Monday, July 26, 2010

Thing You Wouldn't Expect

  1. Internet musicals. (I'm looking at you, Dr. Horrible and A Very Potter Musical.)
  2. A vast majority of what humans do on a daily basis. When you stop and really think about it, people are weird.
  3. A seemingly very complicated process to be completed in about five mouse clicks. When they work, computer are awesome.
  4. A grown man to play with dinosaur toys. Especially while piloting a spaceship.
  5. Tassel loafers. Men's fashion is generally utilitarian, and shoes are no exception. You don't expect shoes to have random decorations hanging around on top. But there they are.
  6. Similarly, predistressed jeans. Jeans are expensive. Why would people want to spend money on jeans that are already ripped, wrinkled, faded, and with skid marks?
  7. The invention of standard cooking techniques. Who thought it'd be a good idea to put bean in boiling water to get coffee? Who figured out that salting meat would keep it fresh? Once placed in a scientific context, they all make sense, but inventing cooking without practical science would be pretty crazy.
  8. Above, but for the discovery of medicinal herbs, plants, and berries. Either early people watched animals to see what wasn't poisonous, or they lost a lot of friends finding out.
  9. The atom bomb. I mean, seriously. Why do science fiction writers bother thinking up photon torpedoes and tachyon beams? You can't beat the atom bomb.
  10. The Spanish Inquisition. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

1 comment:

  1. If you hadn't included the Spanish Inquisition, I would have felt horribly trolled. xD