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MacRumors
Jul 5, 2007, 04:02 PM
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David Pogue, of the New York Times, published an iPhone music video (http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=f390265dcbb9e1f1da97a69637e921d39b6c99aa) on the NYTimes.com (http://www.nytimes.com) sung to the tune "If I Had it My Way".

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Very well done and worth a watch.

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007/07/05/david-pogues-iphone-the-musical/)



Rojo
Jul 5, 2007, 04:16 PM
I actually SAW Pogue doing part of this at the 5th Ave. NYC store (I remember him walking through the fountain), and I was like WTF?!?!

NOW I know what it was all about.
Whew, good to know.... I thought he was just crazy! Hahaha
:D

macintel4me
Jul 5, 2007, 04:19 PM
It's in Flash so I can't watch it on my iPhone...lol!!

Ghibli
Jul 5, 2007, 04:26 PM
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David Pogue, of the New York Times, published an iPhone music video (http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=f390265dcbb9e1f1da97a69637e921d39b6c99aa) on the NYTimes.com (http://www.nytimes.com) sung to the tune "If I Had it My Way".


Oh my god.. I'm laughing to tears..... Really funny....

earthsick
Jul 5, 2007, 04:27 PM
frikin' brilliant

billchase2
Jul 5, 2007, 04:27 PM
hahaha, that was excellent

aristobrat
Jul 5, 2007, 04:32 PM
Makes Mossberg look a little ... mossy .. :)

Mac-Addict
Jul 5, 2007, 04:33 PM
Best part.. "I took a stand, Paid half a grand!" xD Some of the people in line really cant sing..

tomrinny
Jul 5, 2007, 04:34 PM
Very Funny :)

daneoni
Jul 5, 2007, 04:40 PM
Best part.. "I took a stand, Paid half a grand!" xD Some of the people in line really cant sing..

On another note, some guy wanted 8 grand for his spot in line....dream on dude.

Almost choked laughing hard to the video. Especially the part about AT&T

DocStone
Jul 5, 2007, 05:05 PM
David,

Awesome. Keep up the great video's. Can you do another one to Pink Floyd? (just kidding)

Really, though, it was awesome.

Poff
Jul 5, 2007, 05:06 PM
I tend to like his videos, but I stopped at the "made-in-hell-phone".

shadowfax
Jul 5, 2007, 05:07 PM
Man, that guy who had a bald head looked like Phil Schiller with no hair (which is certainly an improvement over that mullet he used to sport).

devilot
Jul 5, 2007, 05:08 PM
Best part.. "I took a stand, Paid half a grand!" xD Some of the people in line really cant sing.. I loved that line, too. Teehee. As for folks singing, come on.... I doubt most of us could sing half as well, given that they probably had to have "known" which song D. Pogue meant and it's not that easy being put on the spot.

Almost choked laughing hard to the video. Especially the part about AT&TThat line for me, is tied w/ that 1/2 a grand line. :D Definitely made me chuckle.

... I stopped at the "made-in-hell-phone".That part did irk me a bit, but I'm a sucker for musicals... so I kept watching. :o

Multimedia
Jul 5, 2007, 05:24 PM
It's in Flash so I can't watch it on my iPhone...lol!!Just paste the URL into Vixy.net (http://vixy.net/) and it'll convert it for you in a minute to an iPod compatible version.

bluebomberman
Jul 5, 2007, 05:39 PM
It's in Flash so I can't watch it on my iPhone...lol!!

Video podcast here: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=210818527

Elrond39
Jul 5, 2007, 05:47 PM
That was hilarious. :) Well done, Mr. Pogue.

jrober
Jul 5, 2007, 05:52 PM
Kwality

em500
Jul 5, 2007, 06:27 PM
Just paste the URL into Vixy.net (http://vixy.net/) and it'll convert it for you in a minute to an iPod compatible version.

You can't copy and paste either. :p

dukeblue91
Jul 5, 2007, 06:37 PM
Awesome David :D
I'm still laughing.

StrongBad
Jul 5, 2007, 06:51 PM
Ah, the irony of a video about iPhones not able to be seem on an iPhone.....

djkirsten
Jul 5, 2007, 07:13 PM
aw shucks! I cant watch the video with an iphone!

DMann
Jul 5, 2007, 07:41 PM
Best part.. "I took a stand, Paid half a grand!" xD Some of the people in line really cant sing..

This is one of David Pogue's greatest works, truly brilliant! The out of tune singing brings this satire even more into the realm of reality. Great lyrics and wonderfully performed.

Clix Pix
Jul 5, 2007, 08:00 PM
This video just cracked me up! Having learned earlier today how to get videos into my iPhone (it really does help to read the manual!!) I promptly converted it so that the next time I synch my iPhone with iTunes it should appear....

swingerofbirch
Jul 5, 2007, 08:46 PM
I'm sorry to be a cynic--but was this really funny?

I have to say David Pogue's smugness has always gotten to me, but singing showtunes on top of it. Makes me shiver.

Here's something funny:
Apple to introduce iPhone Shuffle that stores 1,000 random phone numbers

twistedlegato
Jul 5, 2007, 09:25 PM
iPhone the Musical (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vniMR6Ez9cE)

I absolutely loved that:D

Here is another video by the same guy. Just as good.

Here you go (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcRfAaIb2Ro&mode=related&search=)

EDIT: Sorry did not see this other thread.

Cameront9
Jul 5, 2007, 09:37 PM
I'm sorry to be a cynic--but was this really funny?


Yes, yes it was. I'm sorry you have such a poor sense of humor that you can't laugh at what is obviously a tongue in cheek response to the hype...

localoid
Jul 5, 2007, 10:54 PM
... sung to the tune "If I Had it My Way". ...

The "hook" from the original version of the song was "I did it my way" not "if I had it my way" but more importantly the actual name of the song is My Way (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Way_(song)). :rolleyes:

woodbutcher
Jul 5, 2007, 11:35 PM
Same Bald Guy

QuarterSwede
Jul 5, 2007, 11:45 PM
It would have been a lot funnier if the tempo was faster. It was just too drawn out and made me bored by the end. I think the writing was clever but it just wasn't fast enough to keep my attention.

DoFoT9
Jul 6, 2007, 12:20 AM
hahahaha omg that is amazing... truely amazing..


P.S. why doesnt my avatar work!?!?!?! (just got upgraded)

P.S.S. he said u couldnt replace the battery... WRONG WRONG WRONG....right??

swingerofbirch
Jul 6, 2007, 12:47 AM
Yes, yes it was. I'm sorry you have such a poor sense of humor that you can't laugh at what is obviously a tongue in cheek response to the hype...

Maybe it's just a different sense of humor. I find The Onion, Strangers with Candy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, David Sedaris, and The Soup funny.

Those are some examples that come to the top of my head. What type of stuff do you find funny? I really think there are different types of humor, because I see some movies or TV shows, or like this David Pogue thing that are just kind of "uh huh."

Ugg
Jul 6, 2007, 01:06 AM
It was cute. I liked the "join the cult" bit.

His voice actually isn't bad and considering they probably spent only a few hours on it, it's a pretty good video.

Can't get better free advertising than that.

jonharris200
Jul 6, 2007, 02:17 AM
I'm sorry to be a cynic--but was this really funny?

I have to say David Pogue's smugness has always gotten to me, but singing showtunes on top of it. Makes me shiver.

Yes, yes it was. I'm sorry you have such a poor sense of humor that you can't laugh at what is obviously a tongue in cheek response to the hype...

I'm with swingerofbirch on this one. I'm no cynic, but this really made me cringe too. I definitely don't think this humour translates to us in UK at least. For the record, Cameront9, just because you don't find something funny doesn't mean you have a poor sense of humour. :)

However, lyrically it was quite clever and the performance was gutsy - no doubt about that.

Gav
Jul 6, 2007, 03:55 AM
David Pogue is a total Apple Fanboy. Most of his reviews are biased, but I did seriously like this video.

Good stuff!

deannnnn
Jul 6, 2007, 07:43 AM
Hahahah that was the most amazing video ever. I've watched it like 6 times. My favorite part like some other people mentioned is the static, distorted AT&T hahahaa. :D

Balooba
Jul 6, 2007, 08:02 AM
It would have been a lot funnier if the tempo was faster. It was just too drawn out and made me bored by the end. I think the writing was clever but it just wasn't fast enough to keep my attention.

QuarterSwede, I am half Swedish and I managed to stay focused throughout the whole song.

jasonbuzz
Jul 6, 2007, 08:47 AM
I'm sorry to be a cynic--but was this really funny?

Yes, it definitely was funny.


Here's something funny:
Apple to introduce iPhone Shuffle that stores 1,000 random phone numbers

No, that definitely is not funny.

Yankees 4 Life
Jul 6, 2007, 09:42 AM
this was hilarious

jonharris200
Jul 6, 2007, 10:10 AM
I'm obviously in the minority then!

Just watched it again to make absolutely sure... Yep, same feeling of eughhhhh!

sorryiwasdreami
Jul 6, 2007, 10:13 AM
...Got bored and had to close the tab.

KLFloyd
Jul 6, 2007, 01:38 PM
Same Bald Guy

That would be Shawn King of Your Mac Life I believe.

thejoshu
Jul 6, 2007, 02:50 PM
Best part.. "I took a stand, Paid half a grand!" xD Some of the people in line really cant sing..

That's funny. I was impressed by how WELL everyone in line was singing!

bbrosemer
Jul 6, 2007, 02:53 PM
I tried to play it but for some reason it wouldnt play.... Damn iphone ... Damn u...

iRachel
Jul 6, 2007, 03:27 PM
I enjoyed that, and I don't usually find things like this funny. I thought it was very brave of the sidewalk singers he recruited to take part in this.

illumin8
Jul 7, 2007, 12:34 AM
Haha... I was kind of amazed at the beginning of the video to recognize a freeway sign on the Merritt Parkway in Westport Connecticut. Obviously David Pogue must live in Westport and work at the New York Times because he not only had a picture of a freeway street sign from there, but he also had Westport CT on Google Maps in his other video... I'm going to sleuth it down and figure out where he lives LOL...

swingerofbirch
Jul 7, 2007, 01:05 AM
It seems clear to me that there must simply be a difference in people's make-up that determines whether they find material annoying or funny.

This video could be used to torture me.

Yet to some of you all it's simply delightful.

It really makes you think.

Out of curiosity, those of you who find David Pogue funny, do you like Mark Russell? If you don't know who he is, he's this guy who plays the piano while telling political jokes on PBS.

I found his website. http://www.markrussell.net/

These are his most recent jokes:

Michael Bloomberg has switched from being a Republican to an Independent. It's a simple surgical procedure usually done in the doctor's office.

Independent parties have a rich tradition. To learn more, read: "My White House Years" by Ross Perot, or visit the Ralph Nader Presidential Library.

Sen. Trent Lott recently said that talk radio is taking over the country. Is that true? Yes, but only on AM. The music on FM is for people who want to forget about the country.

Congress takes another crack at immigration this week. Apparently, they feel that their 24 percent approval rating isn't low enough.

Do you find those delightful? I really am serious. Because I see things like that sometimes...or like that guy on Comics Unleashed...Byron Allen, his monologue, it makes me wonder...........

ShawnKing
Jul 7, 2007, 02:29 PM
That would be Shawn King of Your Mac Life I believe.
Ding ding ding! Give that man a cigar. :)

I thought it was very brave of the sidewalk singers he recruited to take part in this.
Not really - David "cheated". He knew three of the "singers" already (myself, my wife and our friend Loren) and for the others, well...when David Pogue walks up to you and says, "Wanna be in a video for the New York Times?" You tend to want to jump at the chance. :)

Man, that guy who had a bald head looked like Phil Schiller with no hair (which is certainly an improvement over that mullet he used to sport).
LOL First time I've ever been compared to Phil.

if you see us together, here's are a few easy ways to tell us apart:

1) Phil will be the guy with hair

2) Shawn is almost a foot taller than Phil

3) Shawn is about 75lbs heavier than Phil

There...that should help. :)

ctakim
Jul 8, 2007, 03:06 PM
It would have been a lot funnier if the tempo was faster. It was just too drawn out and made me bored by the end. I think the writing was clever but it just wasn't fast enough to keep my attention.

Clinical Diagnosis = Attention Deficit Disorder, undoubtedly!

Pogue is a genious, I remember his Apple iPod nano review and he was using the thing as a tonge depressor, in the NYTimes no less. I am sorry for those of you who don't get tickled to death by his humor, but I think he is a genius. And a d**n good technology reviewer, too.:)

Now I just want to know why his podcast is so delayed on iTunes?:mad: