12.4.07

the downfall of the mosquito dynasty

In our spare bedroom, we have a glass-less window. It was designed for a window AC unit, but since we only have one AC, it goes in our bedroom not the spare, and we have no window. The mosquitoes are awful, and they just swarm in the spare bedroom. Malaria and dengue fever are risks here, so we have to be real careful about the mosquitoes, and it can get a little frustrating that they just never go away! Well we had some friends tell us about this really cool product they have here...mosquito rackets! We bought two today and have already had way too much fun with them. They are little tennis rackets with wires that electrocute the mosquitoes! You can actually see them disintegrate in a quick blaze. They say on the there, "This is not a toy," but I don't really agree with that! They are fun, and stress relievers too. I have a feeling that a lot of bad days out will end with some fun mosquito zapping when I get home. Why aren't these in the states? Is this a bit like the Bag o'Glass on that old SNL skit of dangerous toys? Or have we failed to realize the potential for entertainment in mosquito swatting?

High Today: 107, High Today in Paris: 73

9 comments:

SouthAsiaRocks said...

yes!! You have to love the mosquito raquet!!! Awesome!!!

Have you guys thought about putting up a piece of wood over that hole?

Have fun with your racquet :)

Kelley said...

Dude go get you some plywood and cover that hole!!!

Domino said...

Where can I get one? Zap some for me today! Love you!

Beki B said...

OK- so, since the weather has gotten hotter, I have been EATEN alive by mosquitos. They always bite me in the weirdest places like my knees, ankles, and knuckles!! -all the bony parts! I DEF am gonna have to get one of those badminton racket looking things next time i'm in town!

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Alison said...

How funny! We've had a mosquito racquet since we've been here! Is Tanzania ahead of India??? No way! They are fun times, aren't they? We find ourselves hunting bugs to kill - oh yeah, bugs. It kills MORE than just skeeters, as we call them in AL. And then relishing the frying that happens when you hit them! They have one in the fancy Chinese restaurant here and the hostess/owner's wife like chases the skeeters around to kill them. Smashes them up against the windows/walls. Very funny!!!
LOVE YOU!

sneds said...

hahaha i love it! you guys are hilarious! :)