Need I remind you that "mobe" is verbotten by popular edict?
Handsome thesp Charlie Sheen has a certain amount of explaining to do after he was caught on camera suffering from a nasty case of "Jesus mobe inversion syndrome": Charlie Sheen seen holding the iPhone upside-down Sheen is the first major celeb to succumb to the condition - initially spotted in an episode of The Bionic Woman …
A previous discussion about the Bionic Women incident highlighted that the reason for holding it upside down is that if you hold it the right way up and put it to your ear, the screen turns off. Which means you'll have Charlie talking into a phone that appears to be "off". So you hold it upside down and the proximity censor near the earpiece is far enough from your chin that the screen stays on and it doesn't look like Mr Sheen is talking into a dead piece of plastic.
Heads you lose, tails you lose
I don't know, if you squint a bit, and suggest that Charlie has just offered your new "Paris" a slightly stale biscuit in exchange for a sloppy blowjob, then you have your own, home-made Paris Hilton angle.
Hope that helps.
Legal Note: All suggestions that Paris Hilton would offer sexual favours for something as valueless as a stale biscuit are entirely without substance and only suggested for the sake of humour, in the worst of tastes - always the best kind.
[Everyone knows you have to buy her dinner first]
I noticed that upside down iPhone and I wondered how long it would take to appear on the web.
BTW, that show "Two and a Half Men" is really good. The writer almost redeems himself for his prior crap "Dharma & Greg." No, I take it back, nothing can redeem someone for inflicting that show on the public.
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Webster has a valid point, instead of just ranting. Nearly all major films now have Apple product placement. From ibooks to ipods and now the iphone, Apple pay towards the production of the movie in exchange for product placement. Not that other companies don't also do this, but Apple try to get in on everything and not discreetly. They insist their product is shown as clearly as possible so it cannot be mistaken. I think the reasoning is if they can show enough of them in big films, people will start to believe they are more mainstream than they are and try and bring more people into the church. Like in Independence Day (ok, going back a bit but still a valid point) We can save the world by uploading a virus from my powerbook that is compatible with every computer system including alien technology and I just have to plug it in! Or the first couple of series of 24 - Good guys use Apple, bad guys use Windows/PC.
'Apple don't pay for product placement' Come off it, why would the major studios keep showing Apple stuff if they weren't getting anything for it?
I just heard that the People's Liberation Army for Lexicon Decency has just snatched Mobe from the street. Apparently Mobe was walking down a road local to where it lives, on it's way to the Dole Office, when a black transit pulled up and bundled it in.
A number of witnesses said it happened so fast they didn't even have time to read the number plate. As yet there has been no word from the abductors.
If by "lovely" you mean "injection-moulded plastic doll that's had her head caught in a vice at some point while suffering from 'hairline somewhere around top of head' syndrome", then fair enough. Personally, however, I prefer my sexual fantasies to resemble a human being rather more than that.
Gets my vote. We should definitely borrow more words from those wacky Teutons. Or maybe not.
I remember buying a guidebook in Austria for a trip to Bratislava. It informed us, in English, that "black passengers on public transport are dealt with harshly".
At first I thought I could hear the sound of marching jackboots (the worlds most famous Austrian was famous for having the trains run on time after all), but then I realized that they'd just translated the Austrian term for someone riding the trains without a ticket directly into English.
Don't think the term will really catch on here though.
show me a hollywood blockbuster or american series where there isnt any product placement... the last james bond film was the longest advert i ever saw...
in the french speaking part of switzerland, we say Natel for mobile phone. and on the other side of the border they say Portable. i believe natel refers to the first brand of mobile phones introduced in this country... natel works for me thou :D
Dear MR L Haines
Regarding your recent piece on the incorrect use of a mobile telephone you used the phrase "Jesus mobe inversion syndrome"
I would like to bring to your attention that the use of the term "mobe" even if used in a sarcastic or ironic sense is utterly unacceptable to the readership of this esteemed rag as evidenced by the edict relating usage of said pseudo-fashion-youth speak.
Therefore it is incumbent upon me as duly appointed chair of the "Lynching Council of El Reg Intolerant Flamers" to advise that you are required to abide this ruling and in accordance with the El Reg commandments, get your coat sir.
Standard Procedures are applicable and should you make it from the building and to the public house safely you will be required to atone for your crimes by buying a round supported by the copy checker who abetted you in your crime. Failure to make it to the public house in one piece will also be considered atonement.
In accordance with Standard Procedures your local BOFH has been notified and use of the lifts and / or stairs is at your own risk as is remaining in the building. Best of Luck to you.
Apple does NOT pay for product placement, never has, never will. The reason you see so many Apple products in TV, Films, Concerts, Podcasts is that the creative community is mostly made up of Apple users.
So they simply use the products already on the set. Every movie star, producer, writer worth his/her salt will have an iPhone, most all use Macs, iPods, etc.
The idea that Apple "pays" for placement is just silly. Apple builds the top products in the industries they compete in, so it's obvious movie, tv, music production houses are going to use them.
I'd go for a sony ericsson phone anyday.
1. The iphone is a rip-off, I know a couple of people who bought one in the UK and feel that they've been ripped off badly (£269 plus 10% of monthly spend)
2. It doesn't support 3G (I have just bought an SE K800i on o2 and think the call quality alone is worth the upgrade) why didn't Apple wait and do a bit more R&D and release it with 3G)
3. You are exchanging one greedy US billionaire (Gates) for another (Jobs) and this one is even more of a control freak, though a thermal management problem forced him to turn to the superior and largely open x86 architecture.
I'd switch to Linux before I'd switch to Mac.
But we digress
As I've said elsewhere, people should choose products on what does the job best for them rather than banging on about whatever platform like it's their life's work.
1) 3G isn't yet ready for prime time since it KILLS battery life, that's why iPhones get 8-10 hours of talk time alone. The 3G chipset is the problem, not Apple's R&D. Nobody is going to be using the slower 3G speed when the iPhone has normal 802.11g anyway, so it's not a problem in day to day use.
2) IBM is the one that couldn't build cool enough chips for Apple, not the other way around. So Apple gave them a Pink Slip and went ahead and started to use the slower Intel chips. PowerPC is still the better chip, we all know that, but IBM goofed.
3) The iPhone is the most advanced cell phone on the planet, by FAR. It's easily the best value if you want a thin, fast, multi-touch phone, with a huge, extremely high resolution screen. No other phone is even close in functionality to the iPhone and won't be for several decades because of patents.
Apple now controls the upper end of the Cell Market, and it's only a matter of time before they release the lower end models, just like they did with the iPod. Apple will own over 30% of the handset market within just 5 years. The iPhone is JUST THAT GOOD.
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