Waiting for Google-o

Any fans of Samuel Beckett will want to check out this little gem on YouTube. It’s strongly reminiscent of the absurdity of Waiting for Godot:

Estragon: I can’t go on like this.
Vladimir: That’s what you think.

The premise is that Charlie Rose is interviewing Charlie Rose about technology. (And its absurdities.)

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Via Very Short List, which has this to say about their favourite moment: “One Charlie successfully unnerves the other with a simple “Steve is not happy” — hands-down the most portentously sinister non sequitur since “What’s the frequency, Kenneth?””. Humor-blogs.com has recently been in non sequitur mode too, but it seems better now.

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2 Responses to Waiting for Google-o

  1. bagel April 21, 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    I love Sam Beckett…
    Are you trying to say that video was the result of a Quantum Leap?
    That woulda made a good episode.

  2. Mark A. Rayner April 21, 2008 at 4:07 pm #

    I don’t know, I wouldn’t trust that Dean Stockwell cyborg at all. m.

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