Happy Halloween!



Well ACSMB fans, it’s that time of year again…my 2nd favorite holiday next to Christmas, Halloween! I thought maybe I’d dress up as a MacPro and go trick-or-treating. But, then I realized I could build my own costume for 1/2 the price and have way more time to go out scamming for treats. :P



Lol – I guess that’s a piss poor analogy…kind of like the Mac is a piss poor computer! But hey, it’s halloween – and to celebrate this wonderful day I’m actually not going to pick on Apple. Instead, I’ve found these nifty pictures that the Apple junkies among you may enjoy. Consider this my gift to you, Macazoids!


Click each pic to be taken to a different spooky site!


You know, I looked around a little bit – but I couldnt find any pictures of someone so enamoured with their Dell that they had to carve a pumpkin in honor of their computer. That certainly is a testament to the passion you Apple folks feel toward your machines, and I can respect that.

So have a happy halloween ACSMB fans…and get ready for a November full of of Apple-hatin’ good times! :D

12 Responses to “Happy Halloween!”

  1. Admin,

    [SuckMyBalls]
    When does the public get to see the prices and specs of this so-called great PC you own? I figured since today is the Eve of All Hallows and all, you could take the costume off your machine and show what you have.
    [/SuckMyBalls]

    Thanks,
    SuckThis

  2. ++++
    You know, I looked around a little bit – but I couldnt find any pictures of someone so enamoured with their Dell that they had to carve a pumpkin in honor of their computer.
    +++++

    Apple customers typically love their Apple products. Whereas most Dell (ie Windows) owners simply tolerate theirs.

    You can make fun of Apple users all you want, but we have the better experience and we know it.

    As Apple continues to gain marketshare, you will have to contend with ever more enthusiasts. Sucks to be you, I guess. :(

  3. “kind of like the Mac is a piss poor computer! ”

    Tsss….. develop please? Or will you come again with the price vs ghz argument?

  4. Hahahaaa. Great website! Just wanted to register my support, that’s all.

    @Mike:
    No need to spell it out for you. Fanboys won’t believe anything contrarian, anyway.

  5. No Mike, Ill form it as a witless consumer being ripped off for mediocore hardware vs person with half a brain learning how a computer works argument. Geez…so hostile!

    Brett,

    Don’t get to cocky there, son. Dell can suck my balls too…however since they haven’t plasterd the media with pretentious and ass-sucking ads decrying anyone who dares to ‘think different’ from their socialistic viewpoint on personal computing, I havent felt the need to give them a piece of my vast and complex mind.

    You can think you have the better computer experience if you like…but just like all totalitarian states, eventually the people wake up and realize there is a freedom to be had beyond the oppresive nature of their government who thinks they know best for everyone.

    Although I’m a windows user – I am by no means a Microsoft advocate. Apple, Microsoft, and you sir – can suck my…well you know what I mean:)

    Seriously though Brett – I appreciate your dicussion, keep it coming. You have about as much liklihood of changing my viewpoint as I do at actually getting Apple to perform a lewd sexual act upon my oversized genitalia. :D

  6. Ruhayat – Thanks for your support! It’s good to know others can see through the veil of steaming turds that Crapple has so miraculously draped across the current public consensus. :P

  7. +++++
    You can think you have the better computer experience if you like…but just like all totalitarian states, eventually the people wake up and realize there is a freedom to be had beyond the oppresive nature of their government who thinks they know best for everyone.
    ++++++++

    Funny you should put it that way. If ever there was a totalitarian state in computing it’s been Microsoft’s dominance– People blindly buying Wintel machines for no better reason than that’s what everyone else seemed to be doing. If you want a taste of totalitarianism, try convincing a large corporation to let you use a Mac rather than a PC in your department. Thankfully people are finally are rubbing their eyes, waking up, and giving Apple a chance. There are a whole lot of recovering Windows users buying Macs these days.

    You should be rejoicing that Microsoft will finally be forced to compete based on the merits of their software instead of shady business dealings. Consumers stand to gain when Apple raises the bar.

  8. While I do recognize that Microsoft has held a monopoly like stranglehold over the computer industry for the past few decades, and I know that the fierce competition from Apple and others is good for everyone – It still doesn’t justify Apple’s relentless arrogance and glorification of the mundane.

    Microsoft and Apple have been in business for nearly the same length of time…so why is it that over 95% of the computing world uses Windows? What is Apple’s excuse? The truth is that for all its asthetic delights – it still can’t compare to windows in terms of usability and software support. It is completely obvious why corporation aren’t purchasing large numbers of macs – they’re heinously expensive for the performance they deliver and let’s face it – there is but a sliver of the businesses and development utilities available for OSX that there are for windows.

    The United States is plauged by a burgeoning ignorance – and that ignorance is the belief that material possessions are keys to spiritual fulfillment. Apple’s marketing team plays this up perfectly, whipping the lemmings that are the majority of consumers into a frenzy over an $500 cell phone. Or a $3000 laptop. It’s pathetic. They try to convince the public that they are pro-consumer, but where is the price/performance ratio to justify that viewpoint? Where is the entry level Mac that any single mother could afford – to compete with the $600 Dell?

    Funny thing – that entry level Dell and the lowest price iMac share nearly identical hardware.

    +++++
    You should be rejoicing that Microsoft will finally be forced to compete based on the merits of their software instead of shady business dealings. Consumers stand to gain when Apple raises the bar.
    +++++

    Oh, in all honesty I am. The competition from companies like Apple has finally started getting the assholishness purged from MSFT. While now it may seem like they are on the defensive…they’ll come out swinging. They always do.

  9. ++++
    so why is it that over 95% of the computing world uses Windows? What is Apple’s excuse?
    ++++
    I’m not sure what Apple would say, but here’s my theory.

    Part of it is due to Microsoft’s aforementioned monopolistc dirty dealings which prevented any other Operating systems from getting a foothold on the PC platform, and part of it is due to the dynamic where corporate IT personnel had a symbiotic relationship with Wintel vendors whereby they could justify their empires by keeping easy-to-use Macs out of the office. Studies had shown that despite Mac’s initial higher costs, the total cost of ownership (including training and support) constantly beat Wintel computers. Horrors: The Mac cost savings would involve cuts to the IT department. But no fear. With well-entrenched Windows advocates in control of corporate computer purchasing, the Mac didn’t have a chance. The FUD was amazing. Each Macintosh innovation was derided as being toy-like…until Microsoft copied it. Then magically it was legitimate and Windows was “as good as a Mac”.

    PC domination in the workplace had a secondary effect: Proliferation of PCs at home. After workers were issued PCs and invested significant effort to learn to use them, they were disinclined to consider anything else (ie: a Mac) when it came time to buy a computer for home use. Fear of having to learn a whoie new way of doing things was the “stick”. The “carrot” was that employees routinely “borrowed” PC software from work. Free PC software for their home computer certainly didn’t help the Mac value equation.

    As Windows marketshare increased, so did the number and variety of Windows-based software offerings –including very specialzed niche applications that had no parallel on the Mac.

    Retailer’s shoddy display and demonstration of Mac hardware was legendary (for reasons I won’t go into here). Although there was a burgeoning suppy of Mac software avail via catlog, pitiful little was stocked in shops. This further discouraged Macs from consideration by casual shoppers.

    Nowhere is this story does actual product excellence enter the picture. And that, my friends, is how mediocrity becomes the standard.

    Apple does get some of the blame (if you can call it that). Apple, as a single company, can’t take on an entire industry of PC manufacturers. There are numerous applications where the availability of specialized PC hardware gives it the edge over the Mac. PCs show up in everything from ATMs, electronic billboards, cash registers, and automated manufacturing controllers. Then there are the niches like ultralight portables, tablet computing, and high-end gaming machines. The fact that Microsoft’s busness model allows Windows to be licensed to a variety of hardware vendors gives them an advantage in propagating their standard.

    I don’t think Apple ever could have dominated the way Microsoft has, but if purchases had been made strictly on merit, Apple would not have practically been driven out of business in the ’90s.

    It is to Apple’s credit that despite all the cards stacked against it, they are now regaining marketshare.

  10. +++++
    They try to convince the public that they are pro-consumer, but where is the price/performance ratio to justify that viewpoint? Where is the entry level Mac that any single mother could afford – to compete with the $600 Dell?
    +++++

    Apple has never been focused on Price/performace. While the price differential has come down significantly over the years, I doubt they will ever compete at the bottom of the market. What Apple sells is a quality product in the truest sense of the word. The hundreds of little details that Apple incorporates into the design of their products are what make them special, and win the hearts of Apple’s customers. Not everyone has the same taste however. There are those that just look at specs and feature lists and say “Computers are just tools. I’ll just go with the one that has the best bang for the buck”. These people may never be convinced that Apples are worth an additional cent. Casting pearls before swine, I say.

    Now that Apple Stores are poping up everywhere, and the iPod halo is causing people to actually go check out other Apple products, more people are “getting it”. They understand that paying a little more for a gadget they enjoy using is money well spent.

    I don’t expect you join the ranks of Apple lovers any time soon, but consider that Apple products the do satisfy a desire –for some people. How can a company that makes so many people happy engender such hatred?

  11. ++++
    …let’s face it – there is but a sliver of the businesses and development utilities available for OSX that there are for windows.
    ++++

    Apparently the Mac is increasingly being considered by business and enterprise. I just came across a list of 23 links to articles supporting this here:

    http://chris.pirillo.com/2007/11/04/apple-is-winning-business-and-enterprise-markets/

    The transition will be gradual because, as you have pointed out, the number of business and development utilities is comparatively smaller for the Mac. It’s a chicken and egg problem. But if there is enough interest, development tools will appear. Even with the proper tools, it also takes time and effort to rewrite WIndows-specific in-house apps to support the Mac. We are just at the beginning stages. Apple hasn’t even stated publicly that it wants to take on Microsoft in the business arena.

    While I am hopeful that Apple makes inroads into business (for the sake of the hapless wage slaves who have to sit in from of a computer, if nothing else), I don’t believe that Apple could ever come to dominate the business market. In the best of worlds I’d like to see businesses using a equal mix of Windows, Linux, and Macs. Real competion would insure continued innovation. As the computing monoculture dwindles, the likehood of a malware catastrophe bringing down an entire business is reduced.

  12. Although this is an old post. I must say it’s interesting.

    My friend bought a MAC the other day and i asked if I can use it just to check out some emails. He said “no”.

    Stunned was my reaction.
    It could be for any reason. But I respected his wishes and just went back to doing my thing.

    strange eh?