Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Eye see

I was reading the paper today - all right, all right, I was reading the MX today - and they had captioned one of their pictures with 'While not everyone needs glasses to see better, some think they need them to look better'.

Now I don't know about seeing better or looking better. But you definitely need glasses for one thing - and that's thinking better. It's a well-known fact, established by people who actually do wear glasses, that this wearing of glasses helps them to think. Just look at me - well, okay, maybe you can't see me, but that's all right, it's not because you don't have glasses on, it's because I'm on the net. But then, I don't have glasses on either. And is there any evidence of me thinking? Precious little.

Now just look at the Baron (again, don't worry if you can't see her, she's right over there). She has two pairs of glasses. AND she teaches at university. I think that just proves my point - or at least, that's what I would think if I had glasses, but I don't, so I didn't think it, it just seemed pretty obvious that that's what it was.

It also occurred to me as I read the MX that if Apple ever invented a pair of electronic glasses they would be called iGlasses. Now there's an original name.

Yes. Yes, that will have to do for now.


Shelley said...

I have two pairs of glasses and don't teach at a university. Some of us are just dumb and poor of vision.

Mitzi G Burger said...

Mx is a truly peculiar publication.

TimT said...

Shelley, I don't believe that. I can only conclude that the wearing of glasses is synonymous not only with high intelligence, but a sense of humility and self-deprecation.

TimT said...

Mitzi, indeed, but most useful for cat litter. Most useful.

Anonymous said...

If Apple invented glasses for pirates they would be called iiGlasses.

For people from Newcastle - WhyiGlasses.

TimT said...

Standing ivation for that foxy chap.

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