April 20 - 24, 2009

April 24, 2009 - That would explain it

It's so strange that the wireless expires
When my wife ends up trimming the wires.
But I say, "What the heck…
What else can you expect
When my brother-in-law's Michael Myers?"

Michael Myers

Today's I believe was a first - I took the point of view of the actual person that was calling the help desk, and not the IT department or a third party. 

I am not a fan of the horror genre of films, but I got the image of the wife being a sort-of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" type character with a set of hedge-trimmers. 

As a public service to those folks who may not be aware of the character from the "Halloween" series of movies, I offer these images to clear up any possible confusion as to where I was going with this rhyme. 

Mike Myers

April 23, 2009 - Thirty years later, same basic problem

Hey! The AC’s off! I know that smell!
And the server room’s hotter than hell!
Gear’s been toasted, although
It is sure nice to know
The new phone switch is working so well.

It is strange how one errant letter can start a whole thread. When I typed my Shark Tank name for this entry, I accidentally entered it as AO2BIrish. When I realized it, I make a joke about Ed McMahon being my proofreader. 

That started a whole flashback thread on the old Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and we traded a few Carnac the Magnificent jokes. Quite a good time today. At times, I miss the television programs from years back. Today has so many reality shows that I can't get into them. I prefer to watch things like M*A*S*H and Home Improvement. I would much rather watch an infomercial hawking the old Dean Martin roasts instead of the Comedy Central roasts - the newer ones are way too raunchy.

I do enjoy Jay Leno and David Letterman, however, there's only one Johnny. We miss you!

April 22, 2009 - Because the fools keep improving

When the technician drove to the switch
To repair what was causing the glitch,
First the switch he explored,
Then he pulled out a board
Or two. Then he thought, “Oh, what a terrible thing I have done, since I have now taken out the entire phone system, and can’t call my supervisor to get rebooting instructions. And because of all this I will probably get fired…” over and over for 40 miles.

It's been a while since I did an anti-limerick, and thought that today would be a good candidate. I wasn't worried about the word "bitch" getting by the spam filter, since it did on Feb 4th.

April 21, 2009 - 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T / Good luck getting it in IT ...'

Yes, I know that it’s sounding bizarre,
When my good review reached out afar.
But my daughter at school
Still believes I’m a fool,
So we’ll see next time she needs a car.

April 20, 2009 - Aha!

Said the engineer, “There is no rhyme
Or a reason my sound’s gone this time.”
He was missing his sound
For his speakers weren’t found.
Were his other mods done by a mime?