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Pandora Doesn’t Let You Snooze

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech

Pandora ClockThere is no way that you can hit snooze and still be able to do so with the Pandora Alarm Clock. Turn the thing off and just as you start to fall back to sleep, it will issue noises and, as you open your eyes, it plays animation on your ceiling to berate you about what you should be doing rather than hanging in bed. The imaging includes a shower, coffee brewing, a toaster, and tooth brushing. To see a demo and hear the strange sounds it makes, check designer Melanie Graf’s site. There is only one glitch to her prototype that we can figure. There would never be enough guilt to have to go through the routine day after day. Hmm. Maybe Pandora would be a good thing.

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Evil Clown is Not Just for Halloween

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech

Evil ClownWe don’t tell many people, but clowns creep us out, seriously. What better way to face our fears than with this 6 foot tall Animated Evil Clown with his blood-splattered costume. He will jab at whoever comes near with his knife while scary circus music plays. Sound activated, he runs on 3 AA batteries, not included, and the Fright Catalog mentions that he may come equipped with bloody

white gloves. For $89.99, we think this would be a much better watchdog than the real thing.

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Bert and Ernie Represent Spike and Mike?

Spike and MikeWe now know that even big corporations make intentional

mistakes. Someone found this image attached to the NetFlix offering for “Spike and Mikes’s Twisted Festival of Animation: Contagious.”  We have seen some of the pair’s animation, which features mostly r-rated cartoons such as “No Neck Joe” by the Power Puff Girls’ creator Craig McCracken. About the closest it gets to Sesame Street is its naughty Happy Tree Friends. The error has since been corrected, but it certainly makes you wonder why it wasn’t discovered when it was originally posted.

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