Me Gets No Cookie


MobileMe. That’s Apple's online email and web access service, formerly known as “Dot-Mac.” It’s at Me.com. And the Me-centricness of it all, in the middle of this increasingly self-absorbed, Me-oriented world...

Well, I'm finding I hate Me… just a little bit.

Not entirely without cause, either. First my Dot-Mac webmail was down for over two days while they put Me in place. Meaning I had no idea who was emailing me. Let alone Me.

And now that Me is up, Me looks good, but Me is spotty in terms of service...

Plus there’s the way Me makes me sound like Cookie Monster…

Which is fun for a while, but I doubt it’ll catch on.

Less charming, is one of my email addresses and my iWeb pages now all have alternate Me versions. As if more people in this world need a reminder that it’s all about Me... er, them.

So now if I tell folks I've got an @me on my email address, they're gonna look at me (and not @Me), like I've got a serious self-fixation. And they're going to think it's my fault, too-- not Me's.

I might as well just drive around in a car with a license plate like "2Cute4U" and sweats with the word "Hottie" written across the bum. Me has made me one of those people I don't so much like.

And MobileMe-- well, it sounds less like a web app and more like a new book from Gilderoy Lockhart, the resident narcissist in Harry Potter. Possibly writing about his grand adventures of wizarding on the road.


"You can read all about the famous Gilderoy Lockhart's magical road-trip in my newest book-- MobileMe... Eight weeks already as a Number One best seller on the WitchWeekly book list...

SURE, I'll autograph that for you! And here's a signed headshot I just happened to have with me."

Sigh...

Well. Enough about Me... Let's talk about YouTube.

Seen any good videos lately?

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9 comments:

Greg said...

Well, since you asked, this is pretty good:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7lHQUx0PRw

Me like whole Cookie Monster theme to post. Me miss Cookie Monster, now that we am not supposed to eat cookies monstrously anymore.

Jenn Thorson said...

Greg- Thank you for Miss Clover-- very cute, indeed!

Me miss Cookie, too. I saw him trying to wean himself off eating cookies monstrously, and the episode had me in stitches. It was like a whole cookie intervention thing... Those writers are great.

Da Old Man said...

You don't want to watch the videos I watch. You think I got this weird by accident?
I trace this whole "me" fiasco back to Time Magazine's Person of the Year issue when they just put a mirror on the cover and made you the person of the year. Or was it me? I'm confused, now. Anyway, enjoy your me. Or your you. Your you me.
Why don't you just get a hotmail account like everyone else? :)

Chat Blanc (aka Sandy) said...

Sounds like Me has run amok! I hear ya though, I get plenty of the real me, me, me 24-7. I need to hang out with more you, you, you. :)

Jenn Thorson said...

DaOldMan- I think you're right about that Time Magazine cover... that was about the start of Me-ness being an accepted behavior. All the customization, all the ability of folks becoming famous through reality television, etc.

Sandy- Me HAS run amok, and me is tired of talking like Tarzan... I mean I is....

Am.

Well, you're always more than welcome to hang out. :) We'll put the Fancy Feast out for ya!

Alice said...

Alright. You lost me. HAHAHAHAHHAAAA...
Get it. Me. ME. HAHAHAAAA....

; )

Jenn Thorson said...

Alice- Me thinks you pretty funny lady. :)

julis sujai said...

humor is my life, i'm an angler, not a fighter.

Jenn Thorson said...

Julius- Er... okay. Thanks for sharing that! :)