2001/08/22

Seeking monitor recommendations... I want a 19" trinitron (or with equivalent image quality). I'll be using it on a Mac running OS X, but most monitors are compatible, so that's not a big deal. Any preferences?

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I imagine it's the same for everybody -- there are stories I wish I could tell, but they're too personal or they're someone else's stories. I wish I could tell them because they're so funny.

When a story is funny, it's often because one's expectations of how it would go were totally thwarted.

But in that thwarting an interesting observation is made. (Otherwise it wouldn't it wouldn't be a joke, it would be surrealism.)

Take this old joke:

A grasshopper walks into a bar. The bartender says, "Hey, we have a drink named after you."

The grasshopper says, "Oh, you have a drink named Marvin?"

Of course! The grasshopper thinks of himself as Marvin, not as a representative grasshopper.

For kicks, here's the surreal version of that joke, which is kinda funny, maybe, but in a nervous way.

A grasshopper walks into a bar. The bartender says, "Hey, we have a drink named after you."

The grasshopper says, "Shut up, bluefish."

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Emmanuel points me to a new site for Mac geeks: workingmac.com.

Check out this exciting Bryan-Bell-designed site. Also see Bryan's portfolio. Lots of good work.

22 Aug 2001

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