(CNN) — When Matt Richardson works from his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., he likes to keeps the TV on to stay informed, but some celebrity or another is always taking up airtime and bugging him. “A while ago it was Charlie Sheen. And then it was Sarah Palin. And then it was Donald Trump,” said Richardson, who is a video producer for Make Magazine. “And after a while I realized there’s sort of always someone who I don’t really want to hear about.” Like any good hacker, Richardson decided to come up with a fix: He developed a do-it-yourself TV remote control that will automatically mute the television when certain celebrity names are mentioned. He plans to debut and explain the hack at the upcoming Maker Faire event in New York. The name of his talk is “Enough Already: Silencing Celebs with Arduino.” As long as that person’s name keeps coming up, the remote keeps muting the TV. The first time he got it to work, Richardson said he “was in silent bliss for that 30 seconds I didn’t have to hear about Kim Kardashian.” “You could generate the list of key words dynamically. E.g., by monitoring Twitter’s trending topics or by parsing Google’s zeitgeist lists,” one reader suggests.’
Genius. Brilliant. You know how many people I don’t give a fuck about? Like 99% of them. My TV would probably be on mute the vast majority of the time. First up on the Mute List for your boy KFC?
Lady fucking Gaga. No exaggeration she’s my least favorite celebrity of all time. Always dressing like an asshole and acting like an asshole because she thinks she’s gotta deliver some message about the gays and trannies. Guess what Gaga? I’ve never had a problem with gay people but the more and more you keep preaching like a dickhead the less I like them. Honestly she’s such a preachy douche and I hate her so much I may be turning homophobic. Just make good party music and earn your millions and stop shoving gays down my throat. Otherwise I’ll have my TV shut you the fuck up.
Number 2 – Brett Favre. I might call up this Brooklyn nerd and ask him to invent a television that fucking blows up if it hears the words “Brett Favre” and “comeback.”
Number 3 – Stephen A Smith. Now again this will require a tweak of the technology. Because nobody is actually talking about Stephen A Smith so its not like I need a TV remote that responds to that name. I need a TV remote that can recognize the frequency and pattern of that ridiculous asshole’s voice. And as soon as it hears “BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY!…” or “THATS JUST RIDICKALUSS!” I want my television to punch me in the dick until I black out. I’d rather be unconscious with swollen balls than hear Stephan A Smith’s voice ever again.