Re: I Have Needs

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Most pathetic post ever?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 1:43 PM
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That's a high bar


Posted by: baa | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 1:49 PM
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I thought you had a good experience with the Ocean. It seems likely to me that Tom needs a more robust phone than you do.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 1:53 PM
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First, kiss my ass, dorkenheimer. Second, in light of Tom's post, I realized that the two "that was odd" moments I had using it were not me misunderstanding the interface, but the browser crashing, and third, Tom says that the browser isn't a true full html browser.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 1:58 PM
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It's like getting out of jail on a day that all the brothels are closed.

Is that an analogy in your post, or are you just happy to see us?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 1:59 PM
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You can still increase the net level of phone-related utility in the world by buying me an iPhone.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 2:08 PM
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4: Don't blog angry, ogged. Don't blog angry.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 2:08 PM
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I like rotary phones. Get a rotary phone.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 3:06 PM
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With a party line. Nosy neighbors can listen in, but it's cheaper.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 3:09 PM
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They've also got ones shaped like a giant pair of lips. You'd speak into the top lip. Oooh! Or a clear one, so that you can see the wires and guts. I mean, if your mom will let you have an extension in your room.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 3:12 PM
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enV! enV!


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 3:17 PM
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One of the very flash Nokias? the N95 looks fun


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 3:17 PM
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Six Cylindres, Cala? (mp3s!)


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 3:20 PM
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Comment threads are the new party lines.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 3:33 PM
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C's got one of those little Sony Ericsson Walkman phones (on PAYG actually, I think), and you can do something to it so that the flash flashes out SOS. I thought that was great. Is a two year contract normal? I like changing every year.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 3:43 PM
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Americans get totally screwed by their phone companies.


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 4:20 PM
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try a prepaid. been using one for 2 years now. much better than the 2-yr jail ...er...contracts


Posted by: lurker | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 4:23 PM
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I've been seriously considering not having a cell phone when my contract runs out. That and other developments (i.e., a resurgence in my desire to comment on blogs) causes me to question my good judgment. Thoughts?


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 4:24 PM
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18: What's the advantage to ditching your cell-phone? Just money saved? Or also avoiding the social intrusions? Why not just switch to a pre-paid one and keep it off 90% of the time?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 4:26 PM
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Part of it is money saved, part of it is resentment at having to buy a bunch of functions I don't want, part of it is the long-term contract, part of it is the social intrusion, part of it is the short-frequency death rays sent directly from the NSA into my ear piece: in short, I am a crazy old man, prematurely. I look back to my youthful days of a few years ago when I wasn't beholden to my phone, and pretend that I was happier then.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 4:34 PM
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I dunno, text. It's so annoying to have a friend who is doggedly anti-cellphone; I think you should probably just keep biting the bullet.

Plus the next time you're stuck in traffic and want your friend to buy you a movie ticket so that they don't sell out, you'll rue your missing phone.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 4:42 PM
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1. I was astonished, upon meeting text a little while ago, to find him not weary and cruel-cruel-world!-looking but rather impish and nattily dressed.

2. This post title is reminding me of that introductory Dr. Octogon sample. But! Since this is an ogged post, it's almost impossible that it could be a reference! Nevertheless, I am cracking up over here.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 4:46 PM
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Yeah, I don't generally go through with my old-cooterish designs. But maybe I will this time. I can still fandango the tickets from home. And my friends already put up with so much; surely they can handle this one little thing.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 4:47 PM
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I do look twelve IRL. But I'm glad to hear that it's a natty twelve.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 4:50 PM
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21:

It's so annoying to have a friend who is doggedly anti-cellphone; I think you should probably just keep biting the bullet.

Plus the next time you're stuck in traffic and want your friend to buy you a movie ticket so that they don't sell out, you'll rue your missing phone.

21.2: Prepaid cell-phone. So-called "pay as you go." No contract, no buying extra shit you don't want or use.

21.1: Why is this annoying? Because you can't reach the friend whenever you like? Pardon my rudeness, but you'd just have to suck it up, I guess. In other words, don't get me started.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 5:34 PM
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Ogged, have you actually tried an iPhone? Keyboard: not wonky.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 5:35 PM
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It's the lack of 3G and tethered modem that rules out the iphone. I use the browser on my phone quite a bit, and and I don't want to be locked into EDGE for another two years, and I'd really like to have a tethered modem.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 5:42 PM
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The wifi helps quite a bit to dull the pain of EDGE, especially in urban areas. Tethering I have no immediate solution for you, but it would shock me if there wasn't (a) a hack or (b) a software update in the near future.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 5:44 PM
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I use the browser on my phone quite a bit,

I don't entirely ever get that. What for?


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 5:44 PM
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Reading the news, or Unfogged, or whatever, if I'm waiting in line, or waiting for the doctor, or at the airport, etc. Is that so strange?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 5:47 PM
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Not to do--I've done that sort of thing on occasion--but to do often. Don't you find small screens...small?


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 5:51 PM
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The screen size doesn't bother me, and this is why I love the opera mobile browser so much: it does a great job formatting pages for the screen, so I find reading them really kind of pleasant.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 5:52 PM
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Peopoe who have looked into this more thoroughly than I, answer me: won't options change significantly if the FCC accepts Google's open-platform conditions for the upcoming spectrum auction? I've suspected that Apple has been gambling on this, but I don't know (read: haven't looked into) the terms of their agreement with AT&T. </I want an iPhone>


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 6:07 PM
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Sounds like you want a Nokia E61i. I've got an E70, and while there are a few things that are kinda wonky about it, for the most part it's a great phone.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 6:08 PM
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It doesn't seem to have 3G. (Wifi really seems kind of useless. None of the places I browse have wifi.) And does anyone even offer it?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 6:19 PM
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old-cooterish

Text, I thought you were a boy.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 6:41 PM
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Huh. For some reason I though Nokia had upgraded the E61i to 3G. The WiFi isn't useless, but it's not as nice as having a 3G connection, I'll agree.

As for availability, I think that (like the E70) it's only available unlocked direct from Nokia. That's a benefit from my perspective, since it means you don't necessarily have to sign another cell contract.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 6:43 PM
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I could admit that what I really meant was "old coot-ish," which, for both associational and melodic purposes is inferior to "old-cooterish," but I think the correct answer is that I was referring to this guy.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 6:55 PM
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McGratten can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think what you're trying to say is that you're an auld cunt.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 6:58 PM
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Wry Cooter would be a good pseud.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 7:02 PM
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27 If you can't afford to buy an iPhone every year or two, get the cheapest thing you can now, and bitch about it incessantly til iPhone 2.0 or whatever comes out.


Posted by: Hamilton Lovecraft | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 7:38 PM
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25: Why is this annoying? Because you can't reach the friend whenever you like? Pardon my rudeness, but you'd just have to suck it up, I guess. In other words, don't get me started.

Uh yeah, I like to be able to reach my friends whenever I like. I don't abuse them, and they don't have to answer the phone. But if we're making plans, or changing venues, it's nice if you can talk to them, on the wild and crazy off-chance that they step outside their apartment. You've never found it convenient to call someone when they weren't at home?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 8:35 PM
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Heebie is only two years out of high school, guys. Cut her some slack. She also likes to hang out at the mall because it's intellectually stimulating.

Also, the Hairy Ball Theorem.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 8:55 PM
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Heebie I think what you aren't getting is that none of these people have any social lives, and the problem of getting multiple persons to the same place at the same time is therefore somewhat of a mystery.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 9:00 PM
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Fine, Heebie, just *be* all "reasonable." I'm proud to say I abuse my friends and if they don't answer the phone to me, they're OFF THE LIST. Fuckers.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 9:27 PM
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I wouldn't want to be friends with anyone who would want to call me.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 9:28 PM
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That works out nicely, then.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 9:35 PM
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It's a wonder humans didn't go extinct for all those millenia before cellphones were invented.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 9:46 PM
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Marxism in action is quite effective.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 9:47 PM
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What a tepid night of unfoggedness. I'm still waiting on lipliner application instructions, by the way. So fill me in, as I need to be sexy, and soon.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 10:04 PM
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You line your lips with it. Blend it a bit so you don't look like Tammy Faye. I already told you this.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 10:10 PM
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thinking is hard


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 10:14 PM
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I like to use lipliner all over my lips, and then to cover it with lipstick. The first step gives definition and durability, the second gives glossiness. Then I blot it to hell and usually wipe it off completely, feeling like a dork. But, um, that's how I would use it.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 11:27 PM
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Ooh. History lesson!


Posted by: froz gobo | Link to this comment | 07-29-07 11:29 PM
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I'm sorry bitch, I'm just nervous about this whole endeavor, and I'm not certain what "line" means in this context. And "smudge"? Why would you need to smudge if distribution were uniform? And if distribution is is variable how do you determine what goes where? So complicated.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 2:36 AM
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Heebie is only two years out of high school, guys. Cut her some slack. She also likes to hang out at the mall because it's intellectually stimulating.

True, true, and true, but I was 27 when I graduated. And it's not like I love the whole mall, just Claire's Boutique. And Spencer's Gifts. And the food court. And Hot Topic.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:51 AM
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Ohmigod Hot Topic!

(squeals)


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:52 AM
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I'm totally crushing.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:57 AM
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Carp are gross. Ish.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 7:59 AM
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55: 'Line' means 'draw the outline of your lips, either exactly as they are or slightly as you would prefer them to be, on your face and don't fill it in.' Then you smudge (in, onto your lips, not out onto your skin) so as to make it not look so severe.

But listen to anything any other woman tells you about makeup before listening to me.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:14 AM
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Carp are totally hurl-worthy. Warning, carp'll make you blow chunks! Someone's gonna spew!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:15 AM
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Lipliner: #1 with a bullet on the unsexy list.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:19 AM
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So complicated.

It's not complicated so much as it's a pain in the ass. What are you, emo club bait or something? Women have this expectation to do all kinds of stupid shit. Let's not get on that bandwagon.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:30 AM
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As of last week, you can tether the iPhone. It's a ridiculous hack, and who knows if it'll keep working, but it's possible. Wettham gave it a try over the weekend, in fact (without success, but also without destroying his phone).

Emily got the enV from Verizon last week and is very happy with it so far.


Posted by: Tom | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:32 AM
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Gag me with a carp.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:34 AM
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Heebie's delicate and seems like veneer. She makes it so concise and so clear.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:35 AM
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Heebie is only two years out of high school, guys.

You're really going to like college, Heebie.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:42 AM
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John is coarse and calloused. He makes less sense than Bobby's reincarnation on Dallas.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:42 AM
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You're really going to like college, Heebie.

I take inspiration from Strangers With Candy.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:43 AM
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I also take inspiration from strangers with candy. Sweet, sweet inspiration. And car rides.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 8:57 AM
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Vermeer, surely, not veneer? Otherwise we might as well have written: "She's delicate, like melamine, and makes everything concise and so fine."


Posted by: Nworb Werdna | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 9:00 AM
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Second-guessing Dylan. I can't believe it.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 9:08 AM
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Nothing's sacred anymore, John. Nothing.


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 07-30-07 9:11 AM
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