Friday, December 4, 2009

I Don't Want a Lot for Christmas...

...there is just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is...

NO MORE FREAKING SEIZURE LIGHTS!

I'm serious people...SERIOUS!!!

I think they're the blue LED Christmas lights, or maybe they're something else, but either way they look like this:


 or this:



Or this:






They're those blue light that ares starting to pop up everywhere that you can't quite get your eyes to focus on, so you end up staring at them all bug-eyed while their vibrating blue light permeates your optical nerve to induce immediate migrane nausea.  I am completely convinced that these things can induce epilepsy without even blinking.


I haven't looked this year, but last year they put these lights on the trees on either side of the thoroughfare at Gateway.  I literally (and by literally, I do actually mean literally) nearly crashed into the back of a mall security car while trying to focus my vision between the fog of reverberating blue before my eyes. 


I know they make those LED lights in other colors, but there's something about the blue that gets my cornea wriggling.






5 comments:

Jen said...

Not to mention that they are totally white trash...blue Christmas lights are a BIG no no around here.

Seth said...

Well they have them along W. Temple at least. I don't think they even use the LEDs (which are supposed to be more energy efficient, though how much energy can a little light bulb really use - what are we conserving!), so there is no excuse for such a monstrosity.
Don't let Jen fool you, she lLOVES them!

Andrea said...

It's true, Seth. They are more energy efficient, and that's actually a plus in my book. I'm totally okay with other colors of LED lights, but the blue makes me want to...LIGHT MYSELF ON FIRE!

Michelle 2021 said...

Blue LED lights make me want to sit on a knife.

Andrea said...

Michelle, that was brilliant!