Is This Some Kind of Count-down Clock and I’m Already Dead?

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For those of you who don’t know what this picture shows, it is part of the toolbar on my resurrected Mac.  The cartoon looking bubble icon indicates the number of instant messages waiting for me to view.


Seriously, how is this possible?

I’m thinking:

a.) it is warning me that someone sent me a very negative instant message, like, “You are stupid.  Stop writing dumb blog posts,”

2.) someone sent me a message, then thought better of it, and somehow managed to retract it – perhaps, “I am giving you a million dollars for being such a great person!”,

III.) my daughter somehow programmed it to reflect the number of arguments with her that I’ve won in the last week, or

Quatro) my Mac now knows the current balance of my checking account.

Sadly, my incomparable Google search skills revealed nothing.

If I don’t post again in two days, you will know that my computer either took out a hit on me, or somehow convinced me to try out for lead vocalist for this band.



Posted on February 6, 2013, in Death, Humor and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 40 Comments.

  1. I wish I could explain but (drumroll…) I’m at a loss.

  2. I think it means you really, really, REALLY don’t have any messages. Really.

  3. Maybe it’s a weight loss thing. You did buy the yoga mat, right?

  4. Better than -2 if you’re looking for a silver lining.

  5. Maybe it was suggestion another list-entry heading?

  6. I don’t know what half the things on my computer are. I think our computers play with us to show us how dumb we are.

  7. Haha! Cute post. These devices have a mind of their own. Let us know if you figure it out!

  8. How do these things happen to you? It must be a conspiracy!

  9. Maybe it’s a reminder that you need to send a message?

  10. Thrash metal! It’s totally you. Just imagine how freeing it would be to throw yourself against a chain-link fence while shrieking obscenities into a microphone. Even better if you can get yourself a spiked collar and black eye makeup. I’m sure your school would be on board with your new career.

    That’s the oddest pictogram I’ve seen in a while. Maybe it means you owe somebody a message? “The New Mac – now with Guilt-Messaging!”

  11. Blew my mind!

  12. This is so funny and I love how you’ve got very creative readers…yeah, I think it’s a message you wrote and never sent… Who the hell knows with these things…don’t they know that they were meant to be on our side?! Read you soon, Alexandra

  13. Excellent numbering system!
    Maybe it means that you’re in the future? Like you’ve read more messages than you’ve actually received. That would be pretty cool. Nice to be ahead of the game, right? 😉

  14. Maybe it’s like in Spinal Tap “This one goes to 11” “Why not just make 10 a little louder?” “Cuz this one goes to 11”.

    This one goes to -1.

    That’s all I got…

  15. ha! negative one. i have no idea what it means and yet if i got that message i would somehow feel less adequate and my self-esteem might be permanently damaged.

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