Thursday, October 22, 2009

But Everyone Else Has One!

Remember when you were little, and it seemed like all your friends got something, but your parents were super mean and wouldn't get you one? Even if didn't actually tell them you wanted it, but they totally should have known because, as I know now, parents have to be psychic to figure out what their kids are thinking?

Well, the fun doesn't end in childhood. I've been remarkably free of feelings of envy about the cool things my friends have (excepting, of course, if those things are plane tickets or travel reservations) until now.

My role model has a new toy. She has even named it. Go take a look here.

And our bff has one too. She is giddy about it. She even played with it last two nights ago at the orchestra concert in which our brilliant sons were performing.

I am not a person who has to have the latest technology or the newest car or the fanciest house or designer clothes.... My needs are simple. As long as my travel obsession and Shakespeare addiction are fed, I am content. But the delight these women are taking in this toy is wearing down my resistance. I will keep you informed if I join their ranks.

Meanwhile, this parody ad cracked me up. I especially love the use of the original, distinctive, perky music. But I am more than a little disturbed about the information - I'd never heard about much of it. Had you?


CashmereLibrarian said...

CLASSIC! Love the Parody...but it's not really funny, is it? Neither is the Onion sometimes: it just comes too close to the truth:

Lisa said...

I'll be curious to see what happens with you and a potential ILover.

That parody is well done! It's funny and it gets its point across. The point itself is not so funny and no - I wasn't so informed on which Republicans are pumping out the crazy and dangerous. Now I am better informed.

Anonymous said...

I'm counting days until I can ditch my ridiculous Blackberry Pearl and switch over to the iPhone and I will have an iLover.

No. I will have several iLovers.

The parody is great. I hadn't heard many of the stories either. They are all true? Yikes!

Kathy Amen said...

Coolest (least scary) thing about the parody was that chirpy music that is SO insidious, stolen from real commercials.

Don Mills said...

A brilliant parody and wonderfully done.

I'm not fully up to date on the current crew of republicans but I can't say I'm surprised by what I heard.

Good luck with your Iphone. Give me a damned rotary phone anyday.


p.s. now I have a taste for a cake cooked under a 60 watt bulb.

Dumdad said...


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Bon weekend.

secret agent woman said...

That's a great, if completely frightening ad. I hadn't heard some of those things either.

But I also jumped on the iPhone bandwagon: