Other things are more... utter-violation-of-privacy funny.
This is the latter. It’s called Conversnitch, and it’s an experimental design project in the form of a lamp that secretly records people’s private conversations with a hidden microphone.
Oh, and then it automatically posts snippets of those conversations to this Twitter feed.
The results: hundreds of recordings from random NYC locations like a bank, Washington Square Park and a library.
Let’s roll the highlight reel, shall we...
They said: “Did you eat any of my tater tots while I was gone? It sure looks like you did ’cause I couldn’t have eaten that many.”
We say: Friendships have ended over less.
They said: “What a shame. We’ve tried so hard to help that idiot.”
We say: Looks like Rob Ford’s press secretary is on vacation.
They said: “Stop using the Internet like this. Twitter is not a joke.”
We say: Might want to check your facts.
They said: “Nice vest, buddy.”
We say: It probably wasn’t a nice vest.
They said: “Socks. I need socks. Better planning next time.”
We say: ...
They said: “There’s something in the lamp.”
We say: Nailed it.