Dec. 8th, 2008
Oh for fuck's sake: Obama's ipodgate  
That's it. I'm starting a new "column": Oh, For Fuck's Sake. This will probably be the only one. I'm sick of reading about Obama using a Zune... days later... still. gah!

Actually, I'm more sick of the reporters and the "bloggers" who say things like "geeks are outraged" or "the technorati are..."

Let's get one thing straight: using an iPod does not make you a geek anymore than using a Fisher Price My First Record Player makes you a DJ.


Any idiot can use an ipod or an iphone. That's the point and the absolute brilliance of it. My dad uses an ipod and wears his shorts up to his belly button with his t-shirt tucked into them, k? So get down off your iHorse.

Unless you're one of the ones running cron jobs or a web/email server on your jailbroken iphone, however, it is not... I repeat, NOT a measure of your geekiness nor give you the right to speak for all geeks, nerds, etc!

Running an unhacked iPhone != geek.

It perhaps speaks to how utterly white you are, but has nothing to do with your geek quotient any more than my getting turned on by guys in wet suits makes me a surfer, k?

So from those of us who were actually picked last in gym class: quit pretending to speak for us just because you can operate an iPod Touch and reached the technical sophistication required to sign up for a Blogger account. These asshats were probably introduced to the internet via AOL, so for the love of the gods, stop it already!

Thank you, and good night.

We now return you to your regular RSS feeds, already in progress.

Mood: caffeinated
Listening to: Death Cab For Cutie - Dream Scream
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dirigibles: 4 years olddirigibles on December 8th, 2008 - 11:50 pm
I used to have one of those Fisher-Price Record Player, and I'm offended.
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on December 9th, 2008 - 12:16 am
i think i did too.
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dirigibles: 4 years olddirigibles on December 9th, 2008 - 12:17 am
One of the "records" it came with was Camptown Races. I remember that.
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Mark: cayman divemahka42 on December 9th, 2008 - 12:05 am
wait, guys in wet suits turn you on? remind me to invite you out next time we go diving...
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The People's Exhibit Adavidology on December 9th, 2008 - 12:13 am
even the wet suit aisle at costco turns me on.
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Mark: cayman divemahka42 on December 9th, 2008 - 12:14 am
there's a wetsuit aisle at costco?

oh wait...i think i remember seeing that. in the LA ones, at least. but they didn't have the suits we needed (i.e. 7mm).

well then, i guess i'm wearing a wetsuit around LA next time so we can actually meet! ;-)
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james__sndchasr on December 9th, 2008 - 02:31 am
Funny, I am just sitting here in my wetsuit reading LJ! me :)
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perry: laughing Percompositeur on December 9th, 2008 - 01:34 am
Boy, u iz funnay.

Actually, them Fisher-Price machines were amazing technology for the time! The entire sound-producing mechanism was contained in the arm!

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(no subject) - andrewshead on December 9th, 2008 - 07:45 am
james__sndchasr on December 9th, 2008 - 02:26 am
omg I had one of those fisher-price record players! I seem to recall having a dream that thing was communicating to me in my sleep or i was a weird kid hah

Since my grandma uses an ipod, I'm going to ask her to help me set up an SQL server.
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Gantrioch: Made in China.gantrioch on December 9th, 2008 - 02:36 am
White people make me laugh, and sometimes not in a good way :-(.
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eviltickles on December 9th, 2008 - 04:46 am
where may i purchase this iHorse that you speak of?
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ex_belove on December 9th, 2008 - 09:17 am
Someone once said that "Apple exists thanks to the general public's ignorance of all things electronic." I'm slightly inclined to agree. Why Ipods don't have stereo bluetooth is beyond me - and that goes for you, too, Iphone! Itunes is a resource hog that takes over your computer. Give me a Sony Ericsson and an expansion card any day over any Apple mp3 player.
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Gantrioch: Sony Ericsson.gantrioch on December 9th, 2008 - 02:51 pm
Thank god that someone else knows about Sony Ericsson phones.
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NCSUJ: missmarypotterncsuj on December 9th, 2008 - 02:41 pm
I love lot.
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chrissstopher on December 10th, 2008 - 09:09 pm
ipodgate? really?
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