Sunday, July 30, 2006

My new wine rack, in its natural environment...

It was fun to watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail last night. It had been so long since I had seen it. It's quite silly, but hilarious. Hearing some of the lines reminded me of some silly sounds we used to install on our computers. You know, when it would start up, it would say, "And now, for something completely different." And when you'd get an error, it would say, "Get on with it!" Or something like that. We also had some Star Trek and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy sounds. I loved to hear my computer say, "Oh, God. I'm feeling very depressed." Served it right, as far as I was concerned...

I also had a book called Stupid Mac Tricks. It came with a diskette (remember diskettes?) that had silly things you could install on your computer, or if you were a prankster, some unsuspecting co-worker's computer. We were very easily amused, and our favorite was "The Talking Moose." When you'd get an error or if a dialog box would pop up, the moose (who sounded a lot like Bullwinkle) would pop up and read the text of the message for you. And he would also pop up every now and then and say something silly. Wow. He's still around.

1 comment:

Colleen said...

If I'd known you were blogging about moose, I would've baked you a cake