Comments: Thousands of needless deaths...

Why do most hair dryers come with the warning, "Do not use while sleeping"?

Posted by Steve D at November 15, 2012 2:39 PM

I don't know, Steve, I threw mine in the fire.

Posted by jk at November 15, 2012 3:35 PM

You can ignore that warning. I do. It saves a lot of time to dry my hair before the alarm clock goes off.

Posted by johngalt at November 15, 2012 5:01 PM

And heeeeeeeeeeeeere's why:

No matter how much these warnings and instructions insult our intelligence, there's somebody out there for whom it's still not sufficiently spelled out. Or, to put it more prosaically: build an idiot-proof safety device, and devolution will develop an idiot who can defeat it.

Posted by Keith Arnold at November 15, 2012 6:28 PM

Yeah -- I'd love the backstory for "do not throw the kitchen timer into the fire." That has to be good.

I'm sorry I got off topic. I really am amazed -- and pleased -- with the interface to the timer. That is just cool. I plan to buy another for the office to keep meetings moving along.

Posted by jk at November 15, 2012 6:54 PM

I appreciate the design of the kitchen timer, but just not enough options. I mean, I see five minutes, and I see thirty minutes. We know there's a zero on one of the three other faces. That leaves, I'm guessing a ten and a twenty. Not helpful for three-minute eggs, a forty-five minute cake, or a four-hour turkey a week from today. ("Nice segue on the Thanksgiving theme, Arnold!")

So, a D6 works as a snooze alarm, but not as a kitchen timer. That D6 needs to be a D20 if it's for the kitchen.

Say, guess what game I spent a lot of time playing in college.

Oh, and, pink?

Posted by Keith Arnold at November 15, 2012 7:11 PM

No, it's purple.

Posted by Jk at November 15, 2012 11:34 PM

"Hey dear, have you seen where the kids left my three-minutes-twenty timer?"

Posted by johngalt at November 16, 2012 11:04 AM

No, you fatheads. Listen up! We can agree to disagree on immigration policy, drug decriminalization, the possessive singular, and the DH. But you must see the elegance of the Datexx timer.

Set the timer by simply resting the cube with the desired time facing up - 5, 15, 30 or 60 minutes

A loud alarm will ring when the time is up - simply set it back to zero at the top to silence it

Great for meetings, homework, napping exercise or cooking

More to life than eggs, lads. The purple one does 5, 10, 20 and 30 minutes. Just do not throw it into the fire.

Posted by jk at November 16, 2012 12:14 PM
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