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24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« on: September 27, 2012, 12:32:57 PM »
Some of these really aren't very far removed from the bedpan and catheter. 

http://now.msn.com/inventions-for-lazy-people-photo-gallery

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 03:26:42 PM »
No. Words.

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 03:38:28 PM »
Some of them seem like anti-laziness to me.  That's where you put more effort into avoiding the work than it would take to actually do the work in the first place.

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 03:54:23 PM »
Some of them seem like anti-laziness to me.  That's where you put more effort into avoiding the work than it would take to actually do the work in the first place.

I hadnt considered that.  My favorite has to be the banana slicer.  So useful.

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 04:49:48 PM »

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2012, 05:01:20 PM »
Thanks for posting those reviews... comedy success was had.

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 09:23:09 PM »
I dunno, but the dust mop slippers look like a great multi-tasking tool.  Sweep a little with every step.  I have hardwood floors and cats, so the need to sweep and dust is never ending.  Get the dust pan on a stick to go with the slippers, and never bend over!

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 11:34:16 PM »
Some of them seem like anti-laziness to me.  That's where you put more effort into avoiding the work than it would take to actually do the work in the first place.

I hadnt considered that.  My favorite has to be the banana slicer.  So useful.

No!  It cuts slices that are a fixed thickness, and that'ss almost certainly not going to be the thickness I want my bananas sliced.  What the world really needs is an ADJUSTABLE banana slicer!

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2012, 12:37:29 PM »
I dunno, but the dust mop slippers look like a great multi-tasking tool.  Sweep a little with every step.  I have hardwood floors and cats, so the need to sweep and dust is never ending.  Get the dust pan on a stick to go with the slippers, and never bend over!

Ahaha, I was thinking the same thing. I just wasn't sure whether that still puts me as lazy for wanting to multi-task sweeping while just walking around my place.

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2012, 12:56:27 PM »
If the choice is between the dust mop slippers and a Roomba, isn't "self powered" always better?

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2012, 01:55:46 PM »
Re: the electric scissors, I've never used them, but I usually see them in the context of sewing. Perhaps they just make a more reliably smooth cut.

I think my favorite is the toasted bread.

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2012, 11:39:08 PM »
I think my favorite is the toasted bread.

I admit that puzzles me.  Surely the point of toast is that it should be at least warm?  But then, I've never really gotten used to the idea of pre-toasted stuffing for the Thanksgiving turkey...

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2012, 09:07:10 PM »
  I want the slippers!  I will admit to having cleaned many a floor by throwing a damp towel on the floor and "mopping" w/ my feet.  I do think the book holder might be good for someone who is actually disabled.  Years ago I had carpal tunnel and a piched nerve in my neck - reading comfortably was hard.  But the guy in the looks paralyzed.
  Oh, pre-toasted bread does sound funny, but it is actually a normal food in my world.  My family is Dutch and I grew up eating rusk - basically a hard, crispy bread (aka pre-toasted) that lasts a really long time b/c it is dried (I think they used it to feed sailors.)
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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2012, 11:52:12 PM »
Some of them seem like anti-laziness to me.  That's where you put more effort into avoiding the work than it would take to actually do the work in the first place.

I hadnt considered that.  My favorite has to be the banana slicer.  So useful.

No!  It cuts slices that are a fixed thickness, and that'ss almost certainly not going to be the thickness I want my bananas sliced.  What the world really needs is an ADJUSTABLE banana slicer!
I think I could sell you one of those.  Do you mind if I call it a KNIFE?

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2012, 11:56:26 PM »
Oh crap - just saw the pasta twirling fork.  I don't know what is sadder.
1. Someone came up with the concept
2. Someone designed it
3. Someone manufactured it
4. Someone bought it

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2012, 03:23:06 AM »
I thought the bic for her pen is inspired:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BIC-For-Her-Medium-Ballpoint/dp/B004FTGJUW/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Again, some great reviews.

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2012, 02:06:55 PM »
Dude! That pot stirrer is the bomb-diggity. There are times when i have too much to do and scorch all sorts of sauces and such. ;op

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2012, 05:39:49 PM »
Dude! That pot stirrer is the bomb-diggity. There are times when i have too much to do and scorch all sorts of sauces and such. ;op

Well after posting this link to FB, a friend reported that the pot stirrer is bunk. wah! ;o)

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2012, 06:39:06 PM »
Well after posting this link to FB, a friend reported that the pot stirrer is bunk. wah! ;o)

Just use a whisk and an attention span.

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2012, 07:06:47 PM »
I tend to go on canning frenzies,  where I'll have every burner on the stove going and the campstove going on the backyard with the pressure canners going on it.  these days are 10-12 hours of constant rushing to keep everything flowing smoothly.  Sometimes it's not the attention span so much as the lack of time to get around to stirring.

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Re: 24 Must have Gadgets for the supremely lazy
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2012, 08:10:11 AM »
I tend to go on canning frenzies,  where I'll have every burner on the stove going and the campstove going on the backyard with the pressure canners going on it.  these days are 10-12 hours of constant rushing to keep everything flowing smoothly.  Sometimes it's not the attention span so much as the lack of time to get around to stirring.

Fair enough. Something like canning seems a lot more likely to make special tools useful. Especially if you're doing a ton of it at a time.