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Warmed wabs wage war on worldwide warming

Been busy with work recently (not to mention Grand Theft Auto on the PSP), hence the lack of postings, but I just had to pop in to let you know that those teams of Japanese scientists that have been working around the clock to come up with ways to beat global warming have made a significant breakthrough: heated bras.

You've probably heard of "Cool Biz", the Japanese government's drive to save electricity over the summer by encouraging salarymen to ditch their ties and go easy on the aircon. Well, the corollary to that is - bear with me here - the ingeniously titled "Warm Biz", whereby office workers all over the country are encouraged to wear warmer clothes and go easy on the heating.

It's all well and good, of course, and I personally have been keeping my Biz Warm recently by wearing sweaters (well, hoodies, mainly) around the office. But heated bras? Really? Why do the girls get heated bras, but we guys don't get heated neckties? And why not just encourage people to wear scarves? Or hats? Or gloves - my touch-typing could hardly get any worse, after all.

And surely a scarf is more environmentally friendly than a bra containing HEATING ELEMENTS THAT NEED TO BE REMOVED AND STUCK IN A ****ING MICROWAVE OVEN WHICH RUNS ON... PERHAPS... ELECTRICITY? That is, if the point of this whole deal is indeed to save electricity, and not just, say, sell more bras.

*Sigh.* Calm now.

Posted by chris at November 9, 2005 11:50 PM | Permalink


Surly as a male you are aware that portions of the anatomy become very cold and painful in winter (being a male I'm sure your genetalia becomes small and inoffensive retreating into the body). Well, surpising as it may be to you, but a womans breasts can also become very painful when cold (the main difference being they cannot withdraw into the body for warmth.) Wearing a scarf and 5 sweaters does not always do the job. And if you have ever used a hot water bottle under a blanket you will be aware thet the heat can be retained for many hours, which, dispite the fact it would use a little electricity to heat initially, would be markedly less than the cost of heating an entire room for 4-5 hours.

Posted by: warm bra supporter at November 14, 2005 10:08 AM

I was moved to comment as you are very clever with your writing style. I am glad I found your site. It is fun reading, you've done a great job with this site.
Thank you.

Posted by: Kendra at December 14, 2005 05:34 PM

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