Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Out of the mouths of babes and long-haired fools

I imagine some of the UK-based readership might have glanced at James May's Man Lab on the telly. Load of useless twaddle - it's essentially a Top Gear approach to practical skills and the modern man. i.e. As much use as a chocolate fireguard. However, I'm prepared to forgive Mr May a good deal, because it's quite entertaining. But mainly because he came up with the best description for an electric router. Viz:

"A Router... The perfect tool for ruining things quickly."

All too true, in my experience. Although in the case of the Man Lab they seemed to be making a good stab at it with pretty much every tool they used... ;)


  1. A too true Alf, seems they will pick any idiot to show us how not to do something for entertaiment, rather than get a skilled craft person to teach us.

  2. We've yet to get Capt. Slow's new program here on BBC America -- just the toy show. But I do agree about the router. I think router misfortunes are like motorcycle accidents -- they happen very quickly and there is no such thing as a fender-bender, just carnage!


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