26 December, 2014
The incandescent light bulb, which wastes 97% of its energy in generating heat (rather than light) is finally being phased out in favor of fluorescent and LED lighting. The non-incandescent bulbs last longer and don’t waste nearly as much power, but hundreds of people have congregated in the product reviews for incandescent bulbs to bemoan the state of the world in 2014. “Blought these because big brother has decided we can not use them,” complains one. “The new bulbs … are Toxic Waist,” grumbles another. It’s a shame the internet wasn’t popular when the government phased out leaded gas, to forever enshrine the leaded-gas opinions of the mildly inconvenienced first-world.