The Female Form
We were talking about ideal husbands and wives and coincidentally, on the Aimilia Show the other day there was a report that scientists had developed a female that does what she's told, doesn't speak unless she's spoken to, and even has an "off" switch. Aren't scientists clever?
Apparently people have got so sick of fashion models with their attitude problems, that they've designed a robotic equivalent. Considering that this robot is supposed to be looked at, it's a pity they haven't given more thought to its appearance:
It looks like we'll need to keep real women around for some time yet. Even on catwalks.
I Saw the Light...
The light bulb in one of my lounge lamps went at the weekend. Yesterday, I finally bought a replacement. Amazing news, I hear you say. And you heard it here first. A world exclusive.
The point is that I was forced to buy one of these new-fangled "green" light bulbs. Not green colour-wise - in fact it produces a whiter light than the old kind of bulb, which I quite like, but green in the sense that it costs a lot of money and allegedly helps the environment.
Having pretty much banned mercury in products like thermometers, it's rather puzzling that Father Al and his faithful followers are advocating bulbs which contain this harmful ingredient. I'm sure that these Green people know what they're doing.
The bulbs are supposed to be good because they use a lot less energy. Conventional bulbs give out loads of heat. In places like Texas this means that Jean Knee turns up her air conditioning, so wasting even more energy. In this country, the opposite is true. With these bulbs not helping to warm our houses, we'll need to make up for it by turning on our central heating.
Anyway, I was rather annoyed that I had to buy this product (they're phasing out the bad bulbs), until I realised that the light it gives out is better - less yellow. I'm looking forwards to buying more of these as other bulbs go in my flat. I only hope that claims about them lasting longer is true, otherwise I'll be bankrupt.