Saturday, September 16, 2006

Better. Stronger. Faster. Maybe.

Headline: Woman begins new life with bionic arm

Now, Mitchell can peel a banana in a less simian posture. All she has to do is place her prosthetic left arm next to the banana and think about grabbing it. The mechanical hand closes around the fruit and she’s ready to peel.

Technology has come so far, it's truly amazing. I wonder if they included the na-na-na-na-na-na sound chip for when she moves around? Wouldn't that be cool, at least, for a couple of hours?

It's just so wonderful that all she has to do is think about it and the arm understands and responds to her thoughts. Wonderful, that is, if she's not a prime candidate for anger management therapy.

Imagine a check-out lane during a holiday rush. She stands there impatiently waiting, shifting her weight from one foot to the other, huffs loudly enough to make her irritation known to all, and then does the unthinkable: she thinks.

Whack! Bubblegum-popping-check-out-girl just got her teeth knocked out by a bionic arm!

I wonder if that thought crossed anyone's mind when they designed the prosthetic device? It could just be disastrous if the arm got into the wrong hands.

She'd better have some tennis balls handy for the crushing - just in case.

9 Comments:

Blogger mindy said...

let's hope her arm is being used for good and not evil.
that's just funny.

5:28 AM, September 16, 2006  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

Mindy - or get a mind of its own eventually! here comes another sci-fi movie... :)

5:34 AM, September 16, 2006  
Blogger mindy said...

or something like evil dead 2!
:)

11:47 AM, September 16, 2006  
Blogger Ben said...

As Gwen would say
"This sh*t is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s".
I always find your stories interesting, armless fun OMW

1:46 AM, September 17, 2006  
Blogger SJ said...

I got to to "hand" it to you that was a funny post :) If she were a cop that would make it the long bionic arm of the law.

I have blogged about a scientific miracle pop over if you get a minute.

4:36 AM, September 17, 2006  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

Ben: thanks for sticking that song in my head. The 'armless fun' was great - especially with a British accent. :)

SJ: thanks, tried to look for your story but you have a zillion blogs...throw me a clue. :)

8:36 AM, September 17, 2006  
Blogger SJ said...

Ooops :D

http://jsridhar.blogspot.com/2006/09/fish-tales.html

1:33 AM, September 19, 2006  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Awesome! Or perhaps we can peel away the skin and plug our machina arteries into the mainframe like our 70s toys suggested we do!

7:19 PM, September 20, 2006  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

Ray, I'm afraid if we did that, we'd have to bust out Operation!

11:08 AM, September 22, 2006  

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