50 Things To Blow Some Cash On

October 11, 2007

I have a confession to make: I am not a millionaire.

Phew, I’m glad that’s out there!

If I was actually a millionaire, however, the Daily Mail have kindly provided me with a shopping list of all the ‘must have’ toys for today’s modern cashed-up poser. Err, I mean man or woman about town.

I’m not really sure how many of these I’d go for if I did have limitless money (the DB5? Cigars? Titanium coffee machine – I like that one!). Still, it’s always nice to dream every once in a while.

What would you choose if money were no object?

Feeling Hot Under the Collar?

August 15, 2007

I’m trying not to make this blog into a series of quirky funnies, I really am, but I couldn’t overlook this little beauty!

Those wacky Japanese have outdone themselves by developing a tie with a USB powered fan in it.

USB powered necktie

Err .. if you’re close enough to a USB port, couldn’t you, like, just turn on your regular desk fan?

(tip to Tom .. don’t let your mum get you one of these .. it won’t help 🙂 )

Bing Lee and the Escalator of Crushing Disappointment

August 14, 2007

Forgive me for getting a little too ‘local’ here, but have any of you been up to the Bing Lee store in Pitt Street? Every time I go there (and I guess by now I really should have learnt my lesson) I come away crushed by my failure to find any of the items I’ve set out for.

Going into a shop and coming out empty-handed isn’t exactly a novel experience, but I think what heightens my false expectation here is the long escalator ride you have to take to get up to the store. You head slowly up two or three floors on the one enclosed escalator, past pictures of happy smiling people with the latest and greatest gadgets. As you ascend, your mind fills with endless wonders of tech greatness just waiting for your hard-earned dollars.

As if to heighten the tension you then have to go up a second mini-escalator before you reach .. the temple of electronic dreams!

And then .. *crash* .. the reality hits as you recognise that – once again – they are out-paced technically by the 2002 Target catalogue, at twice the price. Genius!

Or maybe I’ve just summed up Sydney shopping for us of a geeky disposition?