Once you get past the elaborate poop joke, South Park's Apple send-up is spot on
Comedy Central didn't do its South Park franchise any favors with the clip it chose to promote the 15th season premier: The keynote where Steve Jobs unveils the HumancentiPad. Jobs send-ups are comedic cliches and the centiPad -- a scatalogical spoof on a Dutch horror film few Americans have seen -- is almost unwatchable.
That's a shame, because the episode is a brilliant parody of all things Apple (AAPL) -- albeit one intended for adult audiences that aren't offended by repeated (and pitch perfect) use of the F word.
We're particularly fond of the Genius Bar scenes -- represented by the first clip posted below the fold. The second clip may be the funniest, but it's not suitable for viewing (or listening to) at work.
You can view the full 22-minute episode here. Flash required.
The comedian seems to have a handle on the AT&T-T-Mobile situation.
Copyright: Comedy Central
By the way, this aired all the way back in 2007 when SBC was absorbing AT&T wireless and the brand. It seems even more applicable now that that T-Mobile is the latest mobile carrier to get's sucked into the "new" AT&T (T).
via @chronicSeth Weintraub - Mar 21, 2011 2:29 PM ET
He's not sleeping. He's not eating. He's not even sleep-eating.
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It was, as we wrote at the time, a triumph of product placement.
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CBS and Disney may join Apple's $30 per month TV service, says the Wall St. Journal
This could be totally disruptive. Or it could be another "hobby" like Apple TV that never quite takes off.
In a front-page story published Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that CBS (CBS) and Disney (DIS) are "considering participating" in Apple's (AAPL) plan to offer television subscriptions over the Internet.
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