“If you look in the manual, I’m sure it will show you how to mount it.”
“Oh, I’m gonna get on top of it in a second.”
I was going to write a nice review about the Insignia portable DVD player, but I don’t know if I can give it a higher compliment than that.
My ole pal Charlie Kondek at Hass MS&L sent me the 10.2-inch model to check out, and I have to say, it is sa-weeet! First of all, the entire casing is this matte-black material that is not slippery (critical if you have children), doesn’t show fingerprints (critical if you have children), is lightweight (critical if you have children), and has a nice big viewing screen more than one person can see at a time (critical if you have children).
Phil picked it up this morning from where it had been charging on my yellow chair (critical if you have children) and slipped in a DVD. I heard noises and asked over my shoulder what it was.
“It’s Monsters, Inc. (critical if you have children). You don’t have to come over here; I’ll just show you.” And he swiveled that screen around to face me. Whoa.
“Oh, you want me to hold it up?” He folded the screen back onto the panel, facing up, and proffered a view. Cooool. With enough duct tape, I could slap that on the back of my car seat and get the kids to shut up once in a while. The screen swivels and flips around just like my digital camera’s viewer. Only it’s TEN INCHES. *nods* That’s right.
Ohhh, wait. He said he just compared it to his PowerBook screen and said that it was just as good. This is a MAC, people. He never says anything is as good as a Mac. Of course, the Insignia only does one thing, but still. You don’t have to buy a PowerBook to watch DVDs. Not anymore.
So! Father’s Day is coming up! Buy one! For each of your children’s fathers! Go crazy! It’s on sale at Best Buy!
Although I don’t see why we couldn’t have run this promotion for MOTHER’S DAY! It’s not like mothers don’t have a need to shut the kids up! Hell, a mom would buy one for EACH of her children and hang it from a stick connected to a helmet so it’s always in front of their darling little faces. And one for the ceiling above each twin bed! I’ll glue one to my monitor right now! I love it so!
Or I would, if Phil would give it back. He’s laughing at Mike and Sully while I work. Or will work when I post this. Still. He shares everything with me, but now he wants to know how much he can get one for.
“Why do you need one? We have one.” He stared.
Oh, I get it.