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Smell-cam - Are we not men?
Smell-cam
We have cameras for recording what we see, and microphones for recording what we hear, so why don't we have smell-cams to record what we smell? It's the only sense that doesn't require direct physical contact that we don't have a recordable medium for. Scratch & Sniff is the closest thing, and that can't be stored on a hard drive.

Of course, maybe someone has thought of this and invented it, but it isn't selling because of the amazing annoyance potential. Like, when you're really hungry and stuck at work, your friends could email you the delicious aromas from their mother's cooking. Or, when I wake up covered in cats, I could email you some cat farts for your morning.
But think how much more engrossing television would be with aromas. I think I would never turn off Food Network if there were aromas. But then, on the flip side, I could never watch Nickelodeon again.

(truth be told, I know why. It's because although you don't have to be in direct physical contact with the item producing the aroma to smell it, you *do* have to be in direct physical contact with the smelloons (that is my own word) to smell something. Whereas, video and audio are just a result of waves.)

Still, come on. Smell-cam.
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From:heyjana
I saved you a seat.
Date: April 22nd, 2004 - 08:15 am
 Smelloons = Great new word!
Did you ever do "Smell-a-vision"? I think it was like channel 21 or something, and if you bought a large Slurpee at 7-11, they would give you 3-D glasses and a Smell-o-vision sheet. Then, you turned on the appropriate movie (I remember watching/smelling Cars) and when prompted, you would scratch and sniff a part of the sheet that coresponded with what was going on in the movie, like a pickle or shaving cream or whatever.
Man, I thought that was so cool.
From:makaioh
Whiner.
Date: April 22nd, 2004 - 08:17 am
 Re: Smelloons = Great new word!
Whoa! No, I never even heard of that! That's awesome. I bet they stopped doing that because of cat farts.
From:heyjana
I'm a babe magnet.
Date: April 22nd, 2004 - 08:21 am
 Re: Smelloons = Great new word!
Hahaha!!
From:cosmicastaway
Stop asking about milk already.
Date: April 22nd, 2004 - 03:36 pm
 
You'd get a lot of these:
"OMG...I just bought a great perfume! It's amazing! Here!"

And you'd be the one person on their list who's deathly allergic to any kind of scent, and then you'd die.
From:xaosenkosmos
I'm a babe magnet.
Date: April 22nd, 2004 - 04:59 pm
 
What the hell is up with the prejudice that all Nick does is fart jokes, yo? That was Salute Your Shorts and You Can't Do That on Television, both of which were canned in the early 90s and totally pulled off the air in the mid-90s. Now Nick is much more advanced, pulling sewer humor (Ahhh! Real Monsters!) and general disgusting baby humor (Rugrats).
From:makaioh
Can you feel the love?
Date: April 23rd, 2004 - 01:43 am
 
Actually (and I'm sure you knew this) Ahh! Real Monsters was cancelled awhile back, which sucks as it was the only good Klasky-Csupo cartoon.

Actually, if Nick did more fart jokes and less Klasky-Csupo "tween" shit, I'd watch it more.

(Very passionate about cartoons. Yes.)
From:ishiyakazuo
Stop asking about milk already.
Date: April 23rd, 2004 - 01:40 am
 
Apparently someone put some sulfur on a floppy disk, and the drive sort of acted like a scratch and sniff... and scratched it. Causing it to ignite like a match. And the drive burned.
From:makaioh
I saved you a seat.
Date: April 23rd, 2004 - 01:44 am
 
Yes but did it smell.

Just kidding. I know it smelt. Probably horrible. And, that sucks.
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