Russia is selling the Steve Jobs tribute it took down after Tim Cook proclaimed he was gay

By Shawn Knight ยท 22 replies
Dec 2, 2014
  1. Are you an obsessed Apple fan boy (or girl) with an extra $95,000 that you're just itching to blow? If so, you may be interested to learn what Russia is doing with a piece of Apple history.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,665   +1,950

    That's a bit *****ic, since young IT developers are the ones making best money nowadays, as there is plenty of good job opportunity for them. In the meantime, the poverty in other areas is striking. I guess nobody cares about that anymore...

    Also, there is a a strong anti-gay lobby in Russia, which explains what happened to the stature.
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  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    Well, Jobs' turtlenecks were always a bit suspect. All he really needed to seal the deal was a bomber jacket and a mustache....

    Anyway, here's Vladimir Putin's tryout for the role of, "Russian President", in the event "The Village People" should ever need him for an up coming world tour....[​IMG]
  4. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Evangelist Posts: 616   +176

    The article doesn't say anything about Jobs being gay. Tim Cook is the one who announced he was gay. "He" being Tim Cook.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    OK well, Vladimir Putin is a homophobe. Hence my remarks and allusions toward Putin

    So it really doesn't matter who said who was gay, Russia and its president took action because of it.

    Or Russia acted out against Jobs' tribute because Cook is gay (?), which is even more trifling.

    But seriously, I'd pay to see Putin perform with the Village People, wouldn't you?

    And Jobs' turtlenecks are still suspect. All he needed was to paint his face white, and pretend to climb out of an imaginary box.

    With tat said, here's my impression of Steve Jobs introducing the iPhone 10, in some remote Frence Cafe corner of hell: [​IMG]
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  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    Some people have a strange view on what is comical. I imagine everyone can say that about the next person in line. I don't see anything comical about anyone being gay.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    But can you find something at least amusing in the picture of a female mine artist, captioned, "Steve Jobs in Hell, introducing the iPhone 10"?

    You know, Mark Knopfler wrote a song called, "Les Boys", it is on Dire Straits album, "Making Movies". I saw the band in Cherry Hill NJ pushing 40 years ago.

    The point of the tune was that Knopfler went to a cafe in Munchen, (Munich) Germany. The resident pantomime artists weren't that good. He reasoning was that you couldn't be truly good at being homosexual, if you couldn't do pantomime correctly. (I could link you to the track, (which I of course do find funny), but you'd probably be offended)). The damned thing sold about a million copies.

    Of course that was back in the day when we didn't have the abundant supply of, "politically correct hip hop", around that we do now

    With that out of the way, as far left as I am, you seem to have taken it on yourself to be further to the right. I come here, and I'm not truly sure whether I'm at Techspot anymore, but rather, "Reverend Cooley's Sunday School and Etiquette Reformatory".

    This is a continuation of the issue with the fat jokes about Kim Dotcom. Anybody who eats them self into the state that Mr. Dotcom has, is a fertile field for comedy targeted at his girth.

    All the late night comics have a field day with the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie enormous "presence". And they get paid the big bucks for doing just that. With that in mind, I see no legitimate reason to dial back the censorship in a supposedly adult forum, to a point where you couldn't offend a 3rd grade girl's parents talking about their child, to placate you. Which is seriously, where you've dialed your indignancy level down to, that of an 8 year old girl. Down to placate you, Down to patronize you, Down to humor you.

    Management is well aware they can pull any of my posts, at any time, for any reason. You also have the option of reporting them. So, hop on your soapbox, and go do your amateur preaching to Julio. I've been around way too long, to continue to abide your histrionics.
  8. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    Ordinary homosexuality isn't comical. Activist homosexuality, on the other hand, is every bit as comical as a Monty Python skit. Consider the following:

    Tim Cook celebrates the fact that he finds men sexually arousing: LGBT groups, Feminists and Progressives gleefully frolic within the gayly appointed rainbow gardens of social media, San Francisco, Hollywood, and universities across the country. They are awash with feelings of pride and euphoria at the revelation that an elite American CEO hunts his own.

    Any straight male celebrates the fact that he finds women sexually arousing: LGBT groups, Feminists and Progressives violently froth within the black cauldron of activist philosophy that defines social media, San Francisco, Hollywood, and universities across the country. Consumed with rage, they screech for termination of employment, social ostracism and public condemnation, further levying charges of possible rape, sexism, and misogyny at the revelation of the painfully ****ing obvious.

    It isn't just comical, Cliff. It's hysterical.
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  9. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    No it's sad. I don't think any gay really wants to be gay or is actually proud of it, it's not their fault at all that their genes got screwed up somewhere along the line. Us straight people don't appreciate how fortunate we really are to be born normal, it could've easily been us instead.
    That said the gays/lesbians of the world shouldn't have their sexuality held against them but that's not the way of human nature..
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  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    First of all, if you tried to float this by a few LGBT militants, they'd simply tell you're the one whose genes are f***ed up.
    We had a high school vice principle who was selling and shorting meth on school property, and watching gay porn while undertaking these "harmless activities". So, you know, would political correctness allow me to denigrate him for being a meth addict, but not for being gay. Or would being gay excuse him for being a meth addict?

    When I was a teenager, public displays of affection were frowned upon fairly vigorously. No pat on the butt for the missus while you're walking down the boardwalk, you might actually get a ticket for it.

    So, you can just imagine how much I enjoy watching same sex couples swapping spit for the TV cameras, while they're down at the old town hall getting hitched.

    I don't care what anybody does in the privacy of their own home, nor do I think that people should be punished for being gay. But I resent having to be told how many of said fringe minority groups have to work in any given corporate construct. I mean really, that could start a whole hiring minority pecking order. Are we allowed to hire a gay before we hire a black? If we hire a gay black, then will that kill two birds with one stone, allowing us to hire a white person? Would that white person have to be a lesbian? Would hiring a lesbian kill two birds with one stone. (So to speak).. Are blacks the more oppressed minority so we have to hire them first.? Would that piss the gays off because they firmly believe they've suffered the most?

    The issue has become a cruel joke for middle class white America, but a joke that really isn't even close to being funny.

    We had one of our college football stars come out of the closet. Then there was a big to do about it when he was drafted by the NFL. Well, how could they not draft him? That would be suicide by negative publicity. I can see the headlines, "the NFL didn't draft me because I said I was gay"! "I'll sue those b**t**ds in Federal Court for a bazillion dollars"! Discrimination! "When I get done I'll own the NFL"!

    I simply don't like people, regardless of their race, creed, national origin, or sexual orientation. I'm what you call a "misanthrope".

    But I'll tell you what, I've watched enough of them and talked to enough to read them like the cheap tawdry novels they really are. I can also spot a stereotype at 50 or so paces. So, if you fit into a given profile, be prepared for me to have a joke handy for it.
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  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Heh heh. When you were at high school meth probably never even existed, if you don't believe me ask your pals Archie & Jughead or even Miss Grundy for that matter. Prof. Flutesnoot never struck me as a crackhead and dealer. Although he probably had the chemicals to make it your pals kept inadvertently blowing up the lab.
  12. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,308   +430

    Anyone care to tell me why the Russian's need to celebrate gay?
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  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    Please refer to the photograph of a dashing and shirtless Vladimir Putin in my post #3 above. It will immediately become crystal clear to you!
    @Skidmarksdeluxe The anecdote about the vice principal was "we", in the sense that it was in my area, at one of the suburbal high schools.

    The VP involved was stocky, bald, white, and in his late 40's or early 50's.

    Here's where the truth gets stranger than fiction:

    I was sitting in the vice principals office of John Bartram High School, Philadelphia, PA, in the afternoon of November 23, 1963, awaiting disciplinary action.

    The VP, by the name of Goldblatt, was a stocky, bald, white man, in his late 40's or early 50's.

    So basically, this was like "deja vu all over again", before it ever happened.

    I didn't receive any punishment that day. In fact I was asked to leave his office. Can you tell me why?
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    Here I was thinking that was your selfie. It would serve to be a better quality avatar for you. There is a striking resemblance with no hair.
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    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536


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  16. USAvenger

    USAvenger TS Booster Posts: 80   +81

    By your logic, shouldn't you also include pedophiles and zoophiles into your genetically disadvantaged list? Surely then, they too must be born that way and totally incapable of changing who they are. Should society be more accepting of those sexual deviants too? Hide your children and your animals.
  17. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    Sexual attraction is a genetically determined behavior, nurture playing a role only insofar as how significantly the trait is expressed. Homosexuals, pedophiles, and zoophiles are no more free to choose their sexual preferences than any normal straight male or female.

    That said, your quip about poor logic is somewhat ironic. It takes a considerable leap of reasoning to suggest that, because a behavior is genetically influenced or determined, the behavior should be accepted or permitted:

    Psychopathy, for instance, is a genetically influenced cognitive defect. That a psychopath does not arbitrarily decide to become a psychopath does not magically excuse or legitimize his nefarious actions. The rules of society and the moral principles those rules are based upon function independently from a person's genetics. Moreover, they necessarily supersede those genetics.

    Perhaps instead of calling people out for careless thinking, you might examine the implications of your own comments before posting them.
  18. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    No. Those types should be more fairly treated by being taken outside and summarily executed.
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  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,012   +2,536

    Mooooo, Baaaaa, Meoooow, Arf, Arf, Arf.......How many of these silly noises do I have to make before I get a human date....?:(:confused:
  20. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    The correct pass phrase for the Love Zone is, "Cluck, cluck, cluck, how do you do, arf-whimsical, arf-whimsical, please unlock your magic box."

    Alternatively, you could just drug her.
  21. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    Sexual preference is not a birth trait, it is taught. Kids don't have a preference, but they gain a preference as they grow. The only question is which way we as a society are willing to teach.
  22. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    I strongly suggest you read a book on basic cognitive development. Kids don't have a preference because the applicable parts of their brains have not yet developed. The preferences that they gain as they grow results primarily from the formation of those regions as they age, particular during puberty. This is lifespan development 101.
  23. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    And... goodbye further discussion. This is far outside the realm of the article, and is venturing to places that are not appropriate for a primarly computer/technology forum.
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