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The World's Most Annoying Gadget

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Think about that person in your class or office who makes you crazy. Wouldn’t it be great to annoy the heck out of them, without even having to be in the room? Thanks to the folks at ThinkGeek, you can. There are like 1 million ways to annoy people, and I think I’ve used about 991,627 of them. This is now number 991,628. Ponzi will be so excited.

The Annoy-A-Tron would be useless against an army of Snowbots, but it’s very effective at disturbing that guy in the sales department or your “friend” down the hall. With its thin design and embedded magnet for easy hiding, the Annoy-a-tron can be placed in a variety of locations. Select one of the three sound choices (2 kHz, 12 kHz, or alternating) and push the switch to the on position. Place it in a proper hiding spot and let the “fun” begin.

The Annoy-a-tron generates a short (but very annoying, hence the name) beep every few minutes. Your unsuspecting target will have a hard time ‘timing’ the location of the sound because the beeps will vary in intervals ranging from 2 to 8 minutes. The 2kHz sound is generically annoying enough, but if you really really want to aggravate somebody, select the 12 kHz sound. Trust us. The higher frequency and slight ‘electronic noise’ built into that soundbyte will make a full-grown Admin wonder where his packets are.

Just think of all the places you could put it:

  • Inside a computer case
  • Hidden in a stack of papers
  • Under the seat of a car
  • Shoved deep in a pocket of someone’s purse or Notebook case
  • Under the teacher’s desk!

Ok, that last one may not be a great idea, but hey. It’s up to you who to annoy, and where you do it!

Edited to add follow-up comments from my contact at ThinkGeek!

#1 The most awesome sound doesn’t convey during recordings because it’s too high-pitched (hence the annoying part). It’s too high pitched for most audio recordings – but is piercing in real life..

#2 Perhaps most importantly, it has a built-in rare-earth magnet. So you can stick it places. Which makes it far more devious. You can stick it to the underside of a desk, into an air vent, etc. That’s one of the main features when we developed it.

Anyways, will keep ya posted. Thanks!

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Christmas Party Ideas

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Every year, Ponzi and I discuss having a Christmas party. Every year, it turns into us sitting at home drinking Egg Nog. Well, it’s more like me drinking it, since she doesn’t even like it. I prefer my Egg Nog to have nothing added to it. Just give me egg… and nog.

I decided to send Ponzi a little reward, and make it look like I indulged in a bit more than just egg and nog. I reinstalled Vista SP1 just for this purpose. I warmed up the copy machine, dropped the back of my drawers, and made her a pretty picture!

However, it appears as though Vista SP1 may still have some issues.

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