Monday, February 01, 2010

When Gadgets Go Bad...

Apple recently introduced - to the usual hysteria - it's latest product: the iPad. As gadgets go, it seems to be pretty neat, if only little more than an iPod Touch on steroids. In case you were wondering, I don't plan to run out and buy one...I still haven't figured out how all the features of my iPhone work, so it'll be quite a while before I'm ready to take on anything more complicated than a pencil sharpener.

If nothing else, the somewhat unfortunately-named iPad has spawned millions of jokes about its name. Here are a few of the best:

* If I order this, will my boyfriend and I have to worry if it comes late?

* Does a Period Tracker app come free?

* Don’t wear white jeans while using an iPad, and don’t use an iPad in front of your crush. (You’re a teen magazine embarrassing moment waiting to happen!)

* How soon will Apple release a companion pen, the iPon?

* Did the prototype come with a belt?

* But what if a cute boy sees me shopping for one? What if my dad has to take me?

* I prefer the CVS brand; a few bucks less and it does the same thing.

* Does this mean iffy WiFi coverage will be called iSpotting?

* Can I get a scented iPad for when my data feels not-so-fresh?

* Everyone, just try to Stay(free) calm and keep your Poise. It’s Always nice to see a new product on the market. I Depend on Apple to come up with great ideas. Maybe we’re taking this out of Kotex.

Not bad. I have also heard that Apple is getting ready to market special models of the iPad which will target specific user audiences: the oyPad will target the Jewish market, the aye-ayePad will cater to the needs of sailors, and the highPad will address the requirements of users of medical (wink, nudge) marijuana. The guyPad will include a built-in beer bottle opener and come with a screensaver featuring the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, and the liePad will be heavily marketed to politicians and lobbyists.

The possibilities are endless.

Today is the first work day after our latest weekend snowstorm. According to its website, my Fairfax Connector bus will be operating normally with no will be interesting to see if it actually shows up at my stop in about an hour...

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



The Mistress of the Dark said...

Someone sent me a whole page of period related iPad jokes. Since I'm a huge fan of anything that bashes Apple, well I had to giggle at all of them. Plus this gadget is a huge ripoff.

Bandit said...

There were 3 different styles of the IPad storage space. The highest number absorbs the most.

Mike said...

This is the first list of ipad jokes I've seen. (although the thought had crossed my mind already) The next step up will be a portable 22 inch monitor.

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