Lame Tiger Festivities Put Off Purchasers.


According to sources throughout the Macintosh community, a number of completely lame Tiger festivities carried out at Apple Stores over the weekend have caused some people to postpone purchasing Tiger.

At the SoHo Store alone, sources indicate that being forced to watch a man in a cat suit dance to “Eye of the Tiger” [Editor’s Note: CARS accurately reported weeks ago that this reflects Avie Tevanian’s influence] caused over 100 people to turn around and go home, including Mac professional Damien Barrett.

“I was really looking forward to picking up my copy of Tiger,” Barrett said. “But suddenly it’s like I’m at a Star Trek convention.

“And not a Manhattan convention. One at the airport Marriott outside Spokane where the headliner is Neelix. It was that kind of pain.

“Or maybe even the Shilo Inn between Sioux City and Sioux Falls featuring Commodore Matt Decker. I don’t know. I may still be in too much shock to actually accurately convey the lameness.”

Regardless of the specific level of lameness, Barrett felt compelled to leave.

“Panther’s fine. No really. I’m good.”

Across the nation, the Tiger-related lameness spread like a wildfire that was, instead of wild, lame. From tiger-attired customers to overly heartfelt paeans to the Mac OS, a disturbing cloud of lameness quickly settled around Tiger’s launch.

By Sunday, while many hundreds of thousands had actually endured the pain and purchased Tiger, many others had demurred.

Apple has taken notice and will be launching an aggressive campaign of anti-lameness as early as this weekend, in order to counteract the damage. Anyone who is cool has been asked to report to the Apple campus immediately.

49 thoughts on “Lame Tiger Festivities Put Off Purchasers.”

  1. Yikes! I just read the MacCentral news article – did they intentionally publish the lamest-sounding quotes they could come up with?! Yeesh!

    (and I don’t even wanna think about the whole tiger-suited dancing – ahhhh, the humanity!)

  2. Whoa nelly! I just got Eleventh Post{TM}! I am no longer lame! I am totally cool!

    Wait. Do they still say “cool,” or is that like totally lame? Consarn these kids nowadays…

  3. The song’s been running through my head too, but unfortunately the only lyrics I know are from the Al Yankovic version.

    (“You can have your roast beef on the rye… or the kaiser”)

    mmm, roast beef. With mustard, just like the color of the Crazy Apple Rumors Site.

  4. Umpteenth!

    I bought Tiger on Friday. Now I can honestly say I bought it before it was cool.

  5. SIGN THE ONLINE PETITION!!!

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    to find out where our thursdays post inside apple went

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  6. …spread like a lamefire… just doesn’t have the same ring to it does it?

    way to go moltz

    anytime you can bring back the “eye of the tiger” theme life is good…

  7. I now can agree I was the stupid boy who tried to have a free Mac OS 8 version, all dressed up in an e(i)gg(ht).

    Just have fun, go on, mock me.

    I don’t want to have something to do with your ever-out-of-fashion tigers or jaguars, cats or horn-beasts. Someday the Big Wheel will turn, and it will be me tha master of all of you.

    Now, could you stop talking about animals?

  8. Sometimes I’m actually glad that there’s not an apple store nearby.

    Honestly, I’m all for evangelizing the platform, but I would emphasize the Star Trek convention reference. No one ever became a Star Trek fan because they saw some geek wearing Spock ears.

    pffft…..losers

  9. Actually I am wearing theses oversized ears and a blue pajama, and I have to confess I didn’t ever see any of the Star Trek TV thing. I just find it cool. I have some difficulties with the Beatles haircut, but that’s not the point.

  10. I came to work and I have a HP machine, payed too little to afford a Mac and will soon go to an empty home because wife left me.

  11. Hey I’ve been asked to report to the Apple Campus for a major party this weekend. Does anyone know if they are gonna have that lame guy in the tiger suit again? If they are I am so not going. Apple’s parties lately have sucked. I mean the police didn’t even get called out to the last two and the Invisible Boys Choir keeps showing up completely wasted so you can’t even be entertained by their singing.

    Apple really needs to step up because the Linux parties are really starting to kick their collective butts. The last Linux party I went to a couple weekends ago we went through 4 kegs in one night and coffee flowed like water. (There was also caffeinated beer which completely rocked.) I didn’t leave until Sunday.

    A guy in a tiger suit? What were you thinking!

  12. I made a special trip to an Apple Store for the launch of Panther. Know what I got? DOG TAGS! Apple launches have been lame, lame, lame. I went to a lousy “Health Fair” last week and got better swag. Maybe launch coolness is inversely proportional to the coolness of the product. Maybe Apple execs think Tiger is soooo cool there is no need to make a special deal of the launch. You realize what that means, at the “Longhorn” launch MS will be giving away sports cars and SUVs to everyone who buys a copy!

    And Del, I won’t comment on why Linux parties have been better than Mac parties.

  13. You can see a rabbit in a tiger suit at the DelSpeak 0.0.3, ah what the hell 1.0, launch.

    Actually it’s not a suit.

    Boy did that tiger get the meaning of goes like a bunny.

  14. The Petition is hereby signed by the likeness of me!

    But I have already subverted the powers-that-be in an attempt to suppress information. That’s right: I’ve recovered the missing article, and thrown it into the Internets’ ultimate chamber-pot-o-subversion, Freenet! If you have the client, simply go to the following key, and then try to help me figure out what exactly was so incriminating about the article that it had to be removed!

    SSK@ji8BIBl8KZSZ9L-JejkjE-HqDXcPAgM,BxLE~wlJ9-OhU3dLkvHqJw/cars-censorship//index.html

    Be prepared to wait a few hours for it to load, because that’s just how Freenet is. But such is the cost of essential liberty. You can’t hide the truth! Information wants to be free!

    — [FIA:Læther]

    COOKIE!

  15. A new version of DelSpeak!!!!

    I will be playing with it all day. Of course I played with the old version all day as well.

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  16. That is a good point Bellidancer. I am not certain though if getting a new car is worth having to buy Longhorn. It is a cheap way to get a new vehicle, but is it worth condemning your soul to eternal torment?

  17. Here is a recipe courtesy of Rob Balder amazing Filker (Sci-fi Folk music) and online comic. He’s very funny (and cute I might add). This recipe is guaranteed to liven up any Apple party.

    The Apple iDrunk

    Fill a blender with ice. Add HALF a can of frozen concentrated apple juice, 8 oz Absolut Raspberry, 4 oz. Midori, and 4 oz. Black Haus. Blend until smooth. If you blend it smooth and do not see a vortex form, it is too thick. Add water slowly while blending, until vortex forms. Serves 3 or 4 in 20 oz party cups.

    The Apple iDrunk. Drink Thifferent.

    http://www.partiallyclips.com

  18. Commodore Matt Decker: Didn’t he pilot a shuttle craft into the Cornucopia of Death. Giving Kirk the idea to do the same but with some big ass broken down Enterprise look-a-like ship?

  19. Does anyone else find it frightening that Crazy Apple Rumors seems to be more accurate than most other Rumor sites?

  20. Not frightening, it just confirms that the world is absurd. Sure life is serious, but, as Crazy Apple Rumors makes so crystal clear, you can’t take life seriously.

  21. I was wondering what the Fonz was doing in the IL 1 lobby today… Thanks for filling us in!

    -jcr

  22. I was wondering what the Fonz was doing in the IL 1 lobby today… Thanks for filling us in!

    -jcr

  23. anyone have the thursday’s post that can post it in the mega-post, so everyone can enjoy democracy, not just people with a pentium 2 processor or better?

  24. A/UX was installed from 50 floppies…

    Tiger arrived on one DVD.

    Or did it?

    Think about it, won’t you? Thank you.

  25. Dressing up in an animal costume and dancing to an awful song of yore is nowhere near as lame as jockeying for post position. I can’t deal with it anymore. Say what you like, ’cause I won’t be looking at the comments ever again. The sheer inanity of “First!” “Second!” “Duh… one… two… uh… Fourth!” may literally kill me. Wankers.