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Bad Inventions

asg6679 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 10:14 AM
"(1) SILENT DISHWASHERS" I am sure to the Anne Coulter's of the world where their kitchens are tucked in the back part of the estate where only the 'help' go, a quiet dishwasher isn't all that exciting. But for those of us living in a peasant dwelling where the kitchen and the living room are right next to one another it helps us hear the television. "but there’s one big disadvantage: You can’t tell if it’s running." Only when you are not bright or experienced enough to look for the LIGHTS on the fiont of it, but as I said her help probably performs those tasks for her. "(2) TELEPHONES WITH NO “OFF” BUTTON" Or you could just un plug it. I kind of agree with # 3. They can be a bit annoying but then again I like the concept of...
Michael2677 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 10:29 AM
More successful than you'll ever be chump
RepubRob2 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 10:25 AM
So, Ann's bright enough to have an "estate", and hire "help", but is too stupid to see whether there's a light on the front of the dishwasher? Huh? Wish I were so stupid.
Whoknows Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 10:51 AM
If you think about it, She is aware of the lights, but you still have to go look at them whereas if the noise quits you will notice and know the dishes ar done.
paulinho Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 11:19 AM
We finally found and bought a dishwasher that is so quiet it is amazing. Problem: It was invented and made in Germany, but we don't care. WW II ended and so has our economy. The only problem from the German dishwasher is that also tells you, via a beeping sound that goes on and on, but it' a minor PITA. Why not "buy American?" Couldn't find one I could afford and I refuse to buy anything from GM until they remove that commie idiot Emmelt from the helm.
asg6679 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 1:19 PM
How do you link wealth to intelligence? Or even knowing how to use an appliance? I've known brilliant people who can explain string theory but can't tie their own shoe. Sorry, but I love my silent dishwasher and I just found her article today to be a bit condescending and not well thought out.
Celebrate Homogeneity Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 8:44 AM
That will be a long time, because GM is a car company and Imelt is not with them. He is with a firm over in New York called General Electric.

I am bored with politics, refuse to pay attention to the news and am watching only True Crime TV shows and Turner Classic Movies these days. With the Democrats controlling the Senate and presidency, nothing good can possibly come out of Washington for at least another two years. So I thought I'd start the new year with something useful, like a short list of bad inventions.

(1) SILENT DISHWASHERS

Are people installing dishwashers next to their beds? I've checked my "Top 500 Daily Irritations" list and dishwasher noise is not on it.

What possible benefit derives from having...