Friday, August 24, 2007

Apple "SkinniPod" Design Causing Quite A Stir

According to an unnamed source inside Apple, the world's favorite music player is about to get a very radical makeover.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Singer Moby Concerned That His Birthday Will Be Overlooked This Year

Popular musician Moby was looking forward to celebrating his 42nd birthday this month, until he realized that the revelry might be overshadowed by the events commemorating the 6th anniversary of the World Trade Center bombings in New York City.

Moby, whose real name is Richard Melville Hall, was born on September 11, 1965 in Harlem, New York. He is a direct descendant of Herman Melville, author of the classic novel Moby Dick.

"Of course, I have a great amount of compassion for those who suffered unimaginable losses on September 11th, 2001. But I lost something on that day too--the ability to enjoy my birthday on a day not connected to the worst act of terrorism ever perpetrated on American soil."

Moby has already scaled back plans to host an all-night rave, and is instead opting to invite just "a few close friends" over to celebrate with a wine and cheese party at his SoHo loft.

"People were telling me that they might felt guilty dancing 'til dawn with a somber 9/11 candlelight vigil being held just blocks away. Although I can totally relate, I just hope they realize my birthday is always going to be on September 11th, and that this unfortunate coincidence really does not excuse the fact that they have been cheaping out on my presents for the last few years."

Monday, August 13, 2007

Socially Conscious Dad Builds iPhone From Scratch In Garage

Pasadena, TX--Journeyman electrician and social activist Isaac Leibowitz can claim that he owns one of the few Apple iPhones made in the United States, because he actually put it together himself!

"I was reading about the oppresive conditions in the Chinese factories that produce the iPod, and wanted to do something to help the workers overseas," said Leibowitz. "So I tracked down the suppliers of all of the components of the new iPhones, and placed an order for the parts to be sent to my home."

Leibowitz admits that "it took me a while to figure out how everything went together, but I have a couple working models now. Also, I tried to get my wife to help out as well, but she just kept burning herself with the soldering iron."

"My kids were not much help either," added Leibowitz. "Little Timmy installed the screen upside down, and put the power button on the bottom. Oh, wait, it does go on the bottom."

"Shit. Now I have to start all over again."

Leibowitz's version of the Apple iPhone is not cheap either. "Ordering all the parts separately just about quadruples the price," said the electrician. "But I think I can keep the price of the 4 gig phone under two thousand bucks, if I don't charge for my labor."

"Besides, this is all about taking responsibility for the impact we have on the world around us. And who could possibly want to put a price on that?"

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Which Way To Gay Street?

Just what are they trying to say at this intersection near Music Row in Nashville?