The world today has many fabulous new conveniences and inventions. We have stuff that we could not even have imagined not that many years ago. Cell phones, computers, the internet, automatic…Hell, there are just too many things to mention.
What I will mention, because I am an old dude, is old stuff that has been replaced with new stuff that is not as good as the old stuff…What?
Electric mixers. They are a pain in the ass! They take up room, are difficult to clean and are heavy and clunky to operate. I found an old tool that works much better….a whisk! Imagine; light, mobile, easy to clean and will beat up eggs and mix flour and milk about twice as fast as an electric mixer.
Ice crushers. The ice crusher in my fridge is great, except it sometimes takes too long, and then it spits out crushed ice faster than I want, sometimes making a mess. I prefer to just wack individual cubes with the back end of a heavy spoon. Quick, neat, and easy.
TV Remote. This is a handy item, but it gets lost, the batteries run down and it is hard to read at night. It is just not as good as having a little brother to stand by the TV to change the channels and adjust the volume with verbal commands. (Wait, I was the little brother)
Electric carving knife. These are hard to sharpen and, oh hell they are just stupid; it is easier to use your own carving motion with a good old sharp carving knife.
Electric can opener. Most containers no longer need a can opener, but if one is needed, the hand operated ones are more convenient and work pretty dang well.
CD recording vs. vinyl records. I just threw this in because lately purists are claiming a better sound from the old vinyl records. Personally, I think they are nuts.
Car Headlight Dimmers. Am I the only one who preferred that dimer button you hit with your foot instead of the lever on the column?
Low flush toilets. How much water do these things really save, especially when you consider the need to double or even triple flush to properly clear the bowl?
Forced hot air heat. I guess this heating method is cheaper to install and maintain, but hot water baseboard or even the old radiators provide a much more comfortable heat, unless you prefer a dry nasal passage and sore throat all winter.
Dictionary vs. spell check. Bad example, the dictionary is a pain in the ass.
That’s it, everything else is terrific!