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“I guess these days you could send flowers with “call me” just as fast as a telegram. Or hire one of the dancing monkey-suit people or a clown to sing a song about not being able to make the plane.”

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Or hire one of the dancing monkey-suit people or a clown to sing a song about not being able to make the plane.

“So, essentially, we’ve given up traditional telegrams and they can now only be delivered by dancing people in monkey suits. And the world becomes just a little bit awesomer.”

(By the way, some people in the thread were smart enough to point out that, though much media reported incorrectly, only Western Union discontinued telgram service. Lots of other people still willing to send them for you.)

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