Saturday, January 10, 2009

Wait - My iPhone Can Do WHAAAT?

Since getting an iPhone this summer, and becoming obsessed with it, as I do with any and all gadget-related things in my life (if only other pursuits were able to harness the fury with which I lust after gadgets, I'd probably be living a much more well-rounded life, but I digress), I have found a few websites to keep track of new apps and cool stuff you can add to your phone to make it more useful, fun, or what-have-you. One I check regularly is called AppShopper, and it does a really great job of charting price drops and increases, updates, new apps, and everything else that might fluctuate within the Apple App Store ecosystem.

But since the advent of the App Store, there have been so many shitty, SHITTY, worthless, dog barf apps that have come out, you often have to wade through a sea of runny 'rhea to get to that diamond in the rough, especially if it's something new that no one's downloaded, crapped their pants over, and reviewed on iTunes already. I finished my work for today, and headed over to check out some new stuff, and thought I'd just drop in to share some of today's highlights with you.

First up is this piece of shit, which caught my eye not because of the busted-ass whore in the slutty schoolgirl garb, or for the idea that I could prank(!) my friends, but because of the "attractive brown background" update. Make a note of that one.

Then there's Baby Sign ASL, which is a way for you to teach your young child some of the basics of American Sign Language. I'm sure this is a great way to communicate early on with your youngster, hearing-impaired or not, except that this little girl is throwing the metal horns, and looking like she's about to eat your face while rocking out to some Sabbath.

Because if you're a total moron idiot with no social tact or grace, simply ponying up for an iPhone and this app will suddenly yield you the keys to the Fuck Kingdom on DoinIt Mountain.

For the girls that need to ferret out (verb choice deliberate) the users of the application listed above.

Did YOU know cups were amazing? I mean, sure, they hold our drinks, and possibly small snacks like candy and delicious Bugles, and I saw a hobo make one into a totally effective megaphone on the streets of San Francisco last week, but AMAZING? Well, fuck me sideways and call me Sally, because there it is, plain as day. And look! Now "free mode" won't be so buggy when I play it! Awesome!

Ah, the simple joys of a guessing game. Great for children to learn numbers. Psst - you know what else is great for children to learn numbers? PARENTING AND SCHOOL.

And since Apple started allowing slightly NSFW apps in the store, we have an absolute DELUGE of crap like this:

If, quite simply, you LUV to fart.

If you don't LUV it, but you want people to think you did it. Which makes no sense at all.

For getting to the bottom of those fart mysteries that surround us all.

And this, for people who like to fart while painting the sky on mescaline.

Sadly, I could do this all night.


Colleen said...

My fiance has the "it's peanut butter jelly time" app. It is ridick. I also recently witnessed the light sabers app.

Big Daddy said...

I'm addicted to the Penguin Lite and GL Golf Lite apps.

[Word verif: 'gases' - how funny]

Alienwhere said...

Colleen - at the very least, that one is good for a "aw, remember when the Internet used to sing this to me every day?" And I had the lightsaber one, but I decided I wasn't getting in enough duels to keep it on there, so I deleted it.

BD - I had GL Golf Lite for a while too, and decided that I wanted something with better graphics for the phone, so I'm holding out for a mind-meltingly good mini-golf game.

And how apropos, "gases" being your captcha. It's like the Blog Gods were pointing right at you for a second and asked you to pull their collective blog deity finger.