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December 13, 2006


Some Drano For The Internets

I know I’m late to this one, but I was just reading the Top Ten Funny Political Quotes of 2006 (HT: Jason Pye).

And this is what Ted Stevens thinks of the internets:

Ten movies streaming across that, that Internet, and what happens to your own personal Internet? I just the other day got… an Internet was sent by my staff at 10 o’clock in the morning on Friday, I got it yesterday. Why? [...] They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the Internet. And again, the Internet is not something you just dump something on. It’s not a big truck. It’s a series of tubes. And if you don’t understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it’s going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.

I hate it when my coworkers send me an Internet and it gets delayed!

Now, I knew there were people less knowledgeable about computers and the internet than my father. I just didn’t know they were in the Senate.

Jon Stewart, always usually funnier than I am, really gave it a more complete treatment. Responding to Stevens’ question of why the “Internet” was delivered late:

“Maybe it’s because you don’t seem to know jack shit about computers or the Internet — but that’s okay — you’re just the guy in charge of regulating it.

Watch below for as hilarity ensues.

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 8:58 am || Permalink || Comments (1) || Trackback URL || Categories: Internet, Poker/Gambling, Politics, Snark, Technology, YouTube

1 Comment

  1. The tubes reference is a classic, but I’m a big fan of Wexler’s “I enjoy cocaine…because it’s a fun thing to do.” Simply because it was made, intentionally, as a joke on Colber(t)’s show, but the national news media took the story completely out of context and ran with it, making asses out of themselves.

    Comment by Mike — December 14, 2006 @ 7:10 am

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