Meet your new hero, Matt Richardson. The video producer for Make Magazine has invented the most ingenious addition to your TV since the DVR. Richardson has created a remote control that automatically mutes obnoxious celebrities (or any discussion topic of your choosing) for thirty seconds upon detecting their names in the closed-caption transcript. Pretty brilliant.
He's already tested the technology out on Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump, and Sarah Palin (though you'd probably need the muting to last longer than half-a-minute to shut her up). Though with the latest season of Jersey Shore and all the upcoming Republican presidential debates, the possibilities for usage are endless. The Kardashian wedding coverage is probably enough to make this remote burn itself out in no time. On second thought, maybe we should just turn the TV off altogether?