Monday, 25 February 2013

Stupid examples of how things are going right now

There's been a lot of grumbling at the stool house recently. The weather in Berlin has been spectacularly awful. The hairier half of us is currently unemployed (and none too pleased about it).
Both of our fantasy football teams have faded into obscurity. But since none of these topics make particularly interesting blog posts, I thought I'd try to find more internet-friendly examples of our
general discontent. Hey now, what's this...

On the left we have a super-duper, high-tech LED lightbulb. Guaranteed to last for 10 years! Warm, white light! The mere fact that this lightbulb possesses additional infrastructure (have you ever seen a lightbulb with an integrated plastic sheath? I suspect not), was more than enough to convince me to plop down 12 Euro for the promise of increased lumens for years to come. Needless to say, this story does not end well, but it definitely did end. After about 6 days and approximately 20 hours of use. Grumble.

On the right there is a gigantic novelty lighter. The tale surrounding this accessory is too long-winded for me to really get into, but I will say that it involves our pub quiz team (named the Electric Spanking of War Monkeys), three consecutive wins in said pub quiz, and a peculiar award system in which the winners have to choose from one of three boxes. One box contains a bottle of wine, one contains the cash prize (which rolls over from week to week), and one contains a "mystery prize". Can you guess which box we picked after win #3? In lieu of over 250 Euro in prize money? Oh yeh.