Okay, let’s see which of you tramps lights up!

June 19, 2009

They’ve just unveiled a prototype dress designed to light up when the wearer’s mobile telephone rings. As high-tech gadgets go, I just don’t see this one catching on.

Where to begin? Do you want folks to know how pathetically unpopular you are when you hang out with the gang and your dress doesn’t light up once?

And if your phone DOES ring a lot, do you want to endure the searing pain of a bunch of Sylvania lightbulbs burning into your flesh, just to announce each call?

Here what I see happening if this catches on.

Say you’re a trashy floozy having an affair with a married guy, and you agree to meet him at a crowded nightspot. But then his wife shows up with his phone and hits last number dialed, and you’re so busted, glow worm! Then there’s a screaming catfight, hair gets pulled, clothes get torn, beer bottles get broken…

Okay, so maybe the idea isn’t all bad.

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Tennis player Maria Sharapova with the light-up dress at a boutique in London June 17, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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Is it still “clubbed to death” if she uses a tennis racquet? Why do I ask? No reason at all.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

Um, Robert, are you ok????

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Hmmm… This could get pretty interesting if you include different patterns for things like text messages, Twitter, e-mail,…

…oh and a vibrating feature for calendar reminders! Most people have such busy schedules these days…

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It would be worse than clubbing to death a baby seal, at least where such clubbing is allowed by law.

Ms Sharapova could be charged under the RICOS Act.

You know the charge, I believe?

Racquetting in Clothing Operating Stores!

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So what’s wrong with clubbing baby seals?!? If they want to go out dancing and partying, I say let them!

Posted by Rick | Report as abusive

My hairy green balls! How do you folks dream up this stuff?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

We now know that her dress lights up when her phone rings but does it strobe when her instrument is set to vibrate?

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