Howling at the Moon – and Fake TVs

October 26 is official “Howl at the Moon Night.”  The moon is slightly past full, but get out there and give it a wail anyway.  It’ll cure what ails you.

And while you’re out, you can plug in a Fake TV to fool the burglars.  The coffee-cup-sized device produces a flickering light that apparently looks like television from outside the house.  It even comes with a timer so you can set it to come on at dusk and remain on for a pre-set amount of time.

We’ve had automated on-off switches for lights for years.  It surprises me a little that it’s taken this long for someone to duplicate the effects of a TV too.  Hermits like me leave home too seldom for the device to have much attractive value on a personal level, but it’s definitely an interesting thought for those who do.

Would you consider playing a fake TV while you were away?

3 thoughts on “Howling at the Moon – and Fake TVs

  • October 26, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Oh wow. You bet I’d use one. That’s one of those really obvious great ideas, like wheels on a suitcase, that make me wonder why it didn’t happen four decades ago.

    • October 27, 2010 at 11:17 am

      I thought so too! It seems a lot more cost-effective than putting the actual TV on a timer, too.

  • October 26, 2010 at 6:59 am

    And I will definitelly be howling tonight. Thanks for the heads up.

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