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.