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Thanks Leon, legend.... :thumbsup:
LOL was just about to say that the title needs to be updated, but that has been taken care of already (Thanks Staz) - Warren you have the Con'.
As a side issue: I wonder how many hits 'Weltanschauung' had on Google today...at least one that I know of.
I'm off to educate myself on Google! I'm afraid it stretches way beyond the grasp of my socio-political awareness.
This thread has almost become like the cool wall or gadget show wall of fame.
Can it be stretched to 10 legendary items, I'm almost disappointed to say that after 2000 years of the evolution cycle I'm struggling to justify many more.
Is the Victorinox Swiss Army knife one, or is it too compromised by lack of locking blades and size of tools?
I lost my weltanschauung in das flagenborgen.
I think the Swiss Army knife does qualify. Some of it is pretty useless...until you need it. The basic design has certainly been around a long time
SAKs aren't useful enough. A far better multi-tool is a Gerber, Leatherman or SOG.
I've had a Leatherman Wave for about 10 years and it's served me fantastically. It's got burnt plastic on one blade, the cutting edge has a burr from where I making a table from Hesco and there are scorch marks on the side where I welded it to a piece of wire (and to my thumb) when I was doing some fault finding. Still does the job.
As I'm a fairweather monkey when it comes to doing 'stuff', I've rarely needed beyond the micro tools on offer, but I've never asked 'man sized' tasks of it. It has an iconic nature to it's design, but I'm very happy to conceded others have evolved the product on. So is the Leatherman or the Gerber better? I'm not qualified to comment I'm afraid.
Did the Converse or the Adi Samba take the shoe crown?
Iconic design most definately and I'm sure more people have owned one of them than anything else but it doesn't compare to what's on offer elsewhere in terms of functionality so I don't think it could be put up there.
Never owned a Gerber so no idea. A SOG tool came top of a Gadget Show test recently so I guess they must be pretty good. Personally I would buy another Leatherman but that doesn't mean it should go on the list!
Surprised Stan Smiths havent had a mention.
"Laces or Velcro Sir"
"Would that be with the green or blue detail?"
Maybe not as iconic as Cons/Samba etc but they certainly standing the test of time.
Oh.. and defo the Cayman:icon_thumright:
Either one suits me literally!
Oh aye I'd forgotten about the Leatherman...nice kit
For me this bather just has to go on the list (The one the baby is laying in, not the one with the blonde hair).....
Yeah you may not agree now but I'll tell you this; there would be a lot less aching arms almost producing drowned babies if they became a legal requirement.
Ok, granted... not much use if you don't have a baby. Or a bath.
I put a tentative vote in for the Honda Cub moped as well
Not glamourous, not fast, you definately won't pull a bird on one (not in Europe anyway) but they have made squillions (more than VW Beetles I think) haven't really changed it since the 60s and in certain parts of the world it's the equivalent of the family MPV.
Funny, I'd forgotten about these. Hmmm, I guess they haven't been identified immediately is an endorsement that they don't have the star quality? Tough call.
Cayman or 911? 911 has been with us since.... 1964...ish. But the Cayman is a truer evolution of the 911 than perhaps the current 911 is. Again, having owned neither I'm trying to base my personal opinion around the fact it exists today, will do so in 25 years, and builds on the original spark of greatness. The Cayman does look good for it.
I'm up for putting the blonde into the list . Only joking!! As I have yet to proactively pursue the continuation of my gene pool this is an area I know NOTHING about!
Well if/when the time comes.... just remember my words
Baby bathers are brilliant. Almost better than the baby itself.
Leatherman for me. The first was 'found before it was lost' about two years ago but had served me well for around 10 years, so I got one me the new Wave and multi-bit attachment kit.
Converse for me. Although I concede the Adidas are iconic and timeless in equal measure. Just depends if you were a 'casual' or an indie 'skater boi'.
Warren we need entry criteria soon; you are the thread Daddy so go for it mate.
Mother nature has been producing these for a few years now.
As my most favourite thing(s)
Boobs must be in the Hall of Fame.
As effective as a tool as they are a toy.
Respond well to mods too.
Dare any of you red blooded Hetros to say you can get bored of them.
Whilst I do agree with your suggestion of boobs, I am slightly torn between them and bums. The female variety that is.
I've often asked myself... am I a boobs or bum man? And the only way I have been able to come close to any sort of conclusion is by asking myself the following:
Do I feel more excited seeing a perfect set of boobs or a perfect bottom.
The answer, for me, is bottom.
Now stick a couple nipples on a bum and we'd have the best of both worlds. The perfect cocktail.
Can bottoms with nipples be added to the list?
Leathermans are nice but a bit pricey and small (I have fat clumsy hands), I still have a Gerber I got from a Iraq in 2004 it goes everywhere, handy things to have in a car or if youre out and about.
Google 'Gerber Diesel' very gucci little things...
Its a dirty job, but someones gotta do it!
Hmmm, I'll try, but feel free to make suggestions / changes if it needs changes:
1) Product should have a history or some longevity to it. It should ideally have been around for at least 5 or so years to prove it has staying power, and has subsequently evolved over time into something pretty much INSTANTLY recognizable AND respected. It should still be in production today (unlike compact cassette for instance which is all but dead even in new Audi dashboards!).
2) It should be attainable at some level (without having to sell vital organs or your children for scientific experiments). I know this is an area where your financial circumstances will determine what you consider the 'value factor', but in the main if it is a volume item then it's game
3) It should be inherently useful to anyone
4) It should preferably be 'designed' as opposed to 'made'
5) You shouldn't choose a product because you are a brand fan (like me with Apple products), but because you believe they are intelligently and well engineered, not over complex to use / utilise, can weather the demands of time and fashion (not just of the moment) and have great back up and a brand you know you can rely on! Adding this dimension should hopefully sort the wheat from the chaff!
So, boobs then!
at no.1 mate!
Hooray for Boobies!
The Bloodhound Gang?
Possibly, only ever recall the one where they were dresed up as dogs.
Suppose even that has a tentative `puppies` link.
1. Toaster: Dualit 4 slice
2. Trainer:Converse Chuck Taylor Allstars
3. Camera: Nikon D3X D-SLR
4: Sauce: Tabasco (Red)
5. Torch: Maglite (? cell)
6. Multitool: Leatherman ???
Questions which remain:
Is there an Audi which is iconic enough to represent?
Is the 911 or the Cayman representative of an iconic product?
Which female embodies the most perfect evolution of the human species to date? Is there such a thing as a perfectly evolved boob, and if so whose?!
Is there a iconic product from the world of AV, or is it too transitional (ditto computers: e.g. original Apple iMac G3 series and first computer to break the hearing aid beige concept)?
Is there an iconic motorbike?? / plane??
Too many questions/......
I did consider moving the thread but thought you might prefer that I left some part of it in the 8P forum for others to see and provide a link to the new one I created for you to carry-on with your discussions.
I'm not sure if they two threads can be merged at this stage but if you would prefer that then I will see if it can be done. Personally I still think it's better to leave some part of it in the 8P forum and provide a link to the new one. At least 8P members will see that it exists and link to the new one if they want to contribute.
As for 'iggu's comments...
Most members are quite happy to accept they have 'broken the rules' and accept a polite PM asking them to think about the lazy way they type and change their ways.
We let members 'get away' with all sorts of things that would not be allowed on some other forums. All I can say is if you don't like the way ASN is run then may I suggest you go elsewhere....
I've already merged the threads Dave.
Have you left a link in the 8P forum?
This is a serious suggestion - how about baked beans ? Consider the longevity, the simplicity of design, the universal attainability, the undeniable value for money and the way you can always rely on them 100% to deliver satisfaction every time.
I'm a Heinz man myself but I'm willing to give the nod to Branston if necessary. Not HP though. HP Beans are all wrong.
I'm in for beans. Apart from being a great product they're totally consistent, iconic enough for the tin to have been painted by Warhol, a component of a sketch of the Cowboy farting scene in Blazing Saddles, and the reason I learned to say the slogan 'Pull my finger'. I'm with Heinz too.
Heinz are the ONLY baked beans to have.
Ever try the Heinz curried beans with sultanas....they were different
License to pebble-dash.
Hang on Warren, the orginal criteria stipulated no cars allowed in the list, come on stick to the rules now, or it'll be moved to a car related thread!
Also, Swiss Army Knife was on the original list, you can't question...The List
if we want to consider an iconic technology product then may I suggest this, the first "mouse"...thoughts?
Whilst Apple didn't invent the Mouse, they are responsible for bringing it to the mainstream, and I reckon this fits the criteria.
Hmmm, the car could well be out based on a forum related technicality
I think it was decided somewhere that whilst the Swiss Army Knife was iconic in design it wasn't a 'serious' tool for man-sized usage.
Ref the mouse, it's a very fair point, it changed the face of computing, and it's still with us today. Is the original iconic, or is the new 2009 one the evolution: