I came across this rather funny photo article at Life.com about dumb inventions, most images are quite funny. However I thought that on maybe 1 or 2 inventions they where not so fair. I would like to defend the "Mini Television" from 1966, so many people in subways and such watch their daily crap videos on screens no bigger than the one on the photo. I've seen people with antennas sticking out sometimes..
Please note the thickness of Life's comment. It states: Please note the thickness of his glasses.