Friday, 5 August 2011

Today's Review: Door Handles

What is a door without its handle? Can it even be called a door at all? Probably, but it's not a very good one.

Door handles come in all shapes and sizes, they can be ornate, plain, or just funny lookin'. Handles are there to be grasped, they provide you with the main interactive element you need to open or close a door. In a way a door handle is the only passage to the complete door experience.

I know there are some doors without handles. The kind of ones that swing by themselves, and can do so both ways, like ones in hospitals or western saloons. You even have automatic doors, which do all the work for you. But what good are these doors really? Without a handle a human cannot take the fate of the door into his owns hands. If a zombie horde attacks and I were to run through a door, I'd like to be able to know I can physically pull that door shut and ensure my safety. I don't want to wait for the slow swing of a fancy handle-less door, or hunt around for an automatic door control panel. Doors with handles win out every time. Except those ones made of shoddy wood that zombies can somehow break through easily.

So long live door handles. Without them doors would just be giant slabs of material that stop us getting places. Door handles are essential to the human endeavour of exploration. They keep us safe, but also let us free. That's deep, man.

My rating: 5/5

1 comment:

  1. well, if we're talking door handles and you're in the UK, you should check out they have lots of them dude... :)