So this is the best Kickstarter we’ve seen in a bit. The “Cool Baby” is a “fun, expressive, hands-free beverage insulator that looks like a baby.“
We’ve seen our fair share of beer cans that make it easy to booze in public (without getting caught), as well as other accessories that let you get drunk in parks or at concerts without worrying about the po po—but The Cool Baby might be the most ingenious discreet drinking device yet.
The creator, standup comic and NYC-based copywriter Simon Philion, aims to make public boozing “adorable.” If you don’t think drinking beer out of a fake baby is cute, well, FOH.
“Just add a beverage and your torso,” reads the instructions on the Kickstarter page. The baby can hold 36 oz of beer (or whatever), and can be dressed up “to look like you, like someone else, like a part of a costume, [or] like a fan of your team.”
Here is The Cool Baby, deconstructed.
Philion also makes an organic version of The Cool Baby, which you can check out in the video below.
Why aren’t there black, latino, asian, female, or homosexual Cool Babies? Philion says, “Because of lack of resources in this first round, you’re going to be seeing a lot of sleeping, caucasian babies. After this thing is funded and I get a factory re-tooled and working with me, I’ll have all different kinds of baby races, baby dispositions, baby sexual orientations, and baby IQ’s. Sky’s the limit. Anything you ever wanted out of your progeny.”
So far, 162 backers have pledged a total of $9,455 to the project. If anything requires your hard-earned dollars, it’s a flask disguised as a baby.
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