A Remote Control To Tune Out Whatever Celeb You Hate

This may just be the most genius invention of all time. A video producer named Matt Richardson has created a remote control that automatically mutes out the voice of specific celebrities, as well as instances where someone else might be talking about them. Why? Because there is always a celebrity he can’t stand to hear about. “A while ago it was Charlie Sheen. And then it was Sarah Palin. And then it was Donald Trump. And after a while I realized there’s sort of always someone who I don’t really want to hear about,” Richardson explained. He says the first time he got it to work, “I was in silent bliss for that 30 seconds I didn’t have to hear about Kim Kardashian.” Apparently, Snooki ranks highly for him now.

So how does this work? It taps into network’s closed-captioning transcripts. When the undesirable’s name appears, it automatically mutes for 30 seconds and goes into closed-captioning mode instead.

Richardson doesn’t plan to market this controller, but he has posted how to make it online. He says it costs a grand total of $70.

So … whose voice would you want to mute?

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