``You bought a power brick for your computer recently! Won't you please review it?'' The Best Buy e-mail was simple, and its declarative statement true. But to review it? What could I possibly say?
``Please?'' the e-mail begged. ``Pleeeeeeeeeeease?'' I didn't even know my computer had Helvetica Extra-Whiny. So naturally I refused.
They sent me a follow-up e-mail. ``You still haven't reviewed the power brick you bought for the Apple MacBook Pro Limited Edition with Peppermint Stripes'', it said, making me wonder if I've missed something in not licking my computer. ``Couldn't you please let other potential customers know what to expect?''
And do please go over to the humor blog, to see how it works out. Other things published since my encounter with the very popular monster pet rabbit have been:
- You Might Also Like, or what Amazon is hoping I might.
- The Big McDonald's Ketchup Transition, and the sadly orderly process of it.
- Nobody Ever Died For Dear Old Rutgers, about college football, and grad school football.
- A Futile Warning, based on a Star Trek board I read.
- Turbo Comics, a link to the mathematics-themed comics review and my wonder at search terms that bring people to me.
- The Krazy Centennial, noting a hundred years of a particular comic strip.
Trivia: The French Republican calendar month of Thermidor was translated into Italian as Termidoro, into German as Hissemonat, and into Dutch as Hittemaand. Source: Mapping Time: The Calendar and its History, EG Richards.
Currently Reading: The American Newsreel, 1911 - 1967, Raymond Fielding.