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Posted on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Dave!One whole day without my PowerBook. It's been tough... really tough. No sitting on the couch working while watching television at night. No laying in bed 'til late catching up with blogs and seeing what's new in the world. No waking up and grabbing my PowerBook first thing to run through all the Trackback spam I've accumulated overnight. Nope. No PowerBook lovin' for me (on the plus-side, it did force me to download all the latest upgrades for my PowerMac G4 Cube!).

Which brings up an excellent point raised in a comment from Karla on my last entry...

Dave...methinks you might want to get a girlfriend?
Seriously, I feel the same way about my laptop. I call her the Silver Bullet. I rarely even travel with her for fear of getting her hurt.
I think they will give her good care and attention. The letter is sweet.

Girlfriend? Hmmm... it's been a while, but I think I am better off with the PowerBook. Time for a comparison chart, methinks...

Always busy getting ready.Always ready to get busy.
Never shuts up.Has an off-switch.
Needs constant attention and entertaining.Doesn't mind being ignored and does all the entertaining.
Insists you be nice to her bitchy friends.Shows you porn.
Insists you accompany her for stupid activities like shopping.Shows you porn.
Eventually becomes defective and mentally unstable after use... requires replacement.Bug patches can be applied to fix any instabilities, thus ensuring a long and happy relationship.
A risky venture into freaky sexual diseases that can really ruin your day.Can't pass viruses to you and is easily cleaned of any it contracts.
High maintenance... constantly requires expensive gifts.Low maintenance... only requires an occasional upgrade.
Smells nice. Sometimes lets you have sex with her.errr...

PowerBook Love

Okay. I see your point. Any mentally-stable women out there who can iron and are seeking a relationship, please submit a resume and psychological evaluation to me via email as soon as possible.

Movie Quotable of the Day: "I could have killed 'em all, I could kill YOU. In town, you're the law... out here, it's me. Don't push it. Don't push it or I'll give you a war you won't believe. Let it go."
Yesterday's Answer: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) with Jim Carrey and Courtney Cox.

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  1. Art says:

    Rambo. 50% more testosterone than your average movie.

  2. Dave2 says:

    Which is interesting, because you are only 50% correct!

  3. Art says:

    Thank you sir may I have another? First Blood?

  4. Alessandra says:

    I think you’re much better w/ your “babie”. I’m in love with my TiVo…. can’t live without him.

  5. Dave2 says:

    >> Thank you sir may I have another? First Blood?

    Indeed. It’s one of those films like “Raiders of the Lost Ark” that was retroactively renamed to better brand the sequels (it eventually became “Indiana Jones AND the Raiders of the Lost Ark”). Rambo started out as “First Blood” but then became “Rambo: First Blood” so that we could have “Rambo: First Blood II.”

    I guess, just like Indiana Jones, people identified with the Rambo character more than the title?

  6. Patrick says:

    You forgot one thing: the powerbook can run open source software that YOU can change and fix. Try getting your girlfriend a free dress that you modify for your liking… 🙂

  7. Ben says:

    But dave can modify dresses. He even makes his own clothes!


    But I like your comparisons.


  8. Dennis says:

    Any geek worth his salt knows that PowerBooks are *way* better than girlfriends. At least that’s what I tell myself late at night. When I’m not sobbing into my pillow….

    Seriously, I like any computer better than most people. I suppose that means I’m antisocial.

  9. kazza says:

    I don’t iron.. although I do own one.. does that qualify me for the job? 🙂

  10. MRKisThatKid says:

    Do you really have a spongebob duvet?
    I’m in love with you!

  11. Missy says:

    Love your SpongeBob sheets 🙂

  12. Opus says:

    Oh Dave!

    Such cynicism for such a young man… are the girls in the US that bad?

  13. girlonaglide says:

    Iron? Four words: Dry cleaners, clothes dryer. Both get the job done without any personal, physical exertion. Save that for…. well, your illustration says it all.

  14. Dave2 says:

    I don’t really own SpongeBob bedding, but I often wish I did.

    Considering I’m pushing 40, I suppose I should really lower my standards about being able to iron… I’m mostly content to be all wrinkled anyway.

  15. Missy says:

    Oh Dave….if only I wasn’t already married.
    I shall continue to love you from afar. 🙂

  16. Dave2 says:



  17. Bru says:

    Hey Dave, that was great 🙂
    Do you mind if I use the image to link to this post?
    Hope not, You’ll get a ping in a few minutes 😀

  18. karla says:

    Sometimes I like my laptop better than my husband. Laptops don’t ask you to make them dinner. They don’t fart either…..or ask you to iron stuff for them. (grin)

  19. b612 says:

    mmm, let me know when you upgrade form girlfriend to wife, I want see your new comparison chart…

  20. Kevin says:

    dude ur so funny i love ur dave cartoons

    please keep’em coming

  21. ciara christine says:

    you’re dreamy.

  22. Dave2 says:

    Not only that, but I’ve got a PowerBook as well!

  23. exposed says:

    if i iron will you fix my computer?

  24. iddly says:

    I can iron and I have a 17″ MacBook Pro

  25. Beanie says:

    I iron and am relatively low maintenance and independent. Alas mentally stability kills the deal so will join the crowd of women worshiping you from afar. I’m gathering twigs, shiny things and duct tape for a Dave Alter.

    Big crush here.

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