Friday, March 27, 2009

Quote of the iTouch. You tell me.

Quote of the day: "It is better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it." ~Gerard Patrick Roeling (Which isn't always true. Who needs herpes? Or cancer? Or a terminal case of the dumb?)

Song of the day: Lost by Coldplay

State of mind: undecisive.

Date: March 28th, 2009

I finally made up my mind to purchase for myself an apple iTouch. It's been on my list for a while now but I've been resisting for a few reasons. Most of them green and made of paper. However, I found the cash with some funky math and was going to take the plunge and order one but as I was making my way through the ordering process, I came to the screen for optional free engraving on the back.

Uh oh.

A chance to personalize my shiny new toy? I couldn't pass that up. But with what? My name? My screen name? A witty quote? Like I don't have hundreds, nay thousands to choose from! So, in logic that makes sense to me, I'm looking for more. I'm casting my net on the net just in case the perfect quote isn't in my data banks already. In 58 characters or less, tell me what you think is engraving worthy. The most popular will be... the most popular, because like NASA I reserve the right to still pick my own. So, Colbert Nation, don't bother stuffing this ballot. (As if.) But who knows, someone might tickle my fancy and end up on the backside of my pretty (but as of yet still un-ordered) gadget.

Show quote of the day: "It's so soft. Like kittens."


cabri said...

I turn the music on, I bring the fun in.
(Sweet's song in OMWF)

cabri said...

Life's not a song Life isn't bliss Life is just this It's living

NYPinTA said...

Oooh, good one.

Just to be upfront, the one I've so far chosen is, "The sky isn't evil. Try looking up." Why? For it's general world outlook. I like what it implies and how it is said. If I had said it, it would have been, "Use you're f-king brains." But that's not as word smithy. (Plus, I bet Apple's got an potty mouth clause and wouldn't engrave that.)

cabri said...

If the apocalypse comes, beep me.

(Except I'd change it to 'tweet me'. :D

cabri said...

Love makes you do the wacky.

(I'm at the point now where I'm just looking for short quotes and you have to put up with it! :P ;)

cabri said...

Add it up, it all spells 'duh'.

cabri said...

I know music. Music has notes. This is noise.

cabri said...

Not for the iTouch, just to make you smile:

Rupert Giles: It's a trick. They get inside my head, make me see things I want.
Xander Harris: Then why would they make you see me?
Rupert Giles: Oh, right. Let's go.

cabri said...

Screw you. I want candy.

cabri said...

Your logic does not resemble our earth logic.

LL said...

"Old Guy lust found here."

"If it wasn't for my horse, I'd have never spent that year in college"

"This is a triumph of marketing over common sense."

I'll be back with more later... oh, and you've got to love Colbert.

fermicat said...

My iTouch is unadorned. All the good stuff is on the inside.

Your sky quote sounds good to me.

NYPinTA said...

I dunno, that "Screw you. I want candy" is my new fav. :D

LL said...

You'd want that immortalized on the front of your compy?

Why not something more generic... "Guaranteed to satisfy"

NYPinTA said...

I don't know.. I like how non sequitur it is. But not something over used too. "Add it up, it all spells, 'duh'" is hilarious too.

But I'll keep taking suggestions. They're fun.

LL said...

You could go for realism...

"If you can read this keep quiet, I should probably be doing actual work instead."

Or perhaps you could work in something about a whale and a potted plant falling through the air...

NYPinTA said...

Douglas Adams! Yes.

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem.

Time is bunk.

The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind.

The impossible often has a kind of integrity which the merely improbable lacks.

For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.

I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

I'm sure there are more, even funnier lines, but whatever.

NYPinTA said...

Of the DA quotes, this is a front runner: "For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen." Because of the time wasting qualities of the iTouch. Hee.

NYPinTA said...

Hmmm. The ones I like most are too long. Crap.

NYPinTA said...

Maybe something from Supernatural: “Do I look like a ditchable prom date to you?”

"Angel or not, I will stab you in the face." The imagery and in your faceness is hilarious to me.

Off to find more...

NYPinTA said...

"My god, it's full of stars."

LL said...

Oooooooo... 2001.

LL said...

Why not simply...

"Don't Panic."

Stellar said...

Shucks... LL took mine. But it has to be all caps.





"Def Leppard free zone"


But who knows, someone might tickle my fancy and end up on the backside of my pretty (but as of yet still un-ordered) gadget.

This somehow seems suggestive... I just can't put my finger on it. :)

trinamick said...

"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

"Money cannot buy health, but I'd settle for a diamond-studded wheelchair."

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."

And two of my favorites:

"I like to have a martini,
two at the very most -
at three i'm under the table,
at four, i'm under the host!"

"I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him."

trinamick said...

Or here are a couple that you may appreciate more:

"Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed."

"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."

John said...

I almost bought an iTouch myself.

Wait, I should probably reword that.

Red said...

my fav quote from you from high school was when you were telling me a story about a spider in the shower and you said "I killed him with boiling ice cream" Don't know how many characters. That or..

When we were walking and I fell down and you kept walking and didn't realize I was gone and then hollared "Where did you go?"

I like the ice cream one. U know, I still laugh my ass off over that one.

trinamick said...

"I almost bought an iTouch myself."

I think we've just found you the perfect quote.

ctheokas said...

Don't do it!

But if you do, then use this:

"There's nothing an agnostic can't do if he doesn't know if he believes in anything or not."

NYPinTA said...

Lovely suggestions. Except for that one. You know which.

cabri said...

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

cabri said...

Do what you fear and fear disappears.

cabri said...

I've had fun before. This isn't it.

cabri said...

If I'm going down, I'm taking everybody with me.

cabri said...

We're all Fate's bitch.

Beth said...

LOL to Cabri. That song'll be stuck in my head all day now. Time to go get the CD and pop it in! OK, I love Cabri. I've spent all this time reading the quotes posted by him/her. Let us know what you end up choosing!

mr. schprock said...

Here we are. Pick one of these two and we're finished.

"Made in China"

"Already obsolete"

NYPinTA said...

I think we have a winnah!!