You all know of my unhealthy obsession with my fans. I can't sleep unless one is blowing air all around me. I like how they mask any ambient sounds in the room with their gentle hum. I must go through five or six of them a year. Like people who know a good bottle of wine or a fine cigar I am an expert on fans. I would collect them but that just seems weird. I couldn't have even one in the collection that didn't work and I am no Mr Fix-it. The technology and look and operation of the electric fan has pretty much stayed constant for the entire history of mankind anyway.
So when I saw the picture of the new Dyson fan, I literally fell out of my chair. It has NO blades. They call it a 'Dyson Air Multiplier. That is just sexy talk! How revolutionary a shift in fan technology can this be? So no more dust accumulation on the blades? No more scaring the crap out of myself if I get to close to the blades. I am being punked, right? It seems the future is here and I got to find me one of these. Big Daddy is nothing if not cutting edge with his fans. Its akin to going from peasant vision (6 channels/rabbit ears) to cable TV to satellite TV. Once I know what is out there I can't go back. I CAN'T. I WON'T. How can I fully appreciate my current awesome fan if I can hear the call from his shiny relative beckoning me to the fan store. This is how they work:
"Air is sucked in through the base, accelerated out into the loop amplifier, then over an airfoil-shaped ramp curved in the direction of the end user. In addition, surrounding air is also collected into the airflow, resulting in an amplified stream of air."
Blades cause buffeting. The blades on conventional fans cause unpleasant buffeting because they chop the air before it hits you.
No blades. No buffeting. Air Multiplier™ technology amplifies surrounding air, giving an uninterrupted stream of smooth air.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.