Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard is a well-done Onion News Network video spoofing Apple Computers. The pretense is Apple releasing its newest offering, the MacBook Wheel--a computer for people who don't really need to work.

The delivery is very deadpan, the sets are well made. I like the backgound jokes, like the sign behind the reps saying "The Wheel. Reinvented." It's been such a long time that I've read The Onion, I forgot these guys were good at comedy. And life. 

In-video bonus! 1, 4 or 9 vicims, next.

(From Buzzfeed)


Scumbag Sam said...

I love the Onion - seriously, I wish we got it in the UK. Brilliant spoof peice!

Stefanie said...

That is awesome

Wilmar said...

this is one of the onion's greatest bits.

W. E. B. Du Blag said...

For sure. ALSO from metafilter:

"For those of you who don't like pausing and squinting, the Wheel's innovative sentence auto-complete functionality came up with the following:

The aardvark admitted its fault.
The aardvark admitted it was wrong.
The aardvark asked for an aardvark.
The aardvark asked for a dagger.
The aardvark asked for health.
The aardvark asked for a ride.
The absinthe arrived by airmail.
The abortion went well.
The actor asked for an aardvark.
The actor asked for abstinance.
The actor asked for redemption.
The advertisement was effective.
The agile aardvark arrived by airmail.
The agile aardvark bathed with beauties.
The agriculture was cultivated by the coral.
The aggravated driver beeped on his horn.
The aggravated rooster scratched the dirt.
The Althusserian scholar gave his copy of Lacan's "Ecrits" to the abortion doctor.
The amiable Althusserian scholar asked the aardvark for an absinthe.
The amiable crocodile brushed his teeth with a toothbrush.
The amiable doctor performed the operation admirably.
The annex was covered with asbestos.
The annex was crawling with beetles.
The apple was airmailed by the doctor.
The apple was consumed by the amiable crocodile.
The apple was inquiring about the amiable crocodile's friend.
The aquamarine lifevest was not used.
The aquamarine lifevest was unpopular.
The armchair was uncomfortable.
The armchair was favoured by the amiable housecat.
The ass asked for a better absinthe.
The ass brayed the moon.
The assumptive doctor did not accept our personal check.
The assumptive agricultural expert eyed out absinthe suspiciously.
The attractive peanut farmer graded the term paper.
The attractive rooster preened its feathers to attract absinthe.
The auxiliary generator has malfunctioned.
The awning covered the agile aardvark during the amiable rainstorm.
The awning was too tall to touch.
The babbling baby asked the aardvark for some absinthe.

* Copied and pasted from a comment on Digg. I can't take credit for this (thank God).
posted by killdevil at 6:29 PM on January 5 [52 favorites]"

Guy Danus said...

that was hilarious! great find carol anne!