Random thoughts........  

Mccartney2003 38M
479 posts
7/16/2005 12:06 am

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Random thoughts........

What single word is the name of a magazine, a cereal, a board game, and a never-ending series of soul-crushing disappointments which slowly leech away your hope and idealism until you are nothing more than a bitter husk of a man?

50 points to the person who makes the correct guess!

As I am sitting here at my computer desk I am eating a plum. The plum has a tiny sticker on it. The sticker bears a URL.

We live in the strangest of all possible worlds. No science-fiction writer was ever inventive enough to envision a future with hyperlinked plums.

Yesterday I cooked a hot dog and then discovered that all my hot dog buns were moldy. So I had to eat it on a hamburger bun.

Ergo, you can expect this next week's posts to be all goth and angsty.

I have a great idea for a reality show: American Idle. Each episode will showcase 10 real Americans sitting around inertly, eating Bugles, and watching tv. Viewers can call up and vote for one of the contestants, and whomever receives the most votes has to go outside and run around the block a few times.

The other day I dialing the phone to call a friend and I began to think about the phrase "dialing the phone" and how this used to refer to the specific action you would have do to call someone namely sticking your finger into the hole in a dial and turning it but now all the phones are touch tone which renders the phrase "dial the phone" a total anacronism despite the fact that everyone still says it including kids who may not even realize that phones used to have actual dials on them but they are so used to saying "dial the phone" that they don't even stop to wonder why the word "dial" means "push the buttons on the phone" and this realization made me feel kinda old all of the sudden even though I am only 27 and then my friend answered his phone and said "hello" and I couldn't for the life of me remember who I was calling so I panicked and hung up and then I felt dumb.


Ana_6973 43F

7/16/2005 11:15 am

Life. I hated that board game but I loved the magazine.

How bout sex toys with URLS on them?

My grandmother had phones with dials on them in her house until the day she died. Those phones had the loudest ringers and the handsets were heavy as hell.

~~"I can scream as loud as your last one, but I can't claim innocence."~~


keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
7/16/2005 1:59 pm

Great post Mccartney! Jumbled, albeit effective. I remeber those dial phones and actually used them for nearly half my life!!

Ana, I like your idea. But only if the URL links to me!


Mccartney2003 38M
281 posts
7/17/2005 1:41 am

lol funny one Keith.

By the way I hope you read thru more of my post's up here.


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