Monday, September 10, 2007

Consumer Question

I'm thinking of having one of these installed at my desk:

Anyone have any tips? What's the best brand, price point? What options should I insist on and which can I live without? Should I spring for the warantee? Should I have it installed or can I install it myself?

I'll probably do some comparison reports, but I always try to get real people's opinions before I make a final decision.

12 comments:

  1. Whatever brand you get, make sure your shoes don't have any holes in them.

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  2. I'd be sure to find out how breakable the ceiling is, first.

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  3. I've always found that everything from North Korea tends to be unstable: their ions, nitro-burning funny cars, my second ex-wife.

    Also, Consumer Reports from 1985 ran an excellent piece on jetpacks, right between "Hot Air Balloon Cities: The Time to Buy Is Now" and "Vocoders: In the Future, Everyone Will Sound Like Peter Frampton in that One Song."

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  4. Yep, asbestos shoes, definitely. Also, don't forget to check and make sure it has a parachute. Preferably a golden one.

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  5. The best option available for an ejection seat is a fully functioning aircraft. Always remember, your military equipment was built by the lowest bidder...

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  6. I want one of those for my cubicle guest chair.

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  7. what the hell is that thing on top? A reading lamp??

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  8. Lemon, the thing on the top is the drone chute deploying to pull the main.

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  9. Definitely go for the ejection seat. I opted for the trap door, and it's been nothing but trouble with the city, and the inspectors, and the building codes, and the department of animal welfare. What a hassle. I don't know what I was thinking.

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  10. One starving musician came by to say: But look at the outfit you have to wear with that thing. It's atrocious.

    j.e.

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