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November 26, 2008 9:42 AM   Subscribe

SchmApple SLAS (Single Link Apple Spoof).

I want a Mysteron. "Does nothing. But looks great."
posted by cjorgensen (36 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Howie's Jacket

They should really give it back.
posted by mippy at 9:53 AM on November 26, 2008


Needs more funny. (sorry, hate to be *that guy*... but obviously I don't hate it enough to not do it.)
posted by BaxterG4 at 10:00 AM on November 26, 2008


They're selling at this Amasszone.com: You Deluded Fucks by Richard Dwarkins.
posted by cimbrog at 10:02 AM on November 26, 2008


SchmApple iPhone: It's a movie player. An iPod. A portable games machine. A hard-drive. A camera. Oh wait - did we miss something out?

Yes. You missed something out.
posted by rusty at 10:13 AM on November 26, 2008


Even agreeing with most of this page I didn't really smile much. Gathering a bunch of stereotypes onto a single page doesn't really qualify as either "original" or "humor".
posted by DU at 10:15 AM on November 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


800 miles width
(798 viewable)

iLOLd
posted by troy at 10:17 AM on November 26, 2008


Du, it's not a single page. You need to click into some of the products, add something to a cart, etc.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:23 AM on November 26, 2008


It's a promo page for "The Internet: Now in Handy Book Form."

Meh. Needs more funny.
posted by sadiehawkinstein at 10:32 AM on November 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


The funniest part is the text "Red links work" at the bottom of the page, just above a mess of blue links that work.
posted by owtytrof at 10:37 AM on November 26, 2008


Amasszone is *much* funnier.
posted by vertigo25 at 11:03 AM on November 26, 2008


I'm guessing we can tell who the Apple fanboys are by their response? Or is it really just differences in sense of humor? Show of hands, how many have at least 3 Apple products? Five? Ten!!!?!!?!

I really liked the Monbiot. Got one on my desktop now.
posted by Mental Wimp at 11:04 AM on November 26, 2008


I liked the life coach.
posted by boo_radley at 11:09 AM on November 26, 2008


I pre-ordered a copy of DreamOn Pro.
posted by monospace at 11:37 AM on November 26, 2008


I would have have went with "Oh SNAPple!"
posted by blue_beetle at 11:39 AM on November 26, 2008


Gathering a bunch of stereotypes onto a single page doesn't really qualify as either "original" or "humor".
>I'm guessing we can tell who the Apple fanboys are by their response?


*Waits for the MeTa calling out LOLOSXtian FPPs*
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:56 AM on November 26, 2008


I own... exactly three. One was a gift I didn't ask for.
posted by jock@law at 11:59 AM on November 26, 2008


Just to clarify, I'm not saying the first quote in my comment was an example of Apple fanboyism, it just reminded me of similar criticisms made regarding another genre of spoof site FPPs.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:01 PM on November 26, 2008


Apple is not only ridiculous, but it is unable to withstand even the softest scrutiny. Further, it recoils at the very hint of scrutiny, and its followers cry bigotry while denying employees civil rights, cry discrimination yet refuse to allow Sprint on an iPhone, preach peace while cheerleading endless games of World of Warcraft.

Apple has been a blight on humankind for 20 years. Its time is up.
posted by cimbrog at 12:08 PM on November 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


I have an apple, it's, uh, it's a computer. I do computery things on it.
posted by elwoodwiles at 12:22 PM on November 26, 2008 [2 favorites]


Didn't we just have a big fucking Metatalk thread about not linking to stuff that makes fun of peoples' religions? What do the mods have to do to stop this shitting on institutions that some people have blind reverence for?
posted by Mayor Curley at 12:28 PM on November 26, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is ok, but I prefer posts that link to blogs where hipsters inexplicably work pictures of their Macbooks into every other post.
posted by aerotive at 1:29 PM on November 26, 2008


I had an apple, but I wasn't that keen. It was the red casing that I didn't like, I should have selected the green ones. iPippin, I think they are.
posted by mippy at 1:52 PM on November 26, 2008


This site is a whole lotta meh to this apple fanboy. Comedy is subjective, but even within that subjectivity you have to be, you know, actually funny.

Unlike this.
posted by MythMaker at 1:59 PM on November 26, 2008


MythMaker hurt my feelings. I too am a fanboy, but I thought it was funny.

I like the whole concept though of brand spoofing, and the "Internet in Book Form." I found a lot worth looking at, but I'm not going to defend it. It tickled me. That's enough.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:16 PM on November 26, 2008


Not sure what that is, but I know it's not funny. Wow, but that was awful.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:16 PM on November 26, 2008


(fd: I own an iBook G4 and it is good.)

I thought this idea was neatly executed, and contained enough funny bits to justify the time I spent on it. Thumbs up from me.
posted by Cantdosleepy at 3:21 PM on November 26, 2008


Not bad, in that "funny is in the details" way, but mainly they just took the easy shots.

I'd happily pay $29 for a Mysterion, too. I've always wanted sexy-looking project boxes for home-made stuff, and that expensive Apple look is very hard to fake.
posted by rokusan at 3:48 PM on November 26, 2008


The funniest part is the text "Red links work" at the bottom of the page, just above a mess of blue links that work.

It doesn't say that ONLY red links work. :)
posted by rokusan at 3:48 PM on November 26, 2008


Apple has been a blight on humankind for 20 years. Its time is up.

You should try one. They're quite good.
posted by rokusan at 3:49 PM on November 26, 2008


Multiple Apple owner. Found funny.
posted by i_cola at 4:16 PM on November 26, 2008


"Elfin girlfriend"... Naw, it was perfecto - I gave it 30 seconds, that's all I needed for a chuckle... oooh, "Shiny Shiny".... The apologists upthread really need to pull something outta somewhere...
posted by jkaczor at 10:29 PM on November 26, 2008


And if this was featured in an amalgamation of a shoot-em-up video game and an incongruous 80s song, we'd have a schmapple shmup mashup.

(and if Didi Cohn married Mr. T...)
posted by Spatch at 8:18 AM on November 27, 2008


I call funny. Monbiot Desktop: Shit!
posted by bicyclefish at 9:41 AM on November 27, 2008


cjorgensen - I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to hurt your feelings. I'm sure you have a perfectly fine sense of humor. I just don't think this spoof was very funny.
posted by MythMaker at 1:19 AM on November 28, 2008


MythMaker, all is well. Therapy is helping.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:35 PM on December 1, 2008


MyCube.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:01 PM on December 1, 2008


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