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Jason Has Been Hard At Work On His What Now? COTD

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Now, truth be told, I didn’t read the newsletter post, because I work here and I’m pretty lazy. And so I missed the bit where Matt (works here, not lazy) mentioned that Jason was doing his thing via Chumby. I would have Googled that, I assure you. But it certainly jumped out at me as I was looking for COTD contenders. It’s a funny-sounding word, and I like gadgets, and I don’t like not getting references, so I had to know what this “Chumby” was.

Chumbawumba

Had I read the newsletter post I would have seen Chumby was helpfully hyperlinked, just as it is there. You can also see the bizzaro beanbag-like internet-browser-alarm-clock thing in action right here. And it’s kinda cool, actually? But I digress. In addition to Duke of Kent being a cool Chumby owner, we have A. Barth with an excellent one-hit wonder reference. We’re talking Chumbawamba (isn’t it wumba? No, it’s wamba) and Tubthumping, which was absolutely inescapable in 1997 and remains so if you go to stadium sporting events or have friends who still extract CDs from massive binders when they want to hear some music.

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And yes, that’s all it really takes to score a COTS medallion sometimes. Just give us a sensible chuckle.

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LTDScott
LTDScott
1 month ago

Holy cow, I would have bet hard money on it being “ChumbawUmba.”

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Data
Data
1 month ago
Reply to  LTDScott

I’d like to take the 50/50 Regis.
The remaining answers are Cumbawamba and Chumbawumba for the million dollars.
Well I know it’s not Chumbawamba, Regis. So Chumbawumba. Final answer.
I’m so sorry, but it was Chumbawamaba. Go home and listen to “I Lost on Jeopardy” and think about how you made a fool of yourself in front of millions of viewers.

gubbin
gubbin
1 month ago

Chumby? Awww… thank you for the flashback to when little internet-connected devices were new and exciting.

RadBarchetta
RadBarchetta
1 month ago

COTS? Why didn’t you inform us that we’re doing Comment Of The Sesquicentennial now?
Oh, wait. Was that in the newsletter, too?

TOSSABL
TOSSABL
1 month ago

Sensible chuckle?
Given that Torch cofounded this site, I would expect the bar to be maniacal laughter. Or at least a gleeful chortle

Squirrelmaster
Squirrelmaster
1 month ago
Reply to  TOSSABL

Agreed, maniacal seems correct. I thought the whole reason this site was created, or at least the main reason I read it, is because Torch and David (and most of the writing staff) refuse to think or do anything in sensible terms?!

NotSpanky
NotSpanky
1 month ago
Reply to  TOSSABL

I’d accept chortle.
Mostly because there’s already a fine magazine for Sensible Chuckles.

Last edited 1 month ago by NotSpanky
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