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Radio Shack

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I go to Radio Shack as often as Tiger Woods cheats on his wife.

I’m constantly on the verge of inventing a device that will revolutionize humanity.

I’m constantly on the verge of inventing a device that will revolutionize humanity. That’s geek slang for “wearing out the battery on my smoke detector with all my failed electronics projects.” I’ve probably caused enough electrocutions to open up my own electro-shock therapy clinic. One time I modified a Furby and had his vocabulary replaced with colorful racial slurs. I also hacked my Roomba to bark whenever it detected movement. This was to deter my cat from getting on top of it and riding it, thus hampering its effectiveness.

I’ve been to this downtown Radio Shack a couple of times now. I only enter a Radio Shack for circuit components; transistors, transmitters, transformers, transsexuals, etc. Unlike other Shacks I’ve been to this one does a good job of keeping those things in stock.

The service is a little quirky. I was there earlier looking for a specific component so I ask the dude who looked like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a perm if they had it in stock. I couldn’t make out where his accent was from.

Me: Hi, do you guys have any solder-less breadboards?

Ahmadinejad: Ooooh good project, man, what you making?

Me: Heh, yeah, nothing in particular I just want it for rapid prototyping.

Ahmadinejad: You make a good one, yes?

Me: A, wait, what?

Ahmadinejad: A good one, yes? You make it?

Me: I don’t…

Ahmadinejad: Man, a good prototype man, you make it good, yes?

Me: …yes.

Ahmadinejad: You need wire kit, man? Got wire kit with sizes.

Me: I guess. Sure. What about the breadboard, do you guys have it?

Ahmadinejad: What?

Me: The solder-less breadboard I asked you about. You guys have any?

Ahmadinejad: Got the wire kit right here, man.

Me: Are you serious?

Ahmadinejad: Got it right here.

Me: Yeah, fine, I said I’ll take the wire kit. But the breadboard, I need that breadboard, do you have any?

Ahmadinejad: Oh that? No, man. I can order for you.

If I were a chimp I would’ve probably thrown my feces at him at that point.

If I were a chimp I would’ve probably thrown my feces at him at that point. Then again if I were a chimp I probably wouldn’t be at a Radio Shack. I think if I were a chimp I would probably be the kind that gets captured by producers of those old black and white silent films that had chimps dressed in people clothes doing silly people things like taxes, sports betting, and mercilessly beating my chimp wife. That’s a pretty sweet life.

Anyway I let Ahmadinejad order me the thing and I guess I’ll pick it up in a couple of days.


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2 Comments to Radio Shack

  1. Bea

    so….Ahmadinejad didn’t hear you the first time? and wtf is a breadboard. you and your techy jargon.

    • A breadboard is what you eat when you’re bored.

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