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Offline SGOS

I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:04:42 AM »
My Sister and Brother-in-law sent me this gizmo as a present, and I'm not sure what it is, or what its for.  It's called the Chillbo Baggins.  It has its pros and cons.  On the positive side it is unique, and I like things that are unique.  I don't actually know what the negatives are, because I don't know what it's supposed to do.  On the plus side, remember how out of breath you get blowing up an air mattress when you go camping?  With this thing you just kind of run around and it inflates.  I give it points for inflatability.  Yes, I think that's what it's for.  It's an inflator thing that you get pleasure from inflating.  Because it fun to inflate things and it's good to have an excuse to look silly doing it.

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Offline Cavebear

Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 08:13:02 AM »
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My Sister and Brother-in-law sent me this gizmo as a present, and I'm not sure what it is, or what its for.  It's called the Chillbo Baggins.  It has its pros and cons.  On the positive side it is unique, and I like things that are unique.  I don't actually know what the negatives are, because I don't know what it's supposed to do.  On the plus side, remember how out of breath you get blowing up an air mattress when you go camping?  With this thing you just kind of run around and it inflates.  I give it points for inflatability.  Yes, I think that's what it's for.  It's an inflator thing that you get pleasure from inflating.  Because it fun to inflate things and it's good to have an excuse to look silly doing it.

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check this link to the product at Amazon.  MAYBE it explains some of it. 
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Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 08:32:30 AM »
its just a gimmicky inflatable chair/lounger you don't need a pump for. Its unique like you say, but really doesn't have much else to it but that, just something to inflat and lay on.

I had something similar when I was with my bfs while they were setting up their new flat and didn't have a couch yet, so brought this with me.


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Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2018, 09:02:57 AM »
Chillbo Baggins


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Offline Cavebear

Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2018, 09:27:15 AM »
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Chillbo Baggins




LOL!
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Offline SGOS

Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2018, 10:48:48 AM »
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its just a gimmicky inflatable chair/lounger you don't need a pump for. Its unique like you say, but really doesn't have much else to it but that, just something to inflat and lay on.

I had something similar when I was with my bfs while they were setting up their new flat and didn't have a couch yet, so brought this with me.


That looks half way comfortable, and you can tell what it is right away.  Put that in the plus column:  Identifiablity 

I stayed with some friends that put me in the guest room with an inflatable bed.  It wasn't just an air mattress or a deluxe air mattress.  It looked like a real bed, and was equally comfortable if you didn't consciously make an effort to compare it to a regular bed.  They are always in a house building mode, but were finally ready to entertain, so they went out looking for a guest bed. 

They explained that they saw this while they were in the furniture store.  The husband said, "This would be fine for a guest bed," but the wife protested that it would be rude to make your guest sleep on (what she called) a glorified air mattress.  But the husband got his way and they probably saved a bundle in the process.

So anyway the first morning they asked me about the bed, and just being honest, I said it was fine, which it was, although it felt different than a real bed.  Then they told me about the argument in the store, and I realized had been unknowingly guided into settling a family dispute, as the wife seemed disappointed by my approval, and the husband seemed slightly gloating over his wise and economical choice.  It could have been an awkward moment, although they don't take things too seriously, and tend to make jokes about their family disputes.

Offline SGOS

Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2018, 10:51:21 AM »
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Chillbo Baggins



Yeah, that could be called trademark infringement, I suppose.  Actually the label on the product said Chillbo Schwaggins, so they're probably in the clear.

Offline SGOS

Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2018, 10:53:37 AM »
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check this link to the product at Amazon.  MAYBE it explains some of it. 
It's the same instruction video, and Amazon is where I first saw it, but I found it again on Utube, because I thought it might link better.

Offline Baruch

Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2018, 10:54:50 AM »
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Yeah, that could be called trademark infringement, I suppose.  Actually the label on the product said Chillbo Schwaggins, so they're probably in the clear.

Sch is germanic ... so trademark Nazis will have nothing to fear.
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Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2018, 01:40:37 PM »
It might make a good flotation device for the lake. Like an inflatable canoe.
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Offline SGOS

Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2018, 05:54:44 PM »
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It might make a good flotation device for the lake. Like an inflatable canoe.
The ads show that.  There's even one that makes it look like they're in the Grand Canyon, but they leak, not a lot, but they do.  It's amazing how well they do hold the air considering that the air intake is an opening two feet long, and roll closes.

Offline Cavebear

Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2018, 05:16:38 AM »
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The ads show that.  There's even one that makes it look like they're in the Grand Canyon, but they leak, not a lot, but they do.  It's amazing how well they do hold the air considering that the air intake is an opening two feet long, and roll closes.

Nice discovery!
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Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2018, 08:53:59 PM »
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That looks half way comfortable, and you can tell what it is right away.  Put that in the plus column:  Identifiablity 

I stayed with some friends that put me in the guest room with an inflatable bed.  It wasn't just an air mattress or a deluxe air mattress.  It looked like a real bed, and was equally comfortable if you didn't consciously make an effort to compare it to a regular bed.  They are always in a house building mode, but were finally ready to entertain, so they went out looking for a guest bed. 

They explained that they saw this while they were in the furniture store.  The husband said, "This would be fine for a guest bed," but the wife protested that it would be rude to make your guest sleep on (what she called) a glorified air mattress.  But the husband got his way and they probably saved a bundle in the process.

So anyway the first morning they asked me about the bed, and just being honest, I said it was fine, which it was, although it felt different than a real bed.  Then they told me about the argument in the store, and I realized had been unknowingly guided into settling a family dispute, as the wife seemed disappointed by my approval, and the husband seemed slightly gloating over his wise and economical choice.  It could have been an awkward moment, although they don't take things too seriously, and tend to make jokes about their family disputes.
I sleep on an air mattress, and find it very comfortable.  Because I used to work on the front desk at our office and we're a social service agency, we have periodic bed bug scares, so I switched to an air mattress to deny them a foothold should I accidentally carry one home.  Now that I'm not client-facing anymore, I still sleep on one because I find them quite comfortable.  And spectacularly easy to move if I need to deep-clean the bedroom, or just feel like rearranging things.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2018, 02:15:17 AM »
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I sleep on an air mattress, and find it very comfortable.  Because I used to work on the front desk at our office and we're a social service agency, we have periodic bed bug scares, so I switched to an air mattress to deny them a foothold should I accidentally carry one home.  Now that I'm not client-facing anymore, I still sleep on one because I find them quite comfortable.  And spectacularly easy to move if I need to deep-clean the bedroom, or just feel like rearranging things.

I like my waterbed mattress for the same basic reasons.  and because I am a bit paranoid about bedbugs, I when a wake up at night and toss the covers off and look for them.  Never saw one.  It's leftover fears of bedbugs and roaches from when I brought my elderly dad here from FL for 2 years 6 years ago. 

I get bugbites, but they are "just" ticks from working in the yard.  That's bad enough.
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Offline Baruch

Re: I'm Not Sure What To Do With This Thing-a-ma-Bob
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2018, 07:15:09 AM »
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I like my waterbed mattress for the same basic reasons.  and because I am a bit paranoid about bedbugs, I when a wake up at night and toss the covers off and look for them.  Never saw one.  It's leftover fears of bedbugs and roaches from when I brought my elderly dad here from FL for 2 years 6 years ago. 

I get bugbites, but they are "just" ticks from working in the yard.  That's bad enough.

The bedbugs are stuck in your fur ;-)
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