Alarmclock puzzle

Michael Shiloh michael at
Tue May 13 17:55:32 CEST 2008

Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
> Michael Shiloh writes:
>> Way off-topic, but the best alarm clock I've ever seen is one that 
>> shoots a little flying disc out of the top when the alarm goes off. You 
>> have to get out of bed, find the disc (perhaps this would encourage my 
>> daughter to clean up her room before going to bed?), and insert it 
>> correctly in the clock in order to shut the alarm off.
>> I laugh every time I think of this thing. Innovative, practical, and fun.
> "Fun" is not a concept that I'm able to consolidate with "alarm
> clock"...

Oh lighten up. Imagine this:

You've been up until 2am packing, you had to wake up at 5:45 to get an 
early morning flight, the airport shuttle is outside honking its horn, 
the baby is crying, and the dog just chewed up little plastic disc from 
the alarm clock.

What's not fun about that?


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