Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Yes, Really

Honestly, I have no interest in owning a phone that does a single thing besides make phone calls, but if I ever gave into peer pressure and bought a portable time-suck, I'd buy a Microsoft phone just because of this commercial:


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It's my favorite since this classic from Vault:


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8 comments:

  1. I've got an old cell; can't even text on it, not that I'd ever want to...
    I know too many people like those in the ad. ;)

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  2. I have a pair of old motorola v170's from tracfone, I've NEVER needed a billion rollover minutes It's a phone for petes sake, you call someone talk then hang up.
    Just basic communication all I ever needed or wanted.

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  3. I dunno-- I find my Droid quite useful-- I don't really use it for texting, but I have instant access to my email, but more importantly, to google maps (gps) and Pandora (music app which lets me have the Ratpack as a "radio" station) and since I like to be on the road a lot, it comes in quite useful.

    I'm just curious, did you ever notice that Vault is in actuality repackaged Surge?

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  4. I've decided to take the opposite route of my generation and not get a smart phone... or a cell phone at all.

    Hell, I feel too tethered down now that I carry a watch!

    I just remarked the other day that I probably will never get a smart phone because "I still like to do my own thinking."

    Of course, the guy I told that to didn't catch my remark; he was paying attention to his phone instead.

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  5. Vault = Surge.

    Very well aware.

    I was a huge fan of Surge. One of the few high-caffeine sodas that both picked me up and tasted good warm. Got me through a lot of rough nights delivering pizza during my college years.

    Then they cancelled it, and I was sad.

    Tried Red Bull - tasted like Pez and made me sleepy.

    Then that beautiful day when Vault hit the streets.

    I was re-born.

    Although I mostly drink Diet Sundrop these days, because it has exactly as much caffeine and is generally cheaper where I shop.

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  6. My wife made me take an old phone of hers and get it on one of those 99 cent a day, dollar a minute for only the days I actually talk on it. Seem she worries that I might have a tragic accident and be dead in a ditch someplace on the side of the road and no one tells her because she's in the hospital.

    I just said "yes dear" and did the deed, too polite to tell her that if I'm dead in a ditch I probably wouldn't call her and tell her all about it.

    Speaking of energy drinks, why not get a stainless steel thermos jug and fill it with nice, strong coffee? What's with these girly drinks?

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  7. Peter - it's all about convenience. It's easier to buy a pre-canned beverage than to make one yourself.

    And I'll bet you still make all your coffee with an old percolator pot over an open campfire.

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  8. Do not make my coffee in a percolator at home, Have made literally gallons of coffee over a campfire, and, back in the '60s, while everyone else was making love not war, made bunches in the old fashioned steel helmet, over a little chunk of composition C-4. The important thing doing that was to not get mixed up and use the steel pot that we'd washed our feet in the night before.

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