It felt good to get silly again and start ramping up the brain again. But it didn't get picked. So, here we go:
DM: Good evening. it's great to be here. It's a real public service you're providing here. We have to get the word out to the people about this impending crisis.
GK: Now what is this crisis?
DM: We're about to have another shortage situation. And we must act now.
GK: An oil shortage.
GK: A power shortage?
GK: What kind of shortage are we talking about?
DM: The digital shortage.
GK: Digital shortage.
DM: Yes. It's going to be bad.
GK: Perhaps I'm missing something here.
DM: We are running out of digitals. And at a rapidly increasing rate.
GK: How did this happen?
DM: How does it ever happen? Back in the 70s people started wearing digital watches. They were cute and people rushed out to buy them, all willy-nilly. It didn't seem like a major drain on our digital resources. Oh, how wrong we were.
GK: Why is that?
DM: It was just the start. Soon we saw digital alarm clocks, digital calculators---
GK: I remember my first digital calculator. It was a present. It was the size of a toaster oven.
DM: then came the electronic revolution; VCR digital displays, CD players, DVDs...the automobile displays change over to digital, medical equipment. Those little digital pets the kids were so excited over a few years back.
GK: That was like the 90s, right?
DM: Yes and now we're using digital at an alarming rate; coffee makers, microwaves, camcorders, cell phones; all rapidly depleting an already limited supply of digitals.
GK: This is astounding news. I had no idea. What can be done about it.
DM: We're proposing to drill in Alaska for untapped digital deposits.
DM: You bet.
GK: In Alaska.
DM: Absolutely. Vast untouched reservoirs of digitals are there just waiting for us.
GK: Aren't there alternatives...switching to analog, sundials, perhaps?
DM: It's beyond that. Drilling is the only answer.
GK: It just seems that if maybe if we stopped making toasters with clocks it might help, because, frankly, why does toast have to know what time it is?
DM: Stop gap measure at best. Nope, drilling is the way to go.
GK: Well, thank you for visiting us tonight, Professor...