09 Oct 06MacAddict to Change Name.

MacAddict editor Rik Myslewski confirmed over the weekend that MacAddict will change its name to Mac|Life early next year.

If the name sounds familiar, it should, according to Your Mac Life host Shawn King.

“Uh, yeah,” King said. “Sitting right here in the Your Mac Life studios having hosted Your Mac Life for over four years and serving it up via the domain name www.yourmaclife.com. Sitting right exactly here!

“I’m drinking my beer out of a Your Mac Life mug fer chrissake!” a visibly agitated King shouted, lifting his beer-filled mug as evidence.

“I’m sorry,” King said, sipping his beer. “It just… really ticks me off.”

A spokesperson for Future US, the company that publishes MacAddict, backtracked today, perhaps in a sign the company did not realize the name was already taken.

“If you look closely at the name,” vice president of public relations Ned Hollings said, “you’ll see that there’s a vertical bar between Mac and Life. That bar isn’t silent.”

Hollings declined to say how the bar is pronounced, however, prompting rampant speculation on the MacAddict forums. One poster believed that the bar should be pronounced with the tongue click used in certain African and South American indigenous languages. Others insisted that it was pronounced “mother fucking”, indicating that, despite Myslewski’s comments indicating Mac|Life would be a more mature version of MacAddict, it will still have an “in your face” attitude.

King was not appeased by Hollings’ statement, however, and mumbled something about “Nashville boys” and “medieval on your ass” in between taking long angry draughts from his Your Mac Life mug.

39 Responses to “MacAddict to Change Name.”

  1. Nxxx says:

    Welcome Back.

  2. PoisedNoise says:

    Seconded.

  3. Grumpy Cup says:

    Third!

  4. Someone says:

    Top Five!

  5. His Steveness says:

    5th little pony..

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  6. Jobo da hobo says:

    SIXTH!

  7. Jay in the uk says:

    top ten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mmmmm, I’ve got tost.

  8. Jay in the uk says:

    and marmite

  9. 2000guitars says:

    dark ages for sure…

  10. Worble says:

    Le grande ten?

  11. | is pronounced pipe.

    So CrackAddict Would now be Crack|Life or Crack Pipe Life.

  12. Oops, I obviously meant to say this instead:

    | is pronounced pipe.

    So MacAddict Would now be Mac|Life or Mac Pipe Life.

    Sorry about that Crazy Hashish Rumors Site. I do not what came over me on that last post. Since when does Mac=Crack?!?!

    BTW I was so 11th. Ha!

  13. Sudo Nym says:

    The beer Shawn was drinking… would that be Red Tick Beer, by any chance?

    Because he sounded kind of ticked off.

  14. Ace Deuce says:

    God, I hope they’re getting rid of that little Max fellow. He was okay at first, but became insufferable with the tux.

  15. Ahnyer Keester says:

    Of course the bar isn’t silent. King was in it drinking and whining pretty loudly. Not to mention the interviewer in there asking him all those questions.

    And that jukebox is always playing songs by Hall and Oates or REO Speedwagon.

    Believe me, I wish the bar was silent sometimes. I like to go in there and try to think happy Mac|Thoughts. Also, it is where I keep my MacAddict beer stein.

  16. UhhhDude says:

    So anyone ask MacSlash how they felt about this? Since that slash is kinda like the vertical bar thingie. I mean, someone could get confused and type “MacVerticalBarThingie” instead of “MacSlash” and end up getting 404’ed.

    Or they would go to Mac|Life and wonder why they’re not getting modded down by Anonymous Cowards.

  17. thelairster says:

    wow so many articles dedicated to this magazine name change. Dare i say we all have No|Life

  18. Huh? says:

    aaaaggg!!! the words…. make the words go away…. aaaaaa…..
    the pain! stop the words!!!

    moo (Pants™® refusing to let the Shoes™ post EVER again)

  19. Jasonbot says:

    Finally, a new rumour! I was about to do something absurd!

  20. Aaron says:

    So now we have a new paradigm: take the name of a famous magazine and add “Mac” to it.

    I look forward to MacLook, MacPeople, MacInStyle, and the Saturday Evening MacPost.

  21. Anomynous says:

    Not only is the | pronounced “mother-fucking”, but I believe the space after the ‘e’ is pronounced “Bitches!”

  22. A Priest, a rabbi, and a dead prostitute says:

    I think “mother-fucking” has been extremely underused and is ripe for a name revolution. You know, kinda like the “i” and “e”….

    Hows about “Crazy Mother-Fucking Apple Rumors, Bitches”?

    Other businesses could do it too, like “Home Mother-Fucking Depot” or “First Methodist Churck of Mother-Fucking Christ”
    ..the “Bitches!” part may be inappropriate though…

  23. A Priest, a rabbi, and a dead prostitute says:

    that was supposed to be Church…

    do not arrest this man.

  24. OMGHAX says:

    In other news, CARS changes it’s name to Crazy|Apple|Rumors|Site|Life.

  25. Nxxx says:

    So what’s wrong with my Churck. It suits me, vodka instead of wine and Christmas Cake rather than bread. You get a better host in Churck. And the choir is all sixteen year old virgins.
    Dammit, have to get another choir.

  26. RYAN says:

    Clearly its just pronounced “bar” so it should be called “Mac Bar Life”

    Finally a magazine dedicated to all the best places to surf the web on an iMac while drinking Guinness and Wi-Fi enabled spots where yo can take a shot. maybe even helpful tips on how to clean up dried vomit from underrrrr yourrrrr keyboarrrrrrd to prrrevent sticky keys (I frankly could not use this tip any fasterrrrr… damn sticky “R)

    Viva Mac Bar Life

  27. AaronS says:

    And the Mac Addict Forums (MAF) will now be known as the Mac | Life Forums (M|LF)…

    har.

  28. Saikou Yuden says:

    Problem is that Shawn named his show YOUR Mac Life, not MY Mac Life, or SHAWN’S Mac Life. It all depends on point of view. When he says YOUR, from my POV the message is clearly “No really Saikou, you take it. It’s yours.” To which I reply, “Well thanks Shawn, that’s very kind of you,” and we have another beer.

    That’s all there is to it, really.

  29. Streetrabbit says:

    Any day now CARS will be bought by Google and we’ll all be millionaires. Sweet!

  30. Anonymous Coward says:

    I’m changing my name…kinda like That Symbol Guy…Prince.

    I am now Anonymous|Cowarde. Thats Anonymous Mother-Fuckin’ Coward Bitches.

  31. || Pipette | P | Piper || says:

    Just got back from my doctor. He found some mediaeval on my ass. Gave me some lotion for it.

  32. Joe says:

    Google refused to buy CARS. The deamonic goat scared them away. That and someone’s pants…

  33. Mark says:

    MacLife is also already the name of Japan’s most popular Mac magazine.

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