Saturday, March 10, 2007

Ipod shuffle kerfulle broken cock dock....






Fecking hell, it's been a while, I missed all youse crazy kids! Seriously, I would pine as I would look at the blogger button, thinking, I want to but I musn't, I simply mustn't! because blogs lead to rants and rants lead to drunken madness and drunken madness leads to reduced PhD productivity.

But I'm in the midst of a bar work/writing extravaganza that will culminate in a paddy's day alcohol apocalypse, to quote a certain Fin, that requires periodic blog rants to prevent most of Norwich being blown asunder by Irish sci-fi geek gloop, kinda like The Stuff.

Anyway, I have joined the 'pod people' (it's an old joke, I know, but so many people make it that 'pod people' should refer to the people who say 'pod people' when referring to ipod listeners for their unoriginal hoomer, they've probably never even any Invasion of the Body Snatchers movies, not eve the Abel Ferrera one). and about a month and a bit ago I purchased a second generation ipod shuffle. It's well tiny you could seriously stick it up your hole and dance around naked to Peaches with it, I suppose, not that I would try such a thing.
I was all pleased at having an ipod, albeit a wee tiny entry level one, with was like a wee badge on my my lapel saying looking I'm hip (like Bickle is hip) and I have some apple stuff, I even took on of the apple stickers you get with a shuffle and stuck it to my laptop in an effort to make the thing work better through envy. About four weeks after buying the shuffle, I broke the dock and had to buy another one! The ipod shuffle (2nd Gen) dock is a tiny wee thing with about a foot and half long wire the a usb plug. If you have a laptop and you're like me, it goes walkabout pretty regularly from desk to bed, to watch Heroes online (and other stuff, probably pornotube, Heroes is great, but it's nothing any comics superhero fan hasn't seen before about a million times. It is more or less Unbreakable: The Series, but with more likeable and believable characters, and obviously writers who know more about comics and superheros that M. Night Shymalan, which wouldn't be hard "in the comics you know who the arch villain is going to be? He's the exact opposite of the hero!" yeah Mr. Glass, yeah Lex Luthor/Superman, Spider-Man/Green Goblin, Batman/Joker, yeah you're so right, exact opposite, wow Unbreakable is an amazing film, wow...thought provoking.

On one of these travels the dock got a wee bit bent, but enough for it's fragile wee self to get fucked. The moral of the tale is: I thought I was being a total idiot in breaking something so soon, but while shopping around for a replacement dock, I found many similar stories from the apple US and apple UK stores. Hooray! I'm not a fucking idiot there's loads of fucking idiots out there in hi-tech web-wank land! I especially like this review:

While the dock fits the ipod very nicely - if you are like me and not the tidiest of people this design is incredibly fragile. With the jack being at a right angle to the base it is very easy to bend the jack. I've just done this buy accidentally...stepping on the dock after it had fallen on the floor, upside down. If you're a tidy person - you'll have no issues :)


I love how this flies slam bang in the face of apple's 'I'm a Mac, He's a PC' ads, with the Peep Show lads over here and some guys who don't even have a sitcom over in the US (imagine not having you're own sitcom! we all have them over here). I mean if Jeremy from Peep Show had one of this piddly wee ipod docks, he would have stood on it within about a week and Super Hans would have snorted the remains immediately. Apple can't try and sell to flaky artist types and then expect them not to stand on wee bits of technology, can they? Well they probably can, cause only flaky artist types are stupid enough to shell out for a wee plug that costs almost half of the overall ipod!!. I just like that 'dock' has become common parlance, far removed from the practice of 'docking'. Peace out as the kids say.

3 comments:

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Andreya said...

Hi Nice Blog .I've made up my mind: I'm gonna buy an MP3 player. I just don't know which one. I like the ipod replacement battery, but do I really need something that small?

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