"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Flawed Business Plan

It seems that in a month or so, "Cupidtino" (you know, like "Cupertino" (Apple's headquarters) and "Cupid" (like in the little chubby angel whose little pointy-things pierce your heart, sentencing you to a life of handing over the paycheck to "Faye")) is set to launch. Since we can't make this stuff up, we'll just quote their pre-opening banner:
Cupidtino is a beautiful new dating site created for fans of Apple products by fans of Apple products! Why? Diehard Mac & Apple fans often have a lot in common – personalities, creative professions, a similar sense of style and aesthetics, taste, and of course a love for technology. We believe these are enough reasons for two people to meet and fall in love, and so we created the first Mac-inspired dating site to help you find other Machearts around you.

Cupidtino will launch in June 2010 exclusively on Apple platforms – Safari, iPhone and iPad apps. It’s time to share the love.
While we applaud any effort to extend new technology to applications other than pornography, we wonder if the boffins behind this site are aware that "dating" requires at least one of the participants to actually be a girl. Not the avatar of a "girl," or the screen icon of a "girl," or a computer-generated "girl," or a Level 31 Paladin-Mage "girl," but an actual flesh-and-blood girl.

This, for example, is a girl:

This message has been presented as a public service to Apple Fanboys everywhere: forget it.

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