CNN has published a list of the nine most impressive technological advances of the past year, which Bossy will now plagiarize, because this morning? She’s feeling a little meh.
Twitter. This free social networking site asks, “What are you doing?” and provides its users with 140 characters spaces to answer. Bossy always thought Twitter was Stop One on the road to Oversharer’s Anonymous, but according to CNN, organizations like Comcast and the Los Angeles Fire Department are using this product to optimize customer service and save lives. Not Comcast with the whole save lives thing, but. Meh.
The Microsoft Yahoo dance. Microsoft had a crush on Yahoo, but in the end Yahoo was all, “Meh.” Then Yahoo and Google were flirting with a merger, but sadly it didn’t happen for them either. Meh. And by the way Dear CNN, doesn’t this whole Yahoo/Microsoft thing belong on the list of Top Nine Technology Advances That Didn’t Happen In 2008?
Barack takes his campaign to the Internet and raises record support and money. And now he’s not just Bossy’s Barack O’Boyfriend, he’s her Barack O’President. And not a meh in sight.
Who remembers this? Well, it broke. Meh.
The equipment aboard the Phoenix Mars Lander. The equipment that can do stuff like scoop Martian soil. On Mars. Although Bossy sort of thinks the above photo was taken in a backyard in Quantico Virginia. Meh.
The LZR, which is the world’s fastest swimsuit, made by Speedo. The suit’s streamlined success comes from built-in polyurethane compression panels. Although Bossy thinks she sees a little something Speedo forgot to take into consideration which may cause a small percentage of drag.
Netbooks. These compact, lightweight, inexpensive computers make on-the-go connectivity possible, so now there’s never an excuse not to update the blog. Mehhhhhhhhhhh.
The Apple iPhone 3G and its easily downloadable programs. Oh good, because we all know how much Bossy loves the phone. M. e. h.
If you still have will to live remaining, here’s a link to the exact CNN list.
Lizzy saysDecember 29, 2008 at 11:07 am
Them iPhones shur are puurty. (or maybe I mean the LZR suit picture…)
Agitationist saysDecember 29, 2008 at 11:18 am
I’m with you on Twitter:
Half Assed Kitchen saysDecember 29, 2008 at 11:23 am
Oh, good. I’m glad we’re scooping dirt on Mars when the economy is completely MEH.
Momo Fali saysDecember 29, 2008 at 11:23 am
If I wore a LZR under my jeans, would I look 10 pounds thinner? If so, I need one. Now.
Cat saysDecember 29, 2008 at 11:23 am
I think #10 should be Barack O’president in the LZR suit. Now that would be something to see.
Surcie saysDecember 29, 2008 at 11:23 am
I was going to say Facebook, but I think that’s actually been around for a couple of years. And Amazon’s Kindle. But I think it was released in 2007. I’m a little behind the times.
Shelley saysDecember 29, 2008 at 11:34 am
I got nothin’, but I don’t think that picture of the Mars Rover-whatever was taken in someone’s backyard in Virginia. I think it was taken, along with all the other Mars pictures, in the desert just outside of Phoenix, AZ.
Oh wait, wait, I know…that hologram thing on CNN that they used during the election. You know, so it
not reallylooked like the reporter was in the studio, when they were really somewhere else? If that wasn’t the biggest technological stupidity, I don’t know what was. Beam me up, Scotty!
Hokie Deb saysDecember 29, 2008 at 11:36 am
I can barely keep up with my gmail status and facebook much less time to update twitter every five minutes.
MariaV saysDecember 29, 2008 at 11:36 am
I HATE the telephone, but I love my iPhone.
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysDecember 29, 2008 at 12:03 pm
My iPhone boyfriend raises my self esteem. Oh. Yes. He does.
And. Yes. I’m sure there is a support group for me somewhere.
And. Also? My iPhone boyfriend will be there with me.
corrie saysDecember 29, 2008 at 12:15 pm
Love Bossy’s comments on the LZr suit!
Why would Twitter be soooo popular? Who wants to know everything about everyone all the time anyway? Apparently millions of people and NOT me!
Andrea's Sweet Life saysDecember 29, 2008 at 12:42 pm
Such a list makes me feel old and out of touch. At the age of 31. YIKES.
linda Carson saysDecember 29, 2008 at 12:53 pm
My #10 is audible.com (and they don’t pay me to say this) I download whole books to my ipod and can “read” while walking my dog, or making the long drive to town, or cleaning the barn. I love me my audible.com.
Lesley saysDecember 29, 2008 at 12:58 pm
“MEH.” This describes my entire holiday season thus far. And in case this sounds all doomy, I am fine with it, as it’s one step up from the “@#$#@#$#@” I had anticipated.
And personally? I am glad Bossy rises above the Twitter “meh” to tweet at us anyway. I always get all kinds of happy when I see her icon (Avatar?) (Picture thingie?) come up in my list.
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysDecember 29, 2008 at 1:02 pm
The two things I know about technology, I learned from Bossy – one of which was Facecrack, which I am officially addicted to. This Twitter sounds similar?
Is there someplace that sells extra hours to add to the day, because after all this Twitting and Facebooking and blogging, I have no time for life. Meh.
Shana saysDecember 29, 2008 at 1:09 pm
No. 10 — Blogger’s mobile blogging application. Snap a cell phone picture, MMS it to blogger with a title and caption and, voila, it’s a blog post. Because the minutia of our lives neeeeeeds to be broadcast daily.
Emily saysDecember 29, 2008 at 1:11 pm
I love my Netbook, my Lenovo keeps my blog alive, because we all know that Emily needs job security and shouldn’t blog at work. Though she is doing it now.
Shana saysDecember 29, 2008 at 1:15 pm
Oh, and the Eye Fi wireless camera card. That one is very cool and 2008’ish I think. And Amazon Video On Demand, that is the bomb, downloading movies directly to my Tivo.
PS: I am not a tech geek, I swear.
Grandma J saysDecember 29, 2008 at 2:16 pm
My number 10 is the SYNC in my new Ford Escape…it makes and receives all my phone calls and reads my text messages for me….and plays my music on demand….uh I mean command
krg saysDecember 29, 2008 at 3:12 pm
I’m sorry, what does meh mean?
Isle Dance saysDecember 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm
You know you live on a rock without TV when 90% of this old news flash is brand new…very interesting. :o)
Life is Good saysDecember 29, 2008 at 3:46 pm
Bossy, That LZR suit is great and all, but I’d like to see on on something that would cause more than a little drag.
David saysDecember 29, 2008 at 4:15 pm
Perhaps Bossy should rename herself Sheepy, with all the meh meh meh-ing going on.
My but someone is feeling jaded this morning.
JD saysDecember 29, 2008 at 4:22 pm
how could you forget time travel
that’s this year’s 10th list item ….
David saysDecember 29, 2008 at 4:24 pm
krg: this might help you understand “meh”
Domestic Goddess (in training) saysDecember 29, 2008 at 4:31 pm
With a list like that number 10 must be the technology that made a man give birth to a child. Oh wait, that was a chick. That is almost as amazing as the merger that didn’t merge, the IPhone that doens’t usually phone and the swimsuit that doesn’t debulge the bulge. Oh wait…I kinda like that one. It does beg the question though, if they can de-bulge most swimsuit bulges… why target atheletes? Target me and my other stay home moms who would pay top dollar for a suit to decrease our bulges!!!!
Manic Mommy saysDecember 29, 2008 at 6:28 pm
Off to check if CNN really posted a picture of Michael Phelp’s crotch. Shrinkage! I was in the pool!
Stephanie saysDecember 29, 2008 at 6:58 pm
Totally feeling the “meh” today. But that could be because it’s my first day back to work after 9 whole days off. Meh.
HeyJoe saysDecember 29, 2008 at 7:53 pm
Me thought the name of that one picture read “large Hardon Collider.”
clickmom saysDecember 29, 2008 at 10:18 pm
I’m living in the dark ages over here. Resolution: Must figure twitter out.
Emily too saysDecember 29, 2008 at 10:52 pm
You say “meh” – I say “whatever” to most of those… As for me I finally jumped off the cliff and got into Facebook. I now have 62 friends – see how popular I am? 😉
Lovelyn saysDecember 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm
I use Twitter, but I’m still not so sure about it. Facebook has become an addiction though.
sometimessophia saysDecember 30, 2008 at 10:06 am
Kindle 2.0? Although Barack O’President in the LZR suit has huge appeal. (well, maybe not huge… we’ll have to wait to see if the First Lady leaks any comments about the First Member.)
g saysDecember 30, 2008 at 11:20 am
Whoa, am I getting old? I don’t care about any of these things, I hardly know what they do. Well, not the swimsuit. That one I DO understand.
Dharmamama saysDecember 30, 2008 at 11:21 am
This is probably pre-2008, but wasn’t for me – DVR. The ability to digitally record, pause live TV, etc. We LOVE it. Well worth the extra $8/month to the cable company.
And the whole watching TV or movies online – my son and I got caught up on Sarah Connor Chronicles that way. I’m amazed by the whole Netflix to XBOX 360 thing. Wasn’t it just last year we had only 4 channels and I had to get up to change the station?
ashley saysDecember 30, 2008 at 11:42 am
Heh, drag. That thing is just funny.
Am now on facebook, too. Felt old until I found my entire high school class has signed up in the last 6 months too. Mid-life crisis, already?
Reeb saysJanuary 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm
I vote for hand-written letters as The Next Big Thing, cause I just got one from an old friend of mine and her handwriting was so much more marvelous to get to see than any of the words represented therein.
Actually, I don’t care at all about technological advances. (Although I do check FB.) MEHbe it’s because I’m such an old fart. And happy to be one. Meh you be perkier today, Bossy, although you’re probably just hung over. (And mehbe THAT’s what’s slowing me down today!)