Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Carney a Day...

Didya hear? Jay Carney is being considered for a new job. Spokesman for Apple.

Yes, that Jay Carney. Barack Obama's own Baghdad Bob, Jay Carney. Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. That's the one.

According to reports -- or several reports all quoting one source -- Carney is being considered as the head of PR at the tech giant.

That's not really what I want to hear. But, I'm sure some Apple bashers will love it. So, go ahead.

First, let me tell you that I'm not one of the Apple bashers. I'm typing this up on my MacBook Pro (my second Apple laptop), with my iPhone 5s (my third iPhone) and iPad Air (my second iPad) nearby. Oh, and the TV screen is showing content from my Apple TV (my second). So, no, I'm not an Apple basher. But, the Cupertino Kids are opening themselves up for it now. So now, go ahead. Bash away.

Let me offer a couple of topics, to try to direct this thing. Who would be a "better" head of PR than Jay Carney? Or, just as bad? Like Tommy Flanagen? The Jon Lovitz character, not that actor with the similar name, although maybe him, too.

Or Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf? You know him as Baghdad Bob.

Perhaps other suggestions for positions at Apple? If Jay Carney is a good fit, who else would be?


  1. The Incredible Hulk? ... Nah, he's not a liar, like the incredible Carney.

  2. Forget Carney. Get Jafar & his hypnotizing snake-stick:


  3. Goebbels ...?

    Sorry, but I have a congenital dislike of Apple. Mostly due to the misplaced sense of smug superiority emanating from most if not all the fan-boy users of their products.

    That, plus I have a hard time spending more money for a given product simply to have an Apple logo on the device.

    Not that I think Basil suffers from either of these attributes.

  4. @3 Zipity - I'm with you on the smug-fan-boy hating.

  5. ^^^^ what he said. Same goes for hybrids in general but especially Priuseses. GOD I hate those people!


  6. @5 - Speaking of the Prius Problem: http://americandigest.org/mt-archives/intellectually_insane/nothing_says_pr.php

  7. Smug sense of self-importance? Me? The only people that would accuse me of that are only everyone I've ever met.

  8. Jay Carney would be a good fit in a trash compactor.

  9. @7 - Actually Basil, I've always thought you were a little TOO modest.

    I think you've got enough in your humble-buffer to get yourself a couple more iTems.

  10. Apple is about to start an information campaign to persuade people that Apple doesn't think Android is really that bad, and that Samsung should be capable of producing serviceable hardware.
    If this works, the team will then be offered on contract to Steve Ballmer.



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