August 12, 2005

I can see why they went out of their way to give the new Apple mouse a masculine name – Mighty Mouse.

They were hoping somehow they could keep you from noticing how terribly clitoris-like it is. I'm really enjoying mine – my new mouse!

16 comments:

Telecomedian said...

I used one at the nearby Mac store - my thoughts exactly!

And, contrary to what most of my male counterparts think, you don't need to push down too hard to use it. A slight touch gives great results.

Art said...

Since computer mice are now optical devices that eliminated the jokes about "mouse balls".
I'm glad you found another way to bring in reproductive anatomy.

Paul said...

Too funny! Proper clarification too, one would think.
I will never know one, the mouse I mean, since Apple unceremoniously dumped my IIGS to go with the Mac, I can't go back.

Brendan said...

I recuse myself from this entire thread.

Robert said...

Your clitoris is pearly white, has an apple embossed on it, and is about five inches long?

This is WAAAAAAAAYYY more information than anyone wanted. Well, more information than I wanted, anyway.

Ann Althouse said...

Robert: The referece is to the scroll button. And everyone is noticing it.

Ron said...

That's funny, that's how I refer to the small red nub mouse that's between the keys on an IBM Thinkpad...the clitoral mouse...

mcg said...

Wow, the Thinkpad button and... I did not realize I had some symbiotic skill development going on here.

Gabe said...

Sure enough.

Brendan said...

I think Roberts has one in plaid.

Steven said...

Yeah, the Trackpoint has been called the "clit mouse" or "nipple mouse" since forever.

Ross said...

Click. Squeeze. Roll. Scroll.

Everything I need to know about the birds and the bees, I learned from an Apple ad.

Ron said...

ross: Ohhhh...maybe I shouldn't have taken that '1984' ad so seriously...it explains a lot about my love life...thanks for the heads-up!

Ron said...

...And it's good we have no Freudians here to boringly lecture us on the "myth of the double click!"

Ann Althouse said...

If you click the [censored] you get the widgets – which could become a new slang term – but if you double click, you'll get back where you started.

L. Ron Halfelven said...

How bizarre that this should be the one post where you haven't had to delete any vile comments!