Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ceci n'est pas une pipe


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11 comments:

DreadedCandiru2 said...

I have the same premonition as he does;) Perhaps the letter in his head contains the phrase 'camera in my house'.

howard said...

Even the Coffee Talk writers are not immune from the snark of FOOBar. Beware! Beware!

April Patterson said...

Perhaps the letter in his head contains the phrase 'camera in my house'.

A frightening and plausible prospect.

April Patterson said...

Even the Coffee Talk writers are not immune from the snark of FOOBar. Beware! Beware!

That's what they get for making themselves so snarkable. ;)

Anonymous said...

MAIL?!? How dare you be a meanie to Lynn! Everyone knows that one can't send pipes in the mail! It would get crushed in an envelope, silly!

...eh? Protective packing? Doesn't ring a bell.

Hmph. MAIL. Next you're going to say that long distance phone calls existed back then as well, and that it would actually have made more sense if Connie and Phil had stayed in touch by PHONE as well as by letter! But it wouldn't! It just WOULDN'T!!!1!one11!

howard said...

Ah, Anonymous, you have reminded me of one of my favourite Liz letter quotes:

Liz's Letter, December 2005

The technology does come in handy, though. We email every day; he's quite a good writer, which I appreciate. Paul actually writes letters, so we're getting to know each other slowly but surely.

forworse said...

I LOL'd at "wierd". Perhaps somewhere in the Q & Eh will be an explanation of Canada Post's brief 1981 rule on non-delivery of pipes.

Clio said...

The technology does come in handy, though.

And Liz was supposed to be a little younger than me. *sobs*

As for "slowly but surely": hah! I met my boyfriend on the internet, and between forums, chatrooms and AIM, I got to know him faster than I ever have anyone else.

forworse said...

The technology does come in handy, though.

It does sound like she is marvelling over that newfangled telegraph.

Anonymous said...

Liz: "Land o' Goshen! By the way, I heard that down town, they've installed one of those "Magic Lanterns" in the local vaudeville venue! It sounds so amazing! Rumor has it we may even one day see pictures that MOVE! I'm not sure about that, though. Can the pleasure of a "movie" compare with the simple joys, like watching my Mom cram an entire watermelon into her face? Tosh, I say. Tosh."

Ash said...

@Howard

In anything else I'd assume they just plain liked the old fashioned way. But with the Pattersons...