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Thursday 16th July, 2020

Bizarre Thought for the Week, w/c 10th January 2000
Author:
Tony Dobson

Hi all,
Well we are only a week into the year, and already we may have a contender for quote of the year. Speaking about the Miami Dolphins irrelevant loss in Washington guard Kevin Gogan said, "You're dealing with professional athletes. (If) You play a game of pingpong with your wife, you still want to beat her." I pity his kids when they are old enough and good enough to beat him!!!

(Here's hoping for a Dolphins win tonight in Seattle!!!)

Although Y2K didn't hit too hard (at least not yet - depending on who you believe) Corporate America was ready and had defined a low cost alternative to software/hardware conversions that solves the Y2K (Year 2000) issue: Provide all staff with an "Etch-A-Sketch".

There were many sound reasons for doing this:

  1. No Y2K problems
  2. No technical glitches keeping work from being done.
  3. No more wasted time reading and writing emails.
  4. Low power consumption.
  5. Easily transportable
  6. Requires minimal training

Frequently Asked Questions from the Etch-A-Sketch Help Desk:

Q: My Etch-A-Sketch has lines all over the screen.
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I turn my Etch-A-Sketch off?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: What's the shortcut for Undo?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I create a New Document window?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I set the background and foreground to the same color?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: What is the proper procedure for rebooting my Etch-A-Sketch?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I delete a document on my Etch-A-Sketch?
A: Pick it up and shake it.

Q: How do I save my Etch-A-Sketch document?
A: Don't shake it.

CONGRATULATIONS TO the person who has put me on some prank "receive a free pair of tights" mailing list. I don't know who it is, but at least Lorraine is happy and is looking forward to getting a free pair of tights.

NO CONGRATULATIONS TO Victoria Beckham, who did husband David no favours at all by admitting that he likes to borrow her underwear. With a wife like that, who needs enemies?!

Have a good week!
Tony

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