The clowns at 9to5 have jumped the shark with their iphone rumor coverage

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by drnen, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. drnen macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007

    LOOK everyone! The dow is up almost 300 points today. It must be because apple FINALLY let the world take a breath by announcing its iphone event.

    There are rumors and then there is utter silliness. This falls in with the latter. The market is rallying based on hopes that Europe may be taking steps towards confronting its debt problem. Nothing to do with Apple. Take a breath. Step back. Thanks.
  2. 28Gauge macrumors 6502


    Sep 4, 2011
    I agree!
  3. blubyu macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2010
    You do realize that Happy Days recorded more shows AFTER Fonzie jumped the shark then before it right? Just once I would like to see somebody use that reference correctly :(
  4. Saberj macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2010
    Thank God that I'm not the only one that rolls their eyes when I hear someone use the phrase in this sort of way. :cool:
  5. JWSandi macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2008
    Trashville, TN.
    The absurdity of the DOW rally is as suspect as the 9to5 rumor...

    The DOW is rallying on a rumor that has already been completely shot down by the US and European financial media...

    Really makes you wonder why folks react to such things, hope, despair, desperation or stupidity... :rolleyes:
  6. drnen thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007
    I actually think you're both mistaken. Jumping the shark has nothing to do with episode number or ratings- it marks a point when things become absurd and people run out of good ideas/storylines. Typically happens in a tv show's 4th season. Fonzie jumping over a shark as a stunt- kinda absurd, no?
  7. Muro macrumors 6502

    Aug 4, 2011
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
    I alwas digg a good statement starting with "those clowns at....."
  8. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    There is no hope left for a single Euro currency nor is there any hope left for the stock markets. What is happening now is the banks are stealing every last penny they can so they can buy commodities and move the rest of there money away from the Dollar and Euro. It's inevitable now. They are trying to plug the Grand Canyon with a bath plug.

    It will never go away unless you ban derrivatives and introduce some legislation like the Glass Steagal act again. My advice to buy Gold and Silver and do not keep your money in the bank apart from your bill payment money. Gold and Silver has been a safe haven from financial problems for a long time and it's probably one of the safest things you can invest in.
  9. Chief Oddball macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009

    It's like when they gave KITT Super Pursuit Mode and invited New Edition on as guest stars.

    With all that said, I think the OP's point -- regardless of colloquialisms used to describe it -- is valid.
  10. JoJoCal19 macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2007
    Jacksonville, FL
    Glad to see someone else that thinks ending the Glass-Steagall Act and totally de-regulating the markets was a bad idea.
  11. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020


    Nov 21, 2009
    Up There

    Couldn't agree more :D
  12. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    I like the phrase, but clowns creep me out. I mean just look at them! How does that not terrify you?
  13. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    After reading "IT", clowns take on a whole new meaning.
  14. Saberj macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2010
    I said nothing about it being related to a number of episodes, that was the other guy. :) I just said I hate when people use it wrong. I don't think it's just an absurd gesture, but actually an absurd gesture done with the intention to increase popularity.
  15. RBilRamZ macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2003
    History of jumping the shark

    We'll you are both correct and putting your foot in your mouth. Jumping the shark DOES represent when people have run out of good ideas/story lines. It comes from an episode of Happy Days (once the show started to lose steam), when the Fonz went water skiing and actually jumped over a shark.
  16. thewitt macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2011
    And I thought the market was rallying because it stopped raining in Malaysia this morning...
  17. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    That was another nail in the coffin for the us economy when the banks lobbied and got that deregulated. The derrivatives bubble is estimated to be around 1.2-1.4 Quadrillion. The single currency Euro was always doomed to fail because they put powerhouses like Germany in with relatively small economies like Greece. So the banks betted money like a Casino and now we have to "tighten our belts" and pick up the bill. That's why there is a backlash in many countries now including America.
  18. drnen thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007
    The fiat currency's time in the spotlight is coming to an end. Money that is backed by NOTHING was a terrible idea to begin with- just look up a graph charting the real value of the dollar after Nixon took us off the gold standard. I sold most of my stocks after the japan quake and i see no reason to play in the market right now. Something wicked this way comes. I'm not going to get too deep into politics on a macrumors thread, but people need to take a serious look at what our Fed is doing. A recent audit showed that billions were sent to foreign banks to prop them up. For every dollar printed by the Fed and put into our economy, we pay interest. With our current debt situation it is near impossible to pay back our debts. I do not think Obama has been a good president- but the bulk of our debt problems do not lay with him. Be wary of the bankers!
  19. VulchR macrumors 68020


    Jun 8, 2009
    I saw a set of interesting graphics - I wish I could remember the URL - comparing current economic trends with the Great Depression. The sequence was eerily similar - a boom characterized by greater income inequality, followed by the inevitable bust, followed by the starting of a recovery but then descending into another recession (the stage we might be at now), followed by the collapse of middle classes, followed by the final nail in the coffin: protectionism. I just hope we can avoid the mistakes of the 1930's....

    Anyway, back on topic: What strikes me this time is just how few trustworthy rumors there are about the next iPhone(s). It is as though in the absence of fact, those who are tasked to write or blog about the launch just make stuff up.

    EDIT: On personal note, it is refreshing to see a group of people (bankers) portrayed more negatively in the popular press than us poor scientists.
  20. Frenchjay macrumors 68000


    Jul 6, 2010
    To add to that they took people's gold for a price then after a weekend they refreshed gold prices higher. Another banker swindle.
  21. parseckadet macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2010
    Denver, CO
    Conversations about the stock market and the proper meaning and usage of a popular phrase? Sorry, but this thread jumped the shark after the second post.
  22. drnen thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2007
    learn to adapt, my friend. I go where the conversation takes me.
  23. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    No way, really?! Tell me more, sir!
  24. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    not quite. Gold and silver have a negative correlation to the economy's condition. If the market goes down, gold goes up and vice versa. Probably because every time the market goes down, people talk about how precious metals will always be valuable. If/when the market improves, the gold price will stagnate or fall. Gold is a good medium to use if you want to just store money (in theory if you store your money as gold, you won't lose money to inflation), but in a healthy market, investing in stocks can yield a greater return

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