UnNews:Apple sued for copyright infringement (history, logs)

Article: UnNews:Apple sued for copyright infringement

Score: 2 in-jokes

Nominated by: Pup
For: 6
  1. Nom and Fore. Review. Pup
  2. UnFor. Not bad for an in-joke. At least it revolves around something from the outside world. --Matfen 10:52, February 2, 2010 (UTC)
  3. For (See my longwinded comments below). WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 23:51, February 2, 2010 (UTC)
  4. For. Though it is lacking in Socky references. Sir SockySexy girls Mermaid with dolphin Tired Marilyn Monroe (talk) (stalk)Magnemite Icons-flag-be GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 21:20, 3 February 2010
  5. For He referenced someone named Aleister, which is close enough, and it made Why? laugh out of his mouth more than once (a miracle?), and I laughed as well, and the in-references seem not to take away or add anything in themselves. And Apple made a stupid name-choice, and should be called on it in more than one humor outlet. Ok, nuff said. Aleister in Chains 23:29 3 Feb. MMX
  6. Still for. It may be in-jokey and self-refrential, but I still laughed a lot. That's what I base my opinion on. Sir ¬_¬ | Banter HOMOPHOBE!!! CUN Icons-flag-us NOTM 09:24, February 6, 2010 (UTC)
Against: 4
  1. Against. For two reasons: a) wayyyyyy self-referential. b) Didn't really laugh (Rosencrantzinpants notwithstanding). Necropaxx (T) {~} Tuesday, 07:13, Feb 2 2010
  2. Against. As per above and previous opinions about self ref articles as features. LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ® (Orate) 10:56, February 2, 2010 (UTC)
  3. Against. Despite the awesome nature of the characters in the article. As self referential as a very self-referential thing, and lacking the oomph necessary to overcome that. --UU - natter UU Manhole 13:00, Feb 2
  4. Against. Lacking in OptyC references. -OptyC Sucks! Icons-flag-us CUN20:02, 2 Feb
  1. Abstain. On the one hand, I totally agree with UU. On the other hand, I sympathize with that Rosenkrantinpants guy. —Unführer Guildy Ritter von Guildensternenstein 13:39, February 2, 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment. Warning, I'm getting on my soap box. I voted for because of two main reasons. First, I literally loled more than once, which as stuffy as I am is a rarity. Second, I think virtually anyone who knows about copyright infringement and that there's such a thing as satire would get the jokes. I don't think any inside info is needed. Would anyone think this was insidey if he simply removed the links to Unc users? (And by the way, if you're familiar with William Shakespeare, his work is full of inside references that are hundreds of years dead. There's an inside joke in Hamlet that to get the joke you have to know who the actors were who originally played the parts and know what parts they played in another play. But people still like his writing because of the other stuff). WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 23:53, February 2, 2010 (UTC)
Ahhhh, the bard himself... --Globaltourniquet GlobalTourniquetUnAstrologer, UnJournalist, shameless narcissistic America-hating liberal atheist award-winning featured writer 19:12, February 3, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, but that was not an appeal to authority--I didn't say Shakespeare said it so it must be true. I used it as an example that people like things for the parts they like even if there's injokes they don't get. To make the point, I had to point to someone who was successful in entertaining an audience that people here would recognize. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 21:50, February 3, 2010 (UTC)
Oh, I knew that. I was just poking fun at you, a user whose substantial wit and intelligence I fully trust. If you look at the article, it even possibly defends your choice in this case where it talks about how an authority doing a thing can give that thing credence, if not logical defense. I was just satirizing your name-dropping. Oh, and as for the article, I dunno.... I fall into the middle. Maybe if it had had a reference or two to GlobalTourniquet and especially <insert name here>, I might vote for it. --Globaltourniquet GlobalTourniquetUnAstrologer, UnJournalist, shameless narcissistic America-hating liberal atheist award-winning featured writer 22:33, February 3, 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I added that note just to show off my knowledge of Shakespeare. Did I tell you I knew Willy? Great playwright and a real ladies man, but couldn't act his way out of a paper bag. Maybe that's because they didn't have paper bags in those days, and acting out of a burlap sack was rather difficult. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 23:33, February 5, 2010 (UTC)


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