Grammy swag for 2004 includes Apple iPod

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

    Aug 9, 2000
    well.... let's see.

    on one hand, that is pretty cool. smart marketing depts. around the country can instantly make their item "cool".

    but on the other (much larger) hand, this is utterly disgusting. even though celebrities are still surprised to get gifts, it's (some people's) magnificent greed during the production of movies that makes this rediculus. for example, "friends" stars demanded over $700,000 EACH, PER EPISODE these last seasons. that is unreal!the only thing worse than this, is how much money baseball players make.

    just my $.02
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    They should throw some Pepsis in those baskets too. Star presenters need music to go with their iPods, you know.

    Did you notice that one of the other gifts is laser eye surgery? Hey, how 'bout some liposuction too, for presenters whose weight has ballooned to over 110 pounds?
  4. neoelectronaut macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2003
    Southeastern Louisiana
    Since when do celebrities need to have gifts given to them? As if they can't already buy a billion and a half iPods with their daily salary.

    That cheeezes me off.
  5. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    Jun 17, 2003
    Corvallis, Oregon
    I'm all against greed as much as the next guy, but as near as I can tell, the presenters aren't sitting there DEMANDING gift bags. It's not a case of presenters being greedy on top of their already high salaries--it's a way for the awards ceremonies to say thank you and to compensate the celebrities in question for helping out.

    Furthermore, I don't think it's such a huge problem that actors/actresses get paid as much as they do. In the case of the cast of "Friends", they're simply asking for what they're worth to the producers. That's kind of the idea--a person should get paid what he or she is worth to the company. If you think it's bad that a movie star gets umpteen million dollars for being in a box office smash hit, then boycott his movie next time. That'll be that much less money in the producers' pockets, meaning the actor brought in less revenue, making the actor worth less.
  6. gwangung macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2003
    Really. All we're seeing here is rank jealousy of folks who're making more money than we are. It's not very becoming....

    Far as I'm concerned, if a person can demand big bucks and get them, then more power to 'em....
  7. Sabenth macrumors 6502a


    Jan 24, 2003
    well tickle me pink aint this just a larf ....

    Mrs celeb walks on stange right says a few words with mr star celeb exit stage left. some rep from apple says exscuse i noticed your speach rather good you intrested in a FREEEEE!!!! GIFT Celebs been celebes will just go hell why not might as well. I dont see any issues with this some one came up with a great idea. It PAYS TO BE ONE STEP AHEAD...
  8. Jerry Spoon macrumors 6502a

    Jerry Spoon

    Jan 8, 2002
    Historic St. Charles
    Laser eye surgery as a gift?

    Where's the boob job and tummy tuck?
  9. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Wasn't an iPod included with another gift basket for rich people?

    Was it the Grammy's? I thought it was...

    Last year perhaps? :confused:
  10. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Hey Sabenth. Could you slow down your avatar a little? I'm feeling dizzy... the room is spinning.... oooooooooooh..... <sound of body hitting floor>
  11. Photorun macrumors 65816


    Sep 1, 2003
    Yep. iPods were in last year as well, I remember Jack at ranting about it.

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