Now, if you ask whether his computer PLAYS here...

Pilot fish is visiting his brother's home one weekend and pulls out his laptop to do a little leftover office work, in the form of data entry in a spreadsheet.

Fish's sister-in-law sees what he's doing and asks, 'Oh, does your computer work here?'

Fish: Yeah, why do you ask?

Sister-in-law: "Because you're not connected to the Internet!"

Sighs fish, "There will always be a need for help-desk people -- if only to provide education..."

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