Peter Kafka

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Jimmy Kimmel on the iPad Mini: “We’re Apple, and You’re Suckers”

Jimmy Kimmel and his writers are doing some very nice work with Apple the last couple months. The intro here has a bit more bite than you normally get from network TV: “Anyone standing in line for an iPad mini in New York or New Jersey this week should be punched in the throat.”

Kimmel, by the way, has doing his shows from Brooklyn this week. Bad timing when it comes to dragging guests across the East River. But he’s been able to do it, for the most part.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus