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Touch my monitor, and I'll...

make your finger smell slightly off.
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Clear spray for your monitor. Reacts with finger oils over time to release an unpleasant smell. Comes with a sticker warning of this, to be placed on your monitor.

This product are for those who really hate a fingerprinted monitor. Sure, it'll also react with the fingerprint on your monitor, but the targeted consumer is anal enough to have cleaned the monitor by then anyway.

Worldgineer, Jan 19 2006


       Ew, [World]! +
moomintroll, Jan 19 2006

       Anyone seen or read Umberto Eco's "Name of the Rose"?
Anyway, who are you calling "anal"?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jan 19 2006

       [21] Just don't display the sticker or tell them about it. They'll still touch your screen, but will always wonder why their fingers smell. It's a small victory, but better than nothing.
Worldgineer, Jan 19 2006

       But my finger already smells funny
Dub, Jan 19 2006

       "touch my monitor and I'll make your finger smell funny" boy, this lad's really hard!
po, Jan 19 2006

       The punishment should fit the crime, [po].   

       Next up: annoying disco music playing anti-theft pen alarm system.
Worldgineer, Jan 19 2006

       Not much use in a police crime storage area then....   

       what about "Touch my monitor and I'll make your finger fall slightly off" ? - sound effect of descending hatchet slicing through the air..... It's a very silly idea and fully deserving of a reward +
xenzag, Jan 19 2006

       Or go all the way using that flesh-eating virus. Perhaps a bit drastic.
Worldgineer, Jan 19 2006

       [Absinthe] Maybe I'm not with it, but I don't see what "Name of the Rose" has to do with this idea. Have a moment to explain for us thickies??
PollyNo9, Jan 19 2006

       [crash] would stink and my monitor would still be filthy.
wagster, Jan 19 2006

       Dont tell them what irritates you? Hmmm... so like if I said something like... pretty women on the job waiting on me hand and foot is something that is irritating to me then I guess they will do it just to spite me.. hmmm.. good idea.
Jscotty, Jan 20 2006

       Use a CRT and turn up the voltage to the tube. They'll leran soon enough.
Aq_Bi, Jan 20 2006

       [PollyNo9] Part of the plot of Name of the Rose concerned a book which killed. The book (a comedy) was in the library of a monastery of a strict order of mediaeval monks. It killed those who read it because they licked their fingers to turn the page, and the corners of the pages had been poisoned by a very strict monk who thought that laughter was a sin.
Though why he didn't just burn the book, I don't remember.
A kind of Dark Ages whodunnit.

The analogy was that I would gladly wish agonising intestinal pains on anyone who touches my pristine flastscreen.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jan 20 2006

       Yeah, but who wants a sticker on their monitor?
justaguy, Jan 20 2006

       Maybe the monk wasn't bothered as much by laughter as by people who lick their fingers when turning pages.
Worldgineer, Jan 20 2006

       <sprays monitor>
The Kat, Jan 20 2006

       [Absinthe] Ahhh that's right, I remember now. It's beena few years since I read it. I can't remember why he didn't burn it either, but I can't imagine that that fact was covered. Hm. Anyways, nice connection. I should re-read that one.
PollyNo9, Jan 21 2006

       Not a good idea if you have a touch-screen.
nick_n_uit, Jan 21 2006


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