26 Jul 06Apple Announces Largest Purchase in Corporate History

Apple Computer today said that it is ramping up production to fulfill the largest single order ever placed in the company’s storied history: one billion McBoookS that will be shipped to a post office box in Lagos, Nigeria, and paid for by cashier’s check.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs said, “This single order justifies the sleepless nights of many thousands of Apple employees, and our decision to switch to Intel processors. We’re thrilled by this out-of-the-blue relationship with our new biggest client.”

The order, received via email along with what appeared to be several thousand similar orders – which Apple believes must have been an accidental duplication – asked for the McBoookS to be sent immediately to a Mr. Sonni Abachi (Madam). While Apple makes MacBooks and MacBook Pros, the company, until today, has not offered anything called “McBoookS.” In a concession to the size of the order, however, the product will be produced in a limited, one billion unit run for the customer.

Mr. Abachi (Madam) could only be reached via email, and confirmed that he (or she) had plans for the computers.

“In good Christ,” Mr. Abachi (Madam) wrote, “All computerss will die..and thus planning for out of country funds over to a peeoples through out the world.;;.”

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer admitted “The dialog with Mr. Abachi (Madam) has been a little rough.

“But he said ‘In good Christ’, so we’re sure it’s all on the up and up.”

Some of the emails had offered cash taken from briefcases of several dead African warlords in lieu of the cashier’s check, but Apple was unsure where it could exchange Botswanan pulas. Also, Steve Jobs would have had to fly to Geneva 30 days after the McBoookS shipped in order to collect.

Mr. Abachi (Madam) said the cashier’s check would be made out for $1.7 trillion, despite the fact that Apple has stated the order’s value as $1.5 trillion.

Oppenheimer said Mr. Abachi (Madam) asked for the $200 billion above the order to be wired to a cousin in Los Angeles who had been ill.

Apple will ship the computers immediately upon receipt of the cashier’s check – expected any day – and will immediately run to the bank to deposit it.

42 Responses to “Apple Announces Largest Purchase in Corporate History”

  1. Colonel Panic says:

    I second that!

  2. joey lange says:


  3. joey lange says:

    its a magic number

  4. John Moltz says:

    Curious George?

  5. joey lange says:

    school house rock!

  6. joey lange says:

    but yes, jack johnson covered it for that

  7. A Limerick a day keeps the women away says:


    Limerick comes later

  8. Picker of Nits says:

    Well, a top ten finish isn’t so bad…

  9. His Steveness says:

    Do they have nice ponies in Nigeria?

  10. 11th or so, I thinks. Maybe.

    “Advance fee fraud” just sounds so much better than “419 scam”, don’t you think?

    I haven’t asked any Pants(tm) yet, but I like it.

    What does one get if he or she is fortunate enough to make the first post?

  11. Huh? says:

    Typically, posting first gives one a warm squishy feeling. Very Shiny.

    Now about the terminology- my Pants™ like ‘419 scam’, but Shorts™ do prefer ‘Advance Fee Fraud’.

    My Pants™ are old school.


  12. Nxxx says:

    Damn. Steve’s stolen my contract.

  13. Mykie says:

    Maybe they should send a billion M-m-m-m-mcbookS

  14. Ace Deuce says:

    Why does everyone in the civilized world have a Nigerian email pal, except for me?

  15. A Limerick a day keeps the women away says:

    When Billy reveals his li’l Zoune,
    He thinks all the ladies will swoon,
    But the ladies all know
    That it’s soft and micro!
    A few giggle, but most leave the room.

  16. CNN's Anderson Cooper says:

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  17. Tom says:


  18. A Priest, a Rabbi, and a roadkill smurf says:

    Those Nigerians love to buy in bulk. Mr. Abachi, I’m still waiting on that cashiers check for those blue & white G3s! What gives?

  19. That Cranky Old Guy says:

    Hey! Get these McBookS off my lawn!

  20. Anyone else noticed the increase in actual rumors on CARS, rather than notes about the CARS staff? I feel like we haven’t heard about Howard, Masako, or Ugluk in months.

    Not that I’m complaining, exactly. I’d just like to know what they’re up to these days.

  21. Other than Masako’s topless kissing, of course. Ahem.

  22. NWJR says:

    That amount of money would buy a lot of ponies.

  23. See, now I thought that was going to be an order for 1.5 millions iPods. They’d be delivered to a post office box in Redmond and then resurface later with “MIKrosSofT” etched on the back over the Apple logo with a red lable maker lable with “ZUNE” on it stuck on the front.

    That’s what I told Bill to do anyway. Dude never pays attention.

    Oh, 25th which is like a quarter. Only less spendable.

  24. Mr Abachi (LA Cousin) says:

    Dear Sirs,
    I am that Mr Abachi (cousin) of LA. I have been on my deathbed since 1981, when Mr Abachi (Madam) requested that I should sacrifice myself for the good of the Nigeria Import Office. The goodwill of Mr Steve will finally release me of this humble obligation.

  25. Del says:

    If you like tales of scambaiting check out http://forum.419eater.com/john_boko.htm

    It is quite amusing.

  26. Complete Idiot says:

    Ace Deuce:
    I will volunteer to be your make-believe Nigerian email pal.

    Please send me your Social Security number, a copy of your passport, your bank account and credit card numbers and PINs.

    Now, please.

    Thanking you so kindly very muchly.

  27. Del says:

    Bad news Apple, I think you friend in Nigeria decided to purchase those $100 laptops instead of the McBoookS. You may want to wait on the re-branding until you get that check.


  28. GREGG says:

    you’ve got aids!

  29. A Priest, a rabbi, and a brit with a bike says:

    They must be freebasing Strontium 38. crazy isotope-heads

  30. Dane says:

    Are these Nigerian scammers complete IDIOTS? They must really be some of the stupidest people on the planet… However, what is scary is the fact that so many Americans have fallen for their scams laden with bad spelling and incorrect grammer. That must feel horrible to be duped by a Nigerian!

  31. OMGHAX says:

    McBoookS. Sounds like something you would buy at McDonalds. For a dollar.

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    > That must feel horrible to be duped by a Nigerian!

    Indeed. http://youtube.com/watch?v=UCD_KbHfi2A

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  35. Rob Enderle says:

    The most impressive thing about the McBoookS is not the Core 2 Duo processor with the super speedy fsb nor the integrated hatstand that doubles as a coathanger no the most impressive feature is the bios enabled punctuation removal option which will save me a lot and lot in future TechNewsWorld articles. The sentence scrambler will also save me work in the highest order and save me time from spending most of it on the telephones. My thought process tells me Apple are on a bigger win and it’s now time for Microsoft to think about copying some more from and Dell.

  36. Angus McBooox says:

    In good Christ you stole my posst.

  37. Streetrabbit says:

    In good Christ I only borrowed it.

    Your toothbrush is in the mail.

  38. Uguruko says:

    Do they get fries with that?

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