Monday, August 25, 2008

Just For Grins: A Novel Alarm Clock

wake n; bacon alarm clock, shaped like a pig, with place to cook bacon

As heard on NPR, on Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! (August 11 show):
The problem, you see, for alarm clock designers isn't waking people up - that's easy. The problem is making them want to get out of bed.

So we're pleased to tell you about the new Wake n' Bacon alarm clock. You just put strips of frozen bacon in the Wake n' Bacon tray at night. Ten minutes before the alarm is due to go off in the morning, two halogen lamps get busy cooking your strips of hickory-smoked sin and releasing the aroma into the air.

And then, of course, you'll be woken up easily and painlessly by your dogs as they climb over your face to eat your alarm clock.
For those who wanted to buy this alarm clock, I'm sorry - it appears to be a design only, not a production product.

Related Post: 7 Alarm Clocks for a Gentler Wake-Up Call

3 comments:

John Trosko said...

Dogs eating your alarm clock-- where do you get these fun ideas, Jeri?

John

Jeri Dansky said...

John: At the gym, doing cardio, listening to the podcast on my iPod.

Gigi Babcock said...

What a laugh! Thanks.