Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New "Benchley Quotes" iPhone App review

There's a new iPhone app in the iTunes store called "Robert Benchley Quotes," and it makes Ben Hur look like an epic. I sprang for the princely $1.99 fee, but it's just a modest sampling of the "usual suspects" quotes, displayed at random on a photograph of beach rocks. All of these quotes are available online for free.

Most of the quotes are accurate, but, incredibly, "Streets full of water, please advise" is missing the explanation that it's a telegram from Venice -- thus making it about as funny as "Snow falling heavily, please advise."

Rating: 0.94 times as bad as a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!

(For more information, see http://downloads.zdnet.com/abstract.aspx?docid=1433129)

- Chris

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