Microsoft to Open Stores…Next to Apple

Alright, let’s just get it out there. I used a PC for a long time, until my Junior year in college. After that computer died, I bought my firts Apple, a Macbook Pro. And I haven’t looked back.

I understand the arguments:

“I’ve used one my whole life”

“I don’t have time to re-learn”

“Apples are way too expensive”

All are valid reasons, so I’m not looking to argue. I’m not putting down Windows either, more than half the business world operates on a Windows platform.

All that being said, my friend sent me this article for the Fast Company, and I think it’s pretty funny…and pretty accurate. Basically, Microsoft is planning on opening stores, retail stores, and in some cases right next to Apple stores.

First, what exactly do they plan on selling there? There’s the Zune, Office, and Windows. They are primarily a software company, not a hardware company. Apple stores attract people because you get to play. You can mess around with the iPhone, try out the desktop, see how light the Macbook Air really is, check out the iPod touch and compare it to the traditional model, etc. There is also a pretty good help center.

Anyway, read the blog and feel free to laugh just a little, because it is funny.


The Most Interesting Man in the World

This may be the best ad campaign of the year. Here is a list of all the one-liners I could find:

  1. The police often question him, just because they find him interesting.
  2. His beard, alone, as experienced more than a lesser man’s entire body.
  3. His blood smells like cologne.
  4. “Fellows, leave the tight pants to the ladies. If I can count the coins in your pocket, you better use them to call the tailor.” -tmimitw
  5. “See those nuts? They are there to make us thirsty. While I don’t like being coerced, in this case I shall make an exception.” -tmimitw
  6. “Find out what it is in life that you don’t do well, and then don’t do that thing.” -tmimitw
  7. His reputation is expanding faster than the universe.
  8. He once had an awkard moment, just to see how it feels.
  9. He lives vicariously, through himself.
  10. On Pick-Up Lines: “There’s a time and a place for them. The time, is never. You can figure out the place on your own.” -tmimitw
  11. On the Two Party System: “The after party is the one you want.” -tmimitw
  12. His charm is so contagious, vaccines have been created for it.
  13. Years ago, he built a city out of blocks. Today, over 600,000 people live and work there.
  14. He is the only man to ever ace a Rorschach test.
  15. Every time he goes for a swim, dolphins appear.
  16. Alien abductors have asked him, to probe them.
  17. If he were to give you directions, you’d never get lost, and you’d arrive at least 5 minutes early.
  18. His legend precedes him, the way lightning precedes thunder.
  19. He’s a lover, not a fighter, but he’s also a fighter so don’t get any ideas.

If you find anymore, feel free to post them in the comments. I’m determined to have the go-to blog post for the most interesting man in the world one-liners.

Stay thirsty, my friends.