Sunday, July 31, 2005

Which, for the record, weighs a lot

I'm entertaining the idea of making the "switch," the jump from a PC to a Mac, which is something like converting religions nowadays. I'm not really finicky about how things work, just that they do. For several months, I've had to endure some sort of scan disk operation that insists on running everytime I start my laptop. Only when it reaches 99% completion, some "unspecified error" occurs and things go on as if everything's fine, until the next startup.

So I'm hoping a new iBook will speed things up, or at least that it weighs less than a sack full of doorknobs. Plus, students get some sweet iPod deal, so I'm taking suggestions on what to engrave on the back. Any particularly apt aphorisms, or David Brent quotes? Submit in the comments section below. Aidez-moi!

I've noticed that at law school, the percentage of students using Macs is staggering. Is this just a lawyer's natural inclination to speak in terms incompatible with the masses, or simply because they don't appreciate the hazy civil rights issues now involved with Microsoft?

Whatever the case, I'm hoping the wireless modem embedded in the Mac is a bit faster than my current external one. It's one of the reverse realities of law school that keeners are the ones who arrive last to class: unable to secure a wireless connection, they have no choice but to sit and listen uninterrupted to the always thrilling discourse.


Anonymous said...

How about..."After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

It's pretentious, but true!


Thomas said...

Eastern European Man whose wife has died in a war:

This is why I want film made by Ben Stiller.

Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais):

Ben Stiller of Zoolander, sure.

Anonymous said...

There are far too many Ricky Gervais quotes, but his real talent lies in what he doesn't say. Like when he gestures to the monkey atop the coat rack.

Anonymous said...

Mac! You've gone over to the bubbly and overpriced side. Bah! In another age you'd have been labelled a heretic.

I would engrave exactly what you have there Ryan. "What should I engrave here? No lawyer jokes please." tells anyone you're trying to communicate to with this message much more about you than anything else will.

Second choice is "It's not Gob, it's Gob!".


Anonymous said...

"It's very special, because, as you can see--the numbers all go to eleven. Right across the board. Eleven, eleven...."
"And most amps go up to ten?"
"Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?"
"Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes are going to be playing at ten--you're on ten on your guitar, where can you go from there? Where?"
"I don't know."
"Nowhere! Exactly! What we do, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?"
"You put it up to eleven."
"Eleven. Exactly. One louder."
"Why don't you just make ten louder, and make ten be the top number, and make that a little louder?"
"These go to eleven."

but of course it might be a bit long...


Anonymous said...

I like simply "These go to eleven." Great suggestion, Wade!

To the Brent-isms:
"Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us who do." (very apropos, given your legal pursuits of late)

"Do it yourself! I gotta go and save some Africans!"

Or simply: "Assistant to the regional manager"


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