A gadget too far
: Today, sitting home (because my kids’ school schedules its parent-teacher conferences as inconveniently as possible, smack dab in the middle of the day) I’ve seen commecials for two new direct-to-garage-sale gadgets from Black & Decker. There’s a gigantic contraption that just opens jars. (Yes, I know, if you have arthritis, it’s welcome. But otherwise, it’s an indication of the progressive weakening of American arms.) The other takes store-bought ice cream and smooshes it. That’s it: It’s a smoosher. When I was a kid, we had to smoosh our own ice cream, damnit. What kind of generation are we raising here?
by Jeff Jarvis