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2010: A (Dorky) Space Odyssey

The Lone SysAdmin, his lovely new fiancee, D and I were lounging in my living room last weekend.

When I stumbled on a laptop and the realization that there were at least two computers per nerd in the room, not counting smartphones.

It was, of course, the perfect opportunity for another episode of Interpretive Dance And Classic Cinema Reenactments With Inanimate Objects.

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The opening strains of Also Sprach Zarathustra are heard in the background. At the end of the song there is general merriment. The narrator steps forward.

"Behold, a herd of wild Dells! How they graze whilst showing off their iconic plumage."

"How they have gained self-recognition and hold hands and sing."

The lights suddenly dim. And then the Lone SA drops his new iPad right in the middle of the circle saying, “Bam, now the lowly primates have something to worship.”

"What is this foreboding and mysterious monolith?"

Things begin to get ugly. The mood is tenser than a moose’s butt in fly season. Hurtful epithets are thrown. The iPad is physically removed before the Dells move in and someone loses an app.

Peace and love (and my coffee table) are restored to the living room floor. The end.

2 comments… add one
  • GentillyGirl July 2, 2010, 2:44 PM

    Good one Darlin’, but here all is IBM.

  • liprap July 2, 2010, 8:05 PM

    the realization that there were at least two computers per nerd in the room

    Hee! What a hoot! The iPad don’t get no respect. Too much the new kid on the block, the rude upstart, the in-your-face no-keyboarder. Dun – DUN – DUUUUUUN…..DUN DUUUUUUUN!!!!!

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