Monday, January 29, 2007

Gifts for morons: Electric Forks

For decades now I've used an "electric fork" as a jest for a device that is completely worthless. Now I learn that someone has in fact patented the electric fork. In fact the electric fork is targeted directly at the moron market, which of course makes it interesting. This is a fork designed to tell people too stupid to know they're still hungry when to eat the next mouth full of food with an audible beep. OK, lemurs and even rats had this difficult decision process figured out millions of years ago, but hey - they don't use forks and don't file patents so they're screwed. It took a human to invent and patent the electric fork!

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