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LordZ:
While your story sounds like something a friend of mine would make up (only not quite as good), I'm more interested in the fact you claim to have a sister named "Maryanne." If by chance, you really do have a sister with that name, then you have my sympathy. Not only did your parents name you after your sister, they did it in spite of the fact you are male.

Dear Lord Z,
My dad didn't name me after either of my older sisters (Maryanne and Marian), he named us all after an ancestor and civil war hero: Lieutenant Marion Keybridge Cox. The story goes that he took 12 gallows-bound soldiers and turned them into a special infiltration unit. The mission went horribly wrong and only Lt. Cox returned. Rumors had it that he had eaten the other men and his right arm to survive but there was never enough evidence to hang him, so they gave him a Purple Heart instead.

Best. Article. Ever.

Onyx Oblivion:
Best. Article. Ever.

Quoted. For. Truth.

I think I'd have done exactly the same thing in your position as well.

Although maybe I wouldn't have swung the desktop, more likely my actual fists...hmm.

SeanTheSheep:
That, Mr. Cox, was amazing.
What sort of sadistic bastard names their kid "Renault" though?

What sort of sadistic bastard names their kid "Marion"?

Anyway, hilarious, now I know not to take my Mac to a PC fight.

Your story actually really angered me, reminding me of the ways my sister was abused by roomates, we had to move her twice from her dorm rooms. A few of my friends were taken for rides because they believed the shitty advice of fanboys rather than someone who actually works with the units, so they get stuck with garbage and I sit and say "I told you so, this is what you get for not listening to a professional on the matter and listening to some jackass" I get the "Yes you were right, then they do it again. Le sigh :\

People don't often see exactly what's going on in life but that's what brothers are for.

Well done, very entertaining.

This story is perfect. Thanks for the laughs.

Haha ..wow. OK, totally did not see this coming.

Hilarious read (btw, my life suddenly seems -incredibly- dull)

dodokiller88:
A great read; much better than the usual fake news stuff.

Indeed! Made me chuckle!

I love your articles Marion...A+ this week =D

Burst6:
You can put passwords on folders? Thank god, i can finally rest easy when my parent want to use the computer.

Also, this proves it, PC's are much much better than macs at bashing things over the head.

dont forget to turn off preview pictures that show up on them.

FallenJellyDoughnut:

caemsg:
wow that's the same as the password on my pron folder's
way to teach the pot smoking hippy thief the power of PC :)

Wow, you all have such simple pronz passwords.

I have a 16 character one that runs a simple TQBFJOTLD Cipher...

dont judge me...

OT: would it be considered a stereotype to say that all mac users are exactly like Mr. Renault?

Kalezian:
OT: would it be considered a stereotype to say that all mac users are exactly like Mr. Renault?

It would. It would also be 100% accurate. Stereotypes have to start somewhere you know...

Fucking awesome! PC OWNS AGAIN!! (as always)

Excellent job on purging that xeno filth from the house of your relative and bestowing upon them the Omnessiah sanctified and Emperor blessed technology.

Resist the foul machinations of Warp, brothers and sisters. If it looks like a foul Eldar and refuses to integrate with any other man made technology - it shall be purged!

who uses a password on the pronz. Hey if the person dig's that deep into my computer.they deserve to see whats hidden.

Also great read. this is the kind of stuff that keeps me coming back everyday.

"As my homebuilt PC came down, the Mac snapped"

all that needed to be said

I don't know about overpriced for some. I paid $800 for a normal macbook and dual-booted windows 7 to play steam games. Left 4 Dead 2 works with ease, its legit. On the subject of macbook pro's and macbook desktops, f*** them. A lot of money for little substance, especially when for less than a grand you can make yourself a nice gaming rig.

300lb. Samoan:
Bravo! My PC's big and I like it that way! So is my bass guitar, I pride myself on its ability to crush creak-heads beneath its heft!

Bass guitars and PCs win at crushing things vs their counter-parts. The difference is that guitars are still viable things while Macs are generally useless. (I use PCs for gaming, hence the comment, not trying to create flame-bait here)

Soylent Bacon:
Pssh, my porn folder password was a lot harder to guess than 12345

People bury their private material in password-protected folders you say? Do tell...

Something else that works well is changing the file name and extension, could be a little tedious for larger collections though. I stopped trying to hide mine when I noticed no-one searches my computer, so long as it doesnt accidentally end up in my shared files.

Oh, and miso soup grows on you, it no-longer makes me feel like vomiting.

Damn hippies. If one of my sisters ever dates a hippie I'll beat his head in with something harder then my PC case.

My PC case isn't very dense. It's a small case so i can put it where i need it. Although i do have a rather large case that is all metal i used a few years back for my old PC. maybe i should break that out if my sister ever needs one.

-Torchedini-:

madbird-valiant:
That was good, I'm surprised. Well done good sir.

Also the first paragraph or two really really uncomfortably reminded me of this erotic story I once read...

I think we might have read the same story

Did it have something to do with home movies? xD

Until you started wrestling with a greasy hippie (good luck washing that stuff off) it was actually believable, anywho powuh to large mac/hippie bashing objects

So I find the fact that I'm replying to this thread from my MacBook Pro mildly amusing. I also find it amusing that I'm running a VM of Windows 7 (for some crappy Visual Basic app) and a terminal session where I'm renaming 15,000 photographs based on their EXIF data using a simple shell script.

While I can agree the hardware is priced more than I'd like - I find the flexibility to be quite useful. Oh well, thank goodness we have options and aren't forced to buy what other's deem appropriate. And the hippie should've defended himself with an aluminum unibody Mac. Far superior torsional strength.

And might I enquire to the author where to buy $15 routers and $100 Apple products? And it's skunk weed, not skank - but then again, I don't know your sister.

And ridiculously huge computers are asinine. My gaming PC is a 12x12x24" Shuttle.

My computer is HUGE. Seriously, you can fit three regular computers including cases if you cut them into proper shapes... Yeah. I call it "The Mammoth", mostly because it's covered in thick brown hair and is frozen in a block of ice. Some of that wasn't true. What I'm trying to say is, my computer could easily kill someone, though I'd never throw it or use it as a weapon, even though it did break, we installed Windows XP fresh and now I can't connect to the internet. Holy crap, this could end up as a post that's actually a question. HOW MAKE I TWO LIL' NETWORK WINDOWS ON TOOLBAR GO VISIBLE AND CONNECTED??? :o

thekg:

LeonLethality:
12345? That's the kind of password an idiot would have on his luggage!

That's amazing. I've got the same combination on my luggage!

Hail Skroob
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OT: Great story

If you wrote a book. I would buy it.

Case and point, Mac's are for people who forget how to turn their computer on, while PC's are for important and successful people.

Excellent story as always.

dodokiller88:
A great read; much better than the usual fake news stuff.

Agreed. The first article I actually FULLY read. This also saddened me a bit; this particular article, not me never reading a full article.

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thinks miso soup tastes like fish ass. I know too many weeaboos who take any shit that comes from the land of Nippon to be like gold bullion on a silver platter and would gladly be penetrated by tentacles. Miso is terrible.

The article was amazingly entertaining, but I think the Mac vs PC debate is a little overblown.

My background is both that of a gamer and programmer, and I wasted several semesters learning graphic design (the design itself wasn't a waste, but the school... eh, it's a long story). So I have reasonable experience with both platforms.

Each one has its pros and cons. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses.

For my graphic design work (or my husband's film editing) Mac does seem to be a bit more intuitive and easier to use. It seems to be more geared for the artist in general. Apple also provides a great synergy between their various devices, making it easy to keep them in sync.

PCs are great for gaming, programming, and basic home use. A better native office suite and programming IDE (i.e. MS Office and Visual Studio) than anything I've seen on a Mac, if peripherals and other devices can be a little clunky to deal with.

But really, I feel this battle is trying to argue which is better: the hammer or the screwdriver. Each one has it's place, and a good handyman will know his way around with both. Or to put it in a gamer perspective, it's like comparing an RTS to an FPS. Both are good depending on what you want to do.

Wow. I've never read this column before, so I had no idea what to expect. At first it looked like a real story that was going to end in the usual "Macs are overpriced" point, and I was like, meh. And then I kept reading and it looked like it was going to turn into a story about how Macs are overpriced AND all the stereotypes about their users are true. And then it crossed the line a second time and it got hilarious.

And then I came here and found generic Mac bashing from people who apparently took the story too seriously. Big surprise.

Marion Cox:

LordZ:
While your story sounds like something a friend of mine would make up (only not quite as good), I'm more interested in the fact you claim to have a sister named "Maryanne." If by chance, you really do have a sister with that name, then you have my sympathy. Not only did your parents name you after your sister, they did it in spite of the fact you are male.

Dear Lord Z,
My dad didn't name me after either of my older sisters (Maryanne and Marian), he named us all after an ancestor and civil war hero: Lieutenant Marion Keybridge Cox. The story goes that he took 12 gallows-bound soldiers and turned them into a special infiltration unit. The mission went horribly wrong and only Lt. Cox returned. Rumors had it that he had eaten the other men and his right arm to survive but there was never enough evidence to hang him, so they gave him a Purple Heart instead.

...Then let me say, I'm even more sorry now. Your dad named all his children after a guy who had 12 people on the team and returned without any of them?

Abedeus:

Marion Cox:

LordZ:
While your story sounds like something a friend of mine would make up (only not quite as good), I'm more interested in the fact you claim to have a sister named "Maryanne." If by chance, you really do have a sister with that name, then you have my sympathy. Not only did your parents name you after your sister, they did it in spite of the fact you are male.

Dear Lord Z,
My dad didn't name me after either of my older sisters (Maryanne and Marian), he named us all after an ancestor and civil war hero: Lieutenant Marion Keybridge Cox. The story goes that he took 12 gallows-bound soldiers and turned them into a special infiltration unit. The mission went horribly wrong and only Lt. Cox returned. Rumors had it that he had eaten the other men and his right arm to survive but there was never enough evidence to hang him, so they gave him a Purple Heart instead.

...Then let me say, I'm even more sorry now. Your dad named all his children after a guy who had 12 people on the team and returned without any of them?

And without an arm too, this is the sort of person you should look up too.

Remember in the civil war all weapons were two handed, this dude survived with one arm.

ColdStorage:

Abedeus:

Marion Cox:

LordZ:
While your story sounds like something a friend of mine would make up (only not quite as good), I'm more interested in the fact you claim to have a sister named "Maryanne." If by chance, you really do have a sister with that name, then you have my sympathy. Not only did your parents name you after your sister, they did it in spite of the fact you are male.

Dear Lord Z,
My dad didn't name me after either of my older sisters (Maryanne and Marian), he named us all after an ancestor and civil war hero: Lieutenant Marion Keybridge Cox. The story goes that he took 12 gallows-bound soldiers and turned them into a special infiltration unit. The mission went horribly wrong and only Lt. Cox returned. Rumors had it that he had eaten the other men and his right arm to survive but there was never enough evidence to hang him, so they gave him a Purple Heart instead.

...Then let me say, I'm even more sorry now. Your dad named all his children after a guy who had 12 people on the team and returned without any of them?

And without an arm too, this is the sort of person you should look up too.

Remember in the civil war all weapons were two handed, this dude survived with one arm.

My grandpa survived WWII with one leg.

Your argument is invalid. Especially since the civil war was... well, a civil war. No other country cared about it.

cool victory for the PC

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