Do the Chinese know something

…that the rest of us have missed?  First there was the guy building that survival boat, and now this.  Apocalypse Balls.

Or The Great Balls of China?  Cause that’s totally not racist either, right?

Actually, I thought these were pretty cool until he opened the door and showed that APALLING wallpaper.  Seriously, you are clever enough to come up with this idea and make it work, and you manage some pretty cool sorta-camo exterior paintjob and THAT is what you put inside?!?  After a few minutes of that I’d want to open the hatch and take my chances in the water.

I will grant that the focus on practical questions like the seatbelts and the table with handrails makes it somewhat better than this, which though it has a more attractive finish also barely seems big enough for one person, let alone the four it is supposed to hold.

If you ask me, those Japanese pods need this for a paint job

If you ask me, those Japanese pods need this for a paint job

What you could do is get one of those big pods and have it overnighted to your backyard to give you the most possible time for rehabbing the interior into something a bit more chic.  Then get a couple of those smaller Noah pods for the family pets (and one for each teenager and toddler so that you can face the end of the world as we know it in relative comfort.  Put bumpers on the shells and tether them together and the whole family can just float away on the crest of the waves until the waters roll back.

In fact, there could be a great secondary market designing interiors for escape pods.  Maybe some folks like the “Great Aunt Tessie” look, and for those clients there could be pictures of kittens with balls of string, crochet doilies on the table and antimacassars on the backs of the seats.  Then you have the “007 package” complete with built-in champagne buckets, circular waterbed with satin sheets (your choice of colors), mirrored ceiling and mini fridge stocked with a range of wine, strawberries, and caviar.

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