16 Jan 07George Ou Receives Apple Community Wedgie.

With the drama of the Apple iPhone announcement at Macworld Expo last week, another notable event sadly went relatively unnoticed.

ZDNet blogger George Ou, who visited the expo exhibit floor, was bestowed a richly deserved wedgie by the Apple Community.

Ou is the second person to receive the highly coveted Apple Community Wedgie, the first having been delivered to Michael Dell in 2001.

“The Wedgie recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of jackassitude in his or her relationship with the Apple community,” said Daring Fireball’s John Gruber. “George was this year’s recipient for his paranoid ranting about Apple’s supposedly orchestrated smear campaign against David Maynor and Jon Ellch and his many invocations of Artie MacStrawman.

“Kudos to you, George. Well done.”

Once Ou was spotted on the showroom floor, Gruber and Crazy Apple Rumors Site Editor-In-Chief John Moltz discussed delivering the wedgie themselves, but eventually decided the job would best be handled by Fake Steve and the Macalope, in case there was any resulting litigation.

Ou may have had the last laugh, however, as he said shortly after the wedgie-ing that he liked a “snug fit” anyway and did not intend to make any “adjustments.”

“I’m good,” Ou said, running a hand across his waistband.

Indeed, those who know Ou indicated that his pants are always hiked up extraordinarily high, his belt well above his navel.

Apple declined to comment for this story and asked, again, that we stop calling.

No Responses to “George Ou Receives Apple Community Wedgie.”

  1. Huh? says:

    And no pictures. Shame.
    Actually, it’s probably a good thing. Hmm…

    …oh, in other news, my Pants™ have returned from a much needed period of R and R.

    And they still feel that Ou is an assclown.

  2. disgruntled cynic says:

    Top fiver and read it?!?! Can’t be!

  3. Dreil says:

    forth….and i read it…

    What happened to security bitch watch?

  4. His Steveness says:

    5thisch

  5. Nxxx says:

    Is ‘a Wedgie’ any relation to Viscount Stansgate, better known as Anthony Wedgewood-Benn?

    I was only asking.

  6. Ace Deuce says:

    Seventh with a wedge.

  7. elmo™ says:

    number 8! Tip for Ou: just don’t wear underpants anymore!

  8. GingerSex says:

    Ninth, oh let it be, or it’s a wedgie for me

  9. Streetrabbit says:

    Now we know why most technology pundits wear kilts.

    Och Aye!

  10. Rip Ragged says:

    I nominate Rob Enderle for the Apple Community Noogie. To be administered in June, by Phil Schiller, while His Steveness reads the incantation, “Neener neener neener.”

    Oatmeal. Extra onions.

    √-1 nd

  11. DimBulb says:

    And i get the lucky 13. Lowest ever!

    (Where is everybody?)

  12. Joe #2 says:

    They are off trying to figure out if AT&T is going to be helping Apple stomp on Cisco over the iPhone and I think they might be delivering a Noogie to the asshat that is Enderle.

  13. vitamin fortified says:

    And Thurott I think would be an excellent candidate Apple Community Wet Willie.

    Does the #9 go to Sante Fe?

  14. Too all-beef patty says:

    Who makes the decisions on final winner of the wedgie? Is this more of apple fanboys manipulation of the media? Or are we just seeing more of the same kind of back-room politics that spurred the whole back-dating business?

    The whole process needs to be more transparent. And perhaps a pair of clean shorts should be included with each Zune.

  15. blank says:

    “Jackassitude!”

    There’s a word that just rolls off the tongue. “Jackassitude.” You know you want to say it, go ahead. I’ll wait.

    I think I have a new word for the day, maybe the rest of the week.

    “Jackassitude!”

  16. Carbonfish says:

    See! You can be EIGHTEEN again.

  17. scared monster says:

    How come my long time newbie-ness, almost professional, didn’t allow me to receive this award ?

  18. Carbonfish says:

    So would someone who was the epitome of “jackassitude” be described by his or her jackassitudenousness?..

    What..!?

  19. Aaron says:

    So, I found out today that the name Longhorn comes from a bar in Whistler, BC.

    I was at this bar just on Monday.

    How does a good Mac fan expiate this sin?

  20. Major Flatus says:

    Back dating? That sounds nasty. I prefer the more traditional front dating. Like I could even get a date.

  21. Rip Ragged says:

    If somebody makes a little sign that says, “Kick me, I’m ,Ballmer” I know just the place for it.

    Does this pizza look recent to you?

  22. Too all-beef patty says:

    Surprisingly enough, it’s not all that difficult to make a little sign that says, “Kick me”. But if Ballmer’s own people made it, it probably wouldn’t install properly until the release of SP 1.

    I’m sorry about the paint on the bumper.

  23. Huh? says:

    Just to clarify, someone who was the epitome of “jackassitude” would indeed be described by his or her ‘jackassitudenousness’, and it would most likely be quantified by ‘jackassossity’.

    Or so my Pants™ tell me.

  24. Ace Deuce says:

    And the yearning to be a jackass is jackasspiration.

    However, I am not myself a jackasspirant.

  25. ME says:

    No official claim of…

    FIRST POST!

  26. Rip Ragged says:

    Please. My daughter is here. Can we say Jackrump? Jackposterior? Jackbuttocks?

    Every time she sees the word “ass” she starts complaining about dithering shithead Windows apologists. And frankly, my wife is tired of hearing about it.

    Thank you.

    Who dealt this crap?

  27. John Moltz says:

    What? You’ve got a Jack and…

    Well, you’ve got a Jack.

  28. Bill Eccles says:

    Hey, did George say “owwww” or “ooooo” as the wedgie was administered?

    I’ve never been able to figure out how I should say his name. Maybe this will help solve that problem.

  29. foo master says:

    Personally when I want someone to understand my feelings about their “jackassitude” I prefer a 9 iron over a wedge.

  30. Arnold Ziffel says:

    It’s easy to pronounce George’s name–it’s Zero-u.

  31. Dishwalla says:

    Okay, I can deal with the jackassitudinousity of some commentators (yum, love dem taters, common or fancy) but what I want to know is if wedgines are short for Wedgewood underwear? Like, wedgewood is that fancy pottery from Englad with the pastel blues and such. So if you give someone a wedgie, and they get wood from it, does that make it a WedgieWoodie?

    I don’t have pants, huh?

  32. George Ou says:

    I think the John Moltz was fantasizing about touching other men’s underwear again. I mean had he actually touched my underwear he’d be unconscious.

  33. […] his or herself in the field of Apple-related jackassitude. Past winners include Michael Dell and George Ou. The award is determined by secret ballot by a secret committee of Apple community luminaries and […]

  34. cayble says:

    Ha! SO Funny! Ha!. Ok. I admit it. Guess I’m a geek because I don’t get the whole wedgie thing. Just don’t get where a nobody, who props up a third rate website like this starts opening his pie-hole about wedgies…Looks to me like “Crazy Apple Rumors” has something stuck up the place where the sun don’t shine way beyond where a wedgie will travel.

  35. cayble says:

    Ha! SO Funny! Ha!. Ok. I admit it. Guess I’m a geek because I don’t get the whole wedgie thing. Just don’t get where a nobody, who props up a third rate website like this starts opening his pie-hole about wedgies…Looks to me like “Crazy Apple Rumors” has something stuck up the place where the sun don’t shine way beyond where a wedgie will travel.

  36. cayble says:

    Ha! SO Funny! Ha!. Ok. I admit it. Guess I’m a geek because I don’t get the whole wedgie thing. Just don’t get where a nobody, who props up a third rate website like this starts opening his pie-hole about wedgies…Looks to me like “Crazy Apple Rumors” has something stuck up the place where the sun don’t shine way beyond where a wedgie will travel.

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