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IPod Can Disappoint Would-be Hipsters

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Jeffery Gant of Eanonville, FL is upset. Like many he purchased the IPod music player from Apple Computers hoping to improve his image. But like many, his aspirations have fallen far short.

Gant got caught up in the excitement of the IPod advertising.

While watching television, Gant got caught up in the excitement of the IPod advertising. “I saw these people on TV, and they was dancin’ round having a good ole time, and I thought, that’s what’s missing from my life,” says Jeff.

But when Jeffrey put on his new white ear buds and headed to downtown Eanonville, things turned out differently than he had planned. “I put on my Tammy Wynette - 20 Greatest Hits CD and started dancing around like they did on the commercial, but nobody looked at me like I was cool or nothing. In fact, one guy pulled out my ear buds and asked me if I was having a seizure.”

Jeffery has contacted his attorney and is planning to pursue a class action suit

Jeffery has contacted his attorney and is planning to pursue a class action suit against Apple computer for misrepresentation of hipness. His Attorney Aarmon Leech explains why their case is important, “Mr. Gant suffered horrible emotional damage while trying to look hip. Someone must be held accountable for his pain and suffering and the pain and suffering of those like him.”

Representatives of Apple Computer were unavailable for comment. NewsBlog 5000 staff attempted to contact employees of the local Apple store, but ran into the woman who threw us out before. This time, before escorting us out, they took pictures to tape to the back of the cash register.


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