Speaking of cellphones, did you see where the carriers are begging the ObamaZombies to go easy on the mobile communications for fear that their networks will be overwhelmed?
For those coming to pay homage to the BlackBerry-toting president, the inauguration has the potential to be a wireless Woodstock. If, that is, the networks can handle it.Hmmm. A comparison to Woodstock. Where have we heard this before? Could the NYT be closet Chattering Teeth readers?
Back to the phonecall pileup issue. As the late great Chris Farley would say, it's a "big guy in a little coat" problem. Cellphone companies have erected temporary towers to handle some of this additional cell traffic. I imagine these antennas were probably put on porta-potties and Al Franken's head... or is that redundantly repetitive? Both are full of the same material.
It would be a tragedy of unparalleled proportions if the networks became so overwhelmed that EVEN ONE critical text message of "OMG!!!" never gets delivered to it's intended recipient.
And then there is the potential security issue with Obama's Blackberry. I believe I have come up with a solution to this problem. Sometimes you have to take a step backward in order to move forward again, and technology is no different. Simply equip The One with a Mister Microphone, and pass out transister radios to the minions so they can pick up his broadcasts.
Who remembers the following Mister Microphone commercial from 1981?
(watch for these...)
:15 to :23 Barack and Biden fighting for face time?
:24 to :27 I guess we see who won.
:28 to :34 Bill Clinton in Little Rock?
"Hey, good looking, I'll be back to pick you up later."
Bill Couldn't have been talking to Hillary.