Friday, March 27, 2009

What is the most useless invention of all time?

11 comments:

Christine LeMieux said...

Tie: Vending machine toys and the electric pencil sharpener - really, are we that lazy?

eric h said...

snuggie!!!!!!!!!

Beth D said...

peanut butter and jelly in the same jar. Seriously? It is not hard to make a pb&j sandwich. Plus, you've now ruined your peanut butter and jelly for any other purpose.

I like electric pencil sharpeners!

SngngMSW said...

I think that electronic book reader thing is pretty terrible and useless. Wouldn't you rather read ACTUAL books? It's not like it's saving the reader money or making books more accessible...so what's the point?

Karen said...

shamwow...it's basically felt, but made in germany.

John said...

The blackberry and the iphone.

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200711/multitasking

Cate said...

circus peanuts!

David said...

Any and all exercise equipment sold via an infomercial . . . with maybe an odd exception here and there. Really people, buy some running shoes and get in shape the old fashioned way. Or do some research, educate yourself, and goto the freakin' gym!

Or how about those wine stopper things?

1. Open bottle of wine
2. Finish bottle of wine
3. Repeat

RE: SngngMSW

If you're talking about those things like the Kindle that Amazon sells, I'm gonna have to disagree. A co-worker has one and I was skeptical at first. But it's just like reading an actual book and it's no bigger than a normal thin paperback. And you can store tons of books on the thing as well as access Amazon wirelessly and get access to their entire inventory. You can preview and purchase electronic versions of books, newspapers, and magazines; for a nominal fee; right through the Kindle. If I had $400 to burn I'd probably get one.

Scottie said...

Beenu's Mom.

Sank you. I'll be here all ze veek.

I keed! I keed!

beenu said...

i was waiting for someone to say my mom : )

i would say any novelty toy that has a shelf life 2 months. for example, the gorilla that sings and dances to the macarena. it's triggered by a loud clap. it's just wrong.

Ryan said...

I think the electric knife is the epitome of laziness. That and the segwey.