Friday, May 8, 2009

I Probably Shouldn't Laugh At This, But...

OMG!!!! Have you all heard what Kindle calls our president (who, BTW, I voted for and love, so don't send me hate mail)?!?!

Are you ready??!

Black Alabama!!!!!!



That is the funniest thing I have ever heard!!! I have burst out laughing every time I've heard it all. day. long. One, it's just too terrible. I mean, of all the crazy, ridiculous, one-in-a-million translations to mess up, it would be one where the thing will read news aloud while basically calling the first black president Aunt Jemimah. It could have come out with so many other things, like Baroque Oboe Ma, which would have at least a classy, rennaisance ring to it, maybe insinuating he was somehow related to YoYo Ma, but NO. It called him THAT.

Second, I can't help but picture Al Sharpton's and Jesse Jackson's faces when they heard it. Jesse's probably been giving one of his fast-flying proclaimation-constipation-situation speeches all day to anyone who could listen, over-enunciating fifteen words that all simultaneously rhyme in a row, and I can imagine Al just plain falling off his chair. He cracked me up when he ran for office last, and we loved to listen to him at the debates, because while we actually agreed with many things he said, his theatrical manner of saying them was just flat-out hysterical. I could totally see him spewing his morning coffee all over the room, and then running outside in his boxers, waving his paper and hollering at the neighborhood. Just thinking about their potential reaction makes me giggle.

Finally, I'll bet he thinks it's a little funny, too. I mean, he's so smart, and seems to have a good sense of humor, so I can't imagine that he cares. Besides, think of all the people who just blew $400 on a new Kindle, and now have to dive to cover the thing up every time it tells them the news!!!! AND, who was the guy who had to tell the president that this new gizmo was now calling him Black Alabama?! I'll bet he totally had a load in his pants before he broached THAT little goodie!

Oh, seriously, that is just TOO FUNNY. It's wrong, but that's what makes it so hilarious!!!!


Sherendipity said...

well...i giggled like a dork. ;)

Kristi said...

lol! of all the things to mispronouce!