Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Phone Booth

Before we get to today's post, a couple of announcements. Tommorrow I'll be doing a meme. Yeah, that's what I said. And I did it pretty straight up too. But you're going to gasp, shake your head in shame, be disgusted and laugh your arse off at my expense. Don't miss it.

If you haven't noticed over on my right, I'm up for Humor Blogger of the Year. Get your lazy linking arses over there and vote...but only if you think I'm worthy... I think this is just the semi-finals anyway...as if it were an Olympic sport or something. Right.

Finally, later in the month somebody will be taking over and posting on my blog for the day. This is unprecedented as I've never had anyone post on my blog before. Sure, I've done posts at your request or demand but not a complete replacement. More on that a bit later! On to the post...

The Phone Booth

Cell phone, cell phones, cell phones….

It’s all there seems to be these days. But remember the old days of phone booths? Remember when they were simple and not those 14 levels of encryption and technospeak phones at the airport?

Phone booths were actually pretty handy in a pinch. Plus, there were some pretty interesting ones out there. Soon…these eclectic ones will be but a memory.


Somethings fishy here...I really don't want to be gutting a fish to make a collect call.

Don't use this one if you have skinny bird legs and are wearing shorts or a dress...

I wonder if you can put peanuts in this to make a call...

Now this phone HAS to be in Oregon...I'd recognize that moss anywhere.

Well...better a design for a phone booth than a urinal...

Creepy. Is this a portal to bird world or something?

I don't see this one surviving...people would be in there too long looking for the beer.
Yes…in the future if you want to have that phone booth experience you’re going to have to order one of these:

32 comments:

The Incredible Woody said...

I was slowly scrolling as I was reading and caught a glimpse of the top of the fish phone booth. For a minute there, I thought you had found a penis-shaped phone booth!!

VE said...

incredible woody - Ha ha. You might find that one in Vegas but probably not Omaha, Nebraska...

ReformingGeek said...

I like the cell phone "hat". It's funny watching some of the older movies that depend on phone booths. Die Hard 3 comes to mind (at least I think it was 3) and movies with airport scenes where the main character has to wait to use the phone. I can't remember the last time I noticed a phone booth in an airport.

Dee said...

and it's post like this and your comments that made me happily vote for you for humorous blog. :)

Jacki said...

The last one is genious! Then I don't have to hear other people's obnoxious cellphone conversations!

Roy Scribner said...

Is that last guy an agent for CONTROL?

GC (God's Child) said...

I love the cell phone hat. LOVE IT. I need one. Do you know although I was obviously using my cellphone while walking in the dark last night, someone thought they should still try to hit on me? I think a hat like this would have prevented that.

Megan said...

The portal to bird world is right! That thing is creepy as hell!

I will be happy to vote for you, sir.

Memarie Lane said...

i saw that yesterday and voted for you and bee. :)

VE said...

reforminggeek - Yeah, some of the relevance of the movies really changes now with the advent of the cell phone. The definitive movie about that is Phone Booth!

dee - Why thank you. I don't do a lot of self promoting...I post, I read and comment, I offer ideas. That's about it really.

jacki - It's gonna thwart all those busy bodies that actually LIKE listening in though...

roy - ha ha. Judging from that, he clearing isn't the one in control!

gc - Yeah, sorry about hitting up on you last night and all... ;)

megan - Mighty kind of you! I actually don't think I'd be using that bird portal phone. I'm not that anxious to use a phone

Annie Ha said...

I'm afraid if you do a meme pretty much straight up that the universe will implode

Annie Ha said...

I rocked the vote. You are currently winning.

lime said...

i gotta say i love the shark one. what i want to know is where superman will change now.

Sarah said...

Oh yes I remember the days of carrying quarters and calling mom and dad for a ride. A friend of mine never had quarters so she could call her mom collect, but to save the cost of the call she would wait for the operator to say - say your name at the tone - and just say pick up me at 7 and hang up. So her mother would here that and then wouldn't have to accept the charges! ha!

VE said...

annie ha - Don't worry too much. I only meant that I didn't radically change all the rules and intent of the meme but I did do it in my own special way... Oh, and thanks for the vote! I'll have to actually go out there and see where the voting is at....

lime - Good point. I remember when the first Superman movie came out in the 70s and it was comical because he went to change and it was only one of those pole phones without a booth. If we don't have phone booths at all...yikes, he might never be able to help mankind again! Then again, if he stepping into the bird portal one I fear he'd come out with a feather cape...

sarah - Ha ha. Perfect example of the never ending pool of human ingenuity in finding ways to take advantage of a system or process! I like it...

QuirkyLoon said...

VE strikes the funny bone again! Hilarious!

I want to add my vote that the bird portal phone booth is mighty creepy.

I would be scared to even try and enter it.

No, I wouldn't go in there. No matter what!

Well unless it's for million bucks, okay, okay I'd go in!

Giggle Pixie said...

That ginormous owl just freaks me the fuck OUT!! You couldn't pay me to step inside that booth! :-)

And the blue shark one reminds me of the old running "Land Shark" gag on Saturday Night Live (if you're old enough to even remember that!).

VE said...

quirkyloon - Can I have your million when the birds take you away and you never come out?

giggle pixie - I'm old enough to remember although I must confess my Saturday Nights aren't nearly as lively as they were back then. On the flip side, I can get up waay earlier in the morning than I could have back then...

Serena said...

Apparently, I don't get out enough. I've never seen cute phone booths like those. If I did, I might even consider digging out my change and making a call.:)

VE said...

serena - Considering there are probably only a dozen or two across the entire country it's no wonder you haven't!

Anndi said...

Call me a traditionalist, but it has to be a booth... and there has to be gum stuck to something.

Quickroute said...

Where's Colin Farrell?

ChrisEldin said...

Dude, you're winning! I voted for you, and that was before I read this quite hysterical phone booth post. WIsh I could vote twice....

:-)

Jeff said...

What am I supposed to do with all my quarters now that phone booths are going out of style?

I voted for you too. I'm very excited for you... what will you win?

Alex L said...

That owl one is freaking me out.

Carla said...

I love the cell phone booth. Wish everyone walking around in public talking on their mobiles had to wear one of those. Think phone booths are soon on their way to extinction.

cathouse teri said...

I'm not sure there remains a working public phone in this country. If there does, I sure ain't found it!

I'm off to read who Incredible Woody is.................

VE said...

anndi - I'd call you that...but I can't find a phone booth!!

quickroute - Drunk....where else?

chris - You might have to vote twice. This is the category vote; one of the blogs in the other category has more than twice the votes I do. When the finals come...I think I'm in big trouble...

jeff - Thanks for voting; I'll win nothing and it won't change a thing. Also, read my comment above this to chris. Yikes. Oh, and just mail those quarters to me...I'll take care of them.

alex - Relax...step back from the booth. Breath in the brown paper bag. Good. Here's some hot chocolate...

carla - I think you're right. The idea..a phone hard wired! Ha!

teri - Well...she's apparently incredible...

muskrat said...

ha! great post. and i liked your comment on "angry seafood" yesterday.

VE said...

muskrat - Thanks. I'll head over and check out your blog. I cruise around on occasion. You do get linked just by commenting here by-the-way.

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