Monday, January 31, 2011

A brief note about the internet and stuff...

Hi there! Now that I have given you the nerdiest greeting ever, I want to show you something truly weird. I am sure many of you can remember how the internet providers used to mail you CD-Roms that gave you "free AOL minutes" etc. Well somewhere in Reno a guy actually posted a Craigslist ad trying to give away 20 of those bad boys. I thought it was ridiculous enough to pass on:

~20 Old Commercial CD's (Reno) Date: 2011-01-25, 11:31AM PST20 new unopened Cd's

Like AOL, earthlink etc.

Remember when you used to get these in the mail?

~5 in plastic jewel cases, most in cardboard mailers.

One is a mini, small diameter cd

I find it particularly amusing that he says they are both "new" and "unopened." Clearly one could argue the point that they are in fact not new at all, but essentially the whole thing is redundant. AOL? Earthlink? Do they even exist anywhere? Am I going to receive hate mail from the Bible Belt extolling the virtues of AOL? Honestly I don't know. I do know that I have an uncle who is fairly arcane, and still has an AOL e-mail address (here's to you A.D.!). Other than that I thought it had drifted away. In closing I want to tell a short story.
When I lived in Burien WA I had a blessed life. A nice front porch, a roommate who owned the house and was rarely home. Cool neighbors. A nice bar three blocks away. Aaah. Well one evening I had the chance to meet a neighbor I hadn't met before. She was in her late 30's and worked for a beer distributor or something. I told her I was moving to Forks on account of the whole Twilight thing. She thought it was interesting. She write down her e-mail which ended up floating around my truck for months. It was does this blow anyones mind? Yes, there are more than one crazy cat lady at! I don't even know one person on comcast e-mail. Not that I am high tech, rather I am more like a caveman.  Well the story gets funnier. One day I woke up and looked out the window to see her walking a large dog. Buzzsaw signing off.

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