Wednesday, August 18, 2010

R. I. P. e-mail

I continue to moan and groan about the demise of e-mail, the last vestige of traditional letter writing. Today's college students don't use e-mail because "it's too slow."  They need the instant communication gratification of texting and social networking. To quote Chester A. Reily, "What a revoltin' development this is."  Nobody under 70 knows who Reily was.  I'm damed if I will tell them.  Let 'em wonder.
Oops, I got so hot under rhe collar that I left the N out of "damn."  No, I was  not thinking about dames, as in "there is nothing like one."  Nobody under 70 probably knows about that, either.  They think a dame is a British broad that went to the Queen who touched her with her royal whatever it is and said, "You are now a dame."