Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The away message paradox

Okay, last thought for the night. The problem with really clever AIM away messages (more accurately, ones that I think are clever) is that if you ever use them again, they become significantly less clever and entertaining, and more generic. I guess that's why my best ones don't end up on my list of saved quick-access messages... all of my saved messages are boring, worded in an informative and utilitarian style.

Here's mine from earlier tonight that sparked this comment:
Listening to Frou Frou and singing in a falsetto. Make dinner, not
love, I say.
See, now I can't use that second line ever again, because (1) someone who saw it before might see it a second time, and (2) I posted it here, destroying its reusability.

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