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Brevity by Dan Thompson for September 23, 2011

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    Ottodesu  almost 8 years ago

    Yeah, I thought we would have hand held wireless communicators and computer terminals that could access the world’s knowledge in data banks.

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    Hillbillyman  almost 8 years ago

    Who would ever thought we would someday carry a Phone in our shirt pocket?

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    Homesick345  almost 8 years ago

    Flying cars….THAT’S what we thout we ‘d have in 2000. All the rest doesn’t count.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    With your attitude son, you should be glad she can’t fly.

    You wouldn’t want that nice mai tai to “accidentally” spill on your head

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    And yeah, Otto and Hillbilly — who woulda thunk it.

    Not just a phone in my pocket, but almost instant access to the news, to pictures of friends, to help from experts – in fact, to the libraries of the world.

    And the comics. Let’s not forget the comics.

    Never thought I’d see a few square inches of metal and plastic that could provide all that.

    I can’t afford it but I can’t give it up.

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    baileydean  almost 8 years ago

    Future? I just thought we’d be wearing cuter clothes… Jetsons!!!

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    jmcx4  almost 8 years ago

    When will we get those flying cars?

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    Homesick345  almost 8 years ago

    FLYING CARS….not cell phones….come on…. We also thought we would get rid of “weather”….(lol… all this from a classic calvin strip…my all time favourite)…Finally; cities on Mars inside giant glass bubbles: a distant 3rd…

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    Larry Miller Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    For most of the stuff we all post, it’s more like nonsense of humor.

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    ChucklinChuck  almost 8 years ago

    Rzzzz! Beware the weasels. Love your avatar (I know I’m off subject). Gotta have a sense of humor to use that image.

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    baileydean  almost 8 years ago

    [teasing]

    “think”…?

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    hippogriff  almost 8 years ago

    dogsniff: I don’t care what they paid you, insurance is a Ponzi scheme and Big Pharma is a drug cartel.

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    iced tea  almost 8 years ago

    I thought everyone was supposed to own those picture phones by now.

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    Varnes  almost 8 years ago

    I think that thing is programmed wrong….It should definitely be serving the drinks first…She couldn’t hold a candle to Rosie. Now there’s a great robot maid. (Ummmm, OK, will be?)…. Anyway, vacuum later, why risk a spill? That would be abuse of alcohol…. I wonder if she says “Lift your legs!” when she vacuums near you….

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    vldazzle  almost 8 years ago

    @icetea, Skype and other similar are free on the web- I don’t like the quality, tho’ especially as my back while at my PC is opposite a whole wall of bright windows. @Susan, I don’t ever plan to have any screen smaller than this 20" flat on on my PC to surf – I use a friend’s cell in an emergency and prefer them to dial. I’ll stick with wired phones all over the house.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Dogsniff, I must know! Where did you get your own Bailey to hold?

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Laflin — True, but sometimes nonsense makes more sense than what "sensible " people call sense. Hope you can get the sense of that…

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    doc white  almost 8 years ago

    Can’t you just see flying cars driven by the folks on the roads today. A big hello and thank you to all the people who are always up to no good with the puns.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Varnes — I think maybe its vacuum leg is always extended, for balance. Might as well be sucking up dirt while it sucks up to its owners (meanwhile plotting the android revolution.)

    I promised myself I was NOT going to ask why you wanted to know whether it would ask you to lift your legs. :)

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    baileydean  almost 8 years ago

    It would be a whole new highway system… wouldn’t it!!!Dang!!!

    Jobs!!!

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