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Bad Inventions

mdickson Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 6:27 PM
Ann, if you want to turn off a phone, unplug it from the wall jack. I always do that when I hit the sack in a hotel. You should unplug the television too because it may be set to "alarm" at 5 a.m. I've had it happen more than once.

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...