Blog Break- Ted’s not impressed with lab burgers or talking robots!

Ted stares at two misplaced lamps by susan sheldon nolen


It’s summer and that time of year that I get things done that I can’t bear to do in the winter. The winter with its grey sky, warm fireplaces, cosy pubs, brisk walks is the time of year that I love to spend hours upon hours reading and writing. Summer time is the time to get the house painted, sort out the garden and have a massive clear out.

Ted is out of sorts. We are camping in one room with painters in all the other rooms after a hard week of de-cluttering. Why am I keeping notes from 1802? Wait! I am not that old, but it feels like it. No sooner than I get the bags for charity shops done, the painters with ladders and wet pots of paint descend upon us. Too much for a little Fox Terrier.

It’s also the week I take off from my regular blog posts as my brain is full of colour samples and a headache from the fumes…so I’ll be back soon with the house fully painted and ready to post away.

In the meanwhile some amazing items in the news

A Lab Grown Burger devoured in London today.

Not sure how I feel about that one. Better for the animals, but is it safe for us? Test tube meat? Could be the answer to the world’s hunger problems. Meat for everyone world-wide!

What was the comment on the taste..bit dry…as there was no fat in it.

Would you eat a lab grown burger?

A hackable super toilet?

Can you imagine using the loo, that automatically flushes, the bidet sprays gently, music surrounds you, and a fragrance of your choice fills the space. Just as you relax some hacker chuckles and decides to play some games. Oh the revenge someone could have…well if you have well over five thousand pounds to spend on your marble throne in the first place.

Japan’s Talking Space Robots

Lastly….I love Siri, but can you imagine a talking robot rocketing off to space? What if it ran into an alien life form and conversed like Siri? What would the Japanese inventors do to fix this glitch?

Robot:  Hello Space Creature

Space Creature: Robot where are you from?

Robot: I cannot answer that. I can look it up on the web.

About susan sheldon nolen

It’s rare to catch me without coffee, a form of camera, or my beloved wire fox terriers. I love the history, the art, and it’s a massive part of my life, as I either paint, write, or get interrupted by my dogs, reminding me of the real world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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9 Responses to Blog Break- Ted’s not impressed with lab burgers or talking robots!

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    Hmm, a lab-grown burger. Just seems too strange. I don’t eat red meat, so I’d probably avoid the lab burger, too. What’s next? Grilled lab chicken? Food for thought, no doubt!

    Having one’s home feng shui disturbed can certainly throw a person off, so I suppose it’s no different for dogs. Poor Ted!

    • Hi Carrie

      I know! Test Tube Burgers! I would be scared to take the first bite! But I think this is going to be the way in the future! Takes so much less land, resources to…egads…Grow meat this way…and hopefully easier on the animals who won’t have to be slaughtered…well they need to get the stem cells somehow. I assume the animal who donated the stem cell was still living? Anyhow…

      Ted is so out of sorts! He is convinced the painters are interested in his dog food! I try to assure him, no, it’s safe. Trust me, no one wants to chomp on your used chew bones!

  2. Tom Merriman says:

    I’m not sure about the burger, Susan. I suppose Quorn is a kind of artificial meat, and I’ve tried that, but nah. I’ll give ‘lab grown’ meat a miss. Enjoy your break!

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  4. Gray Dawster says:

    I like your summer planning regime, but as for the test-tube burger I will give that a wide berth as it not only looks horrible but probably tastes revolting too 😦 I am visiting you this evening from Tom Merriman’s Space and if you wish to enter mine then just rap on the gates and I will let you in 🙂

    Have a lovely fume-free evening and a gloriously sweet week ahead 🙂


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