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How to clean your records...and get smart

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I don't know what people who buy this for cleaning records are thinking.  80 quid for a yellow plastic container with a couple of slots for brushes which run over your record as you spin it in the liquid-filled container. 

You can easily replicate this by getting a large bowl - which will cost far less - filling it with your own concoction of record cleaning fluid, and scrubbing the record with your hand whilst it is immersed in it.  What this does is that it enables the dirt to float away into the water as you scrub it.  That's what this contraption does, and that's what you can do with a bowl, a scrubber, and your own liquid.

Just because this item is made for this particular purpose doesn't justify the price.  What justifies it is the cost of production.  And i don't think a plastic container like this with slots for a couple of brushes justifies it. 

I go by the rule, 'The only thing i can be certain of is the certainly of my own fallibility'.  Hence, i assume that everything i'm doing is done wrong, and hence, will require improvement.  It is only than that you stand a chance of being alive instead of being a victim.

You could just get a large plastic bowl for a fiver, a couple of soft paint brushes for about the same, and your own cleaning concoction for another fiver.  And it will be cheaper simply because it wasn't made for the particular purpose of cleaning records.  The same nonsense logic is applied in many many instances.  

For instance, spectacles are made specifically for wearing them, and hence, they charge a huge bundle without people thinking about the fact that it just comprises a few scrappy pieces of metal or plastic.  That just shows that people are specifically intelligent, but just generally stupid.

Back to the topic, for the record cleaning solution - 80% distilled water, 10% alcohol isopropyl, and 10% white vinegar or vegetable wash, will do the trick.



Now you may not be interested in this topic, but the logic used here is applicable in many respects.  That's something self-centred people, whom are most of the people out there, don't realise.  And that is one of the reason why people are so royally screwed day in and out via a host of means, including being charged as much as they are for the contraption in question. 

People are practiced into stupidity in so many ways.  They just imbibe and consume, but don’t realise that all that they buy, prefer, like, hate, etc, are products of a trained tendency to appreciate things face value, and which are trained in many ways including the ways products are promoted; contemporary films, music and pop culture; the type of music produced; the political parties they are left with; and a host of global/local/personal problems they never cease to bemoan. 

Basically, the ‘thought-process‘ itself is actually being monopolised by the elite, entrepreneurs, celebs.  People really ought to sit down and contemplate on Descartes‘ Cogito Ergo Sum - I Think Therefore I Am.

The way things are, it is more like, ‘They (the elite) think, therefore you aren’t supposed to.’


Freud called it the ID, which is a tendency amongst us to desire immediate and short-sighted gratification.  Basically, the ‘thought-process‘ itself is actually being monopolised by the elite, entrepreneurs, celebs.  People really ought to sit down and contemplate on Descartes‘ Cogito Ergo Sum - I Think Therefore I Am.  The way things are, it is more like, ‘They (the elite) think, therefore you aren’t supposed to.’

  I go by the rule, 'The only thing i can be certain of is the certainly of my own fallibility'.  Hence, i assume that everything i'm doing is done wrong, and hence, will require improvement.  It is only than that you stand a chance of being alive instead of being a victim.

Well, I got quite a bit of records that need cleaning, so I better get on with it.



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