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kwajo.com
Aug 4, 2004, 09:16 AM
okay i want to buy my new 4G iPod today and i want to engrave something cool on it. so post anything you have ever thought of putting on your iPod. this is wide open, so i want to hear them. here are some ideas floating around with th epeopel i've asked already:

"iPod Therefore I Am"

"3.14159265358979..."

"Don't Take Away My
Alligator Pie"

"Turn Me Back Over
NOW!!"

"Silverback of the
Urban Jungle"

":P"

Finiksa
Aug 4, 2004, 09:29 AM
I'd recommend not getting it engraved if you really don't have a reason to.

It reduces the resale value and if you ever need to get it serviced it'll take several week for Apple to return it. They don't repair the iPod but send a refurb off to be engraved with the old message.

kwajo.com
Aug 4, 2004, 09:39 AM
I'd recommend not getting it engraved if you really don't have a reason to.

It reduces the resale value and if you ever need to get it serviced it'll take several week for Apple to return it. They don't repair the iPod but send a refurb off to be engraved with the old message.

yeha i thought that about my 3g ipod, but i kin dof want something now, and what if i go for something aceptable, or even appreciative of the ipod, or music or whatever. then maybe no one would mind it if purchased?

Kingsnapped
Aug 4, 2004, 09:40 AM
from another thread:

"Bite my shiny, metal ass."
or
"Scratch your nuts, not my back."

Littleodie914
Aug 4, 2004, 10:02 AM
I definitely would go with one of the engravings in the above post!! :D

broken_keyboard
Aug 4, 2004, 10:14 AM
"If you can read this engraving, you're too close to my iPod."

friarbayliff
Aug 4, 2004, 10:16 AM
How about:

"Don't Taunt The Octopus"
or
"Daily Advice Note:
Don't set yourself on fire"

kerb
Aug 4, 2004, 10:18 AM
mine says

"Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before"

kwajo.com
Aug 4, 2004, 10:20 AM
How about:

"Don't Taunt The Octopus"
or
"Daily Advice Note:
Don't set yourself on fire"

lol i'm not sure about the first one, but i like the idea of putting a reminder on there. or i just thought what if i put "1984" it's both the year of my birth so it has personal significance, and it has broad appeal as a part of apple history, and maybe wouldn't reduce retainl value. hell i could claim it's a special anniversary editon of the ipod and charge more down the road :P

archurban
Aug 4, 2004, 10:28 AM
I have two ipods which are mini, 4G ipod. but mini doesn't have engraving. new 4G has great engraving. I was thinking about what kind of that could be cool. but in just few seconds, I went with 'new ipod, new job, new life it's my precious!'

well, actually, expression to add 'new' because I got new ipod so that it could change my job ability, and be forward to new digital life. therefore, ipod is my precious to challenge for. :)

Kingsnapped
Aug 4, 2004, 12:14 PM
::snip::
hell i could claim it's a special anniversary editon of the ipod and charge more down the road :P

You're going to have to wait a long time before you can pull that one off.

Peyote
Aug 4, 2004, 12:50 PM
I have two ipods which are mini, 4G ipod. but mini doesn't have engraving. new 4G has great engraving. I was thinking about what kind of that could be cool. but in just few seconds, I went with 'new ipod, new job, new life it's my precious!'

well, actually, expression to add 'new' because I got new ipod so that it could change my job ability, and be forward to new digital life. therefore, ipod is my precious to challenge for. :)


speaka engrish?

chewbaccapits
Aug 4, 2004, 01:29 PM
What is pretty weak is that I ordered mine with a special engraving but I did not receieve it the way I wanted; they never engraved it! I know I went thru the whole process but they (Apple peeps) say otherwise...Booooo...Oh, well, anyone know if you can get an engraving from 3 party vendors??? There are stores like Things Remembered that might do it, although I'm kind of scared even if they did, know what I mean?

kwajo.com
Aug 4, 2004, 01:32 PM
bummmmmmmp

Burns
Aug 4, 2004, 02:38 PM
Mine says: "Plutonium Power Source
May cause severe psychosis".

I'm sad i know, i thought it was funny, although i really like the above post "Bite my shiny metal ass"

jsw
Aug 4, 2004, 02:46 PM
"The Fairest One of All"

(a) Complements iPod as best portable music device
(b) Complements vain user looking at reflective metallic back.

iSaint
Aug 4, 2004, 03:11 PM
know if you can get an engraving from 3 party vendors???

Try a store that specializes in awards....trophies and such. They have engraving equipment.

cr2sh
Aug 4, 2004, 03:12 PM
i really like the above post "Bite my shiny metal ass"

Me too... damn, I use that phrase really often but never thought to use it on an iPod.... very nice.

know if you can get an engraving from 3 party vendors???

I've got an engraving machine... just mail me your iPod. I'll take good care of it. :)

musicpyrite
Aug 4, 2004, 03:15 PM
10,000 more reasons to steal music
10,000 more reasons to not listen to my {wife/girefriend}
Kiss my shiny metal ass
******* the RIAA

wPod
Aug 4, 2004, 03:20 PM
i dont think i can post this or i might get in trouble. . . so i will hint at it.

seen pulp fiction? know what is written on the wallet?

(this is as accuratly as i remeber from the movie)
"just give me my wallet back"
"which one is it?"
"the one that says 'bad <stuff i cant post>' "

though maybe you should save that to be put on your wallet not your iPod. . .

thats what i want on my wallet. hmmm . . . where could i get that done?

ravenvii
Aug 4, 2004, 03:29 PM
"Made by Microsoft in Redmond"

Ryan1524
Aug 4, 2004, 04:02 PM
i like the Bite My Shiny Metal Ass :D

jeremy.king
Aug 4, 2004, 05:04 PM
Property of Steve Jobs
Apple Computer, Inc.

FoxyKaye
Aug 4, 2004, 06:42 PM
How about:

"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

-or-

"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads." - Dr. Emmett Brown

kerb
Aug 4, 2004, 07:07 PM
more Smiths related ones

"I was looking for a Pod and then I found iPod"

"There is a battery indicator that always goes out"

"Some iPods are bigger than others"

"Steve Jobs Strikes Again"

and from paint a vulgar picture althought it wouldnt fit on

"Re-issue! Re-package! Re-package!
Re-evaluate the songs
double-pack with a photograph
Extra Track (and a tacky badge)
A-list, playlist"

Kwyjibo
Aug 4, 2004, 07:56 PM
"Don't Whiz on the Electric Fence"

Apple //e
Aug 4, 2004, 09:18 PM
dont mess with my toot toot

codycartoon
Aug 4, 2004, 09:58 PM
"I fell from an Apple tree"

-cody

chewbaccapits
Aug 5, 2004, 01:12 AM
more Smiths related ones

"I was looking for a Pod and then I found iPod"

"There is a battery indicator that always goes out"

"Some iPods are bigger than others"

"Steve Jobs Strikes Again"

and from paint a vulgar picture althought it wouldnt fit on

"Re-issue! Re-package! Re-package!
Re-evaluate the songs
double-pack with a photograph
Extra Track (and a tacky badge)
A-list, playlist"

Yeah!..Love The Smiths..How about some Mozer ones////

kwajo.com
Aug 5, 2004, 02:52 PM
for anyone interested in engraving choices, i found this cool site today http://www.ipodlaughs.com/ has some interesting suggestions. like

"Demo model. Please do not remove from store."

Frump
Aug 5, 2004, 03:12 PM
I'd recommend not getting it engraved if you really don't have a reason to.

It reduces the resale value and if you ever need to get it serviced it'll take several week for Apple to return it. They don't repair the iPod but send a refurb off to be engraved with the old message.

I got mine engraved with "To my name from Mick & Keith"
I figure I can try to sell it on Ebay to some Stones fan.

Frump.

IndyGopher
Aug 5, 2004, 05:09 PM
"There were exactly 2 scratches when I set this down"

Edit:

From that website, the funniest by far was
"If found unattended, avenge my death"

Mitthrawnuruodo
Aug 5, 2004, 06:42 PM
Scratch my back...
...and I'll be scratched

Abstract
Aug 5, 2004, 07:05 PM
Me too... damn, I use that phrase really often but never thought to use it on an iPod.... very nice.




Wow, so you use "Bite My Shiny Metal Ass" in every day life? You sure about that? ;)


Put:
"Scratch Resistant
Give it a try!"

Sun Baked
Aug 5, 2004, 07:30 PM
"I was drunk when I wrote these words..."

mulletman13
Aug 5, 2004, 07:44 PM
[your name], you DID pork
[girl of choice] on [date you order]

(funny if you drink a lot and write these kindof notes 8-) )



... damn i think i'm tired.

Seeed
Feb 14, 2007, 10:32 AM
"Elí, Elí! lemá sabaktáni?"
it means "My God,. My God, why have You forsaken Me" it's Hebrew, and it is from the bible, where Jesus is hanging an the Cross

Or

"Love is when someone you know trust cuts a smile in your face"
a quotation from the danish band Kashmir's song called Lampshade

e˛Studios
Feb 14, 2007, 11:04 AM
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gkarris
Feb 14, 2007, 11:05 AM
"Greetings from Cupertino"

or

"Maybe you should've bought the [other color here] one..."

the proverbial 1980's Wham type of line:

"Fill me up, before you Go-Go..."

Jasonbot
Feb 14, 2007, 11:19 AM
I wish I bought an iPhone

xtopher
Feb 14, 2007, 11:26 AM
Property of: Bill Gates

Yeah, it's got a HEMI

Objets in the mirror are closer than they appear

There goes my resale value

I wonder how many apple engravers are laughing at this


Which brings me to wonder.... how many apple engravers DO laugh at these things?!

nitynate
Feb 14, 2007, 11:35 AM
Which brings me to wonder.... how many apple engravers DO laugh at these things?!
(D) None of the above.

It's done by a machine, laser like.
They never touch your iPod. :)

xtopher
Feb 14, 2007, 11:39 AM
but SOMEBODYsomebody must see it get done....

rockthecasbah
Feb 14, 2007, 01:19 PM
Well you could do as my friend's brother did to him on his birthday iPod engraving (BTW you have to highlight the area with your cursor, white text for some possibly inappropriate content :) ):

"I'll jerk you off while you pour beer on me."

If you don't know where it's from you won't find it nearly as funny... And to think my friend's brother almost wrote "love Andrew" underneath that :D

invigorated
Feb 14, 2007, 06:37 PM
"I'm in your iPod stealing your iTunes"

phungy
Feb 14, 2007, 06:48 PM
Don't get an engraving :)

livingfortoday
Feb 14, 2007, 10:37 PM
I had "You can pry this iPod from my cold, dead hands" engraved on my 3G back in the day. Still sold for a decent amount when I sold it!

PowerBook User
Feb 14, 2007, 11:43 PM
"Listening to loud music can cause hearing loss" (Remember all the complaints about that not too long ago?)

sunfast
Feb 15, 2007, 03:37 AM
"10000 stolen songs inside"

or

"RIAA vs kwajo.com - Exhibit A"

Both shamelessly nicked from somewhere else :D

ezekielrage_99
Feb 15, 2007, 04:35 AM
"Elí, Elí! lemá sabaktáni?"
it means "My God,. My God, why have You forsaken Me" it's Hebrew, and it is from the bible, where Jesus is hanging an the Cross

If I was in Iran or Iraq I think I'd pass on that one ;)


Why not:

"Another reason to support piracy"
"Music goes in here"
"Zunes cause Cancer"
"Save The Arts Shoot a Rapper"
"Couldn't wait for an iPhone"
"Orange is a Fruit"
Or for a Pink iPod "Because everyone wants to be Mr Black"

twoodcc
Feb 15, 2007, 11:10 AM
If I was in Iran or Iraq I think I'd pass on that one ;)


Why not:

"Another reason to support piracy"
"Music goes in here"
"Zunes cause Cancer"
"Save The Arts Shoot a Rapper"
"Couldn't wait for an iPhone"
"Orange is a Fruit"
Or for a Pink iPod "Because everyone wants to be Mr Black"

a liked "Zune causes Cancer"

:p

JDN
Feb 15, 2007, 11:44 AM
'Mine Has Gremlins In It'

Jasonbot
Feb 15, 2007, 01:06 PM
"I'm actually a Zune in disguise"

Porco
Feb 15, 2007, 02:26 PM
"No Engraving Thanks"

"iPod. uNotPod. iPod"

"Overworked DJ Imprisoned Within"

"Any Pirated Songs Contained Within Are Purely Coincidental"

"My Distant Cousin Is Brown, And Squirts" (sorry)

"Watching Vid-o Om Smail SGr-ens C-n H_rt Yo=r Ey-s"

"An Apple A Day Pays The RIAA"

gkarris
Feb 15, 2007, 03:11 PM
"I could've been an iPhone..."

mike dunx
Feb 16, 2007, 06:12 AM
'**** ipod engravings'

amiga
Feb 16, 2007, 06:38 AM
Caution: May contain traces of Penguin.

gkarris
Feb 16, 2007, 09:38 AM
"Other side, dummy..."

notjustjay
Feb 16, 2007, 11:22 AM
"Error: unable to find engraving.txt"

Pressure
Feb 16, 2007, 12:00 PM
Don't Panic.

jamesosb
Sep 6, 2007, 12:10 PM
How about...
"Where do i put the cassette/Tape?"

- James

Kaoru
Sep 8, 2007, 08:33 AM
Steal At Your Own Risk!
Fingerprints Remained.

on 80GB iPod Classic

morojunk
Mar 31, 2008, 10:35 PM
I am about to buy an iTouch and I bump with that question... I passed all afternoon reading, laughing and I just could not resist to give an input... so here is what I got... tell me what you think...

"Property of Oompa Loompa #6756"
"psst... guess where I was before?"
"to: [name], thanks for last night!!! CALL ME!!! - Paris"
"if you can read this you are too close to me!!!"
"Highly Addictive Device"
"more reassons to ignore you..."
"Thanks to all the little people that made me!"
"remeber the money I saved for rent... well..."
"pet me! pet me! pet me!!! ...aaah..."
"This compensates my ego..."
"I don't talk to you... I SAY GOODBYE!"
"You have a small winnie..."
"Owner has no social life whatsoever..."
"Hi! I'm [name] imaginary girlfriend"
"I have not passed airport security..."
"This dude talks to me man!!!"
"When I am ON you are totally OFF"
"more fun in the other side... you retard!"
"Damn!!! You are hideous..."
"Store Demo iTouch - Please Do Not Remove "
"I could've been an iPhone, but i choose not too"
"... when size DOES matter..."
"no! no baby! I can't swim..."
"DO NOT put me near microwave or I go BOOM!"
"[Insert Text Here] oops..."
"he touches me in ways you can't imagine..."
"gently put it down and walk away slowly..."
"I don't bite... but owner does..."
"could iTouch you?"
"my ex wants to buy me back..."
"Leprechaun Not Included"
"My turn... now YOU turn around!"
"psst... he uses me naked... help!"
"I am NOT a drum stick!!! stopped!!!"
"Batmobile Part Number: 0310124AF2"
"Stop touching me!!! I'll kill you!!!"
"Property of Achmed The Dead Terrorist"

and well... if I have more time I'll write the rest, but this will keep you guys busy and creating more...

iHope you like...

LizKat
Apr 3, 2008, 07:53 AM
"Protected by Glock"

helderleal
Sep 10, 2009, 04:12 PM
I Listen to Bands That Don't Even Exist Yet.

Mr. lax
Sep 10, 2009, 04:52 PM
i dont think i can post this or i might get in trouble. . . so i will hint at it.

seen pulp fiction? know what is written on the wallet?

(this is as accuratly as i remeber from the movie)
"just give me my wallet back"
"which one is it?"
"the one that says 'bad <stuff i cant post>' "

though maybe you should save that to be put on your wallet not your iPod. . .

thats what i want on my wallet. hmmm . . . where could i get that done?

I would love a wallet with that written on it... I just need to find one now haha

Tower-Union
Sep 11, 2009, 11:51 PM
Dear <your name> thanks again for the liver! --Steve

Ice-Cube
Sep 12, 2009, 12:10 AM
" I say no to piracy but they just don't listen "

roboleg
Sep 12, 2009, 12:50 AM
When I got my first iPod in 2005 (that is, a green iPod mini 2G), I had it engraved with the following:

The power of iPod compels you!

While I thought it was awesome at first, I look back now and wonder what I was thinking.
I mean, let's face it - it doesn't really make sense.

chris.l.barrett
Sep 13, 2009, 09:37 PM
I just went with the truth. Dam the iTouch audio jack.

"My iTouch broke and I couldn't afford a new one!!!"

talkingfuture
Sep 14, 2009, 02:18 AM
On the back of my iPod Touch I have:

'Other way up, stupid!'

codenamecueball
Sep 20, 2009, 02:57 PM
My dad got: The wee mans music machine
Funny: Intel Inside
Moar: Powered by The Pirate Bay
Even moar: Buffering..

dmmcintyre3
Sep 20, 2009, 09:59 PM
"403: You do not have permission to access this iPod"
"64 GB of porn inside"
"I'm a iPod Touch not an iTouch"
"Property of Microsoft asset id: zunesuck7"
"Help, Someone stole my camera"
"iReplaced a Zune"
"Caution: Do not use on toilet"

DavidThreet
Mar 12, 2011, 12:28 AM
I am about to buy an iTouch and I bump with that question... I passed all afternoon reading, laughing and I just could not resist to give an input... so here is what I got... tell me what you think...

"Property of Oompa Loompa #6756"
"psst... guess where I was before?"
"to: [name], thanks for last night!!! CALL ME!!! - Paris"
"if you can read this you are too close to me!!!"
"Highly Addictive Device"
"more reassons to ignore you..."
"Thanks to all the little people that made me!"
"remeber the money I saved for rent... well..."
"pet me! pet me! pet me!!! ...aaah..."
"This compensates my ego..."
"I don't talk to you... I SAY GOODBYE!"
"You have a small winnie..."
"Owner has no social life whatsoever..."
"Hi! I'm [name] imaginary girlfriend"
"I have not passed airport security..."
"This dude talks to me man!!!"
"When I am ON you are totally OFF"
"more fun in the other side... you retard!"
"Damn!!! You are hideous..."
"Store Demo iTouch - Please Do Not Remove "
"I could've been an iPhone, but i choose not too"
"... when size DOES matter..."
"no! no baby! I can't swim..."
"DO NOT put me near microwave or I go BOOM!"
"[Insert Text Here] oops..."
"he touches me in ways you can't imagine..."
"gently put it down and walk away slowly..."
"I don't bite... but owner does..."
"could iTouch you?"
"my ex wants to buy me back..."
"Leprechaun Not Included"
"My turn... now YOU turn around!"
"psst... he uses me naked... help!"
"I am NOT a drum stick!!! stopped!!!"
"Batmobile Part Number: 0310124AF2"
"Stop touching me!!! I'll kill you!!!"
"Property of Achmed The Dead Terrorist"

and well... if I have more time I'll write the rest, but this will keep you guys busy and creating more...

iHope you like...


Thank you so much!!!! I am usually good at punch lines, but I wanted something priceless for my iPad2... Both me and my iPad2 love you!!!

http://i52.tinypic.com/wta8f4.jpg

Alaerian
Mar 12, 2011, 12:30 AM
I'm glad you resurrected this thread.

... oh wait. :rolleyes: