Mankind continues to search in vain for answers to life's greatest mysteries. Does God exist? Are we alone in the universe? What the hell happened to Michael Jackson's face? And how many licks does
it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?
But one of my personal favorites is this: What could possibly be cooler than playing the air guitar? Well, we finally have the answer: Playing air guitar and actually making real guitar sounds
. Researchers at CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology in Geelong Australia have invented the Wearable Instrument Shirt
. The WIS allows you to play your air guitar by waving your arms around like an idiot and pretending your a super mega rockstar."Bwaaarrrgh, bum, waaaarrrgh, waaaarrgh!!"
Dr. Richard Helmer (pictured above), lead engineer on the WIS project, had this to say: "Our company's spellcasters have stolen the souls of countless aspiring musicians and used the dark art of necromancy to lock them into these shirts, which come in sizes small, medium, large, and extra-large. We then attached a wearable sensor interface to bend these disembodied spirts to our will. The result is an easy-to-use, virtual instrument that allows real-time music making that sounds much like the wailing cry of a thousand lost dreams."
Labels: Christmas list, Instrument, Shirt