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(BBC)   Design student reinvents the Cone of Silence, which looks amazingly awesome. Would you believe marginally effective? How about irredeemably stupid?   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2010-05-11 2:39:28 PM  
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Do they come with a can of spray paint?
 
2010-05-11 2:41:24 PM  
I'd wear that if I could get a working drill on my right hand.
 
2010-05-11 2:43:10 PM  
Drunken makeouts must be difficult in that thing.
 
2010-05-11 2:44:53 PM  
Looks more like the Cone of Keeping Chubby Butch Lesbians at Bay.
 
2010-05-11 2:50:05 PM  
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Little Timmy enjoys shopping now that he doesn't have to listen to his mom's sh*t!
 
2010-05-11 2:50:30 PM  
Product design student Elaine McLuskey missed it by that much.
 
2010-05-11 2:55:21 PM  
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2010-05-11 3:32:55 PM  
Is she looking for an excuse for not being able to pick up guys at bars, or does she think this doesn't look completely ridiculous?
 
2010-05-11 3:37:55 PM  
I bet those aren't nearly as fun to have on your head when there's some wise-ass with an airhorn at the party.
 
2010-05-11 4:00:17 PM  

PacManDreaming: I bet those aren't nearly as fun to have on your head when there's some wise-ass with an airhorn at the party.


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2010-05-11 4:14:31 PM  
Another solution to hearing in a noisy bar: Turn the goddamn music down!

I don't understand why so many places feel like they have to blast the sound so loud. It's my personal crusade.

How can you work your smooth lines if you have to shout them into the girl's ear?
 
2010-05-11 5:25:28 PM  
Missed it by that much.
 
2010-05-11 5:26:21 PM  
"MAX, I SAID LET'S TURN OFF THE CONE OF SILENCE!"
 
2010-05-11 5:26:22 PM  
going to the moon. brb
 
2010-05-11 5:29:39 PM  
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"McLuskey has also invented a stationary version of the acoustic sphere
place to surreptitiously do blow that beats the hell out of a filthy toilet seat."
 
2010-05-11 5:29:47 PM  
Looks like a cross between an old diver's helmet, and a hamster sphere.
 
2010-05-11 5:29:53 PM  
If I walked into a bar and saw people actually wearing these things I would turn right back around and walk out. And check with my company if they'd slipped me some hallucinogens.

"Did you see that shiat? There's a bunch of drunk astronauts in there!"
 
2010-05-11 5:30:03 PM  
Whatever. Just don't be that girl (everybody knows one) who feels the need to YELL DIRECTLY INTO YOUR EAR AS LOUD AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE in noisy situations.
 
2010-05-11 5:31:27 PM  
irredeemably stupid doesn't begin to describe the problem...

makes the nubrella look reasonable and well thought out. actually, i sort of want to gag gift nubrellas.

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/hot like her lipstick
 
2010-05-11 5:31:52 PM  
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I'd bet that they aren't talking.
 
2010-05-11 5:32:56 PM  
HEADLINE WIN!
I love Get Smart, and the Cone of Silence always made me laugh.

/Also, Agent 99 was teh hawt
 
2010-05-11 5:33:40 PM  

D_Evans45: If I walked into a bar and saw people actually wearing these things I would turn right back around and walk out. And check with my company if they'd slipped me some hallucinogens.

"Did you see that shiat? There's a bunch of drunk astronauts in there!"


i want to party with drunk astronauts. no lines for the bathrooms given their love of diapers. and you know the women are crazy...
 
2010-05-11 5:33:50 PM  
I wanna party with these broads!
 
2010-05-11 5:34:29 PM  
Simple chronic halitosis. That is all.

That, and pot shotguns.
 
2010-05-11 5:35:46 PM  
Nice subby.

I miss the ol' Don Adams.
 
2010-05-11 5:35:58 PM  
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2010-05-11 5:37:50 PM  
I do not like the cone of shame

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2010-05-11 5:38:20 PM  

A Fark Handle: irredeemably stupid doesn't begin to describe the problem...

makes the nubrella look reasonable and well thought out.


I want one! I don't mind the space helmet look, but I wonder how fast it is to get it off...
 
2010-05-11 5:40:01 PM  
Now, not only do I have to buy my lady friend an expensive drink, but I have to explain why I don't want to put on the talky dome?
 
2010-05-11 5:40:11 PM  
Hah! Exactly what I thought of, An-Unnecessarily-Long-Name!
 
2010-05-11 5:40:45 PM  
but it only works on fat ugly chicks?
 
2010-05-11 5:41:45 PM  
Do they come with a can of spray paint?

I don't know...that would be some pretty messed up porn to watch.
 
2010-05-11 5:41:50 PM  
EARTH HAS 4 CORNER
SIMULTANEOUS 4-DAY
TIME CUBE
IN ONLY 24 HOUR ROTATION.
4 CORNER DAYS, CUBES 4 QUAD EARTH- No 1 Day God.


SPHERE IS BLASPHEMY!!!!!


Dumb ass educators fear
me and hide from debate.
They are paid to teach a propaganda book - not
Cube Truth - for which
they would be fired. Evil
teachers betray students,
as ONE is a Death Value.
Cube 4x4 voids 1 & God.
USA ripe for holocaust.
Man evolves from teenager!
 
2010-05-11 5:42:07 PM  
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2010-05-11 5:44:35 PM  
Thanks, but I'll just drag along my own diving bell instead.
 
2010-05-11 5:45:36 PM  
"Other designs which will be on show from 13 to 23 May include a sensory table, flat pack lights, a dinosaur which monitors the amount of time children spend on their computer and a bottle which can be split into a beer and wine glass."

Sensory table could mean anything, but it sounds interesting.
Flat pack lights are a very practical concept.
Someone created a dinosaur? Holy crap!
And a bottle that can be split into a beer and wine glass sounds like a neat idea.

And yet of all the concepts displayed at the show, the BBC - one of the world's largest and most-respected news organizations - has decided to write about a moronic piece of plastic. Thanks for that.
 
F42
2010-05-11 5:46:25 PM  
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/hot
 
2010-05-11 5:47:49 PM  

Perducci: And a bottle that can be split into a beer and wine glass sounds like a neat idea.


Really? This is the type of thing that amazes you?
 
2010-05-11 5:49:10 PM  
I was a big Get Smart fan back in the day ... watched a couple of DVD's a while ago - ewwww.
 
2010-05-11 5:50:15 PM  
What they should have designed is a diet. So they could lose some weight.
 
2010-05-11 5:50:45 PM  
I can look like a farking retard, and be able to clearly hear as people ask "WTF is on your head"? Tell me more! I would rather just sit in a bar and text my buddy 3 feet away from me
 
2010-05-11 5:50:50 PM  
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...is intrigued.
 
2010-05-11 5:51:00 PM  
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I SAID YOU GIVE GREAT BLOWJOBS!
 
2010-05-11 5:52:32 PM  
Missed it... by THAT much.
 
2010-05-11 5:52:57 PM  

dead_dangler: Perducci: And a bottle that can be split into a beer and wine glass sounds like a neat idea.

Really? This is the type of thing that amazes you?


In comparison to a sticking two fishbowls together and calling it a "design"? Yes, relatively speaking.

(Although I said "neat idea", not "amazes".)
 
2010-05-11 5:53:26 PM  

Earguy: Another solution to hearing in a noisy bar: Turn the goddamn music down!

I don't understand why so many places feel like they have to blast the sound so loud. It's my personal crusade.

How can you work your smooth lines if you have to shout them into the girl's ear?


Sometime during my sophomore year of college I decided going deaf wasn't the cool thing to do. I started going directly to bands, their sound guys and even the manager of whichever bar I was in to point out it's a bar. Everyone is or should be over the age of thirteen. Excessive volume particularly annoyed me when it caused the band to sound distorted, for instance, when the bass seems to be booming through a child's' toy speaker and the singers' lips are moving, but there is no discernible sound coming from them. Ugh! Musicians were usually most receptive to this type of feedback. The average bar manager, back then at least, seemed to think twenty-somethings spent more money if the music was loud. I've never understood that line of reasoning.
 
2010-05-11 5:55:21 PM  
this would quickly replace the candy dish as the best thing to catch a disease from in a public space...

i have huge trouble discerning conversation in a noisy area, but if i really wanted to do something about it, i'd learn to read lips, or sign language or something
 
2010-05-11 5:59:04 PM  

evilmousse: this would quickly replace the candy dish as the best thing to catch a disease from in a public space...

i have huge trouble discerning conversation in a noisy area, but if i really wanted to do something about it, i'd learn to read lips, or sign language or something


or if only there was some way to talk in a less noisy area.
 
2010-05-11 5:59:59 PM  
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Yeah...I'd be that guy.

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Lunaville: Sometime during my sophomore year of college I decided going deaf wasn't the cool thing to do. I started going directly to bands, their sound guys and even the manager of whichever bar I was in to point out it's a bar.


I take earplugs or cotton to put in my ears at shows. Anything to dampen the sound. I never understood why people thought it was fun to listen to your ears ring for three days after a concert.
 
2010-05-11 6:00:11 PM  
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