Review: Newly Spotted Guild Hall Roof

One example of the newly occularised roofs on test.

One example of the newly occularised roofs on test.

What’s being tested?

That unassuming roof that you only just noticed a few hours ago, despite it being part of the community centre you walk by every day.

What we found

Pros: Could inspire the visual recipient to pay more attention to everyday details, and bask in the warm novelty of things already logged and accounted for in their visual subconscious. Tantamount to taking a small holiday, albeit small by degrees of barely a point percentage.

Cons: Could be perceived as ‘scraping the barrel’ – many of our testers felt that, if the hitherto unnoticed slating of public property was cause for interest, then perhaps the lives of the noticees were lacking in some way, and warranted some constructive appraisal.

Verdict

On balance, we found that, while a newly discovered community centre roof could be a refreshing addition to anyone’s subconscious visual library, the value of its discovery and subsequent elevation from said internalised gallery should not be overstated. Our testers found that the brain’s ability to filter everyday visual givens allowed them extra brain space – reacquainting oneself with everything you’ve come to know could lead to significantly reduced mental activity and significance.

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The side of your house

A long walk

Companionship

Review: An Surprisingly Ineffectual Cold Breeze

An ineffectually cool breeze

What’s being tested?

The cold breeze on a generally humid afternoon that only partially refreshes a slightly sweaty exterior or stuffy, hazy feeling interior

What we found

Pros: Quite refreshing, consistent, an indication of a potential change in weather. Provided more refreshment to less sweaty exteriors, as well less stuffy or hazy interiors.

Cons: Not entirely refreshing. Disappointing, as a cold breeze can be quite uncomfortable in itself. A cool breeze could be preferable.

Verdict

Despite the degree of promise, we found that the cold breeze did not provide the level of desired cooling. Many of our reviewers were left confused, as a cold breeze should provide relief from humidity.  Best suited to those looking for an alternative to a cool breeze.

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Staying indoors

Less Clothing

A cool breeze

Review: Previously Worn Shirt and Jumper Combination

Note: at the time of writing, no black shirts were available, and as such were not subject to test.

What’s being tested?

Leaving a shirt (white, large collar) in a separate jumper (any colour, light cotton) after initial wear.

What we found

Pros A very convenient way of reducing the time required to dress, especially if the specific shirt/jumper combination has been satisfactory for the user in the past.

Cons Negates any feeling of refreshment or reinvigoration provided by a standard night’s sleep (in our tests, 7.5 hours of slumber were applied) by insinuating a continuation of the previous day as a whole. Both garments tended to appear markedly ruffled, and in some tests, rumpling, crinkling and scrumpling were also evident. Many of our testers noted that a number of companions, colleagues, admirers and well-wishers were or became aware of the repetition of either or both garments, with a marked decline in respect and/or arousal (where appropriate) as a result. Some testers would subsequently become associated with and later defined by the combination garments on test, which significantly decreased their spirit ratings and moral.

Verdict

Our tests only extended to white shirts with large collars being left in light cotton jumpers or pullovers, though we found the colour of the jumper largely transferrable. While the principle of the combination was found to greatly reduce the time spent in dress, the adverse effect on the testers perceived and actual sense of self and standing negated any potential benefits accrued through applying the combination