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January 1st, 2012

Black Science

This strip took a long time to come together. Trying to come up with the right annoying, but not super evil inventions. Do you have any technology you love to hate that qualifies as an “invention”? Also, Happy New Year!!!

11 Awesomes Comments!

  1. RavenBlack

    Not quite a technology nor an invention, but I was irate to read in the papers that came with my worm-bin that the ventilation system is patented. The ventilation system is a piece of PVC pipe with holes drilled in it, stuck in another hole. How do you patent that?

    I also hate flip flops, blister packaging, tanning beds, 3D movies, blu-ray format, and any other technology that increases the amount of data required to transmit the same amount of enjoyment to me. And roundup weedkiller.

  2. Golux

    That blister packaging, the stuff that’s welded shut. It was invented by the Devil himself, intent on gaining inadvertent sacrifices. I slipped once trying to open a package several years ago, those edges are sawblades that can cut to the bone. No one expects a gift to extract so much blood. Another vote for hunting down the perps and making living barf.

  3. ColdFusion

    oh god, black science is rampant.. let’s see.. disinfectants that smell nasty.. computer programs that never stop reminding you of stuff you know already… plus virus in general.. battery-powered battery changers that are only good for changing their own batteries..

  4. Bok

    Toning shoes being marketed to young women. (that’s just awful)
    Espresso machines. (since it’s becoming harder and harder to buy regular and in my opinion superior coffee machines)
    Behavioral science has pretty much become a form of black science as well. (…black box science?)

  5. admin

    RavenBlack – You can probably patent various hole drilled pipes as designer flutes. :P

    Gloux – I’ve seen a product for opening blister packaging… that was contained in blister packaging! I’m sorry about your injury.

    ColdFusion – Nasty disinfectant smell? Now when I smell lemons I think it’s poisonous cleaning fluid.

    Bok – Toning shoes are bunk. You need toning socks for better form! Or even better, toning imaginary shoes, only a hundred real dollars!

  6. Ribusprissin

    So, the message is that when black people claim to be not evil, they’re actually almost evil?

  7. admin

    Ribuprissin – I guess the message is that if you think you’re not evil, it might be worth re-examining things. Also, that evil sometimes brings out the worst in those who fight it.

  8. Hoppy

    “Evil sometimes brings out the worst in those who fight it.”

    Wow, what an awesome quote! I am *so* stealing this for my favorite City of Heroes charachter! (Well, one of my favorites, anyway. I have so many.)

  9. admin

    Hoppy – I can’t take credit for that. It’s just my incorrect remembering of Nietzsche’s quote, “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.”

  10. Hoppy

    Thought it reminded me of something. Still, I like yours better. :)

  11. Steve

    Earbuds capable of playing loud enough to be heard by people across the room. I’m all for listening to one’s favorite music, but if other people can hear it that defeats the purpose of wearing earbuds, not to mention hearing damage.