Sorry, it's not really a new iPod quite yet. That picture along with a couple of others just surfaced today and it's the best mockup that I've seen yet. There are many reasons that we have to believe that it's a fake, but a damn good one, and I hope that this is what Apple really is making. Maybe it could come with a glove so as to not blemish the screen? Or maybe I'm just talking out of my ass. It's funny to think back to a time when Apple didn't have all this speculation following them, but do you remember when they allied with Microsoft? This video shows it all, and it's quite amusing to see Mac geeks boo Internet Explorer and Bill Gates. Speaking of Microsoft, they scaled back their claim that they'd beat Google in another 6 months after realizing how cocky it was. They didn't say anything about what they should've though: Origami. A lot of Internet geeks are predicting an announcement at Cebit in Germany this week, and I'm inclined to agree with them. Lastly, CNN Money has a short article about the hidden cost of outsourcing: less customer satisfaction. Companies need to realize that people will pay for better quality; not everyone is a cheapskate.
It looks like we don't have final estimates of the box office yet, but it's pretty clear that Madea's Family Reunion will win it with around $13 million in its second weekend. I'm a bit surprised that 16 Blocks ended up in number two rather than one, but at least Dave Chapelle's Block Party got the most money per theater. Hopefully I can see Block Party this weekend as IGN's new clips from it have enticed me further. I'm sure that you're all more interested in the Oscars though, of which the winners are listed here. I'd give more commentary if I saw more movies last year, but a friend had some pretty good predictions. The Independent Spirit Awards were also awarded this weekend with Brokeback Mountain taking top honors there and a couple of Oscar winners also winning there. With the Oscars come the Razzies, and I think that they're pretty spot-on this year. It looks like Michael Keaton will not be in Grind House as we had previously expected, but I'm sure that it will do just fine without Mr. Mom himself. Lastly, a teaser for Rocky VI was on Sylvester Stallone's site before it got taken down and a YouTube user put it up, who I'm sure will have to take it down sooner than later so you may want to check that out now. It's nothing special, just Stallone doing some voiceover work.
Now for some Unconscious Mutterings:
I say ... and you think ... ?
- Happy ending::Fairy tale
- Happy place::Friends