Make use of useless verbiage, stale jokes or even girls with ridiculous implants by resting your buttocks comfortably upon them when your team is getting taken to the kitchen by your dreaded nemesis. Or even by everybody’s nemesis: Notre Dame. If you absolutely must place your posterior upon the logo of your favorite team, replace the cheap plastic bag with a nice leather laptop bag which you took to Wal-Mart to help out one of those starving airbrush artists.
Everybody went wok crazy at one point in their lives, it seems. Me, I still use a wok because, well, what the heck: I’m a great cook! One day, however, I will invest in a new wok and you know something pretty cool that I could do with current wok lid? I could turn it into a lamp that hangs over the dining table. Making a lamp from your wok is as easy as cutting a hole into the center through which the wiring will go and the light bulb-NOT invented by Thomas Edison-will hang. Then you can enjoy your wockery-as I call the food I eat that has been made with a wok-beneath the illumination of your new wok.
Next time hit a yard sale and see an old trombone or tuba or saxophone in such pitiful shape that the sound emanating from it would stink more than Osama Bin Laden’s vomit, waste no time in plunking down the five bucks that it takes to recycle a musical instrument in a way guaranteed to impress all your garden club frienemies. An old brass instrument like a saxophone can be wired and plumbed to transform it into a fountain that plays a hot jazz lick of water shooting out its bell. The wider mouth of a tuba makes it an excellent choice for a garden planter that surprises visitors as they walk up your garden path.