Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Inventions that shouldn't be...

Thought I would air my views on a couple of things...


Using cellphones to play music. Kids playing music that was designed to be played though BIG sound systems being played through a speaker with the frequency range of a tin can. No! It is WRONG!!! Please plug you earphones back in!!!!! Whatever happened to Ghetto-blasters?



Urinals....



There is something just wrong about this whole thing, IMO. "Hey, did you watch the game last night? Yeah, damn ref, he should be shot!"



Smoking...



Now the story goes that James II (back in the 1600s) hated smoking and thought it highly unhealthy. He wanted to ban it but someone persuaded him to tax it instead. Money talks, I guess...


Fireworks...



Oooooh, ahhhhhhh!!!!


But assume that fireworks hadn't yet been invented. Then I come along with a great idea - "Hey I want to sell small explosives to everyone - OK, we'll pretend that only adults can buy them but all the shops will happily sell them to 11 year olds." Would they be legal?





Nah, I don't think so either!



So, what invention/trend would you like to see uninvented?

4 comments:

wigsf said...

When you see some cheese eating high school moron listening to music on cellphone speakers or dinky little ear buds, try to make out what music they are listening to. Chances are, it'll be some piece of shit music.
Good music is listened to by intelligent people who know how to listen to music. My cellphone has an mp3 player built-in to it. I never use it. Sounds like garbage. It is an insult to the music to listen to it on a subpar system. I put as much money and effort I can into making sure my stereo is the best it could be.

terri said...

I'm sure this will be a very unpopular opinion, but I'd love to see the television uninvented. It was a great idea...a window to the world, some might even say. But people don't seem to know how to use it in moderation. There's nothing I hate more than looking around at my husband and kids and seeing them completely zoned out on the t.v. And when there's nothing interesting to watch, do they shut if off? No. They keep changing the channel until something interesting appears. It keeps us from talking to one another and learning about each other and realizing how much we MIGHT enjoy each other - if only someone would shut the t.v. off.

Teresa said...

Okay...you coulda warned me about the mangled hand!! I almost tossed my cookies. LOL!

I think CELL PHONES never shoulda been invented. I know that's so not a popular belief but it's funny how much we NEED them now when we got along just fine w/o them for so long. They are rude...or shall I say the people using them to talk/text while you are RIGHT THERE with them really irritates me. Really...do we really need to be needed or gotten ahold of at all times?? Ugh...I hate cell phones.

Rock Chef said...

wigsf - True, but it is a piece of shit music that is intended to be heard through a decent sound system, so it sounds even worse!

Terri - I have a lot of sympathy with that - I love it when we go camping, as we have to make our entertainment by playing boardgames, poker for cookies, etc. We all love it.

Teresa - Sorry - it is a horrible picture, isn't it? You would uninvent Cellphones? That is a good - hey, hold on, I think my wife is calling. Yes? Milk? Sure. And Potaotes? Ok, uh huh. Yep. Ok. Love you too, honey. Really? Ooh, baby! OK, don't move I will be right home, hehe... Bye! Oh, Teresa, [cough, cough] Yeah, you were saying? :-)