Today on Crazy Apple Point/Counterpoint, we’ll be looking at the issue that’s got the Mac world all hot and bothered and sweaty and sticky with the chafing and the hey, hey! and the running and the screaming and the crying with the rending of garments: the iPod mini’s $249 price tag.
Chances are, if you know anyone else interested in Macs, you’ve heard a screaming tirade on one side of the issue or the other. So why not read some more here?!
Taking the side that the iPod is vastly over-priced will be former African General Kuwasi M’Tambo. Taking the side that the iPod mini’s price is just right, we have two UCLA co-eds having a pillow fight.
General M’Tambo, please begin.
M’TAMBO: DEAR FRIEND,
RECENT UNREST IN MY COUNTRY HAS CAUSED ME TO FLEE, LEAVING $5.7 MILLION IN LOCAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. WITHOUT THESE MONIES, I AM UNABLE TO AFFORD THE NEW iPOD MINI, WHICH STEVE JOBS HAS PRICED EXTRAVAGANTLY.
I AM LOOKING FOR REASONABLE PARTNERS TO TRAVEL TO A SAFE INTERMEDIARY COUNTRY AND ASSIST IN TRANSFERRING MY MONEY TO THEIR ACCOUNT. WITH YOUR HELP, I WILL BE ABLE TO AFFORD THE IPOD MINI AND SOME MORE MEDALS. YOU SEE, MY BROTHER WAS ABLE TO SEIZE POWER BECAUSE HE HAD 35 MEDALS. TO MY GREAT SHAME, I HAD ONLY 28.
IT’S HARD TO MOUNT AN EFFECTIVE RESISTANCE WITH A 7-MEDAL GAP. YOUR TROOPS KEEP SAYING THINGS LIKE, “BUT HE’S GOT 35 MEDALS.” AND “WHY SHOULD WE LISTEN TO YOU WHEN YOU CLEARLY DO NOT HAVE AS MANY MEDALS?” AND “YOUR BROTHER SAYS YOU SLEPT ON UNDERDOG SHEETS.”
SUBORDINATES CAN BE SO CRUEL.
ANYWAY, PLEASE SEND ME YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT INFORMATION.
MODERATOR: Thank you, General. Girls, your rebuttal?
UCLA CO-EDS HAVING A PILLOW FIGHT: Ooooh! Oh! Ha-ha! Oooooooo-wooooooo! Tee-hee! Ha-ha! Whoooo-oooo! Oooooooh! Aaaaah-ha-ha-ha! Weeeeee! Ha-ha! Oooooooh! Weeeeeee!
MODERATOR: Uh, girls if you could… just… uh… talk about the… uh… iPod… mini… price…
M’TAMBO: YES, PLEASE SHUT UP.