Originally written on Blogspot, March 16, 2008 by me :) :
My friend, Jen, recently bought this really high-tech digital camera. It has all the bells and whistles...red-eye reduction, face recognition, and even this cool feature called, "living flash". So we're all at this get-together one weekend, and you all know what happens when a bunch of twenty-somethings get together...we get camera happy. Of course, none of the pictures are candid shots, they're all posed. We all have on our sweetest smiles, cheeks pressed together, arms over each other's shoulders, and most of the shots are taken at one girl's arm's length. The epitome of a MySpace profile pic.
So we're taking millions of photos that look almost identical, and it seemed like every other photo we took, the camera would say, "someone blinked!". We tried everything, and eventually decided that the camera was broken, and began hunting for the receipt, when our soberest friend, Katie, blurts out, "Oh, I know what it is! Haaaahahahahahaaaaaaa!! It's because Jen is Asian!" This was not a joke. The camera apparently could not detect that Jen's eyes were open in any of the shots. You would think that in this day and age that technology would not be so ethnically challenged, especially considering that some little Chinese man in a factory probably made the dang thing. Poor Jen, with her squinty, Asian eyes...her solution? "That's why all of my stuff says Made in China." Eventually we figured out a way to turn that feature off, but I still think she should write the company.
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