Flush from a record-breaking launch of the iPhone, Apple CEO Steve Jobs kicked off his personal Fourth of July celebration by declaring his independence from his pants.
At an impromptu company event on the Apple campus, Jobs, wearing nothing but his trademark black shirt and a pair of tight briefs, said he would no longer submit to the tyranny of social convention for trousers.
“For too long have I allowed myself to be slave to the yoke of those restricting britches,” Jobs said, as the gathered Apple employees attempted to avert their eyes.
“No longer!” he declared. “The highly successful iPhone launch has allowed me to see clearly that I have certain inalienable rights: those of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
“All without pants.”
Jobs noted that, despite their hard work, this did not go for his employees.
“If you go out and start a company and launch three market and life-changing products then maybe you can run around without pants, too. Until then…”
Senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller seemed to be at a loss for words.
“He, uh…” Schiller said. “Well, you see, Steve marches to… the beat of…
“Yeah, I’ve got nothing.”