Sunday, November 23, 2008

Maybe its just me, but redundant comes to mind.




There is much in this world that I admit is over my head. How Bush got reelected in 2004, how that expert in the Constitution and geography Sara Palin still has people that want her to run in 2012, and perhaps strangest of all how Joe Lieberman can get on television and say he is still popular with Democrats after repeatedly stabbing President-elect Obama in the back. But as I was waiting in the theater parking lot for my son, Darth Spoilboy, to break his lip lock on his girlfriend ending their date the NPR game show "Wait...wait don't tell me!" was playing on the radio and they mentioned the item in the above video. I really didn't believe what they were describing so when I got home and after forcing Spoilboy into a cold shower I looked up the video.

Now I understand the concept of a treadmill and how it has certain advantages because I have always preferred running on them than running outside. Running outside in bad weather can really suck and I have an understanding that running on a treadmill is actually easier on the knees but combining a treadmill with running outside just doesn't make any sense to me. After seeing this video somewhere I imagine PT Barnum is laughing his ass off.

15 comments:

HILLBLOGGER said...

Beach, That was one truly 'redundant' way of running and treadmilling, but it's gobsmackingly funny! (Going to be redundant here too -- can't help but go Hahahahah!)

Oh yeah, speaking of Bush and Palin -- up to speed with you there. I too am gobsmacked at how redundantly foolish people can be.

Beach Bum said...

Hill: I truly thought the people on the radio talking about this item were joking. As far as Palin is concerned I starting to see her continued celebrity as possible evidence of a sinister conspiracy.

Mike said...

Once again, I feel the need to say--"Now I've seen it all."

HILLBLOGGER said...

I couldn't get over this video -- actually sent it to Baby Boy 1.

But know what? I had second thoughts -- could use one like that myself to roam around, like in my holiday base where no one can see me and where there's lots of space. (Cause I hate treadmills.)

HILLBLOGGER said...

Here's a reply from Baby Girl who's just seen it:

The things they sell these days;
nobody's going to want to buy that unless they lack a brain

1. It takes up space, 2. You can just put on trainers and go run, 3. It's too expensive, 4. It looks silly


Hahahah.

MadMike said...

In the words of that oh so famous philosopher:

"You have got to be shitting me!!"

Randal Graves said...

Well, at least it's powered by humans, which makes it better than those vile Segways.

Colonel Colonel said...

I thought it was a joke when I heard about it on WWDTM too, but actually, having seen it- it obviously has some sort of gearing, so you can go faster than you can run. Might bve useful to get to the grocery store, take the kids to daycare, whatever, if you added a few accessories. And how Americans LOVE accessories! I'm gonna go invest right this minute, you bet!

Keshi said...

hey BB Im not bak yet but I missed ya..so I came to say HI to ya. Hope all is well at ur end. TC n HUGS! :)

see ya!
Keshi.

Distributorcap said...

maybe they can get a stationary bike to do that -- oops that is a real bike

HILLBLOGGER said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Beach!

Utah Savage said...

Happy Thanksgiving dear. It's been such a pleasure getting to know you this past year. Keep writing--it's your thing.

Jessica said...

Hope you had a great thanksgiving Bum! Oh, and that thing is so wrong, on so many levels!

Beach Bum said...

Mike: I don't think the thing is marketed yet but I suspect its only time before the commercials start.

Hill: The things they sell these days;
nobody's going to want to buy that unless they lack a brain


That's the rub, even in these tough economic times there are still plenty of suckers around. Once again I'm forced to point out Sara Palin.

MadMike: At some point some "bright" engineer will actually put a battery on the thing so it can run without the person moving.

Randal: You won't believe it but my unnamed workplace bought a Segway so security wouldn't have to walk during rounds. When the suits explained they said walking is bad for your legs.

Colonel: Hell yeah, I figure the same highly educated financial wizards that gave us the current economic crisis will be investing 401k funds on that thing.

Keshi: Come back soon!

DCap: Yeah, another example of modern American ingenuity. I know the Chinese, Russians, and Indians are really worried now.

Hill, Utah, Jessica: As of right now I planning to run out and buy be a freaking Whopper. I getting sick of turkey.

Melvin said...

Beach!! you always rocks...
Great post...
Thanks for sharing......



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