Its a difficult manufacturing job, how do you create headsets for running that don’t slip, slide, skip or fall out but that aren’t stapled to your earlobes? Fortunately, the boffins of this world have a number of solutions. Well, two.
That scene in ‘Anchorman’ where Ron Burgundy says that he and Veronica are attempting this new fad called ‘Jogging’ is entirely plausible. Ron’s tenuous grasp of the English language aside (especially as someone who’s such pride in his collection of leather-bound books), Jogging was indeed a largely unknown phenomenon until the 60’s and 70’s (in reality the word ‘jog’ actually denotes a swift, sudden movement, such as jogging one’s memory or jogging someone who is writing/painting) until it was Invented (and named) by a bloke from New Zealand named Arthur Lydiard.
What would a world without jogging be like?. Its like, if you were in an episode of the 90’s TV series ‘Sliders’ and you found a world where Arthur Lydiard had been hit by a vehicle or whatever. Think about that. Jogging has actually had a profound effect on our cultural and commercial landscape. Charity Marathons will be a different prospect altogether (In truth ‘Marathon’ originally meant ‘long-lasting’ and had little, if anything, in order to do with running) and sports/athletic clothing will be reserved for sporting people (vs individuals who consider shoplifting athletic clothing a sport)}.
But. I feel like a bloody English teacher (for the reason that I’m wasting my time teaching. Running, jogging or whatever else you intend to call it, is here to stay, and long may this be so. Really shouldn’t wear spandex, but most of the time, you get to see attractive members of the alternative sex (or identical sex – I’m not judging) stretching and flexing in a skimpy outfit. You can’t go wrong, really.
The thing is, if you have the same difficulty as me and can’t find anyone to run with (most of my friends are either bloated, beer swilling 50-a-day-smokers OR total fitness compulsive who appear like Greek statues and can reach top speeds of as much as 400MPH) then you will need something to keep you occupied (and drown out the non athletic morons in the expensive athletic gear who yell at you from your open windows of their crappy stolen little cars) and that something is music!. It doesn’t matter what you’re listening to, provided it takes your mind of aching joints and that dry phlegm that builds up inside your mouth sometimes. Of course, like all headphones, its a matter of personal preference, but the key choices seem to be troubled with earphones that fit around your ear itself or headphones that cross your entire head. We won’t go into individual models right now, as there are many to select from. The earpieces fit within your ear hole and sometimes attach to your device via calble. These headsets work very well indeed when you have the right shape of ears. Personally, I happen to work as part Vulcan it seems that, as my ‘inhuman’ ears (no matter what your pals say, these phones are definitely NOT one size fits all!) simply can’t keep those flamin’ things on my head! If you’re like me, a headset version, The smaller the better. Like your soundtrack, you decide what’s best.