Friday, January 9, 2009

inventions: the good, the bad and the WTF??

Electricity: Good.
Nuclear warheads: Bad.
Top 2 contenders for WTF:

-- As I was walking through a parking lot, which was coated in probably an inch of ice, I nearly got run over by a little kid in Heelys. If you haven't had the pleasure, they're kind of a cross between tennies and roller skates, but with only one wheel -- in the heel -- ergo, Heelys. Kids love to rear back on the things and scoot, but I keep waiting for one to end up paralyzed or dead from it all going wrong....

-- Mug hotplate with USB ports Just bought one at Goodwill, because it was between that and the Packer crockpot, and I drink a lot more coffee and tea than I cook. ;-) But honestly: How big of a geek do you have to be to even think of the need for something like that?! :-D


Engineering Goddess said...

Me - I'm a geek!!! LOL I love gadgets like that!

CAC said...

Well, I'm in between "cool! great idea!" and "damn, why didn't *I* think of that!" LOL

I needed both the extra USB ports and the hotplate -- it just never would have occurred to me to put the two together. Which is why I'm a broke, unemployed journalist instead of spending this horrible winter sipping mai tais on a Caribbean beach and being waited on hand and foot by cute cabana boys. ;-)