Random acts of violets

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It's the end of the world. Oh no, it's not.

Good grief, I can't believe this story is back again:
European Union ban on lightbulbs leads to a dim future. It is truly a slow news day.

Back in January the Daily Mail got into a frothing orgasm of ineffectual outrage about the entire world being forced to bump into objects and ruin their eyesight by using lightbulbs so hideous and bad they were hardly deserving of the name. Despite that fact that the summer before, the Daily Mail had run a promotion on the said same bulbs.

The web article was full of comments from people who seem to spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about lightbulbs. One comment even stated that a 100W bulb was THE ONLY LUXURY that they afforded themselves. Oh do fuck off.

Now the Telegraph is following very much the same line, 90% of the article bemoaning that the new bulbs are total shit, before including a very small line from someone who has actually used the lightbulbs in the last 30 years saying, actually they're fine, what's the fuss about, you can still see by them, innit.

Anyway, at least reading such an idiotic, knee-jerk 'article' has done more to raise my blood-pressure than an entire pot of very strong coffee; not sure if that's a good thing or not.


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