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Bias, Fanboyism And What I'm Really A Fan Of

It never fails. Post an article on Giz about an operating system — any operating system, anywhere — and I’ll get showered in accusations of bias and fanboyism. So I figure it’s time to clear the air and state exactly what it is that I’m a fan of.

How To Spot An Undead Trekkie

Set your phasers to overkill and bring ensign Jimmy along as a decoy while we follow a band of fanboy survivors as they escape the horrors of GulfCon, site of the worst undead Trekkie outbreak this side of Fortune City.

The Fascinating Origin Of The Word "Fanboy"

As a badge of pride or a piercing insult, “fanboy” is wielded too lightly. We must understand its history, its context and its gravity! We must know its provenance! We must respect the (word) fanboy.

Fanboy Is Now a Real English Word, Says Merriam-Webster

Yes, it’s official: you now can be a fanboy by the power of Grayskull and the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, which says the word is now part of the English language. They arrive a little late, because the Oxford American Dictionary in Apple’s Mac OS X Leopard running on my Apple iMac 24″ shows it, and so does the dictionary on my Apple PowerBook 17″–running Apple’s Mac OS X Tiger–and also the automatic orthography corrector in my Apple iPhone. The Merriam-Webster added other geek terms which are not in the Oxford, though:

MacHeads the Movie Trailer Shocks, Revolts, Intrigues Us

If you thought we were Apple fanboys, you might want to check out this video and readjust your fanboy dial. It’s a real trailer for a real movie called MacHeads the Movie, which apparently features real insane Apple users emoting for the camera about how Macs changed their lives. They even talked to such Mac whores as Guy Kawasaki and Andy Inhatko, just to lend a little credibility to their movie. We’re still not sure what the film’s going to be ABOUT (other than the obvious), so stay tuned as we investigate. [MacHeadstheMovie]

CD Fanboys Are Ready to Kick Ass, Slice Sausage

When most of us look at this Russian group CD-ROM cult, we’re silently relieved that the Cold War is over. I mean, how does one defend against assailants armoured with the best hits of the 80s, 90s and today? Your only real defence is to make friends over a bottle of wine and some cured meats. Hit the jump for a photo if we’re talking complete nonsense to you (which we should be).

Apple to Run iPod Touch Ad... Made By a Teen Fanboy

Arn over at Macrumors points out this cool story of an iPod Touch ad being run by Apple. The thing is, it was made by Nick Haley, an 18-year old student, inspired by “Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex” by CSS. Nick was flown in to the LA offices of TBWA/Chiat/Day to do a HD version of the spot. [NYT via Macrumors]

Microsoft Fanboys Do Stupid Things Too...

There has been much ado in the last week about how incredibly stupid Apple fanboys are. Eat some humble pie MS lovers, how crazy is this? A Microsoft House!

In contrast, we had the plastic surgeon that operated on his big clunky thumbs so he could use the iPhone with improved accuracy. Then Heather got her knickers in a twist over at Jezebel—apparently, her boyfriend has as good as traded her in for an iPhone. She retorted with the blazing article, “The iPhone Is Cool And All But Can You Stick Your Dick In It?”

Zune Tattoo Guy to Get Third Mystery Tattoo

Idolator, our sister site that likes music (on iPods or not), had a visit in the comments from none other than Zune Tattoo Fan #1, who explained: I am the Zune tattoo guy, Steven Smith, I would like to be able to put my 2 cents in an explain my 1st and 2nd zune tattoo as well as my 3rd tattoo I will be getting. As far as what Microsoft is doing for me, it isn’t important, I did not get either tattoo to be rewarded later. But for your info I am being flown out to Redmond, Washington to have a meet and greet with the Zune Team, and to do an interview for []so I think that more than makes up for my $80 tattoo. Also, I know I am fat:)

Steven, you sound like a nice guy, not one of those scary cultists that shake their fists at product announcements like book burners and get tattoos on their…wait.

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