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Bad Inventions

Mr Difar Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 8:28 AM
Yeah, and my wife was smiling when I walked in the door and there was a moderate - sized box waiting for me. I unpacked it and put it together in about twenty minutes. A chord-less, electric lawn mower... silent. No more gasoline or seasonal oil changes. No more reassuring thrum of the Briggs and Stratton engine, but a subdued hum with the occasional chunky or klinky noise as something harder than blades of grass is encountered by the blades. She mows the lawn. Likes it... The battery charges pretty quickly, but sometimes it drains down before the whole job is done and, like Congress, has to delay the job at hand to get plugged into the wall socket for a while.
SpaceVegetable Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 2:13 PM
I do like quiet lawn equipment. I just wish my morning-people neighbors would buy some instead of waking me at 8:00 AM on the weekends with their stupid leaf blowers (world's most useless invention, IMHO) and loud lawnmowers.
Dan107 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 9:20 AM
You like the lawn mower because she cuts the lawn? Figures...
NullifyNow Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 9:28 AM

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.


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...