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LAUGH BREAK---Time Magazine names 50 Worst Inventions of the Twentieth Century
TIME MAGAZINE ^ | May 27, 2000 | Dan Fletcher and Time staff writers

Posted on 11/26/2012 6:46:24 AM PST by Liz

Edited on 11/26/2012 6:55:21 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]


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Web site has complete list----and links to videos and pics of the flops.
1 posted on 11/26/2012 6:46:27 AM PST by Liz
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To: Liz

Your links don’t work.


2 posted on 11/26/2012 6:47:43 AM PST by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: Liz

Communism
Fascism
Keynesian Economics
16th Amendment
17th Amendment


3 posted on 11/26/2012 6:50:42 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Liz

#1 — Obama as an American born citizen.


4 posted on 11/26/2012 6:50:50 AM PST by polkajello
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To: Samogon

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,1991915,00.html


5 posted on 11/26/2012 6:51:33 AM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: Samogon

Bump


6 posted on 11/26/2012 6:52:09 AM PST by Mike Darancette (I don't understand why the Boomers are so passive.)
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To: Samogon

Top one works for me. Didn’t try the bottom one.


7 posted on 11/26/2012 6:52:56 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Liz
Baseball great Billy Mays said "no thanks" to being spokesman.

"Beisbol been very, very good to me."


8 posted on 11/26/2012 6:53:27 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ('Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own...)
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To: Liz

DDT is listed.


9 posted on 11/26/2012 6:54:21 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Liz
•Subprime Mortgages---vote-crazed politicians catering to voting blocs collapsed the US economy. Risky loans were given to people with shaky credit---financial catastrophe ensued.

WHOA!!!!....THIS IN TIME?.......ACTUAL TRUTH??????.....WHY ISN'T IT ON THEIR FRONT DAMN PAGE?.......

10 posted on 11/26/2012 6:56:17 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Liz

I love that cartoon where Clippy interprets a Word document that starts (something like...) “I can’t take it any more...” Then Clippy concludes, “I see you’re writing a suicide note. Please choose your method: rope, gun, overdose...”


11 posted on 11/26/2012 6:56:56 AM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Liz

Is TIME magazine on the list?


12 posted on 11/26/2012 6:57:19 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Liz

Thanks for the link.
Time is full of it, though: over half of the list is environmentalist crap.


13 posted on 11/26/2012 6:57:22 AM PST by Samogon (Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. - Plato)
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To: kinsman redeemer

Clippy is so helpful-—thank you Microsoft (cackle).


14 posted on 11/26/2012 6:58:08 AM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: kinsman redeemer

http://oi52.tinypic.com/jt4a4l.jpg


15 posted on 11/26/2012 6:59:24 AM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: kinsman redeemer

Cute.


16 posted on 11/26/2012 7:00:57 AM PST by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars," Dom Perignon)
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To: Liz

thanks for the story, I am going to wait for the list to be posted here since I do not want to help time magazine survive.


17 posted on 11/26/2012 7:02:03 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Liz; ATLDiver; doodad

I think I may have a CueCat around here somewhere.

I really need to de-content my home office.


18 posted on 11/26/2012 7:04:54 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Liz
Good grief... There are STILL alegedly intelligent people who believe DDT -- 14th on the list -- is a BAD THING!? The power to eradicate malaria is a BAD THING?? I guess that just demonstrates the power of leftist propaganda.

Rachel Carson and her baseless dogma is responsible for the deaths of more people than Hitler and his baseless dogma.

19 posted on 11/26/2012 7:04:54 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: TChris

I guess they had Malaria almost completely eradicated until the UN banned DDT.


20 posted on 11/26/2012 7:07:15 AM PST by MNDude
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To: Liz

I found it to be somewhat interesting until the list included DDT, which is pure slander. DDT was a godsend, and claiming it was a worst invention by any measure is utter BS.


21 posted on 11/26/2012 7:11:49 AM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: Liz

Automatic Telephone Callers (especially at campaign time)
Clapper
Popiel Pocket Fisherman
Tanning Booths


22 posted on 11/26/2012 7:12:41 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Liz

CNN
MSNBC
Liberalism
The Great Society
Entitlements
Welfare
Gun Control
EPA
DNC
RAP music
reality TV
Unions
The list is immense


23 posted on 11/26/2012 7:12:48 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

DDT saved more lives than the combined efforts and intentions of all liberals throughout history.


24 posted on 11/26/2012 7:13:37 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Liz
Tanning Beds are on there - How are we going to pay for Øbamacare without the tanning-tax?
25 posted on 11/26/2012 7:13:54 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Liz
Betamax

Actually Betamax was a great invention, superior to VHS in almost every way. What killed it was Sony's legal and marketing strategy that made it cost prohibitive for studios and the fledgling tape rental market to use, thus forcing them into the VHS standard.

26 posted on 11/26/2012 7:14:54 AM PST by apillar
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To: MNDude

DDT literally saved millions of lives in India and the subcontinent. Rachel Carson and her book Silent Spring got DDT banned and therefore is responsible for millions of deaths.


27 posted on 11/26/2012 7:16:00 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Liz

I see that pretentious news managzines didn’t make the list...


28 posted on 11/26/2012 7:16:18 AM PST by bigbob
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To: apillar

Betamax was killed by lack of recording capacity.


29 posted on 11/26/2012 7:18:55 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Liz
pop up ads indeed
30 posted on 11/26/2012 7:22:33 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: reg45

Can’t get as much porn on a Betamax as on a VHS?

Seriously, this is probably what killed it.


31 posted on 11/26/2012 7:24:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Liz

The Pinto and Aztec make the list; but not the Edsel?


32 posted on 11/26/2012 7:24:18 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

And they’re wrong about DDT.

Read Nat Geo July 2007, and you’ll see that it was especially effective and necessary in the third world reduction of malaria

THAT is the reason it was banned!

Third world populations had MILLIONS of lives saved and the eugenic West, population control crowd would have none of THAT!


33 posted on 11/26/2012 7:25:53 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Liz

What about the Bass-O-Matic??

34 posted on 11/26/2012 7:30:06 AM PST by catman67
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To: Liz

I take umbrage with autotune being on the list. While it should have never been brought into the music studio, for it’s ACTUAL intended use (oil exploration), autotune is awesome.


35 posted on 11/26/2012 7:30:48 AM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: TChris

Even worse...they listed Asbestyos as an invention developed in the 20th Century.

Maroons!


36 posted on 11/26/2012 7:33:38 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: TChris
Even worse...they listed Asbestyos Asbestos as an invention developed in the 20th Century.

Maroons!

37 posted on 11/26/2012 7:34:16 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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To: Liz

Agent Orange never hurt anybody.
Ford Pinto was a cost effective car.
Tanning beds give a tan for lower health risk than the sun.
Plastic grocery bags save resources (money, especially).
Pay toilets are a free market device that help ensure that there is a (clean) toilet when you need one. The alternative is usually no toilet.
Crocs are perfectly good, but the catty snobs think they’re ugly.


38 posted on 11/26/2012 7:40:24 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: Liz

A dumb list that a shallow pretentious yuppie would assemble.

DDT and asbestos both have crucial uses that saved millions of lives. The Segway? Other than being expensive it’s a very useful thing in the right application. And Crocs? Just because they’re not fashionable for your stuffy dinner parties? They’re great on the beach.

Dumb list.


39 posted on 11/26/2012 7:41:36 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: longtermmemmory

Worst Inventions

Segway
New Coke
Clippy
Agent Orange
CueCat
Subprime Mortgages
Crinoline
Nintendo Virtual Boy
Farmville
Hydrogenated Oils
Honegar
Hydrogen Blimps
Hair in a Can
DDT
Auto-Tune
Red Dye No. 2
Ford Pinto
Parachute Jacket
Betamax
Baby Cage
Tanning Beds
Crocs
Hula Chair
Foursquare
Pop-Up Ads
Phone Fingers
CFCs
Plastic Grocery Bags
Bumpit
Electric Facial Mask
Sony CD Copy Protection
Venetian-Blind Sunglasses
Pet Spa
Pontiac Aztek
Snuggie for Dogs
Mizar Flying Car
Asbestos
Olestra
Comfort Wipe
Fake Ponytails
HeadOn
Pay Toilets
Tamagotchis
Leaded Gasoline
Vibrating Ab Belt
Spam E-mail
Smell-o-Vision
Smile Checks
Microsoft Bob
Vio


40 posted on 11/26/2012 7:41:41 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: Liz
Cheese, Spam, sardines — nothing really good has ever come from a can.

I beg to differ. Reddi-Wip was a phenomenally great invention.
41 posted on 11/26/2012 7:45:56 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Beelzebubba

some of this are bad marketing of a good product and others are a result of good marketing of a bad product.

This whole article confirms two items 1) reporters have a very low IQ and 2) time magazine is an epic fail.


42 posted on 11/26/2012 7:47:50 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Yeah it is really terrible mindless list that committee might come up with. It foolishly imagines a mineral was invented.


43 posted on 11/26/2012 7:48:05 AM PST by JLS
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To: TChris

DDT has saved 10s of millions of human llives at a cost of hundreds of millions of mosquitoes. According to species right’s fanatics, this was a travesty.


44 posted on 11/26/2012 7:51:35 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: G Larry; MrB

“And they’re wrong about DDT.”

Of course they are! That’s why I mentioned it. Stunning, really!


45 posted on 11/26/2012 8:12:38 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Liz
How could they have omitted the hand-locking fire alarm box?

Those pranksters who turn in false alarms are sure annoying. But with the hand-locking fire alarm box, they won't get away. Of course, if the fire is real, the alarm sender may die. A fair tradeoff, right?

46 posted on 11/26/2012 8:13:30 AM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: Liz

Chicken McNuggets
I-Dog


47 posted on 11/26/2012 8:14:00 AM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Liz
Seriously disagree with both DDT and BetaMax.
Nothing wrong with DDT at all, best Malaria deterrent around, and Betamax is still used at some television stations for its clarity.
48 posted on 11/26/2012 8:16:56 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Liz
As soon as I saw Gob Bluth on a Segway (in the show Arrested Development) I knew it was going to be a huge flop.

He was a walking sight gag, or a lazy not walking sight gag. Just being on one made him look ridiculous, and the actor/comic used it to FULL effect - the slight motions to go forward enough to grab a banana, etc. Glad they mentioned him on the Segway flop entry - he showed why it was a flop - you look stupid and lazy using one.

49 posted on 11/26/2012 8:24:34 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Liz

Almost stopped reading at ‘Segue’. Did stop at ‘DDT’.


50 posted on 11/26/2012 8:25:06 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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