Introducing Mandroid, Google's remasculating new operating system

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  1. Grant says:

    Chris Hardwick, call your lawyer.

  2. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    What completely amazes me(though it isn’t nearly as amusing as the ‘emasculating’ notion, which is just strange) is that old Sergey’s though process, as expressed in public, apparently went something like this “Man, spending a lot of my time staring at my phone actually makes me kind of a socially isolated dickhead. I should attach a tiny screen in front of my eye so I can stare at my phone all the time!”

    • JohnDoey says:

      Not just stare at it all the time, but you have to touch the side of the Google Glasses to scroll. So he is going to have to take one hand off his elephant gun from time to time, given that his other hand is holding a cigar.

      • fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

        Only some kind of eunuch can’t hold a cigar and an elephant gun in the same hand. In fact, if it weren’t for 19th century cartridge technology, a real man would still fire his elephant gun by igniting the powder in the pan with his cigar. 

  3. Timothy Krause says:

    The Cerebus bit was well done, nice low shot, there, ouch.

  4. Dan Hibiki says:

    Is it Bacon, Cigar or Scotch scented?

  5. Nash Rambler says:

    Comes with a gun-shaped stylus, so you can “shoot” instead of clicking.

  6. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    Goes well with a http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2009/02/05/pocket-shark-the-pen.html for the complete warrior lifestyle…

  7. Brainspore says:

    That’s perfect, because I like to use my tablet as an oversized belt buckle.

  8. pishabh says:

    Funny thing is, if you watch The Verge interview with the Google Glass team, the lead industrial designer is a woman!

  9. Zak Jarvis says:

    I love you forever Rob, just for using the word muliebrity. The delicious parody is lagniappe.

    • eldritch says:

      It was my understanding that the usage should be either “a lagniappe”, signifying a small extra gift, or “for lagniappe”, signifying the fulfillment of the custom of granting a lagniappe?

      But my understanding chiefly comes from Twain, so it may not be the modern usage, and I gladly defer to any current local usage around the gulf coast, although I’ve yet to hear someone actually speak the word in all my travels.

      • Zak Jarvis says:

        Your usage is the correct one. Looks like it hasn’t changed since Twain.

        I admit, I never use the word, nor have it used around me. Lagniappe, that is.

        Muliebrity is a different story.

      • Bradley Robinson says:

        Here in New Orleans, lagniappe is part of the everyday vernacular.  Proper syntax and grammar; however, are not.  So the above usage would be entirely acceptable.  There is even a section of the newspaper simply called “Lagniappe”. 

  10. Hollando says:

    so, if I already feel very manly, and I start using Mandroid, will the “Re”-masculation make me *doubly* masculine?
    Like, Zardosz-level?

    • Bradley Robinson says:

      It will probably have the opposite effect and you’ll grow boobs.  

      Either way, it’s a win.

      • eldritch says:

        Forget those far-fetched “Gay Bombs” the military experimented with, Boob Bombs would be so much more effective. Just think! Countless men rendered useless, utterly distrcted by their newfound anatomy, slowly becoming dehydrated and rashy from unending self fondling!

    • GawainLavers says:

      It is recommended that prior masculation be un-installed prior to re-masculation, as multiple masculations can create conflicts.  Also, your old masculation probably thought that using a smartphone was okay, so you’re better off without it.

  11. Hmmm. But what about their Google search engine itself? I propose a small logo/UI enhancement. http://feralchildinboston.tumblr.com/post/44166618158/via-cnet-speaking-at-the-ted-conference-today-in

  12. MANDROID, SEND IN MY SECRETARY SO THAT I MAY COPULATE WITH HER
    [burst of angry shouting]
    MANDROID, SHOW MY SECRETARY THE NDA SHE SIGNED STIPULATING SHE CAN NOT REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT

  13. Gerald Mander says:

    Yeh buddy! Mandroid makes me wanna ogle titties through my hunting-rifle scope behind the wheel of my F350.

  14. SockRolid says:

    Some day, Oakley will ship Google Glass-equipped shades worthy of Seal Team Six.
    Until then, Google Glass users (male and female) will all be wimpy #Glassholes.

  15. Beau says:

    No more emasculating 4″ iPhones.  Real men use 6″ or larger Mandroid phones.  

  16. oneswellfoop says:

    Pardon me.  I’ve lost my phone, have you seen it?  It smells of tobacco, leather, and rich mahogany.

  17. Not to be confused with the Astron-6 movie “Manborg”. http://manborg.com/

  18. invisiblemonkey says:

    Scumbag Sergey Brin: Releases mobile OS named after desserts and candy, later calls the device “emasculating.”

  19. capnmarrrrk says:

    I just installed Mandroid today. I can’t wait to play with it.

  20. Avram Grumer says:

    Its maps app can discover new continents.
    Its Twitter client never runs out of tokens.
    Its Foursquare app declares you a God-Emperor.
    It is … the Most Interesting Smartphone OS in the World. 

  21. Modano says:

    You know what’s manly? Feeling cool about yourself while not really giving a shit what people think about what you’re wearing. 

  22. pjcamp says:

    Manly men?

    http://snltranscripts.jt.org/78/78rcowperthwaite.phtml

    Sorry, video doesn’t seem to exist so a transcript will have to do. One of Belushi’s greatest.

  23. Brian Cheung says:

    Cerebus, really?  That goes all the way from being confident in your masculinity to having underlying issues to justify your mysogyny.

  24. vintermann says:

    There’s no need to get hysterical over the guy’s choice in words.

  25. Guido Núñez-Mujica says:

    Partnership with Raging Stallion Studios, Titan Media and Colt is coming

  26. mclovin says:

    Finally released!!! And all this under 1500$ !!!

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