Getting technical

Jen in conversation with her friend the farmer yesterday:

“What did you get Richard for his birthday?”
“An iPad.”
“…” [blank look]
“A type of computer.”
“Oh! So not a triangular piece of leather for covering a damaged eye, then.”

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. My friend Bren has a wood burning stove. He thought a Kindle was something to do with firewood.

  2. If the moral majority extend book burning to Kindles containing texts of gross moral turpitude - "On the Origin of Species", say - Nite Owl's friend Bren could be right after all...

  3. Bren has never been right in his life.
    He is an 'ageing Ted' & his favourite song is 'Shake, Rattle & Roll'.
    There is a line in there about a one eyed cat peeping in a seafood store....
    He took it literally & was horrified when I told him what the lyric really meant!
    He still thinks I'm having him on.

  4. I was familiar with the lyric, but I have to admit, it had never occurred to me that the words should not be taken literally. It took me ages to work out what the Captain was on about in Low Yo-Yo Stuff.

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