Jerry Seinfeld Offers Up Classic Description of the Smartphone Scroll

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By Richard Horgan Comment

There was some very solid Seinfeld last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The king of the observational world kicked off his stand-up routine with a look at the ubiquitous Smartphone.

Seinfeld’s mockery of a user always needing to be in touch with their friends was fantastic, especially his description and pantomime of the bottom-to-top scroll through a list of friend names. “Really? They don’t seem very important. Not the way you scroll through their names and your contact list like a gay French king. ‘Who pleases me today… Who shall I favor?… Who shall I delete?’…”

Watch that part of the very first stand-up routine on Fallon’s Tonight Show beginning at the 1:00 mark. Then start thinking what your personal gay French king name should be. We’re going with Le Grand Poisson.

Seinfeld seamlessly moved on from Smartphones to the USPS as his topic #2. And absolutely slayed it. All told, this five minutes was a masterful end-around look at personal communication methods through the ages, from the USPS and its circa-1630 business model to the device that can blast out a text at 16:30 from anywhere.

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