So my roommate and I got into this big argument today. He says that an alarm clock is a fruit and I say it's a vegetable. He was giving me all these arguments about how banjos pollinate the flowers on clock trees and all that. He gives me this thing about how alarm clocks hang by their cords until they're ripe and then the Grim Reaper cuts them down on the same day and then gnomes put the little wall plugs on them to sell.
So I asked him about the mechanical alarm clocks you wind up and he says there are no such things. What? Well that just blew my mind and made me really mad. So much so that I didn't wind up the big key on the back of my roommate when he ran down in the middle of the argument. And I'm the one running on AA batteries, too. Go figure.