Saturday, March 26, 2011


I really hate one particular function of my new toy (the Mama i-pod no touch). I was peacefully listening to a lecture on simplifying parenting when it kicked in. First selection: 99 questions for US Citizenship quiz, question number 57: During the cold war; what was the main concern of the United States? Communism.

"Shuffle" to: (which, for the uninitiated, is a mechanism by which one's i-pod demonically switches to a totally new and unrelated track):  the final song from Chess, a musical some may remember from the 80's, in which the triumph of the US over communism is played out through an epic chess game.


  1. I got an ipod a few years back and the same thing happened to me! I thought it must be possessed! It took me a while to figure out what was going on...I thought I was the only one that kind of stuff happened to.

  2. Too funny! your I-pod Mama no touch has a sense of humor!

  3. Ha! I thought I just interacted in weird ways with technology. Our first car, a gift/hand-me-down from my mother-in-law, would choose the most inopportune times to just quit. I was always driving and it was always at the top of a hill in rush-hour traffic in Toulouse.

    Fast-forward to mini hand-held computers and it is not a huge leap to assume either a conspiracy or acute incompetence.


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