We have no Internet?!

Randy: Our house, it has no internet.

Kyle’s mom: Oh my god.

Randy: We’ve got nothing, it’s just gone.

Gerald: Come in, you can use our internet until you figure out what to do.

Later, when it transpires that there is no internet

Gerald: No, No, our internet can’t be broken, I’ve got to get an attachment Larry sent me last night.

Randy: It’s not working Gerald.

Gerald: But it has to work, maybe if I..

Randy: YOUR INTERNET’S NOT WORKING GERALD. FACE IT.

The town of South Park loses the plot when there is no internet

That was an excerpt from a recent episode of South Park. Randy is one of my favourite characters on that show. He manages to be so dramatic about everything 🙂

Obviously we do have internet, or else this wouldn’t be getting posted, but when I woke up this morning, we had no internet. I sat with my bowl of cereal in front of the computer feeling at a loss.

We form habits through repetition. If my morning habit was to get up, drop into the local shop and pick up the paper and then come home and read it over breakfast I never would have even noticed the net was down.

Instead, my morning habit is to wake up, get a bowl of cereal and then open my feed reader to see what’s going on in the world – but it’s a world according to the internet.

Whilst South Park might tend towards a style of exaggerating things, they certainly know how to make a point about current trends, and they have a funny habit of hitting the nail right square on the head.

Comments

  • steve

    just seeing what happens if i reply. have you set the background of this text box to be white, but not set a colour for the text? cos for me here, my computah makes things like this dark grey with light grey text.. but now i have my light grey text on your white background. so yeah.

    looking nice though.

    i want to see where this comment appears on the blog entry page.

    bye.

  • Heh. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

    I haven't set a single thing on this site. Very unlike me, but I knew that if I started changing things, well I'd just end up designing the whole thing from the ground up and I don't really have time for that.

    At some point I'm going to turn this into a little personal design project and incorporate things from various places, but not right now.. maybe in the winter time…

  • steve

    i know the feeling….