If you’re of a certain age in Australia, you’ll recognise the title from a series of television advertisements for Telecom Australia’s Mobilenet cell phone network. It features a big-talking American travelling in Australia with an Australian sidekick.
The other phrase was “We do Chucky, we do.”.
“???” Was the response. Not old enough to remember, or know about Monty Python. Of course, a “wafer thin” IT system change, often isn’t. “Wafer thin” comes from the Monty Python “Meaning of Life” film.
Mr. Creosote’s response? ““Go away.””
I should have known better than to use quotations from old films.
In a recent meeting I was in, there was discussion about changing an employee’s start time to 9:54am. I said in reply,
“You’d have to pay a shift allowance if they started at 10am”
’That’s a co-incidence only. We wouldn’t do something like that.’
“I’m shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here.”
(Renault, in Casablanca, said it better though.)
Must remember not to have a mouthful of coffee while reading one of Phil Factor’s blog posts:
The Diary of a Microsoft Marketing Man
I woke up, in a ‘one stop’ process requiring a subtle paradigm shift. I was in my bed at home, a complete integrated platform. The Sun™ was streaming through the Windows™. The world outside seemed people-ready. To drive decisions on getting out of bed, I enumerated multiple insightful, timely reasons for aligning with domestic goals in a familiar and powerful way.
On reaching the kitchen, I achieved unparalleled connectivity in the kettle by plugging it in, and leveraged the capabilities of the toaster by switching it on in real time. Today, I felt I had a flexible and connected infrastructure around me. I empowered the agile and adaptive cat at every level by opening the cat-flap