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Kitchen stories. Yeah, that's right, kitchen stories.
posted by Dumsnill at 10:40 AM on September 17, 2011


I read that as Kittens of the Future.

So disappointed.
posted by seanmpuckett at 10:44 AM on September 17, 2011 [9 favorites]


I read that as Kittens of the Future.

Fixed.
posted by Fizz at 10:46 AM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Anyway, it's always interesting seeing futurologists coming up with pretty damn smart solutions to everyday problems. Brilliant imaginations - yet never did it occur to them that gender roles might change.
posted by Dumsnill at 10:56 AM on September 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


Or that labor saving devices would lead to higher standards and thus, more work.
posted by The Whelk at 10:58 AM on September 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


Or that labor saving devices would lead to higher standards and thus, more work.

STOP IT! You're ruining the future!
posted by Fizz at 11:03 AM on September 17, 2011


Is it me, or did GM just invent rapping in order to sell a future-kitchen?
posted by elwoodwiles at 11:06 AM on September 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


I love how the cake goes into the oven in a pan and comes out-after tennis, golf and sunbathing-on a plate, frosted and candled.
posted by SLC Mom at 11:33 AM on September 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oops. Sorry for the spoiler.
posted by SLC Mom at 11:33 AM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]




Extra fun: The baritone singing in Design for Dreaming is the late Thurl Ravenscroft, original voice of Tony the Tiger and performer of "You're a Mean One, Mister Grinch".
posted by Smart Dalek at 12:05 PM on September 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


For even further enjoyment, here's a McKimson-era Merrie Melodies short: Design for Leaving, with the infamous "wed wone".
posted by Smart Dalek at 12:13 PM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Mmm, mmm~Monsanto!
The rose or salty sea air smellifyer is necessary to cover up the offgass-Smell of the tons of plastic-Heaven.
"even setting the table is fun"
--not sure I understood why they thought it was made fun though.
posted by Sir BoBoMonkey Pooflinger Esquire III at 1:21 PM on September 17, 2011


For even further enjoyment, here's a McKimson-era Merrie Melodies short: Design for Leaving , with the infamous "wed wone".

This is the first time I realized the title of that short outright refers to Design for Dreaming. Very clever Warnerites!
posted by JHarris at 1:34 PM on September 17, 2011


You can't link to that without linking to this.

Augh! It's a salute to Mr. B Natural!
posted by JHarris at 1:41 PM on September 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Do they still make these? I'd love to see today's kitchens of tomorrow.
posted by meese at 4:23 PM on September 17, 2011


Do they still make these? I'd love to see today's kitchens of tomorrow.

Pretty much, yes.
posted by emjaybee at 4:33 PM on September 17, 2011


Could you imagine what that house would smell like? I almost gagged when I imagined what that place would smell like in the sun, offgassing vocs, bpa and pthalates.

Smells like... cancer.
posted by JimmyJames at 7:17 PM on September 17, 2011


Thanks. That was fun to watch. Interesting how culture changes over time.
posted by mitrieD at 9:02 PM on September 17, 2011


. . . And the dishwasher is also the storage place for dishes. Plastic dishes, of course.

Meh. Had the same setup in my old bachelor crib.
posted by Gordion Knott at 12:27 AM on September 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pretty much, yes.

I have to admit, having touch-sensitive glass on every surface of my kitchen is appealing, although I'm not sure how the webcam can see the kids no matter where they drag that woman's face around.

But then I think about the parking meters in Los Angeles, which take credit cards, and require the ability to read the display to use the meter...and how people vandalize them with lighters/matches to melt the plastic screens, rendering them useless (and presumably plastic is used because glass is too expensive or too easy to break.)

And so, having remembered that we can't have nice things in public, I shall proceed grateful that at least we can have our own little squares of touch-sensitive glass in our pockets.

or are you all just happy to see me?
posted by davejay at 12:02 PM on September 19, 2011


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