Monday, July 12, 2010
Like a mute button, but for real-world situations.
Why hasn't anyone invented something similar for use on human yappers?
The problem, of course, is to generate a sound frequency painful to the yappers, but undetectable to the innocent victim, who merely wishes to be left in peace.
Clearly, there would be no point in creating or acquiring a device that, when engaged, merely increases EVERYONE'S pain. That would resemble rocking out at the Queen's Garden Party with a boom box blasting 50Cent, Adam Lambert or Tammy Wynette. Ouch.
I suppose that, as long as all human beings belong, mas o menos, to the same species, we will never be able to discover a frequency that cannot even be discerned by sweet, refined homo sapiens like me--but that simultaneously induces severe auricular discomfort in noisy, loutish homo sapiens like Rush Limbaugh.
Gosh. I have just admitted that I belong to the same species as Rush Limbaugh. It's frightening to think it.
Frankly, I'd rather hang out with yowling, yipping and yapping dogs. So much for Bark Off.