What if religious people would do their jobs using the same magical version of reality they believe in their spiritual life?
- An accountant would put all the invoices in a magic box, say a short prayer and expect the annual report to appear on his boss’ desk by 9am.
- All religious doctors would try to exorcise the cancer out of the patient.
- All believers would stop taking drugs and go to hospitals because they prayed.
- A civil engineer wouldn’t have to calculate the charges for a bridge because angels will help support the cars to cross the river.
- A farmer would send his donkey to the vet because its not talking. (see Balaam story in Numbers 22:1-35)
- The insurance adjuster would believe you when you tell him your house was destroyed by fiery snakes.
- A clerk could not go to work because some customers have the evil eye.
- The Pope would stop using a bullet-proof Popemobile and rely on divine protection only.
Geo-Helio-synchronous Temporal Personal Device — Watch
Thermal Wave-based Transference Device — Microwave
Epidermal Helio-Photo Shield — Sunscreen
Analog Fiber-based Knowledge Repository — Book
Tactile Soundwave Manipulator — Piano
Avian Necro Cryo Protein Intake System — Frozen Chicken
Diameter-adjustable Abdominal Retaining Device — Belt
Human to Human Knowledge Transference System — School
Mr. Tight Pants
Has the ability to make his pants tighter than anyone else on the planet.
While he has an amazing name, Red Thunder’s only power is to give himself nose bleeds and red cheeks.
Middle-age man who sports gray pants, beige shirt, a brown watch and black shoes. He has an average grasp of colloquial expressions and a forgetable hairdo.
Wears a leather G-string and has a slightly sticky skin, which can be kind of useful in an office setting if people run out of Post-It notes.
A guy who walks slowly.
The Amazing Tornado
A girl who is usually dizzy.
A teenager in a white jeans outfit, who always counts her steps.
A pretty quiet fair-skinned guy.
An overweight guy in sweat pants who often mixes irony with sarcasm.
Group of almost irritating villains that include Jeff the 5’10 giant, Bob the 5’9 dwarf, Hariet the single-jointed non-contortionist and Steve the 185 pound sumo.
One of the most overused concept and name, beside “green” is “smart”. Is the “smart” trend only a new marketing trick? Just how smart are the products having “smart” in their name?
That one is a bit misleading, since the name means “Swatch Mercedes ART”. It’s very smart if you consider fuel consumption and ease of parking — less smart is feeling of panic you have when driving between 2 tractor-trailers on the highway at 110lm/m on a windy day.
It stands for a phone that has more communication or productivity features, such as web browsing, music, camera, email, text message, etc. It does allow us to bring part of the desktop computing experience on the road. Unfortunately, the only part it does not enhance at all is actually the most basic function: phoning.
Introduced this year by our electricity distributors, it is marketed as a new way to reduce our electricity cost. It’s actually a new way to force us to change our habits by using electricity in pre-determined time-slots (night-time and week-ends) while paying ever more for the service.
This is a bomb that has fins, sensors and a computer. It can steer to hit the target more precisely. In theory, it allows to drop less bombs to hit a specific target. Looks like a slightly less messy way to kill tons of people.