Friday, December 28, 2007

The Dumbest Thing on the Internet This Year

I don't normally like to link Raw Benderly, but this frigging post is so inane, it makes you wonder if the guy was swimming in eggnog when he wrote the dogdamn thing. I mean, you have to read it to believe it.

The clicks won't hurt anything. Go ahead. This guy is losing credibility faster than Al Gore in a blizzard.

The comments are great, too.

Go ahead. I'll wait.

Moving right along

That bastion of ethical journalism, The New York Post, has said that Apple is being forced to offer movie rentals. Apple – with 14 billion copies of George Washington's portrait in the bank – is being forced to eat the movie rental industry. NetFlix, Blockbuster, Hollywood Video – bend over and kiss your asses good-bye. Apple is being forced (FORCED!) to wipe your antiquated business model(s) off the face of the earth. You can't make this crap up, folks.

I can only imagine His Steveness reading this crap. He has to conclude that Frank Zappa was right when he said, "It isn't getting any smarter out there."

Here's proof. Raw Benderly posted another blathering babble. He had too much eggnog. He wrote the first piece before Fake Steve Jobs notified everybody that it was a joke. He figured that if FSJ had it on his blog it must be true. Everybody knows that Fake Steve Jobs would never write anything that wasn't 100% true. Well, everybody with creamed spinach for brains, anyway.

Also he fails to take note that the ThinkSecret deal was a happy outcome for all involved.

Anyway, even though everything he based the first piece on is wrong, all of his conclusions based on that information stand. He thinks Apple should be very careful. A web full of jokes and happy former bloggers is bound to tarnish that carefully maintained image. Raw B.'s biggest conclusion of all is that you can't necessarily trust at face value everything you read.

Thank you Mr. Benderly for clearing that up.

Personally, I think it's wonderful that a site called Business Edge has room for a humor column. I just think that they should announce Raw Benderly as such, so readers know in advance not to take his comments seriously. Here at Rip Ragged, I make it clear that my stuff is just a load of half-assed opinions and hot air. Over at Business Edge, confused investors could lose a lot of money paying heed to that dross.

Time for a sandwich.