Monday, October 19, 2009

iPhonies

The lawyers at the notoriously self-protective technology machine that is Apple Inc. may be considering legal action against the brilliantly funny, on-point wiseasses who’ve created one of the best video parodies in recent … days.

The parody makes deft use of Apple’s recent iPhone ad campaign, which trumpets the versatility of the thousands of iPhone applications for everyday use (“there’s an app for that”) and tweaks it to make cutting points about the recent behavior of some conservative members of Congress.

The parody's voice-over says: “What’s great about Republicans in Congress is that if you want to heckle the President during his address to the Congress, there’s a Rep for that” (up pops a screenshot of Joe Wilson of South Carolina).

“If you want to suggest that smacking around your wife doesn’t truly count as assault, and neither does killing homosexuals, there’s a Rep for that” (there’s Louis Gohmert of Texas).



“If you want to tell foreign governments that the United States can’t be trusted, there’s even a Rep for that” (it’s Mark Kirk of Illinois).

Want to refute scientific research by preaching biblical prophecy? There’s a Rep for that (John Shimkus of Illinois). Want to press the idea that wives should be submissive to their husbands? Yep, there’s a Rep for that (Michele Bachmann of Minnesota).

There’s a wide variety of Reps available, from Virginia’s Randy Forbes (who proposed to institute biblical law as constitutional law) to Idaho’s Bill Sali (who tried to establish a connection between abortion and breast cancer) to Iowa’s Steve King (who called same-sex marriage a socialist idea).

There’s no word yet on how many of these Reps can be bought by the general public; some, no doubt, have already been bought by others. More Reps are sure to be added to this collection before long.

DISCLAIMER: IN NO EVENT SHALL THESE REPS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES TO PERSONAL AND POLITICAL REPUTATION, OR LOSS OF CHARACTER, INTEGRITY, CONSTITUENTS’ GOODWILL OR RELATIONSHIP WITH COLLEAGUES IN CONGRESS. REPS’ EXPIRATION DATES WILL VARY; CONSULT YOUR STATE’S ELECTION CALENDAR FOR DETAILS.

Ain’t technology wonderful?

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