Doing battle with daily dragons

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

The Ball of All Knowledge

In yet another example of how technology is trying to drive a wedge between us and our fellow men, I found this little gadget advertised on Amazon this morning.

Everyone in the universe has played 20 Questions while sitting in the back of their parent's car on that unbearable journey to nan's house. Although these games usually ended in a fight or censured by one parent or the other when the object in question turns out to be "a dog's butt", it at least allowed us to interact with our fellow travellers in some kind of meaningful way. But hey, fuck all that, HERE'S A LITTLE PIECE OF PLASTIC TO PLAY WITH YOU INSTEAD! Now you an your family can pass the long hours in the car without the inconvienience of actually having to speak to one another except to request bathroom breaks or complain that so and so is hogging the know-it-all-ball.

Having said that. I'd like one, please. It's on my wish list.