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Why is this site so full of alarm clock
ideas? It is one of the mysteries of
psychology that the wakeful self should
put so much effort into devising devices
get the sleepful self out of bed, only so
that the sleepful self can become more
adept at defeating or ignoring them.
digress. This is only another alarm clock
idea, so don't get your hopes up.
The clock is in two parts. A regular-
looking alarm clock beside the bed is
linked (bluetoothly or otherwise) to a
customized toaster in the kitchen. Upon
retiring for the night, full of good
intentions, you simply place your
credit card, CD, photograph or just a
wad of cash in the toaster. When the
alarm goes off the next morning, your
sleepy-headed alter ego has just 80
seconds to make it to the kitchen and
retrieve your valuables before they are
As a bonus, on Sundays you can use the
same device to greet your day with a
round of toast.
||What happens monday morning after a hard night of... PLAYING CHESS... until 3AM, when the alarm goes off, and you are sleeping so soundly that you do not even hear it?
||I should think that a blanket shredder would be more effective, especially if you get wrapped up in the sheets.
||//I should think that a blanket shredder
would be more effective// Possibly.
However, the toaster clock does have the
advantage of being moderately more
feasible. Actually, I'm not sure if this is
considered an advantage at the halfbakery.
||// this could be done with a cheap timer
and a manual toaster.// Yeah, but where's
the fun in that?
||quote "call ambulance, re-build kitchen"