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Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic tells us: "My dad's friend told us there's no such thing as gravity - it's just the weight of air holding us down". Tell us of times you've been floored by abject stupidity. "Whenever I read the Daily Express" is not a valid answer.

(, Thu 18 Mar 2010, 16:48)
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My dad is in his 60s, and is a very intelligent and hands-on sort of bloke.
He has spent his entire life working his fingers to the bone in places like Yemen and Iraq. He's referred to, in our family, as Mr. Fix-It due to him being able to fix almost any electrical equipment (unless the problem lies on a printed circuit board).

Anyway, right, he's always on MSN and asking me about how to do stuff on his computer. For example:

DAD:How do I do that?
ME:Click the start button...
DAD:The what?
ME:The button with start written on it...

I mean, WHAT AN IGNORANT FUCKWIT! It was only then that I realised that my dad is an old-school bloke who'd never even used a PC until a couple of years ago. I then went on to realise that the metaphors used in modern computing such as the Desktop, files, folders, and the WIMP heuristic have been around since the early nineties and are now engrained in the psyche of the modern world.

I also realised that he has vista - and the vista start button doesn't say START on it!

It's fucking hilarious because something I take for granted is totally out his level of comprehension... what a fucking spastic!

I'm just glad that he's a better person than me and won't remember this when I ask him to fix my car. LOL!
(, Fri 19 Mar 2010, 11:08, 1 reply)
Beutifully put!
(, Fri 19 Mar 2010, 13:16, closed)

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