The Zune Guy is back. Yes, we all should have guessed he'd be around with the announcement of the Zune 2 but now he has another platform.
Laptop Magazine couldn't wait to get a hold of this guy (okay, 22-year-old Steve Smith of Sioux City , Iowa. There, I gave him a name, happy now?) to get his take on the new Zune's.
Here are the "highlights":
Which new Zune do you plan on getting? Or will you get them all?
SS: Even though Microsoft gave me a red 30GB Zune for free, it would be completely awesome if they hooked up their biggest fan with an 80GB device, too. But that's just wishful thinking. I'll buy an 80GB Zune on day one and for Christmas I'll buy my friends (this guy has friends? And no, Facebook "friends" don't count) 4GB Zunes and my really good friends 8GB Zunes.
Will the new Zunes mean adding new Zune tattoos?
SS: I will actually be getting three more tattoos. They are the following: the two snakes eating an ice cream cone from the newest Zune-arts.net commercial; "Hello from Seattle" on the back of my neck; and the skeleton bear from zune-arts.net. That doesn't mean those are the last three I will get; it just means those are the next three. I might get an Apple logo on my butt cheek, too.
On the subject of your tattoos, what is it about the Zune you like so much that you wanted to have it on your body forever?
SS: I love the Zune for a handful of reason: Better body design, better UI, Wi-Fi sharing, Zune Pass, customizable backgrounds, and full-page albums while playing music. I got the three tattoos simply because I wanted to get some tattoos, and at the time I had been stocking up on Zune accessories, and I thought to myself, 'One: How can I help spread the name of the Zune, and two: How can I stick it to the Apple iPod community," and that's when I got my first tattoo--the Zune logo.
See, this is what I'm talking about. Now Laptop Magazine, a well respected mag I might add, is giving this guy an extension on his 15 minutes of internet fame. I really don't care about his take on the Zune 2, I wouldn't be going to him for product endorsements.
And I'm going to be kind and not say anymore about his "opinions" since he is so ripe for the picking. (I still say, he isn't doing the Zune or Microsoft any favors with this.)
And, also, I've been wondering this for awhile: why wasn't he there at the Zune event? J. Allard probably said a very big
(HELL $#&@) NO! two times - with the quickness.
I'm done. This guy can plaster his body in Zune tattoos and blather on about how great they are all he wants, I'm done paying attention to stories about you Zune Tattoo Guy.
And for all that is holy my fellow internet bloggers, please let this guy go away once and for all. We don't need to see him paraded out again for Zune 2.5 or Zune 3 or the Zune Phone.