Friday, September 7, 2007

Wake Up! Get You're Butt Out Of Bed! Come On! If You Can't Get Up, Then The Japanese Have Some Alarm Clocks For You!

What ever happened to waking up to annoying disc jockeys like Rick Dees and having to have a couple of cigarettes and a cup of coffee to wake up in the morning? Is that out of style? Or how about getting up to the classic cymbals above your head like I think they did on an "I Love Lucy" episode. Well, our friends in Japan are never short of creative alarm clocks to start your day (or ruin your dreams). Doesn't the morning suck enough without punishing yourself even more when you wake up? But if you're one of those who can't get your ass out of bed or just don't want to, then maybe these two new inventions are just for you.

Now you can really throw your alarm clock when you wake up, and without having to buy a new one! The Hand Grenade alarm clock from Toyo Trading is part of a set of motion-sensitive alarm clocks that turn off when you throw them at something. Now this is great if you have a significant other or roommate that refuses to get out of bed. You pull the pin out of the toy-looking hand grenade and then yell, "fire in the hole!" and toss it into the sleeper's bed. In order to get the alarm noise to stop they must get out of bed and retrieve the pin from you.

Including baseball and soccer ball models, the alarm clock function is quite simple, but the shell is made of soft PVC so it won’t break anything valuable. When it goes off, toss it at the wall to shut it off, but you better be careful to actually get up or it’s completely pointless. And if you're not careful, you may get something broken that you don't want to by that adoring mate...if you get my drift!

Being a heavy sleeper myself, this would NEVER work for me, though it might be a good addition to the three alarms I sometimes have to set to get out of bed. Combine it with our next innovative gadget, the DangerBomb alarm clock to complete the Action Movie Morning and I've Got Too Much Tech Stuff theme.

The DangerBomb Clock from Banpresto is the best way to bring out your inner Mission Impossible urges by making you defuse a bomb every morning! It's an alarm clock that looks like a bomb made by terrorists. The clocks turn off mechanism is randomly set every time, so you’ll always have to be on your toes to figure out how in god's name to shut the thing off. Again, if you can't do it, you may again get something broken that you don't want to by that adoring mate.

In a nutshell, here's how it works. When the alarm goes off at the preset time, you have to choose which wire to cut. Choose the wrong one and…KABOOM! And to really annoy the hell out of you, this alarm clock stops ringing ONLY when the correct cable is disconnected (which again is randomly determined everyday) This DangerBomb Clock is cruel because it'll scare the crap out of you for a second when you first wake up, and then when you can't get the damn thing turned off you realize you were the dumbass who had to have the alarm clock that looks like a bomb. Totally dumb by I love it!

Ahhhh. Boyz and their toys. Ain't life grand!