The blog for Make magazine has a recap of ABC's American Inventor, yet another reality TV show. Except for the edible snow globe (made of jelly beans and, what, coconut flakes?), it's all pretty embarassing. And then there's the Tizzy Tube. Un-freaking-believable. You put a giant bubblewrap-looking tube on your kid when he has a tantrum. It's like the deep freeze on Austin Powers, or the prison in Minority Report.
Can you imagine what the foreign policy would be like for a country run by a generation of adults who'd been stuffed into tubes by their parents? Without knowing it, the judges of American Inventor may have just averted the US carpetbombing and invasion of Canada in 2056. You're welcome, Canada.