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Old 09-02-2003, 02:21 PM   #1
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I just got the weirdest message on my cell phone. My voicemail said I had a message, it was several seconds of silence, then the message on the answering machine of my home phone. I thought, weird, then checked the answering machine, lo and behold, the last half of my voicemail message was left as a message. It'* like my answering machine called my voicemail and recorded it. How could that happen?
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Old 09-02-2003, 02:55 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like your phones are lonely. You give them enough attention lately?
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Old 02-24-2004, 04:43 AM   #3
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It happened again. How weird is that?
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I'm gonna let you in on a little secret. The people who say machines are inanimate, and don't have personalities and what not are WRONG!! How many times has yur car acted up, for no mechanical reason you can find?? And your computer, how many times has it crapped out on a function you normally have no problem with 10 times a day??

Machines are alive!! You tick 'em off, they retaliate. Yo let 'em get bored, they entertain themselves. Usually at your expense.

Just a little advice from your Uncle MOS. Don't *#@*!! with the machines, they'll get ya...

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Old 02-24-2004, 04:52 AM   #5
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Tell me about it. The other day, my PSU did its best to explode just because I wanted to turn it off.
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Did the Magic Smoke come out?? (Not happy smoke , magic smoke)
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The Plot Against The People
by Russell Baker


Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories: those that break down, those that get lost, and those that don't work.
The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately to defeat him, and the three major classifications are based on the method each object uses to achieve its purpose. As a general rule, any object capable of breaking down at the moment when it is most needed will do so. The automobile is typical of the category.
With the cunning peculiar to its breed, the automobile never breaks down while entering a filling station which has a large staff or idle mechanics. It waits until it reaches a downtown intersection in the middle of the rush hour, or until it is fully loaded with family and luggage on the OhioTurnpike. Thus it creates maximum inconvenience, frustration and irritability, thereby reducing its owner'* life-span.
Washing machines, garbage disposals, lawn mowers, furnances, TV sets, tape recorders, slide projectors- all are in league with the automobile to take their turn at breaking down whenever life threatens to flow smoothly for their enemies.
Many inanimate objects, of course, find it extremely difficult to break down. Pliers, for example, and gloves and keys are almost totally incapable of breaking down. Therefore, they have had to evolve a different technique for resisting man.
They get lost. Science has still not solved the mystery of how they do it, and no man has ever caught one of them in the act. The most plausible theory is that they are able to conceal from human eyes.
It is not uncommon for a pair of pliers to climb all the way from the cellar to the attic in its single-minded determination to raise its owner'* blood pressure. Keys have been known to burrow three feet under mattresses. Women'* purses, despite their great weight, frequently travel through six or seven rooms to find hiding space under a couch.
Scientists have been struck by the fact that things that break down virtually never get lost, while things that get lost hardly ever break down. A furnace, for example, will invariably break down at the depth of the first winter cold wave, but it will never get lost. A woman'* purse hardly ever breaks down; it almost invariably chooses to get lost.
Some persons believe this constitutes evidence that inanimate objects are not entirely hostile to man. After all, they point out, a furnace could infuriate a man even more thoroughly by getting lost than by breaking down, just as a glove could upset him far more by breaking down than by getting lost.
Not everyone agrees, however, that this indicates a conciliatory attitude. Many say it merely proves that furnaces, gloves and pliers are incredibly stupid.
The third class of objects- those that don't work- is the most curious of all. These include such objects as barometers, car clocks, cigarette lighters, flashlights and toy-train locomotives. It is inaccurate, of course, to say that they never work. They work once, usually for the first few hours after being brought home, and then quit. Thereafter, they never work again.
In fact, it is widely assumed that they are built for the purpose of not working. Some people have reached advanced ages without ever seeing some of these objects - barometers, for example- in working order.
Science is utterly baffled by the entire category. There are many theories about it. The most interesting holds that the things that don't work have attained the highest state possible for an inanimate object, the state to which things that break down and things that get lost can only aspire.
They have truly defeated man by conditioning him to never expect anything of them. When his cigarette lighter won't light or his flashlight fails to illuminate, it does not raise his blood pressure. Objects that don't work have given man the only peace he receives from inanimate society.
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Too funny
Are either of your phones listed on the other'* speed dial? Because if they are, you can accidentally "call yourself" just by hitting one button without realizing you've done it. It'* really easy to do with a cell phone if you don't lock the keys because cell phones get jostled around while you're carting them everywhere

Because my name begins with A, I am usually the first number on my friends' speed dial....I used to get messages on my voicemail all the time that turned out to be friends singing to music in their cars, etc...I even got one where I could hear one of my friends trying to chat up some girl in a bar...come to think of it I should have saved that one...
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Even if I did accidentally call home, how would my voicemail got on my answering machine, and visa versa?
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