Sunday, December 28, 2008

Internet Nostalgia


Harold’s computer broke down last night. It’s still under warranty (the benefit of Lucifer commissioning a computer) but he found it annoying nonetheless. You can imagine how peeved he was to go from an 8.4 GHz processor to his old 1.2 which won’t run any game more complex than solitaire.

Worse, getting out his old computer (he’d given it to his mum but it was still in the cardboard box) meant that he had to go on the old internet. Do you remember that one? It used to load pages v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y using Netscape Navigator> Harold was furious. He spends half his time on the internet looking at pictures* and trying to look at them using the old internet drove him crazy.

He couldn’t even play his LAN games so as a last resort we went totally low-tech and got out a game of monopoly. Harold was the car, I was the top hat, Felicia the dog (obviously), Gillian the old boot (ditto) and Julie the iron. At one point Harold moaned that it just wasn’t the same as playing over the LAN so I made him wear oven gloves to simulate limited connectivity.

Well it amused me.




*mostly book illustrations, actually. Get your mind out of the gutter.

8 comments:

Stinking Billy said...

jasfoup, Could you just remind me of Harold's er, species (for the want of a better word)? I don't know why but he always reminds me of the plump , bespectacled buffoon in Neighbours. ;-)

Leatherdykeuk said...

Harold looks to be a thirty-something, very handsome human man. In actuality he's 1/2 demon, 3/4 human, 1/4 fae.

Ayoub said...

So hilarious!

And yes... Pictures :D

Leatherdykeuk said...

I remember waiting five minutes to download a grainy .gif file

kittys-psyche said...

love the limited connectivity oven gloves xxx

Leatherdykeuk said...

*chuckles*
Thank you!

stephanie said...

*chuckles* It amuses me to, although rather to Harold's detriment this time.

I think Julie's iron also a bit obvious at the moment. ;)

Leatherdykeuk said...

Probably, given that Harold allocated the tokens...