Monthly Archives: June 2009

iPhone 3GS vs a Gun

Today, I concluded that:

there’s nothing you can do with an iPhone 3GS that you can’t do with a gun"

This can be interpreted in two ways:

  1. Any task that can be performed with an iPhone 3GS can also be performed without an iPhone 3GS and instead with a gun that you use to coerce people into accomplishing the task for you. For example:
    • Getting directions on the fly
    • Finding out where the cheapest local restaurants are
  2. Any task that can be performed with an iPhone 3GS can also be performed while carrying a gun in addition to the iPhone 3GS.

However, both are flawed as they’re affected by local gun laws.

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Taylor Swift’s “You Belong with Me”

I was originally going to write a post comparing the iPhone 3GS with a gun, but then I saw the new Taylor Swift video and had to write about it:

 

First, this video is adorable. As usual!

But what I find interesting are the parallels between this video and Avril Lavigne’s video for Girlfriend. In Girlfriend, Avril plays a bad girl with black hair covets a guy who’s seeing another girl, also played by herself, but with red hair. She eventually wins him over by terrorizing the other girl.

In You Belong with Me, Taylor Swift  plays a girl with blonde hair who is in love with a guy that’s dating a girl, played by herself, but with black hair. She eventually wins over the guy by showing up to a dance with a nice dress and a makeover.

I also like the video for Taylor Swift’s Love Story as it parallels Romeo and Juliet. The only difference is that in Love Story, the problem is resolved when the guy talks to Taylor’s father, and they resolve their conflicts, whereas in Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet both commit suicide.