The Trendliest

A Friendly Guide To The Latest Trends

What’s Your Situation?

Hello my trendly friendlies.  Do you have something to talk about, but don’t want to wait til Bonnie Raitt shows up to discuss it?  Whether you’ve got a crisis a brewin’ or just some tasty new decaf mocha java, you’re going to need that special place in your casa to discuss it.  While some people will happily settle for the den or that creepy garbage room in your apartment complex where it’s rumored the super disposes of the bodies of past tenants for their all important conversations, the latest friendly trend in home decor is to designate a certain space as your “Situation Room.”

Go From This...

Go From This...



The original situation room was created by Presidential hottie JFK in 1962 after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. Unfortunately most Americans were too busy building bomb shelters, a.k.a Subterranean Life Sustaining Rooms, (SLSRs) to concentrate on making their above ground homes all the more fabulous and failed altogether to capitalize on this trend.

The Original Situation Room Or The Unpopular Kids Cafeteria Table

The Original Situation Room Or The Unpopular Kids Cafeteria Table?

In the year 2002, the Panic Room named after the David Fincher film of the same name, became a short-lived trend in home design.  Most families, however, never had occasion to protect Jodie Foster from determined thieves and thus quickly dismantled their secure havens.

Imagine, Your Very Own Wolf Blitzer

Imagine, Your Very Own Robot Wolf Blitzer

Then, on one shiny summer evening in 2005 CNN debuted their program The Situation Room…and slowly but surely “Situation Rooms” have been popping up in homes all over the world ever since.  The majority of these rooms come equipped with a minimum of six chairs and a huge touch-screen map that comes in handy for training your kids for impending punditry or just planning that long-awaited family vacation.  And if you chip in a few extra bucks we’re sure your interior decorator just might include an animatronic Wolf Blitzer.  Being prepared for any sitch and having a robot celebrity in your home, what’s more friendly and trendy than that?

October 29, 2008 Posted by | Home | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Wires

Hello trend-browsers, are you reading this post pants-less from the comfort of your very own kitchen, or better yet, the comfort of your porcelain throne supplied by the kind folks at American Standard? Well, why not? We wrote this entire post from the john, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t be reading it from there. That is unless of course, you’re not hip to the latest friendly trend in technology, Wireless Internet.

Yes folks Wireless Internet is the wave of the present. Ever since the invention of the laptop in early 1980’s people have been in search of a reason to carry their computers around wherever they go. Prior to the its invention people would ferry their laptop computers around for the sole purpose of showing everyone else they had a laptop. How dull!

The First Laptop Sat On Your Lap and Played Asia Cassettes

The need for wireless internet was first realized by Al Gore, who during the 2000 race for the White House, desperately wanted to participate in a CNN viewer poll asking “Who Won The Election?” Unfortunately, Gore only had a desktop PC in his office that was several feet from his TV room that took more than a two minutes to boot up and log on, thus he never got his vote in. The then Vice President realized that if he had a laptop with some sort of wireless internet, he could’ve voted and his one vote may have made a marked difference in the poll which finished with an even 50-50 count.

Al Gore Tries Attempting to Get To CNN.COM Before The Poll Closes

Gore immediately attempted to share his new idea with Bill Gates, but unfortunately, the Microsoft principle was busy playing Duke Nukem over his dial up connection and the call never went through. The dejected President non-elect however contacted several other captains of industry as well as David Blaine and before the world knew it…wireless Internet was a reality.
“Why Am I Chatting With You From The Top of This Mountain?…I Guess Because I Can.”

Presently more than 68% of US residents are blessed with the miracle of a wireless web connection, the majority of whom use this technological blessing to monitor the statistics of whatever sporting event they are currently watching or to browse porn sites from whichever room in the house or at work they deem to be most private. Still some even use it to carry their computers to public parks and assure everyone within earshot that they’re having hilarious conversations with other people sporting similar technological capabilities. Yes, the wireless revolution has made being tethered to that bulky desktop a thing of the past, giving people the power to send instant messages to their friends no matter what they happen to be doing in the bathroom. Now that’s that we here at Trendliest call progress and it’s positively trendly.

June 2, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment