Friday, September 02, 2005

Separated At Birth



1. My new iPod Shuffle mini-speaker system




2. The Flying Spaghetti Monster

16 comments:

lauren said...

jealous of your speaker system! i really need to find myself something like that, so i don't have to sit at the computer or make cds just to listen to my choons

Pashmina said...

oooh
ahhh
*insert appreciative noise here*

I've just bought an iPod shuffle for a friend and am covetous of its tiny simplicity, especially as my mini is on the blink. Those speakers though are even more beyootifull.

Smat said...

I don't have an iPod of any kind - do I need one?

lauren said...

you most certainly do smat, they're almost life changing (in the sense that when you're bored and on public transport, you aren't forced to listen to boring conversations, or stopped from resting your eyes, and can listen to your lovely music, emerging a much happier person)

and you can marvel with the iPod shuffle at just how music manages to come out of a piece of plastic that hardly weighs anything

cello said...

Oh yes indeed; I cannot imagine life without my iPod now. Mine does have a shuffle option on it but I really hate it. It just doesn't work for 'classical music' (hate that term). It's worse than listening to Classic FM; you get, say, a Mozart recitative and then a movement from a Mahler symphony straight after, without hearing the aria. Mr C now has the even-bigger memory one which can hold our entire, not inconsiderable, CD collection, plus all our photos.

I see there are two cars ad campaigns at the moment featuring iPod connectors as the main selling point. Amazing really.

surly girl said...

can i interject with my shallow love of flying spaghetti monsterism?

patroclus said...

So it's just me that thinks the speakers look like the spaghetti monster, then?

I think I'll go and lie down.

Pashmina said...

No, not just you. I was just too overcome by envy of the speakers to comment on the point of the post. Flying spaghetti monstrousness is truly a wondrous thing in its own right too.

LC said...

Perhaps He chooses to appear to you in the form of an iPod speaker system, in order to guide you along the enlightened path of beautifully designed (although somewhat overpriced) consumer electronics.

Or perhaps the heat in the office this week has been getting a bit much for you, hmmm?

BiScUiTs said...

I was just thinking, 'that's funny, I don't remember a spaghetti monster being in that painting' and then I realised it wasn't the original.

cello said...

I think they are astonishingly alike. Well done you, patroclus. I'm just embarrassed that I had never heard of the Spaghetti Monster before, so thank you for bringing me into the loop. That's just one of the many excellent reasons to keep up with your blog.

poppy said...

i suppose you have to be careful not to mix them up - the speakers and the noodly thing.

and am i the only person in the world who has an mp3 player which is not an iPod?

BiScUiTs said...

I didn't know about the spaghetti thing either, but I do now.
Don't worry Poppy, I have an MP3 player that isn't an iPod.
The spaghtti thing does look a bit like the speakers, and now I think all speakers are going to make me feel hungry.

hen said...

Are you saying the creator of the universe and your iPod speaker system are like brother and sister? Or do they have more of a lucifer/jehovah thing going on.

Merkin said...

Oh wow - I've had a Damascene conversion. I'd not heard of FSM before, but it's all so obvious. As it says on Wikipedia, all evidence of contrary religions (and evolution) were planted by by the FSM. I have been touched by his Noodly Appendages, via your blog. A million thanks....

Konrad said...

Uuups, what happenend now. Another URL again. I'm worried :-(
I think I got it now. Nice to read you again!