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2012-10-22 09:06:21 AM  
Is Bob Schieffer assuming Rooney's responsibilities over there at CBS?
 
2012-10-22 09:12:57 AM  
White asshole douchebag problems.
 
2012-10-22 09:26:43 AM  
Someone gave me good advice years ago: do you really care so much about the opinions of strangers?
 
2012-10-22 09:28:06 AM  
Your phone sucks
 
2012-10-22 09:38:37 AM  
...and she says she hides her Blackberry behind her iPad at business conferences for fear her clients will see it and judge her.

Is this for real? With self-esteem like that, she's ripe for the picking.
 
2012-10-22 09:44:14 AM  

dickfreckle: ...and she says she hides her Blackberry behind her iPad at business conferences for fear her clients will see it and judge her.

Is this for real? With self-esteem like that, she's ripe for the picking.


It's a wonder she hasn't started stripping yet.
 
2012-10-22 10:03:52 AM  
First World Problems.
 
2012-10-22 10:05:27 AM  
Lord, won't you buy me an iPhone 5?
 
2012-10-22 10:05:47 AM  
*raises eyebrows* Shame? Stigma? All I see usually is towering, profanity-spitting rage.

My phone works as intended. My husband's does not. Pretty soon that thing's gonna meet up with an elaborate accident.

Diogenes: dickfreckle: ...and she says she hides her Blackberry behind her iPad at business conferences for fear her clients will see it and judge her.

Is this for real? With self-esteem like that, she's ripe for the picking.

It's a wonder she hasn't started stripping yet.


Add some daddy-issues and she's good to go.
 
2012-10-22 10:05:49 AM  
Update for 2012: an iPhone is the wrong phone.
 
2012-10-22 10:06:18 AM  
t3.gstatic.com

They'll never see my shame of owning this old Blackberry.
 
2012-10-22 10:07:41 AM  
..and she says she hides her Blackberry behind her iPad at business conferences for fear her clients will see it and judge her.

Better than the other side of the coin - the people who absolutely have to take their phones out, regardless of situation, so you see them.

Hey buddy, I'm trying to take a piss here. I'm busy, and I don't give a fark about your iDroid.
 
2012-10-22 10:07:47 AM  

Another Pretentious Nickname: Update for 2012: an iPhone is the wrong phone.


Maybe for you young whipper-snappers, but my iPhone fits nicely on my belt, right next to the onions.
 
2012-10-22 10:08:18 AM  
It's not about the having wrong cell phone. It's about being a loser who backs a loser - attractive and successful business-americans hate losers. And nothing says failure in business right now more than RIMM.
 
2012-10-22 10:09:34 AM  
Such is the life of a Samsung Galaxy owner.
 
2012-10-22 10:09:50 AM  
I don't even have a cell phone, I only message people using my computer via the internet. I'm probably a better person than you because I dont have cell phone...


/wait, that only works when talking about TV's???? WTF???
 
2012-10-22 10:11:13 AM  
As someone who is looking to get his first smarty pants phone in a few weeks, anyone have any suggestions. I have a few in mind. I'm looking at the Android phones from Virgin.
 
2012-10-22 10:11:57 AM  
FTA : "Maybe they could just take deep breaths or something.
null null null"
 
2012-10-22 10:12:40 AM  

Diogenes: Is Bob Schieffer assuming Rooney's responsibilities over there at CBS?


You sound female. Would Schieffer's tart observation have been funny if Russell Brand had said it?
 
2012-10-22 10:13:23 AM  
Poor old Bob is off his meds again. Hey, will someone please get the leash? We like to keep him tied up in the back yard of the studio, but unfortunately he gets out every once in a while. We really need to install an invisible fence for seniors back there.
 
2012-10-22 10:13:36 AM  

IoSaturnalia: It's not about the having wrong cell phone. It's about being a loser who backs a loser - attractive and successful business-americans hate losers. And nothing says failure in business right now more than RIMM.


Amusingly enough, everybody I know who works for the Feds has a work issued Blackberry.

I have one pretty much because it's the only phone I can get email on that I can get without a camera and I kind of need that for work. That's one of the reasons RIMM refuses to die.
 
2012-10-22 10:13:43 AM  
But here's the part I wonder about: If the Americans who headed West in covered wagons had cellphones, do you suppose they were embarrassed by the brand they owned? I doubt it.

You have died of embarrassment over having the wrong strain of dysentery.
 
2012-10-22 10:16:34 AM  
I guess it's time to update Maslow's hierarchy to account for narcissistic materialistic morons.
 
2012-10-22 10:16:53 AM  
I don't even have a data plan on my 5-year-old LG phone. Unplug once in a while, people!
 
2012-10-22 10:16:54 AM  

MoronLessOff: As someone who is looking to get his first smarty pants phone in a few weeks, anyone have any suggestions. I have a few in mind. I'm looking at the Android phones from Virgin.


I'm am not (nor ever) the target demographic, but I practically threw a fit when told that the "slide out keyboard" phones were no longer going to be supported. I absolutely prefer them. As to what kind of OS or... whatever... it is. I don't know. Mine's an Android and works quite well but I think it's a combination of phone and software. I'm very new to the "phone does things" crowd.
 
2012-10-22 10:16:57 AM  
I dont care either way what my friends/clients think of my Blackberry. It really is a shiatty phone compared to some other models though. If you only need it for calling/text, it's a good phone. Its browser and email function absolutely blow though.

If I'm on-site for work, I have to use my phone quite a bit to look up addresses, phone numbers, etc. More than half the time, the browser freezes and crashes while I'm using it.

I deleted all of the video apps they had "baked" into the OS. The browser can barely load a picture, actually playing a video on Youtube would make it burst into flames.
 
2012-10-22 10:17:38 AM  
A techno slave comes down with techno shame,aww.
 
2012-10-22 10:17:51 AM  
I have the same brand of cheap Android phone as the girl in the company cafeteria.
 
2012-10-22 10:18:37 AM  
Why is this surprising? This has been happening for ages. In a different era, the comparisons were based on the car you drove, the house you bought, the clothes you wore, even how well-maintained your lawn was.

In other words: most people want to conform, and get all bent out of shape when they don't. News at 11.
 
2012-10-22 10:19:37 AM  
I simply don't see the need to update my phone every time a new one comes out. My phone is from 2008, it works for everything i want it for, and has survived several drops. Get off my phone's nuts.
 
2012-10-22 10:19:48 AM  
FTA: "In the midst of all that, I ran across a front page story in The New York Times about the shame a Los Angeles woman is feeling because she has a Blackberry phone and all her friends have iPhones.

She's SO ashamed, she told the Times, she no longer takes her Blackberry out at cocktail parties - personally I think that's a good thing - and she says she hides her Blackberry behind her iPad at business conferences for fear her clients will see it and judge her. "



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FOUL INFERIOR SCUM! THOU HAST A MERE iPHONE 3? HOW DAAAAAARE YOU COME OUT INTO THE LIGHT OF DAY WITHOUT THE LATEST MOST EXPENSIVE OF DOODADS TO SHOW ALL THAT YOU ARE COOL! DAMN YOU THY HIDEOUS THING! THOU ARE NOT WORTHY!!!!

I CONDEMN THEE TO FIFTY YEARS OF TORTURE IN HELL FOLLOWED BY AGONIZING DEATH!!
 
2012-10-22 10:20:47 AM  

gopher321: Someone gave me good advice years ago: do you really care so much about the opinions of strangers?


I got that advice too (who hasn't), but when you think about it, it's pretty stupid advice.

Of course you care a lot about the opinions of strangers. You bathe regularly. You don't drop a load on the subway car. You try to behave like a socialized human being because you don't want people to think you're a derelict, an asshole or both.

The question is where do you draw the line? How do you allow yourself to be different, even if that means people might think badly of you? Everybody picks their battles and changes those battles over time. But the idea that you shouldn't care what other people think of you is dishonest crap.
 
2012-10-22 10:21:28 AM  
www.smallworldwireless.net
Is this the right phone? I really hope it is!
 
2012-10-22 10:21:50 AM  

MoronLessOff: As someone who is looking to get his first smarty pants phone in a few weeks, anyone have any suggestions. I have a few in mind. I'm looking at the Android phones from Virgin.


Most of the Androids aren't terribly different anymore. It's more about the actual shape of the phone and screen quality. Find a store where they have actual live phones to mess with instead of cardboard pictures taped to dummy phones, and sales people who will leave you alone, and see what feels right. Then go home and order what you like on whatever carrier - sounds like you prefer no contract. Ting is there for Sprint, and Straight Talk for Att's network. Tmobile will do month to month with no hassle unlike most of the other big providers, who act like you're opting out of cancer therapy if you don't take a contract.

Personally, I'm going for a Galaxy Note 2 when they come out, but they are giant and expensive. I plan to use it instead of carrying around my tablet.
 
2012-10-22 10:22:15 AM  
FTA: "...and she says she hides her Blackberry behind her iPad at business conferences for fear her clients will see it and judge her. "

i.qkme.me
 
2012-10-22 10:23:28 AM  
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/oblig
//i own an idiotphone and don't intend to change anytime soon
 
2012-10-22 10:24:19 AM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: Diogenes: Is Bob Schieffer assuming Rooney's responsibilities over there at CBS?

You sound female. Would Schieffer's tart observation have been funny if Russell Brand had said it?


Male, and fellow Colgate alum with the late Mr. Rooney.

Sorry I don't like the same things you do.
 
2012-10-22 10:24:53 AM  

Spade: IoSaturnalia: It's not about the having wrong cell phone. It's about being a loser who backs a loser - attractive and successful business-americans hate losers. And nothing says failure in business right now more than RIMM.

Amusingly enough, everybody I know who works for the Feds has a work issued Blackberry.

I have one pretty much because it's the only phone I can get email on that I can get without a camera and I kind of need that for work. That's one of the reasons RIMM refuses to die.


.
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GovCon here, all of my staff has BBs.
 
2012-10-22 10:26:17 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: //i own an idiotphone and don't intend to change anytime soon


The camera is pretty boss. At least compared to the craptastic "real" camera I have.
 
2012-10-22 10:26:28 AM  
img1.ranker.com
 
2012-10-22 10:29:31 AM  
But here's the part I wonder about: If the Americans who headed West in covered wagons had cellphones, do you suppose they were embarrassed by the brand they owned? I doubt it.

My guess is they had to worry about finding something to eat before dark, and whether there were Indians hiding close by.


W in T ever loving F?

Crossing the continent was difficult and dangerous a hundred and some odd years ago. Therefore, Blackberry.
 
2012-10-22 10:29:35 AM  

Mugato: White asshole douchebag problems.


Quick question, can you name any black asshole douchebag problems?
 
2012-10-22 10:29:37 AM  
Obamaphones are better.
 
2012-10-22 10:30:07 AM  
...What. The. Farking. Fark...

Seriously, use what works for you, and "what works for you" is going to be a different value for different people. (I myself use Android, but that's because Android phones work for me--I do have an interest in modding, customisation and optimisation and the amateur radio app ecosystem has really started blossoming for Android. Some folks, iPhones work better. For some folks (especially in environments on federal bases and federal buildings where cameras aren't allowed--yes, I've been in that boat myself, I understand) Blackberries work better. There's even the odd person out there for whom a Windows 8 phone is the best solution (I think his name is Steve Ballmer).)

People should not be fundamentalists about anything IMHO, and that includes cell phones. :D

(As an aside--one reason I do prefer Android is that the Play Store is NOT averse to wardriving tools used for legit site surveys--iPhone, not so much (in their case because 99 percent of iPhone wardriving tools that are useful use an undocumented API, so there IS a technical reason behind it, but this again ties into whether one prefers a closed versus semi-open system.) Another main reason is that, for the life of me, I've never been able to use an iPhone keyboard on anything smaller than an iPad (and no, I don't have Andre the Giant fingers) but DO find Swype usable. This is not the first time I've disliked a standard interface on a phone--been using "pocket devices" since the days of the original Palm Pilot, and DESPISED Graffiti to Kefka-esque levels.)
 
2012-10-22 10:31:35 AM  

dr.zaeus: Mugato: White asshole douchebag problems.

Quick question, can you name any black asshole douchebag problems?


The damn silly walk.

I used to work in Pontiac, and that ridiculous low-shoulder high-hip strut drove me nuts (and not in the I totally want to sexx0rs you way).
 
2012-10-22 10:31:54 AM  

punkhippie: gopher321: Someone gave me good advice years ago: do you really care so much about the opinions of strangers?

I got that advice too (who hasn't), but when you think about it, it's pretty stupid advice.

Of course you care a lot about the opinions of strangers. You bathe regularly. You don't drop a load on the subway car. You try to behave like a socialized human being because you don't want people to think you're a derelict, an asshole or both.

The question is where do you draw the line? How do you allow yourself to be different, even if that means people might think badly of you? Everybody picks their battles and changes those battles over time. But the idea that you shouldn't care what other people think of you is dishonest crap.


Showering to avoid offending others is a good idea.

Living in mortal, soul-withering terror that someone will brutally condemn you for having an iPhone3 instead of an iPhone5 is mental illness.

If I could be allowed an ITG Moment here, I'd go out and deliberately wear the most obsolete phone I could find, completely out in the open, just to draw out the vain shallow assholes who would look down their noses at me with their "Eww! His phone doesn't even text!" sneer. It would make it easy for me to spot the ones who are in immediate need of being savagely beaten to a bloody pulp with a aluminum baseball bat. Shun me at your peril, you asswipes!!
 
2012-10-22 10:32:42 AM  

dr.zaeus: Mugato: White asshole douchebag problems.

Quick question, can you name any black asshole douchebag problems?


My convenience store no longer carries Grape Vess.
/it's delicious!
 
2012-10-22 10:32:52 AM  

dr.zaeus: Mugato: White asshole douchebag problems.

Quick question, can you name any black asshole douchebag problems?


Basketball shoes?
 
2012-10-22 10:33:56 AM  
I love the part about Americans worried about hidden Indians. Wasn't it the other way around?
 
2012-10-22 10:34:08 AM  
John Maynard Keynes once predicted that by this point advances in technology would allow the average worker to become so productive that they would only need to put in a 15 hour work week. What Keynes didn't account for is our insatiable need for consumption would require us to work more hours than ever.

This silly shiat in TFA is but one example.
 
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