July 8, 2004

You Know You've Been Watching Too Much Sci-Fi When....

It squats on my bottom shelf, looking for all the world like an alien spaceship hunkered on the tarmac, angling slightly skyward, ready to blast off at a moment's notice, firing death lasers from its forward cannons. The glowing red panels on the bow only add to the illusion.

What is it, you may ask?

Why, it's my brand-new boom-box!

Who designs these things, anyway? Darth Vader?

Actually... the thing sounds very good, and it has a wonderful "sleep" function, so I can put on my "River" CD, hit "sleep" and drop off to the sounds of the babbling brook. Those glowing red panels even turn off when "sleep" is invoked, and the machine turns itself off completely when the CD is done playing.

You can view this paragon of design virtue here. And be aware, it's actually a good bit larger than the "specifications" state. (See? You can't believe everything you read on the internet! They lied!)

Posted by CrankyBeach at July 8, 2004 2:15 PM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE