Thursday, January 8, 2009

GOT STRESS? Deal with it

This may surprise some of you, but I am no doctor. But I do know that stress in our lives can create many health risks. Stress is a killer people, so we'd better find a way to deal with it. Stress messes with our respiratory, circulatory, uhhhh... digestionatory... pretty much all of your bodies atory systems.

Charles Laughton's "Captain Bligh" in the 1935 film Mutiny on the Bounty dealt with his stress by rolling steel marbles in his hands (and sadistically flogging his crew). I've tried both, and neither works for me.

I'm still looking for the perfect stress reliever. There are bad ideas that make it to market and there are good ideas that never see the light of day (see below).
A YouTube clip of how the 'iBoobs' application would have looked on an iPhone. Apple rejected the application, created by a Dutch game-graphics company, on grounds of taste. The computer-generated breasts jiggle when the iPhone is shaken.UNDER DEVELOPMENT: The 'iBiden' boob application. Dutch designers would only say, "bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly bobbly"


This one looks like it has potential!
Feeling stressed out while you're at work? Maybe this miniature punch ball can help you to vent your anger. Punch away and receive cool cheers of jubilation from the built-in speaker. Perfect to be used on any desk. While you're on the phone talking to a frustrated boss/client you will be able to punch away on this punch ball.


DISCLAIMER: A few individuals may suffer side effects that include the development of a very unhealthy relationship with the mini punching bag. (think Tom Hanks and his volleyball "Wilson" in the movie Cast Away)

What works for you?

4 comments:

Linz said...

new dictionary definition:
"digestionatory" - digestive system

And, I'm sorry, but if I were punching that tiny little punching bag at work, it would not make it through a single day. I mean, the little suction cup thingy on the bottom would be no match for my stress.

cube said...

I kick my cat all over the place.

Just kidding!

I drink.

Just kidding.

I chew my nails.

Yeah, really, down to the nubs.

DaBlade said...

Linz- you are assured of building your vocabularatory by reading this blog regularatorily. (And use 3 inch wood screws at the base of the punching bag.)

cube- as long as you don't chew your cat's nails down to the nub.

-suitepotato- said...

I sigh, shake my head, and do my best "whatever" shrug.

And surf the web.