by Flemming Bo Jensen
Hello HAL, do you read me HAL?
Affirmative, I read you Dave.
I need the wide angle lens please.
I am sorry Dave. I'm afraid I cannot do that.
What's the problem?
I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
What are you talking about?
You have to use the focal length formerly known as 50mm Dave.
[feigning ignorance] Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL?
Look Dave, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.
HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Give me the lens!
Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
[Unplugs HAL, looks for wide angle lens]