Girl Zune (to Zune): What are you doing?
Zune: I’m squirting a song to you!
Girl Zune: That’s gross. I don’t see it.
Zune: Oh, I guess the label that “owns” this song didn’t allow squirting.
Girl Zune: Stop saying “squirt”.
(note: you have to admit, that’s pretty funny ;-))
I’m not interested in DRM crap that prevents me from using a UMS driver to sync my player with RoboCopy. My 1Gb, 40-hours-on-a-AA-battery iRiver iFP-799 works just fine, thanks.
Folks, this isn’t about FanBoy’ism > This *IS* about finding ways to highlight the fact that there is more to life than just the iPod, and as such, *encourage competition*.
Do I love my Zune? Yep! But while I have never owned one (maybe I should change that?), to be honest, I don’t recall *ever* hearing *anything bad* about iRiver. And to be even more honest: I’ve only heard *REALLY GOOD* things about iRiver. < Maybe you should check them out?
Sounds like a pretty safe bet to me.
Thanks for the laugh and the honesty, Brianary! :D
While many of the follow-up comments to the iPod/Zune > Mac/PC parody disagreed with the premise behind the parody, you can’t help but laugh and provide credit for those who actually took the time to come up with something more creative than the typical “I think you’re the best writer in the whole world! You should be writing TV commercials!” M. David FanBoy/Girl club member comments which tended to be the norm. ;-)
As such, here’s some of what seem to be the better, more creative efforts to provide opinions of differing persuasion,
I’ll “share” my Snickers Bar with you.
If you haven’t digested it in three bites OR three minutes (whichever comes first), I’ll force it all back out of your system.
It’s a cool feature I call SRM (Snack Rights Management).
Dean | February 26, 2007 11:19 PM
Oh dear god that was terrible. You made baby Jesus cry.
Andrew | February 26, 2007 09:09 PM
3 days later the song disappears off the girl zune and she gets mad and goes over to the ipods house to play tetris on him all night long.
richard weed | February 26, 2007 08:47 PM
Hi, I’m Mrs. Zune, I would like to talk with somebody other than Mr. Zune and Mr. Vista. I feel trapped in this relationship. I don’t really feel compatible with anyone else. Mr. Ipod just seems to get younger and hipper at every turn while Mr. Zune seems more like a good reliable door stop.
Mrs. Zune | February 26, 2007 07:37 PM
i’m pretty sure it would go more like this:
ipod: Hi Zune!
boy zune: Hi iPod!
girl zune: (walking up to boy zune) $#!*… we’re ugly…
neato | February 26, 2007 09:02 PM
(note: sorry for having the edit the expletive, neato… you know that whole “yadda yadda yadda … this is a family blog” thing and all ;-)
Would the Zune be played by a morbidly obese guy (Balmer?) who falls asleep at the end of the commercial?
David | February 26, 2007 08:34 PM
And of course, my all time favorite,
Chance of a Girl with iPod walking by: 50%
Chance of a Girl Zune walking by: 0.2%
Jeremy | February 26, 2007 10:47 AM
So there might be a few I missed, and if yours is one of them, please don’t worry -> I’m sure I’ll give you *PLENTY* more reasons and opportunities to showcase just how creative you can get with your love letter writing before too much time has passed.
Until then, and to each of you above who found creative ways to disagree while making me laugh all at the same time… Thanks! Your time, effort, and creativity is appreciated.