Liven Things Up at Home

Recently, a blogger-friend posted about her sweet new alarm clock — Clocky.  This is no ordinary alarm clock.  When the alarm sounds, Clocky takes off by jumping off the nightstand and zipping around the room on wheels, ensuring that even the most notorious snooze-hitters get up!

I looked at them on Amazon, but was quickly distracted by the other varieties of unique alarm clocks.  I clicked on “Laser Target Alarm” {pictured left} where you have to use the precision of a laser hitting a target to turn it off.  Some people are genius’.  Others just have way too much time on their hands.

Scrolling down, my eye caught on the row of items that reads: Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought…

Reading the CWBTIAB {see above} tells you A LOT about a person.  For example, apparently people who buy laser alarm clocks also buy Mana Energy Potion.  Makes sense.  If your alarm clock wakes you up in the middle of a REM cycle, you’re gonna need some Energy Potion.  

However, a Fart Whistle?  Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought…a fart whistle?  Like I said, you learn a lot about a person.  Obviously I shouldn’t be pointing fingers at those who “have way too much time on their hands” because I continued on…only to learn that CWBTI Also Bought: a Talking Toilet Paper Spindle. {pictured right)

I’d love to be the one to share with you what this little item can do for you…however, I’m going to let the top customer review do the talking:

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars No bathroom should be without it, February 2, 2010
Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars
Really livens things up at home.

Download your favorite sound clips from the internet (movies; TV, etc.), and record them to the roll (9 seconds).

I change the recording at least every day; and more often when nobody expects it.

I’m nearly 70 years old, and the family wants to Baker Act me. But now, I feel like a 12 year old kid.

If you use the right sound clips, they’ll laugh so hard, it will help get it out of their system.
No senior citizen home should be without one.
Most popular clip: Clint Eastwood – “Any man don’t wanna get killed, better head on out the back“.
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I guess the only question left to answer besides “Why WOULDN’T you get it?” is to explain the Baker Act. This time, I’ll let Wiki do the talking:

The Baker Act allows for involuntary examination (what some call involuntary commitment). It can be initiated by judges, law enforcement officials, physicians or mental health professionals. There must be evidence that the person:

  • has a mental illness and
  • is a harm to self, harm to others, or self neglectful.

Suddenly that review makes so much more sense.

While I’m glad for Reil that he/she has found new meaning in life thanks to items such as the Laser Target Alarm, the Fart Whistle, and the Talking Toilet Paper Spindle, I can’t help but reflect on the word’s of my good friend and yours: Michael Scott.

“Everyone always wants new things. Everybody likes new inventions, new technology. People will not be replaced by machines. In the end life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake. And to me the choice is easy.” ~ Michael Scott, The Office

1 comments On Liven Things Up at Home

  • Honestly, my father-in-law is going to love the tp roll talking wand. I wish I had discovered before christmas! Hilarious!

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