What is it about hot chicks holding iPhones that makes you nerds go nuts? Here’s one from the guy who publishes iPhone Savior . He took a perfectly nice shot of Megan Fox in her undies and added an iPhone to the photo. Why? I have no idea. But as longtime readers know, I’m really, really appalled by this kind of stuff. And I will keep drawing attention to it until it stops. I mean it.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Friday, September 11, 2009
The dirtbags at McGraw-Hill are using my likeness to sell some lame-ass new book about how to do “insanely great” presentations just like mine. Jon Rubinstein and Mark Zuckerberg have already placed advance orders on Amazon, we’re told. Problem is, the book’s entire premise is frigtarded. I mean think about it. You, my friends, are not me. No book is going to change that. But go ahead and waste twenty bucks if you think it will make you feel better.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
“Apple is to geeks what breasts are to men.” That is the headline on this appalling article which belabors the analogy about breasts and Apple products and adds that “the press and bloggers have been `pussy-whipped’ by Apple PR’s team” and features the image (above) of boobs on an iPhone.
I’ve blogged about this a lot in the past but I am not going to give up the crusade. Friends, it is wrong to objectify women in order to sell products or drive traffic to your Web site. So please stop doing it. I know most of you agree with me on this, and I know you also agree that the only way to stop these outrages is to keep calling attention to them, every time they happen. I know it’s awful to look at it. It makes you sick. As it should. It does that to me too. But we must be strong. Thanks to dear reader Dianna for playing watchdog on this one.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Much love to dear reader Holger for alerting us to this one. I’m sickened by this. What is wrong with these people? You know isn’t it enough that they give this software away free? How much more incentive do they need? Free fake iPhone if you can correctly guess which one is Pamela Jones of Groklaw. To see the original go here.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Just look at this photograph of Olivia Munn from “Attack of the Show.” She’s in her underwear! My goodness. Apple faithful, this must be stopped. Go here to see the rest of this filthy smut and to voice your outrage! Yes, they want you to vote for the sexiest woman. But I say forget voting and protest instead! It’s sickening enough that Wired.com is exploiting these poor creatures, but now they also want you to objectify and rank them, like so many, I don’t know, rankable objects.
Also, why does this list not contain photographs of top geeks like Dave Winer and his friend Naked Jen? Because the editors at Wired.com are sexist and lookist and have a narrow, stereotyped view of what’s beautiful, that’s why. I mean just look at that photo of Olivia Munn. Look at it! Now look again. Well I guess that’s what passes for “beauty” in this twisted age. That’s the image that the sicko media force-feeds us, and we all buy into it.
Shame on you, Wired.com. Shame! Running photographs of barely clad women in a transparent ploy to goose your page view stats. Ugly stuff.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Look, it’s bad enough that Valleywag ran this item (here) in a shameless attempt to drum up traffic. What’s even more shameless is the idea of this blog using that same photo on our blog with some lame excuse about it being Apple-related because it was snapped in one of our stores. Well, namaste, Valleywag. I honor the place where your content and mine become one. PhotoCrankers, start your engines. Much love to Pravin in London for the tip. Peace, brother!
UPDATE: To all those who’ve written in asking, No this is not CNET reporter Ina Fried. But the resemblance is striking.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
To the many members of the Apple faithful who’ve sent me this advertisement and alerted me to this new outrage, let me say this: Thank you, thank you, thank you. We must keep up the pressure and stop this shameful sexploitation. Namaste, dear readers. Remain vigilant!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Dear reader David sent this in saying he spotted it on Mac360.com. No idea what it’s about. But folks, let me say this again, using attractive young women to sell consumer electronics is wrong. Peace out.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Apple faithful, I’m sorry, but I really do not approve of this exploitation of women, and I’m sick of having frigtards try to attach our brand to this kind of thing, and I know you share my revulsion but we have to keep shining a light on these horrible incidents because sunlight is the best disinfectant, as my good friend Chuck D of Public Enemy (who by the way was just raving to me, in slant rhyme, about his iPhone) once sang. For the record, this is not iJustine, but there is a striking resemblance, except, if memory serves me correctly, iJ actually looks way better than this with her clothes off. But I digress.
This outrageous photo comes from Macenstein’s “Chick of the Month” competition, which I’m sorry to say is just a complete abomination. To make matters worse, Gimozodo picked it up and ran more naughty pictures on their site.
Folks, I’m begging you: Don’t do this. Bokay? Don’t. Stop. Don’t. Stop. Don’t. Stop. [More porno please and stop pretending you know Chuck D because you don't, Ed.]
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Look. I’m not kidding. This stuff has to stop. And stop now. I mean it. You guys can’t keep using women’s bodies to sell consumer electronics. It’s wrong. Okay? This stuff just makes me sick. I know it’s horrible to look at, and I know that posting this is going to cost me some readers because people will get so upset, just like they did over the Britney va-jay-jay item recently. But I’ve made this issue — the exploitation of women — my personal crusade and I’m not going to quit until this kind of thing stops happening. I mean it. Don’t even test me on this. I urge everyone who is as outraged as I am to go here to the offending site where this was posted and let them know how angry you are. Peace out.