Elephant Talk

Now this was a superior machine. Ten grand worth of gimmicks and high-priced special effects. The rear windows leapt up with a touch like frogs in a dynamite pond. The dashboard was full of esoteric lights and dials and meters that I would never understand.
                                                      -- Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
After a lot of babble, burble, banter, bicker bicker bicker, brouhaha, balderdash, and ballyhoo -- I finally took the jump and got myself a new cell phone. Mine had been a warrior, but time and age were catching up to it -- to the point where it would barely hold a charge for a day, randomly dropped calls, and rarely if ever could handle pictures or messages from opposing networks.
It was time to make a change.
So I shopped around a little bit and took some valued advice and eventually decided to jump to a new network and step up to something a little fancier.

Good lord, this thing is loaded with stuff. I'm pretty sure there's cup holders on it somewhere. I was telling someone about it the other day and I guess kicked in the voice command feature and almost made a call. Then the next day, (despite having to unlock the keypad before I'm able to do anything) I got a call from someone and didn't realize it, and they were stuck on the line trying to get my attention while I walked around doing my job, unaware of the person shouting at me inside my pocket.

In other words, it's a huge jump up from where I was before.
But really, who doesn't love a little new tech to play around with every now and then?
Still, I can't believe people type on these little keyboards all the time the way they do. I mean it seems like you've got to have really tiny fingers to work these things correctly. I mean -- that's what it is, right? Tiny fingers? Little hands?
Because if it wasn't, then that would mean..

[Listening To:  American Head Charge"All Wrapped Up" ]


Frank said…
Possibly the best Simpson's episode ever.
whatigotsofar said…
What is this cellphone of which you speak?
Heff said…
Cell phones are of the Devil. I played the game years ago, and just got tired of constantly having to upgrade to keep up with tech. What's the "Top of the Line" life span for a cellphone these days, 2 months ?
MsPuddin said…
right. cell phones pretty much do everything these days. and dont trip about the whole yelling thing, my mom still cant figure out how to use speaker phone...
Werdna said…
Cell phones are a blessing and a curse.

But that one you got sure looks perty....
Hex said…
Frank -- one of my favorites, although it's hard to top the one where they tried to make the Radioactive Man movie.

"The Goggles, They Do Nothing!!!"

WiGSF -- Well Senator McCain, a cell phone is a device that enables people to communicate without pony express messengers...

Heff -- I'm not really trying to top the charts, just catch up with the curve. Still, this thing has waaay too many buttons.

Puddin -- My Dad's new car has that deal where your cel phone syncs with the car itself. I love the guy, but watching him work that thing is instant comedy.

Werdna -- It's a curse that you are made to feel blessed to pay for. Weirdness.