"And the winner is...!" I just won a Pillow Tie for my stunning idea (which I can't even remember and which seems to have vaporized off the web) on how I would use one. The rest of the story is that the artist for this fledgling (but not for long! Oprah, Today Show etc. etc. etc.!!! YEAH!!! Well, I should SAY SO!!) venture is my youngest (and most mind-boggling) son--the immortal T.C. Giles. Last spring I let my 7th graders loose on inflatable tie use possibililties. We came up with 50 but have yet to see a penny for our efforts. Are we bitter????? Heck, yeah!