Marty Lee Parker wasn't exactly rooting for anyone to lose during the annual Academy Awards last Sunday. But he was hoping nominees not taking home an Oscar would see his invention as a nice consolation prize.

Marty Lee Parker wasn't exactly rooting for anyone to lose during the annual Academy Awards last Sunday. But he was hoping nominees not taking home an Oscar would see his invention as a nice consolation prize.

Parker's Life Learning Device was chosen for gift bags that were given to Oscar nominees who didn't take home a gold statue, according to Los Angeles-based marketing firm Distinctive Assets.

Parker, who has lived in Dublin for eight years, was pleased his invention will be in the hands of some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

"What I'm hoping is it brings light to our product with our product," he said last week. "There's a barrier to enter the market with a new form or media."

He likens his invention to the "Staples easy button."

"There is a button you press every day and you expand your knowledge on your passion or hobby," he said.

The Life Learning Device is a small box with a button on top, which when pressed verbally relays a saying or fact. Parker outfitted the first versions with 365 facts or sayings for every day of the year. He said newer versions have a port for a flash drive to upload more information.

"We're creating specialized ones for people. Les Brown from Columbus is a motivational speaker and I'm chopping up his quotes for a Les Brown (Life Learning Device)," Parker said.

The idea for the LLD came to the professional day trader from his own inspiration.

"My father used to say these things to me as we ate breakfast," he said. "As he would say these things, somehow I grew up to have a tremendously successful life."

Parker wanted to do the same thing for his daughter and began reciting inspirational quotes from famous people in history.

"I did good for about two weeks, but after that I started running out of things to say," he said. "I said, 'I wish I had a button that could give quotes from people throughout history.' "

Parker said he couldn't find what he was envisioning, so he created it himself.

While the subjects now are being expanded to include daily devotionals, a word per day to expand vocabulary, Ohio State sports facts and even learning a new language, Parker said he can see a change in his 6-year-old daughter from the quotes recited by the LLD.

After accidentally kicking the dishwasher and getting upset, Parker said his daughter settled down and recited, "When a ship misses the harbor, it's rarely the harbor's fault."

"Success spoken around the house is picked up by little ears," he said. "They'll pick that up and that's going to be their world. Why not expose our kids to the same mantra that successful people have had?"

For more information, visit lifelearningdevices.com.