For some reason, I am getting all these emails that say “sent from my I-phone” on them. I don’t know if everyone feels the need to impress me or that this marvel of technology has taken over day to day duties on the internet communication highway.
An I-phone would be a total waste on me, I am old school, I don’t cotton too much to all of this new-age stuff. I have a telephone that takes pictures, makes movies, gets itunes, streams media, and all this other stuff, all I manage to do is talk on it, every now and then.
Like I said … Who needs it?
Often, on a slow day, I will sit around and muse about what it is that I could do to make a lot of money. I am sure everyone at one time or another has done the very same thing, albeit, they are slow to admit it. But I am positive that they do. More than likely more men do it than the ladies.
But I often do that, try to figure out a better mousetrap and have the world beat a path to my door. Most of the time, what I come up with, I frequently discover has already been tapped into, and as my dad used to say, “I end up a day late and a dollar short.“
Well, here is a story of one such person, who has come up with a “fart tone” for Iphones and is cleaning up. The proverbial “Pull My Finger” of ring-tones, what else is it that we as Americans have to answer for. Have we now reached a new plateau of lousy taste in this country?
A plague of iPhone flatulence.
Yeah, go ahead make my day, there isn’t anything I want to hear more while eating my lunch than a slow, steady, cacophony of fart sounds emitting from the table next to me. Or holding my breath in some elevator because I don’t know if it is real or if it is Memorex. This has to be the absolute pinnacle of bad manners and communication idiocy.
So there is something new in the air this holiday season. A few days before Christmas, the people at Apple decided to loosen up their rules on good taste, and apparently have allowed an off color novelty application called “Pull My finger” into what they call the iTunes store. Immensely popular from the very get go, they then moved to approve more than 14 more applications of the same nature.
For lack of a better word, I will just call it the way I see it … This is disgusting.
Now, at last count, they had more than four dozen sound-effects apps not suitable for polite company are stinking up the App Store best seller list, which on Christmas Eve was topped by a program that produces – for immediate amusement or delayed gratification – pungent sounds with names like Jack the Ripper, Howard the Duck and The Sick Dog.
The developer of this noisome program, is an Internet entrepreneur and author Joel Comm who at .99 cents per download, is netting more than $10,000 a day. Apple’s (AAPL) cut is better than $3,000 a day. No wonder so many third-party developers can’t seem to contain themselves. So if you wanna be rich (and tasteless, crude, borderline rude or obnoxious) here is how you do it.
One last thing, don’t feed your monkey Bussell Sprouts if you know what is good for you.
Speaking of tasteless and crude.
My favorite Texas Waddie … Mr. Bush is back in the news. Yesterday he pardoned 19 more people and took back one pardon that he had previously issued. I have a profound tendency to be somewhat fractious when it comes to Bush, but it is for good reason. He is a bottom feeder of the first order, a national embarrassment and he and his cronies ought to be standing before a judge, instead of issuing pardons.
Which are going rather cheap, today’s USA Today reports that one guy got one for as little as a $1,500 contribution to the Republican Party. USA Today reports that he is a former gambling executive pardoned this past week by Bush and that he contributed the money to Bush’s 2004 campaign.
Now that is bad, but it gets worse, with Bush, it always manages to get worse. He is also taking pardons back. Here is some more on it if you care to pursue it further. CrackerBoy.
Like rats leaving a sinking ship they all have to find somewhere else to feed farther down the through in Washington D.C… And it appears they are doling out the rewards left and right. Bush rewards top aides with appointments to boards and commissions. In his last days in office, President Bush is busy doling out “presents to some of his top aides.” Not Medals of Freedom to hang around their necks. Rather, they’re key spots on governmental boards and commissions.
Condoleezza Rice “got a spot on the John F. Kennedy Center’s board of trustees until September 2014. The position should guarantee her good seats at the performing arts venue for the next six years.” Carlos Gutierrez and Barry Jackson, a former Rove aide, will be appointed by Bush to the board of trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “The Christmas Eve appointments will allow them to serve far beyond Jan. 20, the end of Mr. Bush’s term in office.”
Here is another headline I found interesting this morning:
9 dead in L.A. Party Attack.
A guy dressed up in a Santa Suit opens fire with a pistol at a Christmas party and then sets the house on fire. Now that is pretty bad, lousy. Then you glance down the paper about four or five columns below that and you see:
Loving Downtown Los Angeles.
Five more days until a “new ballgame” (New Year) and I am seriously hoping it will show more promise than this one has shown. I don’t know what this is the year of on the Chinese Calendar, but for my money, we should be calling it “The Year Of The Dog.”