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Monday, December 03, 2007

BASYS: GETTIN' HORNY NOW


Yesterday I received an e-mail from another new Peon Confidential reader that was succinct and to the point:

"I'm ex-Atlanta. Stumbled on your old peon blog. I think basys got me laid a few times. Ah the memories."

I tell you, that antiquated computer messaging system was a true blessing for horny Peons trapped in the CNN Center bubble. It was free, you didn't have to buy anyone a drink in order to chat and it gave you access to nubile employees on multiple floors.

Three cheers for basys, the social enabler of a bygone era...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Basys got you laid? I'm jealous. All basys ever did for me was kill time in between ripping scripts and getting bitched at by Sweet Lou.

Basys Whore said...

Do they still use Basys there?

Basys was an addiction. She had power - a sort of computer Meth, if you will. What joy it was to see that flashing 'message' sign in the upper right corner of the screen upon logging in. How often did I check to see if that certain crush was at work - are they 'Logged In' or 'Not Logged In'? If they were 'Logged In' - my heart would race. If they weren't -a genuine saddness would wash over me.

I flirted on Basys. I argued on Basys. I talked sexual innuendo on Basys. I made plans, broke plans, bought CD's, and occasionally messaged work-related notes to co-workers. Basys had me right where she wanted me. She was years ahead of her time - a pioneer in the IM universe. I loved her, and I miss her.

Susan Rook's Fan Club said...

Basys has gone the way of Roz, Ted Turner and the color coded script system. It is no longer part of CNN's daily routine. RIP Basys.

Oy the Audio Man said...

But without the Basys system and Ted's attempt to have a "paperless newsroom" we wouldn't have had the time when the computer-fed prompter put up a nasty letter of resignation by error. Bob Cain was reading and it started out "I'd like to inform you of the passing of something near and dear to me at CNN - myself. Then it got really nasty. After about 20 seconds of reading, Bob looked at the control area and said, "Do you Really want me to go on reading this?"