Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column wondering why all of us seem to be so uncomfortable with reproductions of ourselves.
Having a conversation with our friends at the Summit County Jail, we were pontificating about how our recorded voices never seem to sound quite like they do when we’re just talking, and we never seem to look in pictures like we do in the mirror.
We guess, of course, that none of this applies to you if you are a vampire, since you can’t see yourself in a mirror and you probably aren’t leaving a lot of answering machine messages around. We assume, though; maybe vampires are always leaving messages on voicemail, since most people are in bed when they’re up. Which brings us to the realization that vampires, being up nights and weekends as a rule, probably save a lot of money on long distance bills. But we digress …
We consulted the physicists employed here at the Corporate Suites, which is to say the one person who’s been able to avoid being shocked by all these electric appliances around us. This science-savvy person could only explain that recorded voices sound different to the owner because our ears are not microphones. So now we’re wondering if people with hearing aids think their voices sound the same as they do on the answering machine.
All this thinking is giving us a headache. Either that or the milkshake we just downed. Anyway, we’re moving on.
Today we remember Joel Kamunen, who left us one year ago. He is happily remembered for his crazy humor and sadly missed by his many friends and family. Here’s to you, Joel.
It’s Wednesday and today’s password is, as the men of Soul Coughing re-explained to us last night, “sugar-free jazz.” Give the appropriate password reply at
firstname.lastname@example.org, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just tell us your true dreams on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.
We’re out taking pictures of ourselves looking in the mirror …
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