Boing Boing is the best place for random news. I have learned all sorts of crap from them. Very often I share them with my husband and we have a good laugh. Tonight was no exception.
This very funny story comes from Rottin’ in Denmark. You really need to read the whole thing.
[audible gasp] ‘If that computer’s only two weeks old, how are you checking your e-mails from November?!’ [Makes ‘gotcha’ face.]
Me: ‘Wait. What?! These are on the internet. They aren’t on my computer.’
Doughface: ‘You just said it was two weeks old, but those e-mails say November!’ [Gotcha Face intensifies to David Caruso Face]
Doughface: ‘If it’s only two weeks old –‘
The italics seemed to do it. Doughface backed off for a few minutes. We moved into my roommate’s room.
She has an original iMac.
‘We have your roommate’s permission to confiscate her computer,’ the Ichabod Crane one said.
‘Whatever,’ I said. They had already assured me that we would get our laptops back that afternoon, so I figured the damage had already been done. Ichabod started rooting around under her desk.
‘Where’s the computer?’ he said.
‘On the desk. That’s the computer,’ I said.
After I sent the link to the lord, via IM, he laughs and repeats “the italics…” and then he says to me, “What sort of hand motion do you suppose goes with that?” So we started talking with our hands out slanted a little. Now, instead of air quotes, you can use our hands signals to make it a little clearer.
He gets to demonstrate, cause he’s cuter than me.