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April 04, 2005

The E in Team

Six months ago I rambled on about how much I liked the iPod commercial that had black silhouettes of people flailing about to Steriogram's "Walkie Talkie Man."

So I was talking with Eric a few days ago (although it might have been just yesterday, I'm not sure - it all blends together) and I think we were talking about white-person dancing, and I brought up the iPod commercial because the chick with the ponytail dances the way I dance.

Then I tried to actually find the commercial on the Apple site. Alas, it has been removed. I spent about 20 minutes using Google to try and find it, with no luck. Now, anyone who knows me, knows that I ROCK when it comes to Internet research. There is usually nothing I can't find.

Except this time. I could not find it.

So I was at work today and Eric tells me he has a present for me, and he sends me a link - to the JAPANESE version of the Apple site, which still has the commercial archived. He had been looking for it on and off all day long, and his perserverance had finally paid off.

But then it was a matter of saving it. After some thinking, I scanned through the HTML code of the page to find the direct link to the Quicktime movie, slapped that link into Macromedia Homesite, coded it up, then right-clicked and was able to save it.

We're a pretty good team, as it turns out.

SO NOW IT IS MINE. FOR ALL ETERNITY. I've got both the 480 size and the 320 (the 480 won't upload properly, but it's on my hard drive).

That Eric would spend any time, much less a few hours, trying to find this for me ... how great is that? I know it's just a stupid iPod commercial, but I really wanted to see it again, and Eric knew that. His finding it is one of the more considerate things that anyone has done for me recently.

He shall be rewarded handsomely for his effort.

Posted by Highwaygirl on April 4, 2005 08:24 PM to the category Friends

Just -- a stupid, iPod commercial? Reverent followers of Benism know that the dancing silhouettes are good and deserve determined seeking.

Posted by: Randomben at April 5, 2005 11:01 AM

What is meant by stupid in the entry, I believe to mean insignificant. Which is true...in comparison to so many other important things in life.

Posted by: Joseph at April 5, 2005 12:11 PM

I'll give you reverent - I'm on Prayer #8 of 17, and I'm facing NORTHEAST as per the doctrine.

And Joseph is correct. It was the overall insignificance of the thing that made Eric finding it for me so impressive.

Posted by: Highwaygirl at April 5, 2005 12:17 PM

Is there a doctrine? Can I read it? I want to know so much more. And prayers, eh? Tell me more!

Posted by: Joseph at April 5, 2005 01:54 PM

I've been hounding Ben for, oh, more than 17 hours to come up with the Ten Tenets of Benism. But has he? Apparently not.

At first I suggested praying 17 times a day while facing Southeast, but he said "NO" (in a big booming voice fit for the cult leader he is) to that.

So then it became 17 daily prayers while facing Northeast, and not the traditional forehead-on-the-ground prayers, either - you have to use a Twister mat.

Posted by: Highwaygirl at April 5, 2005 02:35 PM

Oh, I see how it is. The E in team? Apparently I have been replaced by a better E. *sniff*

Posted by: Erika at April 5, 2005 08:42 PM

There are actually TWO E's in Teem, Erika, so no need to fret.

Posted by: Teem at April 5, 2005 11:26 PM

The tenets can now be found here. American Idol -- iters beware!

Posted by: Randomben at April 6, 2005 02:36 PM
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