"throwback -- A sudden reminder of the past. This can be brought about by hearing a song from high school, seeing an ex..... Similar to a flashback." sourceI've decided to start a new periodic Thursday theme called "Throwback Thursday"; it may or may not occur again, just depends if anyone else finds it amusing. Because after all this blog is all about you the reader. Well OK not all about you, it's mostly about me and my weird thoughts about stuff. But well I guess I am getting to that age when I start to sound like my parents, when they said things like "Do you remember back when ...blah, blah?" I unfortunately usually stopped listening about then.
Anyway this whole idea about the cone of silence came about when my husband and I were trying to have a quiet lunch out the other day. We ended up sitting across from an obnoxious cell phone user and thus my husband reminded me about the cone of silence. No idea what I am talking about??? Then you are a mere child and let me educate you.
This gadget was used on the old Get Smart show (1965-1970) on NBC. The gag was that it didn't actually work and they could never hear each other but everyone else could hear them. Still no idea what I am talking about, here is a classic bit from the show.
Well I would like a cone of silence that really does work in a slightly different way! Ideally with the press of a button the cone of silence would envelope me in a euphoric force field type bubble that sound waves could not penetrate or at the least would be diminished to a whisper. I can think of several times this would come in handy.
For example the other day while shopping a mother and her sweet toddler were discussing whether said child should be hanging on the side of the cart. A disagreement ensued and said child started shrieking so loud I thought me ear drums would burst! Or how about those pesky cellphone users like the one we encountered in the restaurant that answer the phone at the table and proceed to get louder as the call progresses. Then there are the people who turn their car stereos up loud enough to make my car windows vibrate. Feel free to comment with your own examples!
I want some high-tech company to come up with a new cone of silence, please!
What was one of the favorite catch phrases of Maxwell Smart?