Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Breakfast with the Hysterics




There was very little that happened last night in sports other then Monday Night Football. I could go on and talk about how the White Sox beat the Tigers to force a one game playoff with the Twins today. Or how Rashard Mendenhall will probably miss the entire season with a broken shoulder. But I won't because there are more pressing matters at hand.

This is of course referring to those insidiously annoying MAC ads that basically make PC users feel like they are retarded for not converting to the obviously superior MACs. I am a PC user, yet that hasn't always been the case. Back when I was in high school my mom (a teacher) bought a MAC desktop and let me tell you: that thing was a piece of shit. I can't count how many times the little bomb icon came up that let me know my computer was in the midst of a thermonuclear meltdown.

After years of fighting with that hunk of shit I vowed to never buy another MAC again. I went through college with my Toshiba and it was great for the 8 years I used it until I recently replaced it with my new Dell. I had second thoughts this summer when I had a MAC book for my work, well that worked well until the fucking hard drive shit out and I lost a summers worth of work. But anyways back to those MAC commercials, with that condescending douche who represents a MAC and the jolly moron who represents a PC who always looks like a blithering idiot by the end of the commercial. Well PC finally fought back and made the "I'm a PC" commercial, which were all fine and dandy. The commercials had a wide range of characters, hell they even had Pharrell of the Neptunes pimpin a PC. Well, that all went to shit, when it was discovered that those line of commercials were created on a MAC. My head nearly exploded.

So Mass Hysterians, what you got: a MAC or PC?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I am a multitasker. Work is / has always been PC world. Dad bought the last computer I got and it is a MacBook. I surf and don't really store much on it...and it crashed this summer and new harddrive needed. So if I had cared, I would have lost it all. It is fine for what I use it for.
Boatdrinks

futuremrsrickankiel said...

As that last tag should already have indicated: I have a Mac, yes. Mostly because they're pretty.

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

The computer, for me, is just a vehicle for software. Therefore, I left the Mac world, because it's like having a toaster that only toasts one out of every 200 brands of bread. Nothing against the machine, just enjoy actually having software.

Also, does anyone else think those "I'm a Mac" commercials are sending the exact wrong message for Apple? I look at them and think that PC guy would be a much better neighbor -- he'd help you move your couch, or water your plants while you're on vacation -- whereas Mac guy would always have some douchey excuse like "sorry, bro, but my drum circle is practicing for Burning Man that night and I've got to prepare some of my all-natural corn chips and pick up a case from my dad's winery so we have some munchage while we groove."

The A-Train said...

Creative field, so I use a Mac at work, and I have one at home as well. People always assume I'm tech-saavy because I have an iPhone and work with computers all day. Far from it. They're just tools to help me do stuff, be it making posters or sending explicit text messages to a girl.

I am neither a vegan or a dirty hippie, and I don't wear black. The rest of the agency though, seems to be in love with black. Way to reinforce the stereotypes gang!

futuremrsrickankiel said...

Not all hippies are dirty dammit.

And anyway, being a penniless hippie is serving me pretty well amid all this economic turmoil.

Hazel Maes Landing Strip said...

God I'm glad I have no idea how to invest money.

Anonymous said...

PC all the way. The tag says it best, Mac are for Vegans and hippies. Oh, and yes, they can indeed get viruses.

Pepster said...

@FMRA - only the really good ones are dirty.

The A-Train said...

Not all hippies are dirty dammit.

That's true. You guys had a lot of rain in Boston over the weekend, you must be nice and clean now.

Hippies. They're everywhere. They wanna save the earth, but all they do is smoke pot and smell bad.

Zach Martin said...

My only experience with a vegan is with my cousin. I always thought being gay was just how you are wired. You are or you aren't. Well, she decided, apparently, to go gay for like four months. At that point she reversed course and went back to dudes claimiing, "guys are way less dramatic." No shit.

The point is she uses a PC. MACS rule PC's drool.

ballamiguel said...

I have a Compaq (I very much enjoy it), my woman has an IBook (I like that too). Speaking of one's head about to explode...

Akthough the phrase "Hold on, let me check my ICal" is beyond irritating...again speaking of one's head about to explode...

SmartyBarrett said...

I have a Mac AND a PC.

I think this would make me seem cool to everyone, but in reality, I assume you all think I'm an asshole.

Also, my Mac is way better. Shit boots up in like 5 seconds, shuts down in like 3 seconds, and downloads porn WAY faster.

Zach Martin said...

downloads porn WAY faster.

Most important feature in a computer.

Rocco said...

PC. Fuck Steve Jobs, Apple, and all you iPod toting Mac book using fags.

Comicbook Guy said...

@FMRA
Work for a company that has PC in the name. Curse at em all day long and go home to my Mac.
@Pepster
They can get very dirty!
@Rocco
.........and fuck you too