December 11, 2008

Smooth move, Einstein

Here's a message I got today from iTunes' "Genius" service.


You know what, Genius? If I bought a song called "Shit, Damn, Motherfucker," I'm probably not uncomfortable with those words.

Posted by Daniel Radosh


That notice is actually mis-punctuated. 'Genius' meant to say, "You bought shit. Damn, motherfucker! ...Here's some more shit for you."

I find it shocking that you have not called attention to Fitzgerald's classic statement, "In the governor's words, 'Fire all those bleepin' people, get 'em the bleep out of there and get us some editorial support,' close quote. And the bleeps aren't really bleeps."

I subscribe to the NPR popular science podcast of Radio Lab. The last episode was about--brace yourself--semen, and was called "Semen." It's listed in iTunes as S***m (yes, with an m at the end).

Actually, the show was about sperm.



Awfully cavalier of Apple to drop the D-word in there willy-nilly. Have they no common decency? They're practically begging for a pod-pushback.

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