Sorry!! The article you are trying to read is not available now.
Politics And Regulation
Trading And Investing
How To Trade
How To Invest
Wall Of Worry
Hoofy & Boo
From The Buzz & Banter
MV Education center
t3 live subscriptions
Apple Employees Commit Unforgivable Crime
May 25, 2011 12:30 PM
NO PLANK YOU
There's no excuse. Just no excuse.
As some Apple Store employees have been fighting to organize a union and demanding better financial compensation, this is will set them back to square one -- professionally, socially, and mentally.
This is worse than
. This is worse than
denying the existence of malware
. And, God help me, this is even worse than
approving the Charlie Sheen app
Apple Store employees are now planking
Planking -- the worst excuse for a trend since "ghost riding" -- is when a person is photographed in a rigidly prone position, face down, in various circumstances. It exists because
exist. There is no point. There is no purpose. There is no appeal.
And yet, like
, we are forced to hear about it.
Photos of planking inside Apple Stores are compiled on the Tumblr blog
Apple Store Planking
-- which is said to be "created for iPlankers" (UGH!) "by iPlankers" (UUUGH!!!). Both customers and employees are invited to submit their photos of planking in the retail locations, with the provision that staffers obscure their faces and "conspicuous" marks.
Anything to prevent identification from family and loved ones -- if any.
Look, other companies have their embarrassing moments. Microsoft made us avoid eye contact with its
awkward Windows Phone 7 parade
. Facebook stiffly confessed to its
Google smear campaign
after fumbling its execution. And AT&T was eating crow after one employee confirmed that
New York City wasn't ready for the iPhone
But take a look at these images and see if anything exhibits more awkwardness and less charm within a fleeting fad that never had any traction to begin with.
Forget Fake Steve Jobs. Apple needs to shut this blog down before it's further associated with such worthless frivolity.
Apple Staffers Planning a Revolt
Apple Laptops Deemed Best by Consumer Reports
No positions in stocks mentioned.
NEW YORK CITY
WINDOWS PHONE 7
CHARLIE SHEEN APP
APPLE STORE PLANKING
REMOVE APPLE MALWARE
Apple Store Planking
See All Tickers »
More From Minyanville
Trading and Investing
MV Education Center
Buzz & Banter
Cooper's Market Report
The Options Strategist
Directory of Terms
T3 Live Subscriptions
Buzz and Banter.com
Ruby Peck Foundation
Terms and Conditions
Follow Minyanville on Facebook
Follow minyanville on Twitter
Follow Minyanville on Linkedin
Subscribe to Our RSS Feed
©2017 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved