Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Wordy Wednesday Sees the Future

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.

11 comments:

Jean Knee said...

FIRST!!!

Jean Knee said...

We have those bulbs and they go out pretty regularly-liars
not as much as the other ones but still

I like the yellow light better :(

wahhh

Jean Knee said...

I love Johnny Cash

Brian o vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

You wouldn't have thought it would be that difficult to make yellow ones.

You must have enjoyed the Johnny Cash Columbo episode, then. He was brilliant in it.

Jean Knee said...

I don't remember it but I'm sure I saw it


TWSS

Brian o vretanos said...

I suppose when you've seen so many it's difficult to remember...

Jean Knee said...

I was just at Millie's blog and guess who wrote Johnny's song A Boy Named Sue? Shel Siverstein, unless Millie's lying

Bee said...

EIGHTHTHTH!!

Uh I bought a buttload of those and I hate them. And no they don't last as long as they say. Bastards.

Bee said...

And also, that robot is freaky!

Chris Wood said...

Robot lightbulb women to give out different light and less heat? This future of ours looks damn confusing.

Brian o vretanos said...

Bee:

The technology is clearly a long way off being ready.

Chris:

You missed out the Second Coming of Johnny Cash. And old fogeys (us) talking about the good old days when lights were a proper yellow and when women were women, and the rubber you wore wasn't in case of stray electric shocks...