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.For those who wanted to buy this alarm clock, I'm sorry - it appears to be a design only, not a production product.
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.
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