December 4, 2012

"Ashton Kutcher has better lighting, is directly facing the camera, and appears to have a cabinet and computer on his desk."

"Steve Jobs wore a metallic watch (unlike Kutcher’s black watch), sat on a wooden table, and had an artificial apple obstructing the view of his THINK poster."

26 comments:

Palladian said...

The big difference between Ashton Kutcher and Steve Jobs is that Steve Jobs wasn't a fucking idiot.

YoungHegelian said...

I think they should make a movie about Larry Ellison's life.

It would be the first IT porn film.

john said...

And I had thought Steve Jobs had a brain. Kutcher, who eased right into the dumbfuck role on The 70s Show, would seem to be inordinantly challenged here.

Physically, however, he might be OK, as he apparently didn't hurt his knees too bad in his last serious role.

Patrick said...

The big difference between Ashton Kutcher and Steve Jobs is that Steve Jobs wasn't a fucking idiot.

Also, Steve Jobs is that Steve Jobs wasn't fucking an idiot.

rehajm said...

Steve Jobs wasn't a fucking idiot

Right. The Steve Jobs that acquired a curable form pancreatic cancer that brought tears of relief to his doctors, but instead chose to heal himself with 'magical thinking'. Not a fucking idiot at all.

rehajm said...

...chose to heal himself with 'magical thinking'

Sorry, he used a vegan diet AND magical thinking...

edutcher said...

As they will say in the 23rd century, this does not compute.

john said...

So rehajm, are you saying that because Steve Jobs was actually a fucking idiot, that casting Kutcher in this role was a stroke of genius?

McTriumph said...

It might be a fine movie if Hollywood doesn't go overboard with the myth making. Of course the geeks will tear the details apart like ivy style boys criticising Gatsby's lapel width in the movie.

Michael K said...

Who's Ashton Kutcher ? Yes, I know who Steve Jobs was and even know who"the Woz" is.

Jobs wasn't an idiot to try to heal himself with magical thinking but it does say something about his politics.

chickelit said...

This may be the second movie I refuse to see based only on poor casting.

chickelit said...

rehajm said...

Right. The Steve Jobs that acquired a curable form pancreatic cancer that brought tears of relief to his doctors, but instead chose to heal himself with 'magical thinking'. Not a fucking idiot at all.

Got links for that rehash? A nurse I know would like to see 'em.

mccullough said...

If only Jobs had read Crack's blog about the perils of New Age bullshit, he'd still be alive. Like a lot of people, Jobs was brilliant at some things and a moron at other things. I'm glad he wasn't my Dad.

Lem said...

In someways Kutcher has been preparing for that role most of his professional life.

Steve Jobs grew up hippie.

YoungHegelian said...

For someone who's in the IT business, the canonization by the outside world of Apple & Steve Jobs is just plain weird.

Apple is now a consumer-driven company, and for them, it's bringin' in the benjamins, so God bless 'em.

But for someone who eat, sleeps, and shits corporate IT, it easy to go for years without Apple anything, except for now iPhones and iPads among the plethora of bring-your-own-devices foisted on IT to support.

To put it succinctly --- there just is no corporate ecosystem around Macs like there is for Windows & Unix.

I know this will go down hard with the Apple-ites, and I've had that discussion many times. Yea & verify, yer holy rolling, snake handling, Jeezus praisin' Applachian holler livin' true believer is but a doubting Thomas in his faith compared to the true Apple fanboy.

YoungHegelian said...

That should be "Yea & verily", not verify.

Trust but verify, but yea & verily.

Stupid autocorrect.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Ashton Kutcher is no longer married to Demi Moore and is now dating Mila Kunis.

That's not an idiot move. That's a promotion.

Palladian said...

To put it succinctly --- there just is no corporate ecosystem around Macs like there is for Windows & Unix.

Thank God.

I think it's hilarious that you assume anyone in their right minds would be jealous of corporate IT.

Irene said...

Jobs also had a photo of a woman on his desk.

YoungHegelian said...

@Palladian,

I don't know where you get jealousy of any sort from what I said, Palladian.

You may be reading and writing this on a Mac, but everything that happens between when you hit send to when I end up reading your reply has absolutely nothing to do with Apple anything!

Maybe you guys do have something to be jealous of after all....

Chip Ahoy said...

I did not see the photograph that the Kutcher photograph is copying at the link. But I did see it earlier on Gizmodo and now I do not see it there.

I did find it here on Madame Noir if you care to compare. No gold toe socks showing in the Steve Jobs photo.

Think or Thwim

I heard that somewhere. Made a sign that said that for my older brother and he cracked up so hard he broke a rib.

Rigid inflatable boat he was inflating. He's very easily amused.

Later Apple would change their imperative to "Think different" and right there your ear goes e-tai-yo which is ouch in Japanese the sound one makes when one is confronted with a missing adverbial ending, because we're forced to notice the verb there crying for an adverb but is provided an adjective instead, and we keep waiting for the "ly" ending to come and it doesn't come so we're left unsatisfied.

I mentioned this to the crossword champs at the time who were talking about it and they all agreed, it sounds fine to them.

Mary Beth said...

"Outfitted in a button-down shirt, jeans, and a goatee"

I don't think they're correct in calling that a goatee.

rehajm said...

chickielit said...

Got links for that rehash? A nurse I know would like to see 'em.


Althouse and here.

EMD said...

Well, Kutcher was going to go to the U. of Iowa for biomedical engineering before he was discovered by a scout.

Actually, he seems pretty smart to be able to turn his supposed idiocy into such enterprising ventures.

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Sam L. said...

I guess I'd slit my wrists if I could work up the energy to care, but what can I say, ain't no way I could care.