While the WWDC dust was settling on Tuesday, Tim Cook took a ton of heat from disgruntled Mac Pro users who didn’t get an updated machine, so he announced that they would be seeing a new one early next year. Considering this is the guy who just said he’s “doubling down on secrecy,” it must have taken some serious raging from Apple loyalists to change his stance so abruptly.
But I’m not that surprised. Apple fanboys are infamous, and even the best of us can lose our resolve when faced with crowds of rabid zealots. Like a marketing team that works for free, Apple fanatics are a mystery wrapped in a phenomenon, like an IKEA version of pigs in a blanket. Scientologists are the only other people so bloody excited about their electronic gadgets and reality-distortion-field-creating gods.
Don’t get me wrong — I have more Apple equipment than the set of 30 Rock, but the fanboys I can do without. As a long-time reviewer of Mac hardware and software for Ars Technica, I’m all too familiar with fanboys on either side of the fence, but Mac ones can be particularly painful.
WALT DISNEY WORLD, Fla. -
April Spielman wanted her boyfriend’s first trip to Walt Disney World to be memorable, so she planned to do something special — dress up like Tinkerbell.
“My makeup took two hours, my hair took another hour, and then I had to spray my body in glitter and paint my nails,” said Spielman, 15, who had purchased a Tinkerbell costume online.
Spielman said she and her boyfriend, who was dressed as Peter Pan, had no problem getting into Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park on Sunday. But when they tried to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom later, Spielman said security officers stopped them at the front gate.
“They said I looked too good,” said Spielman, referring to how closely her costume resembled Disney’s official Tinkerbell theme park character who poses for photographs with visitors and signs autographs.
9. The All Of Quentin Tarantino’s Films Take Place In The Same Universe Theory
From redditor UOLATSC:
It’s well known that all of Tarantino’s films take place in the same universe – this is established by the fact that Mr. Blonde and Vince Vega are brothers, everybody smokes Red Apple cigarettes, Mr. White worked with Alabama from True Romance, etc.
As it turns out, Donny Donowitz, ‘The Bear Jew’, is the father of movie producer Lee Donowitz from True Romance – which means that, in Tarantino’s universe, everybody grew up learning about how a bunch of commando Jews machine gunned Hitler to death in a burning movie theater, as opposed to quietly killing himself in a bunker.
Because World War 2 ended in a movie theater, everybody lends greater significance to pop culture, hence why seemingly everybody has Abed-level knowledge of movies and TV. Likewise, because America won World War 2 in one concentrated act of hyperviolent slaughter, Americans as a whole are more desensitized to that sort of thing. Hence why Butch is unfazed by killing two people, Mr. White and Mr. Pink take a pragmatic approach to killing in their line of work, Esmerelda the cab driver is obsessed with death, etc.
You can extrapolate this further when you realize that Tarantino’s movies are technically two universes – he’s gone on record as saying that Kill Bill and From Dusk ‘Til Dawn take place in a ‘movie movie universe’; that is, they’re movies that characters from the Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, and Death Proof universe would go to see in theaters. (Kill Bill, after all, is basically Fox Force Five, right on down to Mia Wallace playing the title role.)
What immediately springs to mind about Kill Bill and From Dusk ‘Til Dawn? That they’re crazy violent, even by Tarantino standards. These are the movies produced in a world where America’s crowning victory was locking a bunch of people in a movie theater and blowing it to bits – and keep in mind, Lee Donowitz, son of one of the people on the suicide mission to kill Hitler, is a very successful movie producer.
Basically, it turns every Tarantino movie into alternate reality sci fi.
Peters Township, PA The Weekly Vice – Joseph Moody, a 31-year-old Pennsylvania man was jailed Tuesday after he allegedly asked police to return a bag of drugs he had left behind at a local grocery store.
1. Crowd-source your followers
Asking your followers to recommend restaurants/bars/tourist hot spots to you is the new Google, by which I mean: Why don’t you just use Google? Twitter-sourcing is the laziest form of research. It’s like going to the library, lying down on the floor, and asking relevant books to jump off the shelves onto your face. I don’t know. It’s fine. Just keep it to a minimum – like once a year, maybe. For example, I just asked MY followers what Twitter behavior they found annoying. If, in the next twelve months, I find myself wondering where the best Sasquatch hotspots in the Midwest are located, tough luck. I will be doing that woods-wandering unadvised.
Cracked.Com today published The 6 Craziest People Who Are Overpopulating the World. One example:
A one-legged polygamist in the Middle East set his sights on the seemingly impossible: fathering 100 children by the year 2015. And at the age of 64, hes already close to reaching his goal.In 2011, Balushi and his enormous brood of 92 were spread among 17 houses in Ajman, within the United Arab Emirates. Shariah law only allows a maximum of four wives at a time, but that hasnt put a damper on Balushis people-manufacturing operation. He has happily embraced serial divorce and remarriage, with 18 wives and exes under his belt and more to come. And just to show that hes a nice guy, each divorced wife is cared for financially and has her own family home.