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Celebrity Food Sculptures

The iCheese—Steve Jobs' head rendered in mozzarella

The iCheese—Steve Jobs' head rendered in mozzarella

This is certainly something you don’t see (or eat) everyday. Charming in this instance, but I wouldn’t want to be alone in a banquet hall after hours with four dozen of these suckers just sitting there staring back at me. The foodie / sculptor behind this little chunk of Steve Jobs had this to say about his choice of mozzarella over other cheeses:

Mozzarella has the right consistency, is pliable when melted slightly, and its pasty-white color matches the skin tone of many a computer geek like Steve and myself.

It turns out Steve isn’t the only celebrity to be immortalized in food, either. There’s also:

Anna Nicole Peeps (RIP)

Anna Nicole Peeps (RIP)

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt in chocolate

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt in chocolate

Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson in butter

Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson in butter

Chocolate Jesus

Chocolate Jesus

Somehow the chocolate Jesus has spoiled my appetite…

Steve Ballmer Signs MacBook

Autograph or graffiti?

Autograph or graffiti?

The above is what happened to one student’s MacBook during Steve Ballmer’s recent Trevacca Nazarene University visit. It should be noted that the MacBook wasn’t entirely Apple:

…the machine was running Windows—we’ve yet to find out what would happen if Ballmer was asked to sign a MacBook running OS X.

Maybe it would be something like what happened to the second, less-fortunate student who asked for a MacBook signature:

Accident or foul play?

Accident or foul play?

Personally, I would’ve had Ballmer autograph my retail copy of Windows ME—or does the statute of limitations apply?

The New iPod Stifle

Neowin.net is just one of many tech sites posting news on Apple’s new iPod Shuffle and how it’s going to tell your current earphones to fuck off:

Most of you will know that Apple recently unveiled their new iPod Shuffle, much to everyone’s surprise. Well, it appears that there have been some dirty secrets uncovered about the new device: according to iLounge, Apple has put DRM in the hardware to prevent you from using any earphones that you want.

I’ve never been an Apple fan. Almost was, as my first computer was actually a donated Macintosh—before it was reclaimed by the original owner’s daughter a week later. My next was a PC with Windows 95 and Microsoft Word on it. I learned on the Windows platform, so that’s what I’ve stuck with these last twelve years, only recently moving to Linux on a permanent basis. But for the price, I don’t see what’s so spectacular about a Mac. If it’s all about interface, that’s fine. Anything’s better than Vista (why oh why must it automatically shuffle my folder views every few days?). However, I’m not vain enough to pay big bucks for something that the Ubuntu 8.x series has given me for a far more attractive price. I’m also not willing to sacrifice comfort for brand name approval. What if I don’t like Apple’s array of earbuds? Is it blasphemy to want to plug in a pair of Sony V150s into my iPod? Not that those are the most comfortable headphones in the world, mind you. They’ve merely grown on me.

As for MP3 players, it’s all about the iAUDIO. Now that’s a baby I’d pay big bucks for…if I hadn’t already settled for a Sansa e260 (a high-end mediocre player with above-average sound quality) in 2008. The iAUDIO plays MP3, Ogg, FLAC, among others. It’s dead sexy. And it doesn’t need the latest version of iTunes in order to sync tracks with your PC. Copy and paste, as God intended. :D

Star Trek Trailer

Oh! A new Star Trek trailer has been posted online:

The new Star Wars...I mean, Star TREK...trailer

Analysis: there’s not much to go on but a short collection of sensationalistic clips—and the sneaky feeling that the franchise is trying to compete in the summer action flick arena. This could work. And maybe it can’t. If the lines are brief and disjointed like those in Quantum of Solace, then I will indeed be disappointed (two-thirds of the Star Trek charm is the hefty use of detailed dialog). But I suppose it’s the way things must go. Such is what current audiences have grown “accustomed” to, and that’s what movie execs demand. We live in a post-Revenge of the Sith world, so the pristine, intellectual, slow-build story lines present in the original Star Trek series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the first few seasons of Deep Space Nine won’t work unless broken down and spread between flashy action sequences.

That being said, I’m still going to be there, front and center, when the thing hits the screen. I have to. Simon Pegg is playing Scotty. And even though it’ll be more Star Wars than Star Trek, I think I’m going to have a good time because I know that no matter how awesome or how abysmal Star Trek: 2009 is, I can always go home afterward and fire up TOS on my DVD player. Fiack yeah.