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2008-07-12 02:52:30 PM  
GOLD!!!
 
2008-07-12 03:12:11 PM  
hahahha!
 
2008-07-12 05:48:08 PM  
It's a perfectly valid question to ask people that are standing in line for a goddamn phone!
 
2008-07-12 06:17:40 PM  
A perfect question would have been "Do your parents know you are here?", or "Won't your parents get worried when they've noticed that you've left the basement?"
 
2008-07-12 06:24:39 PM  
Triumph approves.
 
2008-07-12 06:25:21 PM  
Dancin_In_Anson:It's a perfectly valid question to ask people that are standing in line for a goddamn phone!

Saying the iPhone is just a phone is kind of like saying a computer is just a calculator. I notice that it's always people who don't have an iPhone or know what you can do with it that say it's just a phone. Just sayin'.
 
2008-07-12 06:25:32 PM  
Notice that he didn't answer the question? Yeah we know the answer already.
 
2008-07-12 06:26:02 PM  
"Have you ever seen a grown man naked?"
 
2008-07-12 06:28:46 PM  
iPhones is serius bizness! But seriously, the reporter was a leering jackass acting like a school-yard bully picking on the nerds.

Not sure's who's more pathetic, the losers who stand in line for an iPhone or a local news reporter standing in line to take pot shots at them.
 
2008-07-12 06:29:03 PM  
On another forum is a total Applebot who posts NOTHING but Apple related stories, and if any of them dare say anything that is even remotely critical of any Apple product, he writes a rant about how it's a huge conspiracy and lies.

It amazes me how some people have so much of their identity tied to certain things.
 
2008-07-12 06:30:09 PM  
"Yes, I have. By the way, your mom says hi."
 
2008-07-12 06:33:03 PM  
For once someone who has a TV microphone shoved in his face with an asinine question behind it doesn't simper and go along with it. I'd like to see more people tell an idiot reporter to stick his mic up his ass.
 
2008-07-12 06:40:17 PM  
jjorsett:For once someone who has a TV microphone shoved in his face with an asinine question behind it doesn't simper and go along with it. I'd like to see more people tell an idiot reporter to stick his mic up his ass.

Reporter: Your house burned down and your dog was killed. How are you feeling?
Former home-owner: How the fark do you think I feel jackass?
/Boot to the head!
 
2008-07-12 06:41:53 PM  
I got the 2.0 update on my iPod touch (finally) this afternoon.
Super Monkey Ball will be a legend. Uses the accelerometer to send a monkey through the "goal". Just tip the thing around. It's in 3-d. Don't hand it to drunk friends. Or the NAACP and the ACLU. Too effen funny...... worth the ten spot....
 
2008-07-12 06:43:48 PM  
DriveMyKarma:Dancin_In_Anson:It's a perfectly valid question to ask people that are standing in line for a goddamn phone!

Saying the iPhone is just a phone is kind of like saying a computer is just a calculator. I notice that it's always people who don't have an iPhone or know what you can do with it that say it's just a phone. Just sayin'.


That might be true if you compare the iphone to the pony express or to communicating via smoke signals. Telephones have been around for over a century and cell phones for over a quarter of a century. A new cell phone is hardly a quantum leap in technology...unless of course that phone has a personal teleporter or fusion reactor built into it. Anything else is just marketing hype.
 
2008-07-12 06:44:15 PM  
FloridaAsshat:iPhones is serius bizness! But seriously, the reporter was a leering jackass acting like a school-yard bully picking on the nerds.

Not sure's who's more pathetic, the losers who stand in line for an iPhone or a local news reporter standing in line to take pot shots at them.


This is one fight where you want both sides to lose.
 
2008-07-12 06:49:25 PM  
KTLA, where all the Kewl news reporters are.

And all the car chases...
 
2008-07-12 06:50:36 PM  
"Do you like gladiator movies?"
 
2008-07-12 06:51:58 PM  
Something tells me the guy answering the question has never seen a woman naked, he got a little defensive when he got busted.
 
2008-07-12 06:57:31 PM  
Hmmmm....

Nerds who wait in line all night, Jerkass TV news reporters.
Jerkass TV news reporters, Nerds who wait in line all night.

They're both so goddamn hateable!
 
2008-07-12 07:08:50 PM  
CONSUME
 
2008-07-12 07:12:47 PM  
DriveMyKarma:Saying the iPhone is just a phone is kind of like saying a computer is just a calculator. I notice that it's always people who don't have an iPhone or know what you can do with it that say it's just a phone. Just sayin'.

Saying the iPhone is the end all be all in phone technology is like saying the internal combustion engine is the end all be all in transportation tech.

It is a phone. Sure it has a browser, mp3 playing capabilities and many other features that plenty of other phones do for much less and without being tied to one service provider.

Get over it already.


steamingpile:Something tells me the guy answering the question has never seen a woman naked, he got a little defensive when he got busted.

No. He was a ubber smart Apple fanboy and the reporter was merely a PC man.
 
2008-07-12 07:21:08 PM  
Good work. Whatever you may think of the dopey Apple geeks waiting in line for a phone, that reporter had it coming.

I hoped someone would ask to see his phone, grab it, throw it into the road and chant 'its just a phone' back at him.
 
2008-07-12 07:23:29 PM  
Yea the reporter was an asshat, But there is nothing more amusing then moronic apple fanboy
 
2008-07-12 07:26:38 PM  
'this is journalism' lol
 
2008-07-12 07:27:54 PM  
ipwned?
 
2008-07-12 07:30:20 PM  
Whatthefark:
Saying the iPhone is the end all be all in phone technology is like saying the internal combustion engine is the end all be all in transportation tech.


Who said it would be? Talk about putting words in someone's mouth. Get over it? Sheesh man. Chill.

And no, there aren't plenty of phones that can do what the iPhone does (yet). I just don't understand all the negativity at people who have or want one.
 
2008-07-12 07:39:10 PM  
DriveMyKarma:Dancin_In_Anson:It's a perfectly valid question to ask people that are standing in line for a goddamn phone!

Saying the iPhone is just a phone is kind of like saying a computer is just a calculator. I notice that it's always people who don't have an iPhone or know what you can do with it that say it's just a phone. Just sayin'.


How long did you wait in line for yours?
 
2008-07-12 07:40:25 PM  
They're standing out there, waiting for a phone because they want it. Maybe we should start hanging around sporting arenas and talking about the latent homosexuality of the people waiting on line for tickets. Or the folks waiting outside of schnazzy clubs hoping the bouncer lets them in.

Or, we could just get over it and admit that some people find things enjoyable that we couldn't even begin to comprehend. They want the phone and are willing to stand in line for it. So what?

//I want the phone, but I sure as hell won't stand on line for it.
//Apple will still be selling them next week.
 
2008-07-12 07:42:52 PM  
It's not news, it's jackass
 
2008-07-12 07:47:44 PM  
lexshine:

How long did you wait in line for yours?

I didn't wait in line at all. It was a gift. It's also the original iPhone and I only got it a couple of months ago - so the person who bought it for me didn't wait in line either. I'm not an Apple fanboy or anything - I just find it amusing that there's so much negativity and name-calling toward people that are excited enough about a product to wait in line for it. I mean does waiting in line to buy a limited-quantity product really mean that you live in your mom's basement or that you're a social outcast? The people that are saying those things sound about as jackass as that reporter did in the clip.
 
2008-07-12 07:50:52 PM  
t3knomanser:. Maybe we should start hanging around sporting arenas and talking about the latent homosexuality of the people waiting on line for tickets. Or the folks waiting outside of schnazzy clubs hoping the bouncer lets them in.

And we do.
 
2008-07-12 07:59:03 PM  
t3knomanser:They're standing out there, waiting for a phone because they want it. Maybe we should start hanging around sporting arenas and talking about the latent homosexuality of the people waiting on line for tickets. Or the folks waiting outside of schnazzy clubs hoping the bouncer lets them in.

Or, we could just get over it and admit that some people find things enjoyable that we couldn't even begin to comprehend. They want the phone and are willing to stand in line for it. So what?

//I want the phone, but I sure as hell won't stand on line for it.
//Apple will still be selling them next week.


I don't like saying "this" so I will say "that".

Why do the people who don't like them care what someone else buys? So their interests aren't the same as yours. Big deal. There are lots of things I have wanted in my life, some of them pretty frivolous. I still wanted them. And notice all of the 'iPhone' killers that keep getting released. Why are all those competing companies copying something so stupid? No one is holding a gun to either their heads or to anyone who thinks they are overpriced/feature deficient to buy one. If it REALLY does suck, it will fail in the marketplace.

I personally wouldn't own one, but it's not because of the phone itself or Apple, it's AT&T.

/Look at a map of nationwide AT&T coverage.
//Now look closer at Nebraska.
///Won't be buying anything from AT&T.
 
2008-07-12 08:03:31 PM  
NightOwl2255:/Boot to the head!

... and one for Jenny and the wimp!
 
2008-07-12 08:13:54 PM  
So when did Eric Spillman stop beating his wife? Its a perfectly valid question to ask someone who's using a microphone.
 
2008-07-12 08:23:53 PM  
t3knomanser: They're standing out there, waiting for a phone because they want it. Maybe we should start hanging around sporting arenas and talking about the latent homosexuality of the people waiting on line for tickets. Or the folks waiting outside of schnazzy clubs hoping the bouncer lets them in.

Go nuts.

On the other hand, you'd have to think the people waiting in line for a phone will be far, far less capable of kicking your ass than those waiting in line for what you've mentioned.

Easy pickings and all.

And for chrissakes, yeah, it's a phone. Sporting events are one-time events. Getting into a club is maybe one time a week or less, depending if there's an event going on. This a farking piece of consumer technology that's going to be widely available for quite a while. All these people want is the bragging rights to their friends that they got it before them - you can't tell me that you wouldn't want to smack those people around.
 
2008-07-12 08:31:48 PM  
DriveMyKarma:Saying the iPhone is just a phone is kind of like saying a computer is just a calculator. I notice that it's always people who don't have an iPhone or know what you can do with it that say it's just a phone. Just sayin'.

I think we all know the iPhone isn't really just a phone. Assuming people are all left out of the loop because they don't have one, and presumably 'just don't get it', leaves me to wonder just how good the sex with it is. Honestly, if I wanted a mp3 player/email/video player/popcorn machine/web browser, I'd just use my calculator.
 
2008-07-12 08:32:13 PM  
jekostas:All these people want is the bragging rights to their friends that they got it before them - you can't tell me that you wouldn't want to smack those people around.

Bingo.

Eric Spillman's a pretty cool guy. eh insults consumer whores and doesn't afraid of anything
 
2008-07-12 08:38:23 PM  
The iPhone can't make phone calls any better than my phone can.

So, it cures cancer. So, it allows the user to slide to another dimension. So what?
 
2008-07-12 08:38:28 PM  
jekostas:All these people want is the bragging rights to their friends that they got it before them - you can't tell me that you wouldn't want to smack those people around.

I'm not saying that. But I just don't see the point of pissing in other people's cornflakes. My wife and I make snide remarks about it every time we walk past the Apple store and see the line (it's right down the street). But hey, that's what they want to do.
 
2008-07-12 08:41:22 PM  
jekostas:Sporting events are one-time events.

So, it's just a sporting event, right? There will be a million more of them. Unless your some sort of fanboi, there's no real reason to care, after all.

jekostas:Getting into a club is maybe one time a week or less, depending if there's an event going on.

Once a week, every week. With a side helping of STDs.

The point I'm making is that if that's what they want to do, let them do it. I just spent a few hours today playing a Cthullhu themed board game with my wife. It's all the same thing.
 
2008-07-12 08:42:55 PM  
FritztheCat: I think we all know the iPhone isn't really just a phone. Assuming people are all left out of the loop because they don't have one, and presumably 'just don't get it', leaves me to wonder just how good the sex with it is. Honestly, if I wanted a mp3 player/email/video player/popcorn machine/web browser, I'd just use my calculator.


Of course the iPhone isn't just a Phone. I mean, shiat, it's got an "I" in front of it. How could these stupid-ass people not get that? I mean, my god! Just because you could get a phone from another company that does everything the iPhone could do for cheaper without needing a crippling data plan, do those devices start with "I"? No! (Note: Please disregard all of the Samsung phones that have a model number that starts with "I").

Come ON people. Apple, despite having one of the worst environmental records of any major tech corporation, is so much cooler and edgier and leaner and awesomer than all the other multi-billion dollar tech corporations that release hardware! I mean, look at their ads! Apple's so good they don't even bother talking about the features of their products, because they don't need features, they just need to insult the competition! (Note: Please disregard the fact that the competition generally has a better feature set and is in most cases much, much cheaper).

Why won't people just get with the program! I mean, no, I can't tell my kids that I stood in line to go see a massive concert with 100k other people that supported a good cause like Live 8, but I can tell them that I was one of the first 100 people in *insert city here* to get a piece of consumer-trash technology that's gonna be available everywhere and for a considerable amount of time!

Stupid unwashed wintel masses!

Wait, why are my finances in such rough shape?
 
2008-07-12 08:46:44 PM  
DriveMyKarma:Saying the iPhone is just a phone is kind of like saying a computer is just a calculator. I notice that it's always people who don't have an iPhone or know what you can do with it that say it's just a phone. Just sayin'.

What can an IPhone do that most other modern touch-screen phones can't?

Aside from drain a paycheck, of course.
 
2008-07-12 08:48:41 PM  
puffy999:What can an IPhone do that most other modern touch-screen phones can't?

Not piss me off with the clunky UI?

//All phone UIs suck, even the iPhone.
//The iPhone just isn't offensive.
 
2008-07-12 08:52:31 PM  
Not offensive, but people who buy them are often very arrogant about what they buy, and ignorant about what they do not buy. The fact that people have this idea that the iPhone is some sort of magic phone is evidence... it's a nice phone and all, but it's not the best cell phone on the market (especially when you consider the provider/plan that you need with the phone).

Same thing with the IPod. My cell phone has higher-quality sound than most IPods, and it's certainly more flexible as a music-playing device.
 
2008-07-12 09:00:39 PM  
t3knomanser

Are you seriously comparing social events to buying a piece of technology? At least when you play a boardgame with your wife, you're doing it with another person. Same as going to a game - it's not the game, it's the atmosphere. You can watch the game on TV.

I don't know if that's the worst joke I've ever heard or one of the worst reflections of the state of our society.
 
2008-07-12 09:09:03 PM  
its a cool phone, but shiat I am not waiting in line for one. I will wait it out a bit till the uber geeks get it, hack it and then use it with my provider
 
2008-07-12 09:13:26 PM  
jekostas:Are you seriously comparing social events to buying a piece of technology?

The point I'm making is that the people who are standing on that line are doing it because they want to, presumably they're enjoying it. Yeah, it's silly, and in private, I make fun of them. But if that's their thing, that's their thing.

Why should I piss in their cornflakes?

And one more thing: I've never linecamped, but I know people who have- it's basically an extended tailgating party. It is a social event.
 
2008-07-12 09:15:13 PM  
Next month, the new and improved ball point pen! Sure, pens have been around forever, but this is a translucent pen/pencil/candy dispenser...need I say more? You know you want one. You know you deserve one. Reserve yours now.

/consume
 
2008-07-12 09:19:09 PM  
Wow, you know... I've never seen so many grown people get so upset about a person wanting a phone before. I think you're all jealous. There is no reason for peoples anger about wanting a new piece of technology. Then again it is American to hate someone for something I suppose.
 
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