May 30, 2006

That's Why I'm a Rooter for Me Computer?

I have to add that I finally switched over to Firefox from Internet Explorer and it is cArazy. Now to the real point of this here blog entry, my monitor flipped! Seriously, flipped completely upside down. I had to make the picture big enough for you to see. I was writing a paper and, all of sudden, presto! everything is upside down. Not just that, I press the up arrow, and the cursor moves down, etcetera etcetera. It took me two phone calls, a visit to a bunch of people, and then, after all of that, I finally figured it out myself. I was so intensely confused. I was also, at the time of the flip, listening to my iTunes; "Strange Brew"

I could just see a bad movie of our generation beginning with my computer screen flipping. What song would be in the soundtrack today for that soon-to-be iconic moment? Sonic Youth's "Computer Age" would be all angsty. Coldplay's "Talk" would be the clever allusion to Kraftwerk's "Computer Love" which doesn't really fit this situation anyway but sounds nice. My choice, however, would be The Sherman Brothers ' "The Computer Song," which was created for Disney's EPCOT Futureworld, and borrows from their own "It's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow." The Tomorrow, however, is today, and all my computer problems would be HILARIOUS when backgrounded by the following oh so jolly Sherman Brothers lyrics: by Cream was the song it happened to have just shuffled to. So imagine the setting: I am diligently writing away at my desk when suddenly everything flips over and Strange Brew starts playing. It's at this point that colors would begin swirling if I were in one of those great (in a very particularly way) 60s movies that doesn't bare time well at all, like which was tagged as "The Most Shocking Film of Our Generation!" Riot on the Sunset Strip

You see my friends, the computer makes life easier, saves me times and headaches, too. He sorts things out and analyzes in a shake. My enormous problem to him is a piece of cake. He's got a great big memory like an elephant, utilizes knowledge without end. That's why I'm a rooter for me computer, everybody needs a friend. When my work piles up and I'm seeing red 'cause I need five arms and an extra head, I find the computer; here comes my troubleshooter. He keeps miles and miles of facts on file; my wish is his command. Nothing is astuter than my computer when I need a helping hand... They've given efficiency new dimension..."

I can't help but wonder, after spending almost half an hour going insane, if it would not be more efficient to write everything by hand!

1 comment:

Greg said...

hey, no posting stuff for the radioblog in other places!!! against the rules!!!!!!