Daily Archives: March 25, 2012

Short Number 14 – The Divorce Papers

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Divorce versus Democracy

“Here’s your post”

(Man opens the letter)

“Is divorce really necessary?”

“Yes…You’ve broken my heart”

“That’s a little extreme isn’t it darling? How did I manage that?”

“Polite indifference mainly…Now sign them you nonchalant prick”

“I’ll be sure to have them back with you by 5pm, latest. Bye darling”

“Bye”

(52 words)

Forward Thinking Technology – My Ass!

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Television remote control

Please take a trip down memory lane with me… back to the days of videos/ VHS’s and VCR players.

Do you remember putting a video into its house? If not, let me remind you what used to happen…you pushed the VHS into the slot and before you had a chance to do anything, it would automatically start playing the film. You had to press stop at least twice, before the player took any notice of you whatsoever.

Once the video had stopped, you were able to press re-wind (how inconvenient it used to be, if you forgot to rewind the film the last time you watched it)

Then along came DVD’s… and everyone was chuffed to bits with the idea that they didn’t need to rewind anymore.

All that time saved? (My ass ;))

Maybe it would have been a great idea, if it wasn’t for some imbecile in the design office, who clearly had some kind of fetish for the play button!

The very first time I place a shiny round DVD into its player, it didn’t launch into the film like the joyous VHS. Instead, in front of my eyes were the words

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