Whats the best way to shut a PC user up ?
June 20, 2002 7:41AM
edited January 2014
IM SICK AND TIRED OF A DORK I KNOW RINGING ME UP AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO DISS APPLE !
How can I shut him up?
( Sorry about the shouting ! )
Reply 1 of 30
June 20, 2002 8:12AM
Severing his head with an XP install disk would work quite well...
What types of things is he saying?
Reply 2 of 30
June 20, 2002 8:19AM
I would beat the crap out of him with an Apple Pro keyboard. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
Reply 3 of 30
June 20, 2002 8:54AM
Send him some Viruses.
Reply 4 of 30
June 20, 2002 9:11AM
He rang this morning...
'oh , I hear apple just lost $1.4bn this quarter in Japan!'
Misinformed liitle ^%$£.!
Reply 5 of 30
June 20, 2002 9:22AM
Just tell him that you had sex with his wife.
Is there anything we can't learn from Seinfeld?
or u could just comment on the fact that he has nothing better to do than to but you about stuff that has no real bearing on either or your lives.
and if all of that doesn't work you can't go wrong with "I know you are but what am i"
I've found that no matter what you say ignorant PC users will not listen (not unlike many brainwashed mac enthusiasts), so i have given up arguing. If you're happy with your mac why should it matter what other people think?
Reply 6 of 30
June 20, 2002 9:24AM
If he's a real nuisance, you can probably get his phone number (from an operator, if necessary) and ask the telco to block it.
At least, that works with my telco. I don't know if BT works the same way, though.
Reply 7 of 30
June 20, 2002 10:02AM
Invite him to Nostradamus's house...
Reply 8 of 30
June 20, 2002 10:12AM
Take him to an Apple Store. Bringning anti-Mac friends there has shut them up. Just get them to play around with OS X, iTunes, iMovie, look at the iMac design, etc. It should shut him up.
Reply 9 of 30
June 20, 2002 11:22AM
In my experience, nothing beats a well executed choke hold.
Or, if you want to avoid jail time, try being nice. I'm serious, it works.
I have a few friends that bug me about the fact that they just bought a 2 GHz PC with a 80 GB hard drive, 512 Mb of RAM, a 32x CD burner... blah, blah, blah for less than the cost of a stupid iMac... I just respond with a "holy, PCs sure are getting cheap aren't they? That's great! I'll have to come over and check it out." You will shock the hell out of them. They will fear you and your superior maturity.
PC guys just like to brag about their specs, mostly, and how cheap they got them. Kind of like a cross between the guy with a suped up Camaro (the spec half) and a coupon cutting senior citizen (the cheap half).
Just be careful if you actually show these guys what you can DO with your Mac, it's painful to see a grown man cry over what could have been...
[ 06-20-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
Reply 10 of 30
June 20, 2002 12:08PM
"I have a few friends that bug me about the fact that they just bought a 2 GHz PC with a 80 GB hard drive, 512 Mb of RAM, a 32x CD burner... blah, blah, blah for less than the cost of a stupid iMac... I just respond with a "holy, PCs sure are getting cheap aren't they? That's great! I'll have to come over and check it out." You will shock the hell out of them. They will fear you and your superior maturity. "
If for some dumb reason they let you come over. Ask to see that cool 2ghz chip...you know the guts of the machine. When he panics, because it requires a screwdriver and some labor to see it . Tell him not to bother you just figured it opened like a suitcase like yours. "Just thought a great 2 ghz chip would at least have porsche body to go into, not a Gremlins."
Reply 11 of 30
June 20, 2002 12:39PM
get caller ID.
Reply 12 of 30
there is no g5
June 20, 2002 12:41PM
Get new friends.
Reply 13 of 30
June 20, 2002 12:43PM
Two words: Whoop Ass.
Reply 14 of 30
June 20, 2002 1:18PM
Best way? Simply ignore him.
Let's be real: part of the reason he does this (and continues to) is that you probably let it known that it gets your goat and irks you. That's the fun in it for him.
I would think completely ignoring him when he does this (hang up on him, cut the conversation short, walk away, show no interest or emotion in any of his stuff, etc.), eventually - unless he's just a miswired sociopath or clueless nimrod (in which case, why do you have him for a friend?) - he'll get tired and bored with it.
Works for me. That's been my approach of late with anti-Apple people, or people who know I'm big on Macs and like to bait me. Don't give them the satisfaction. Ignoring them, or even being nice, gives them nowhere to go and they eventually short-circuit because they met one Mac person who didn't fall on their sword, defending their platform's honor.
[ 06-20-2002: Message edited by: pscates ]</p>
Reply 15 of 30
June 20, 2002 1:45PM
Screen your calls, or tell him that you finally converted to the PC-Side of things so he won't bug you anymore. Then just continue to use your Mac, while he thinks you are one of the converted.
Trust me, I've been into a lot of PC Vs. Mac debates a long time ago, just ask Soup if you don't believe me. Tell him that I am still waiting for those PowerMac motherboards made by Soyo in the ATX form factor.
Reply 16 of 30
June 20, 2002 2:24PM
It's a funny moment when some anti-Mac person tries to get me going. Had this happen at a family funtion not too long ago, one of my wife's cousins had her hubby there and he's a big PC guy. You know, the "get a real computer" kind of stuff.
That look on his face after he bragged about his Athlon box and I simply said "yes, those processor are really fast, aren't they?" was priceless.
Like taking the ammo out of the gun and handing it back to him.
Reply 17 of 30
June 20, 2002 4:33PM
[quote]Like taking the ammo out of the gun and handing it back to him.<hr></blockquote>
... and then the clever jack-ass gets pistol-whipped.
Reply 18 of 30
June 20, 2002 6:31PM
Tell him, "That's great that your 'puter is so bad-ass. Now let me show you what I''m proud of..."
And promptly whip out your cock, which is sure to have several inches on his little PC weeny.
Reply 19 of 30
June 20, 2002 6:32PM
[quote]Originally posted by Junkyard Dawg:
<strong>Tell him, "That's great that your 'puter is so bad-ass. Now let me show you what I''m proud of..."
And promptly whip out your cock, which is sure to have several inches on his little PC weeny.</strong><hr></blockquote>
<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
Reply 20 of 30
June 20, 2002 7:16PM
This sounds stupid and un-cool, but just point him to your web page running off your Mac, or to your Photo-album at mac.com, or to the movie you just edited, never mentioning how cool your mac is.
Or you can just ask, "why the hell are you so interested in my mac? I mean all you do is call me all the friggin' time to tell me about it?" Isn't envy one of the seven deadly sins... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
Oh yeah forgot got to mention. Then kick his ass in Quake.
[ 06-20-2002: Message edited by: BlueJekyll ]</p>