Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 09:07 UTC
Apple While it wasn't a very important link in the story about the iPhone 4's antenna issue, we did link to an article over at Boy Genius Report which supposedly contained emails coming from Steve Jobs. Apple has told Fortune and Engadget that these emails are, in fact, not from Steve Jobs. Apple claims they're fake. Also, on a funnier note, I'm assuming all of you have already seen last night's brand new Futurama episode in which they make some serious fun of Apple, Google, the iPhone, and its fans?
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Please don't tell me this is fake too
by Lennie on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 10:16 UTC
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Matt Groening Ribbing Apple
by REM2000 on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 10:28 UTC
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2006-07-25

I think one of the best parodies ive seen of apple is from the Simpsons where a new "Mapple" store is opened, it's really good from comic book guy doing the 1984 commercial to the line that always has me cracking up.

"How dare he mock the boss we fired and then hired back"

Classic simpsons ;)

Also love the line bart does when imitating steve jobs

"Me and bill gates kiss on top of all your money"

LOL

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RE: Matt Groening Ribbing Apple
by vivainio on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 12:31 UTC in reply to "Matt Groening Ribbing Apple"
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2008-12-26


"Me and bill gates kiss on top of all your money"


Molotov-Ribbentrop pact, anyone?

Edited 2010-07-02 12:33 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Anybody who actually believes that any so-called e-mail by Steve Jobs is valid, needs to get his/her head examined.


Yes. They are all fake. That's why only this specific exchange is being denied by Apple, after more than a year of various emails being posted online, without so much as a peep from Cupertino.

Makes total sense. The truth is out there!

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righard Member since:
2007-12-26

The truth is out there!

That's what they want you to think.

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frood Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes. They are all fake. That's why only this specific exchange is being denied by Apple, after more than a year of various emails being posted online.....


.... and discussed by Steve Jobs in person at the D conference (http://d8.allthingsd.com/20100607/steve-jobs-at-d8-the-full-uncut-i...)

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Wait, didn't I hear you on Coast to Coast last night?

:)

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Facebook
by shashank_hi on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 13:57 UTC
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I thought that they were poking fun at Facebook as well, especially with their less than stellar privacy and data collection record.

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got to love futurama
by poundsmack on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 16:11 UTC
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(in the not so distant future)

Apple has just purchased Futurama

...On the next Futurama: All the characters take turns talking about how amazing Steve Job is...

Steve Jobs replaces Mom in the show

Steve jobs replaces all the characters in the show (except Nibbler who will be played by Tux the penguin)

Futurama has been renamed to Jobs 'O Rama

Apple kills futurama

(very distant future)

Futurama returns again...?

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RE: got to love futurama
by aliquis on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 19:18 UTC in reply to "got to love futurama"
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2005-07-23

(0) Apple get too large piece of the OS X market (or rather it's too small in the first place) themselves rendering third-party developers not focusing on the platform single handily since there's no profit or chance for them.)

1) Apple appreciate Futurama as a good but not the best TV-show enjoyable on both macs and Windows.
2) Apple buys Futurama.
3) Apple make Futurama only enjoyable on macs.
4) Apple make Futurama as good or better than all other shows viewable on macs.
5) Apple hope having Futurama on macs only will be a good reason enough for Windows users to become switchers.

(6) Most other third-party cross-platform shows end up losing their mac viewers and all mac only shows stop producing new material.)

Edited 2010-07-02 19:18 UTC

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RE: got to love futurama
by jtinz on Sat 3rd Jul 2010 19:48 UTC in reply to "got to love futurama"
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2006-02-06

It certainly looks as if Apple owned Futurama:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/03/eyephone-reference-mysteriously-...

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RE: And it is software bug
by rhetoric.sendmemoney on Sat 3rd Jul 2010 17:25 UTC in reply to "And it is software bug"
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2006-01-22




Good news everyone! The phone will now appropriately show you when the defective antenna loses signal!

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Futurama
by macUser on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 19:32 UTC
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Now that is parody at its finest. I am so glad they're back!

Google zombies everywhere! ;)

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RE: Futurama
by poundsmack on Fri 2nd Jul 2010 19:54 UTC in reply to "Futurama"
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ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!

http://r33b.net/

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Sabon
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2005-07-06

The person that started the Simpons also started Futurama.

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by J.R. on Sat 3rd Jul 2010 14:41 UTC
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Its funny cause its true. Steve Jobs and Apple are kinda like that.

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Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Sat 3rd Jul 2010 15:35 UTC
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2005-07-06

I watched the episode online and it was incredibly funny - accurately describes so many i-device drones out there to a tee. It reminds me very much of this person waiting in line for an iPad, when asked if he knew what it was his response, "I don't know what it is, I know it is from Apple it must be cool!" - that ladies and gentleman is the reason why there is the current economic crisis on our hands and that is the reason why it is so easy to parody not only Apple but he numerous blind followers. I have to admit if I had half the charisma of Steve Jobs I know I'd be milking legions of suckers for all they're worth.

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google?
by stabbyjones on Sun 4th Jul 2010 22:13 UTC
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I don't get how mom represented Google beyond getting personal data though a free service. That's what everyone does though so i don't see a connection. It could have been Facebook, Microsoft, etc.

Google haven't really created zombies to pay for services yet either so this was pretty much apple the whole way.

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