Tuesday, 13 July 2010


Wanted - Treadmill

This one comes up every fortnight or so. The perversity of it never ceases to surprise me. You are given life and what do you do? You seek out a treadmill to spend it on.


  1. And, as various spiteful prison services found out in days of yore, it's all the more soul breaking if it's not connected up to do any form of useful work. Like those you see in gyms or on the Shopping Channel aren't.

  2. Gadjo - they should make them into alternative energy sources at the very least. I like the thought of all the people at Weight Watchers flogging away on treadmills so that I can have enough power to work my computer and write rubbish like this

  3. I must confess to using the treadmill at the gym - not because I want to, but because by their very design, it means that once i'm on it, I can't get off until it lets me.

  4. Caught a good one in The Simpsons last night. Homer tips his treadmill out of the back of his car into the lake.

    "So, Treadmill, what do you think of that incline?"

  5. Worm - avoid it. Especially as you are an arthropod
    Brit - we are about to go into an election here and the Labor Party slogan is 'Moving Forward', which led to someone quoting the Simpsons episode with Kang as Bill Clinton:
    “My fellow Americans, as a young boy I dreamed of being a baseball.
    But tonight I say we must move forward, not backward.
    Upward not forward.
    And always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.
    Completely irrelevant to the topic of treadmills, but made me laugh