Intel's Ronler Acres Plant

Silicon Forest

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Brave New World

Tried to pick up some 60 watt light bulbs at Hank's this evening. No regular incandescents to be found. This was the closest. Looked at the box, looked on the web, but I couldn't figure out what trick they were using until I picked up this image. Halogen, that's the trick. Now that I have seen it in the picture I can see it on the actual box. $8 for a pack of four. Amazon wants $6.50. I can't even tell if $2 a bulb is expensive or not. The price of light bulbs used to not even register, they were an incidental and cost so little they might as well be free. Of course, a six pack of beer used to cost $1. Now they want $10. Kwiky Mart used to only keep $20 in cash on hand. Now they keep $50.
    Speaking of beer, I've been drinking Stella Artois lately, but tonight I noticed that they have reduced the size of their bottles from 12 ounces to 11. I was suspicious when the 22 ounce bottles started showing up. Now my suspicions are confirmed. The anti-fun people are still trying to put the screws to us, one ounce at a time.


Ole Phat Stu said...

Our halogen lamps have a compulsory warning label : Attention, contains mercury, do not dispose in the household trash.

Charles Pergiel said...

Didn't find any such warning about Mercury on this package, but they do warn about UV light if the 'outer bulb is scratched or broken'.