This is becoming almost too interesting to ignore. I really wanted to go to Russia…and they are messing with one of my icons, which is why this pisses me off so much.
Out magazine reports that a St. Petersburg memorial built to honor Apple founder Steve Jobs was dismantled on Friday by the group that originally erected it (….yes, I said erect).
Although both ZEFS, the firm that erected (…yes, I said it again) the memorial depicting a six-foot iPhone, and the university outside which the memorial was erected (…okay, last time) both insist that they had been asked to take down the memorial to fix its sensor screen prior to last Thursday, their actions came suspiciously soon after – quoting the group ZEFS’ words – “Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly called for sodomy”. Well I have called for sodomy any number of times and it never caused an incident like this, which goes to show my relative importance.
Another dubious but fascinating theory says that the Russian government removed the monument because, according to Edward Snowden, “Apple products transmits [sic] data about its users to the American secret services.”
Really? The Secret Service, more recently known as the Keystone Kops, can’t keep their hands off foreign hookers or keep people with guns out of the President’s elevator. What makes these people think the SS has time to read their Russian Facebook posts?
Anyhoo, in closing, the head of ZEFS told the publication Russia Today that he would reinstall the memorial, but only if it can “send a message to the US rejecting the use of Apple devices.”
First order of business is to take away Vitaly Milonov’s iPhone6…I would really like to see that.
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