Idiotic or Inspired?

The Most Evil Invention Ever

That’s it, right up there. The alarm clock. Hideous, evil device. According to legend, Plato had a large water clock rigged up with an alarm function similar to a water organ that would signal the beginning of his dawn lectures. In case you’re not so good with the history, that means the alarm clock has been inflicting harm on the psyche of humans for about 2400 years. No wonder the world is a messed up place.

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  • Number_Six

    The worst is those clocks with the blue digits so bright you spend sleepless nights thinking you've been lit up by searchlights whilst trapped in the barbed wire around Stalag Luft VI

  • PowerTryp

    If it wern't for many many alarm clocks I'd have to work an under payed night shift for some shitty company with not chance for upward mobility.

    Also my clock has a projector that puts the time on my roof, best invention ever cause I'm too lazy to turn my head to find out the time.

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    I have about six of these right below my window and trust me, they are not the best thing to have wake you up in the morning. I'll take the alarm clock any day.

    In the dim, dreary winter months, at least, they get up after me. But then I have to get up while it's still dark, so that's a mixed blessing.

  • Babies serve the same function, but on a much more random basis. My 1 year old wakes up sometime between 5am and 10:30am. Usually 10:30am when I need to get up at 6:00am and my wife gets to sleep in. Usually 9:00am or earlier on a Saturday when my wife works and I want to sleep in.

  • Anonymois

    Yhe alarm clock is the number one source of sleep loss known. A similar invention, the electric timer, can be used to do good, but the alarm click cannot. If the Alarm Clock is not number one most evil inventions, it ranks up there with things like the Car Bomb or Suicide Bomber. There is no telling how many lives have been lost due to accident from sleep loss.