Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oh, the humanity

I was in Sydney last week for a conference (OK, to be strictly accurate I was effectively in Sydney for 3 days of free drinks and people taking me out to dinner). Walked up from Darling Harbour with a colleague into town to get a couple of things, and here's a bunch of dumbasses queuing up outside an Apple shop. As we struggled along the bit of footpath not roped off for dopes, I remarked to my colleague that the idea of standing in a queue to buy an appliance was ridiculous, and these ass-clowns waiting patiently to be allowed to come in and hand over their cash were fit to live only somewhere like the Soviet Union, where such behaviour was commonplace. She didn't agree, having recently bought an iPod Touch (wouldn't tell me whether she queued for it), but personally I think it fits.

While I was there I snapped a photo of the shoppers waiting to have decision-making regarding what they can do with their computing equipment taken out of their hands by Apple Inc:

19 comments:

pdm said...

Hell pm - when I read the start of your post I thought they were queued up outside a greengrocers. lol.

Anonymous said...

who paid for your little junket?

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anonymous 8:42

Don't worry, you didn't.

Dumbarse windscreen washers at intersections don't pay tax.

Psycho Milt said...

Anonymous guys on the internet are often unfamiliar with employment as well as with conferences Adolf, so it was a question probably reflective of genuine ignorance.

Anonymous said...

Adolf fiinkensein
Psycho milt.

Nom de plume/anonymous...all the fucken same.

You are as anonymous as me PM, even more so as you want a platform to pontificate, just don't won't anybody knowing who your are, so don't try claim some high moral ground.

Btw: why do you hide behind a nom de plume?
Don't want to put your real name to your posts?

Another anonymous.

Psycho Milt said...

Btw: why do you hide behind a nom de plume?
Don't want to put your real name to your posts?


Uh, duh-uh... yeah. It's great fun playing foul-mouthed grumpy old man on a right-wing political blog, but not something I really want professional colleagues having to plough through when they Google me.

Nom de plume/anonymous...all the fucken same.

A nom de plume and anonymous are not remotely the same. You write "another anonymous" - really? Who'd know? You're all the same to me.

If you see a comment from Psycho Milt on this blog, you know it's from me (well, unless I left the computer signed in again anyway). If you're a regular reader you already know a reasonable amount about me and what my views are. Same with Adolf. You, on the other hand, come under the heading of "Generic Internet User." Don't expect respect, you won't get it.

You are as anonymous as me PM

Hardly. The wingnut who comments as Angus had little trouble identifying me based on stuff I've written about myself on this blog.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

The dosy little prick can't even spell "fuckin.'"

Doesn't know the difference between won't and want.

Probably hasn't learned how to shave yet. Can you imagine anyone this stupid actually holding down a job?

Definitely hard core Labour voter. You can pick them, you know, as you walk down the street.

Anonymous said...

The point is, PM you are as anonymous to everyone on the net as is "generic internet user".

If you believe what you write, stand behind your words.
If not, don't criticise others who post as anonymously as you do.

It's great fun playing foul-mouthed grumpy old man on a right-wing political blog, but not something I really want professional colleagues having to plough through when they Google me.

Eh?
Playing?
You mean you are trolling?
No wonder you don't want to put your name to your posts, you don't even believe them.

Adolf, fuckin?
Don't you mean fucking, as in adolf is a fucking useless speller too.

Anonymous said...

Ah.
My mistake.

Adolf can spell, he just can't read.
I wrote fucken, not fuckin.
Intentionally I might add.

Now that you have corrected my spelling, have you actually got anything to say about what I said.

I don't really know why PM doesn't use his name, as there is nothing wrong with his posts.

You on otoh are a racist, and every racist I have meet is tough in the privacy under their rock, or on the internet, but not so in real life.

You post with a nom be plume because you're a coward, simple.

Btw: I would prefer to be a person that makes the occasional spelling mistake as opposed to a person who judges people solely by the colour of their skin.

Anonymous said...

"You mean you are trolling?"

I don't think it's possible to troll on your own blog, tardo. Unless you're Redbaiter.

Judge Holden

Psycho Milt said...

The point is, PM you are as anonymous to everyone on the net as is "generic internet user".

Actually, the point seems to have gone completely over your head, but I'm used to that with Generic Internet User.

Playing?
You mean you are trolling?


If by that you mean, am I entertaining myself with some frivolous commentary in company with a few mates, rather than attempting to develop a serious source of compelling and scholarly political analysis, then yeah, that's exactly what I'm doing. If you genuinely mean "you are trolling," then no - not even close.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Dumbarse anonymous, you'd better stay home. Didn't see the apostrophe, did you, dickhead?

Psycho Milt said...

NB: wingnut "Angus" dropped by to confirm he's the anonymous commenter posting my real name, and dob in Dad4justice while he was at it.

Thanks for your assistance with this, Angus. Of course, being an AC/DC fan, you weren't ever going to be able to list intelligence as one of your strong points.

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Psycho Milt said...

Meh. In my experience, other blog owners also frown on people attempting to "out" pseudonymous commenters. Anyone who's that keen to know who I am can do what Dad4Justice did and scour my posts for relevant info, then let Google handle the rest.

Anonymous said...

When I 1st read this I thought..why the fu.k would you wait to buy apples.
In a nano second of clear reasoning I realised, of course Sydneysiders would to get a taste of fantastic NZ fireblight free apples for the 1st time in 75 odd years. Makes perfect sense to me.

Cheers
Lofty

Anonymous said...

So up yourselves, Adolf and PM. So self-important and self-righteous. Nasty all round. You give the right wing a bad name. Spoilt brats.

You can spot National voters walking down the street - hard faces, stiff dressers, arrogant. Never uses soap, thinks women belong in the home. Yuck.

Anon is right, you hide behind non de plumes with your disgusting discoourse. No balls, no gumption, no spine. Wimps...

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anon wimp 8:26

Thanks for that. I so enjoyed your enlightened whimsical sense of humour.

Oh the irony.