Two guys are sitting in what I guess is the office cafeteria. One notices that the other has the new Blackberry Storm and congratulates him on it, as he has one too.
First Guy" "How sick is the web browsing? All the APPs, GPS, video...."
Second Guy: "Um, yeah....."
Let me just jump in here, before the commercial gets to it's inevitable "you didn't get "The Network," which means you are a total loser because you are actually unable to play with your stupid security blanket/toy for a few minutes a day" punchline. I just have to say something about the vocabulary skills exhibited by Guy # 1. Maybe it's just my age, but I find something really grating about hearing a guy who appears to be in his late-20s or early-30s using a phrase like "How sick is the web browsing." Ok, I suppose "sick" is just this year's "groovy" or "awesome," but it still strikes me as amazingly stupid. It could also be because once again, we have two guys sitting at the same table, apparently about to eat lunch, and all they have to talk about is the web browsing one of them is capable of carrying on.
First Guy: "You......didn't get your Blackberry with the Verizon Network, did you?"
Second Guy (sheepishly) "No.....but look! Paperweight mode!"
Ugh, what the f-ever, man. You know, in a world in which people were still capable of exercising some level of social interaction, Guy # 2 would never discover that Guy #1 didn't have access to God Knows What from the fucking cafeteria- because Said People would be, I don't know, talking to eachother instead of fucking around with their god-damned Blackberries. But because people simply don't talk to eachother anymore (unless it's about their loved ones, just collected from the Verizon Store) your level of coverage will quickly become known to EVERYONE AROUND YOU. After all, if you HAD COVERAGE, you'd be USING YOUR BLACKBERRY, right?
How about this scenerio?
Guy #1: "You don't have the Verizon Network, do you?
Guy #2 : "Why do you ask?"
Guy #1: "Well, you aren't using your Blackberry. So I assume you don't have coverage here."
Guy# 2: "Um, that's because I'm sitting here with you, eating lunch. I thought we might just talk."
Guy#1: "Check out the Web Browsing! It's sick!"
Guy # 2: "No thanks. Hey, how's your wife and kids? Haven't seen them since last Christmas."
Guy #1: "Gotta update my Twitter account. Later."
Ah, good times, good friends. Except, not really.
How sick is this society? Oops, sorry. I know I'm using that wrong.