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    Last Laugh: Beer barrage http://blogs.theage.com.au/entertainment/archives/2007/03/last_laugh_beer.html Lazy beer drinkers rejoice! An inventor has created a
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      Last Laugh: Beer barrage
      http://blogs.theage.com.au/entertainment/archives/2007/03/last_laugh_beer.html

      Lazy beer drinkers rejoice! An inventor has created a fridge that will
      throw beer cans to drinkers - rather than them having to get up from
      the couch, walk all the way too the fridge, get the door open, bend
      down to take a beer out, close the door, walk back to the couch, sit
      down again and finally open the beer. Sounds like a million-dollar
      idea, right?

      Watch video of the beer-launching fridge in action here.
      http://www.metacafe.com/watch/445498/robotic_beer_launching_refrigerator/

      The inventor, John W. Cornwell, says on his site that, while the beer
      launching fridge is not commercially available, those who are serious
      about acquiring one can email him and make an offer.

      I do have some concerns though. If you watch the video, the robotic
      arm gently lobs the beer, making it easy to catch.

      "There is a slight danger of being hit in the head with a flying can,"
      Ananova reports Cornwell saying, "but this danger decreases the more
      you use it."

      I would have thought the reverse is true. After six or seven beers, it
      won't matter how gently the beer is lobbed - your impaired motor
      functions will ensure it's going to hit you in the head.

      I also have a sneaking suspicion that this really puts us on the road
      to a Terminator-style Armageddon, led by an army of beer throwing
      'bots who incapacitate humans by plying them with drinks, before
      finishing them off with a rapidly flung beer can between the eyes.

      What do you think? Wonderful invention or the first step to doomsday?




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    • Red Fox
      ahhh...the end is nigh......tarbender I ll ave anudder... Ive only had ti martwonis and I fool so feelish !! ... From: cfsmtb To:
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 7, 2007
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        ahhh...the end is nigh......tarbender I'll 'ave anudder...

        Ive only had ti martwonis and I fool so feelish !!

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        From: cfsmtb <cfsmtb@...>
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        Sent: Wednesday, 7 March, 2007 11:39:13 AM
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        Last Laugh: Beer barrage
        http://blogs. theage.com. au/entertainment /archives/ 2007/03/last_ laugh_beer. html

        Lazy beer drinkers rejoice! An inventor has created a fridge that will
        throw beer cans to drinkers - rather than them having to get up from
        the couch, walk all the way too the fridge, get the door open, bend
        down to take a beer out, close the door, walk back to the couch, sit
        down again and finally open the beer. Sounds like a million-dollar
        idea, right?

        Watch video of the beer-launching fridge in action here.
        http://www.metacafe .com/watch/ 445498/robotic_ beer_launching_ refrigerator/

        The inventor, John W. Cornwell, says on his site that, while the beer
        launching fridge is not commercially available, those who are serious
        about acquiring one can email him and make an offer.

        I do have some concerns though. If you watch the video, the robotic
        arm gently lobs the beer, making it easy to catch.

        "There is a slight danger of being hit in the head with a flying can,"
        Ananova reports Cornwell saying, "but this danger decreases the more
        you use it."

        I would have thought the reverse is true. After six or seven beers, it
        won't matter how gently the beer is lobbed - your impaired motor
        functions will ensure it's going to hit you in the head.

        I also have a sneaking suspicion that this really puts us on the road
        to a Terminator-style Armageddon, led by an army of beer throwing
        'bots who incapacitate humans by plying them with drinks, before
        finishing them off with a rapidly flung beer can between the eyes.

        What do you think? Wonderful invention or the first step to doomsday?

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