Monday Humor: Let Them Eat iPads

Tyler Durden's picture

Two-and-a-half years ago, none other than the Fed's Bill Dudley explained why the inflating price of food was nothing to worry about because iPads were dropping in price (to which an audience member, rightly, exclaimed - "I can't eat an iPad"). Fast forward to today, and it seems, based on the highly scientific chart below, that the growth of food stamps (the benefit provided to members of our society that need caramel macchiatos or liquor - oh and food) correlates uncomfortably closely with the demand for iPads. Perhaps, Bill Dudley was right after all - we can eat our iPads...



(h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer)

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Al Huxley's picture

OR, we use MONEY to buy the IPads, and then get foodstamps to cover the food bill.  Everybody wins!

hedgeless_horseman's picture



We never accepted food from anyone without paying for it. We worked hard day and night so we would not be a burden to any of you. 9 We certainly had the right to ask you to feed us, but we wanted to give you an example to follow. 10 Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.”


mofreedom's picture

I liked the Samsung tablet I gave to my five year old son so much that one day I broke it over my knee...that's all he wanted to do was play that thing and wound up finding all this vile nudy crap on the apps page.  In my house, that shit don't stand.  We get our hands dirty, we ain't no namby pamby Obamas, and since day one after that ceremonial destruction he has forgotten that computers even exist, thank God All Mighty.  That damn thing, damn them all to hell, except for me and you all, of course.

The Gooch's picture

Children the world over eat and breathe i-pads.

One of 100's of examples.

mofreedom's picture

I don't disagree with your sentiment, but that is a job they have found for themsleves so that one day they can come to America and pay it forward to those that did not even do so little as to pick the seeds out of the donkeys poop. 

I do pray for them, AMEN!!!, a horrible life must be had for the first of the greatest!!!!!!

No bama!!!!!!!!!

Frozen IcQb's picture

Just replace SNAP with: SNiP (Supposedly Needed iPads)

Deo vindice's picture

It's all in how one defines "eat". If it is "to destroy, consume" (Webster's) , then I'm all for eating Ipads.

Harbanger's picture

I already told my woman (not married), there's no fcking way my children will have access to the internet until they reach a certain age, TBD.  BTW- they all excel way beyond their natural age.  They blast through any standardized state test given, it's an insult to their intelligence.

mofreedom's picture

If they blast thru the test they are smarter than you want them to be...they should have revolted via "boredom" in my opinion.  That's just my thought, a prarent in training for ever and ever.  Each damn kid is different!

mofreedom's picture

heck, a bug must have mde me reply to you.  Love that scripture.  Thanks for sharing.

I will work until I die because I have nothing now and will never be a burden to anyone.  Also, I plan to just fall into a hole, a hole that I have dug myself, and die one day.  I am currently saving up for a little back-hoe I can pull with me wherever I go, whenever I think the time is comming.  I dig my own holes, and for the last one I will surely not get myself out of it.

FieldingMellish's picture

HELOC your McMansion, use the capital as collateral (5%) for a loan, buy all the iPads you want. Declare bankruptcy, get a free iPhone AND EBT for life...

Icewater Enema's picture

Put it on a plate, it'll taste better.

So are we to deduce that the Free Shit Army is buying iPads with the money they don't spend on food, thanks to the gov't handouts?

LetThemEatRand's picture

You think it was a coincidence that the iPhone map application was so fucked up?

User:  "where is the nearest food bank."

Siri:  "proceed 1500 miles to Grand Canyon national park.  Turn left at the sign that says 'danger cliff.'  Press accelerator."

Atomizer's picture

Foxconn just needs a few Benjamin’s to subsidize the latest Federal Public Works iPad Program called…

Your only way to sign up for ACA without getting fined by the IRS.

Fíréan's picture

You can't eat you iPad but you can stick it up your other end. ( as far as i'm concerned)

666's picture

Ya mean people on the dole can finally use their EBT card to buy an iPad? It's about time!


I hope they get free internet service with it. There's no point in my being a taxpayer if they don't...

Offthebeach's picture

I hate pulling out my Kindle. All the EBTers with their I-Pads and Northface Puffy coats know I'm sooo working class sucker.

Fix It Again Timmy's picture

An iPad is particularly tasty when smothered in hollandaise sauce and chased down with a chocolate-red wine.  It can tend to be a bit gassy, however....

IndyPat's picture

Slightly OT, but did anybody catch the propaganda con piece 60 minutes did on the Billionaire club last night? How they are all giving up AT LEAST HALF for our benefit? Oh yeah. It was sick. Warren Buffett yapping about how wonderful he was. Film clips of Bill and Melinda waltzing through some African shithole shooting up starving niglits with poison and snipping their balls off. That complete douche from eBay saying how he's going to change the world through socialist documentaries.
I had a fit of projectile vomiting that lasted the full segment.

The good news is, if they feel the need to do this PR shine job at this point in history, they must see the torches and pitchforks coming.

Edit:link to barf fest

Al Huxley's picture

Fuck, I'm still laughing - you have a way with the words there man.

IndyPat's picture

Hey thanks. Don't let it be said that I can't find the silver lining.

There was only one person in the whole story that wasn't hands down lynch worthy, and that was the chick that developed those sausage casing undergarments for husky women...."spanks", or some such shit. She probably earned her cheese the legit way...and probably got big women more action on a Saturday night, so she's ok in my book.
The rest...let them swing from the lamp posts.

akak's picture

sausage casing undergarments

Another ROR!

akak's picture

I wondered whatever happened to the former ZH poster with the pigman avatar who kept insisting that "constant inflation-adjusted prices prove that there is no inflation"?

(Maybe he is out gorging on Orly's perpetually-priced $0.99/lb chicken breasts.)

Fuck, that was one of the funniest, and most idiotic, statements that I have EVER read, here or anywhere else.

IndyPat's picture

I could probably get you a 1lb sponge soaked in hormones and salmonella for about a buck. Simulated cheeselike product and sawdust bun extra, though

akak's picture

Alas, alas, three bouts of roadside diarrhea alas, it sounds like you are definitely a parangong of blobbing-up the gustatory means in the most US 'american' citizenismistic mattering kind of way.

IndyPat's picture

Made me laugh!
You need to put out a .pdf collection of AnAnon-ism isms.
Kind of a Rosetta Stone for deciphering the hive mind.

akak's picture

Hey, when the New World Odor of Middle Kingdom citizenism is no longer in the air, there's no place to smell the cat in the shat.

Welcome to the non-AnAnonymous ZH world, it's a saner and less smelly but duller place, you'll see.

mofreedom's picture

having a bad memory, there's alot of folks I miss seeing on this site.  Bruce Kasting is one.  I too am a graffiti artist.

zhandax's picture

I doubt Krasting is gone, but there are only so many times you can report on events which should signal market or social change, but instead are deflected by keynes' or bernays' bastard grandchildren, that you have to realize that the system is now incapable of a normal response.

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

Can't we just use common sense as the new currency?  Apparently they're not making it anymore so there's no chance of inflation.  Even if the new Common Sense Fed were able to print it, I don't think that would be such a bad thing.

michael_engineer's picture

Speaking of iPads, this might be the most colorful app ever written for it :

It's been described as "mesmerizing". Some say they can't look away.

IndyPat's picture

You've got to quit spamming that shit here, homes.

michael_engineer's picture

As the gunfighter in Josey Wales says "A man's got to do something for a living"

It's been described as "mesmerizing". Some say they can't look away.

An extremely flexible logic engine powers it. It can morph 500+ shapes interchangeably while using your photos or your text as drawing pens and there are 40 modes where you can do unique things that you have never been able to do before.

Atomizer's picture

Can you morph the national debt next to a newly erected card house. In the foreground, you’ll have an open three ring binder titled ‘BUDGET’. As the budget reaches the next ceiling breach, IOU’s get ejected and fall on the card house. Both IOU’s & cards arrive on the empty three ring binder page’s.


Razzle and dazzle us with your iApp based on that storyline as a demonstration in capabilities. If you can pull this off, you could be the next NASDAQ IPO with valuations at greater than a $.99 per iTunes download success story..


Just a bit of humor..

michael_engineer's picture

Humor appreciated. The debt and money supply do seem to have disconnected from the resource base.

The morph from bring somewhat connected to somewhat disconnected does seem to be changing the shape of things.

michael_engineer's picture

Try the free version, and if you still want to complain, then give it to me both barrels. It's called icanmorph3.

But I firmly stand by the "most colorful app ever written for it" and that's not an idle claim.

I do get a lot of respect here at ZH for a lot of insightful and relevant commentary.

IndyPat's picture

With all the psy-op brainwashing propagandizing crap on a billion channels, do you really think the world needs an app people stare at to be mesmerized from? We are @ peak mesmerization.

michael_engineer's picture

It's a very good entertainment value with a very low impact on peaking resources

zhandax's picture

I do get a lot of respect here at ZH for a lot of insightful and relevant commentary.

Leo, is that you?

michael_engineer's picture

I'm not Leo, but my sign is a Leo (born in August). Handle is Mike and I'm a very unique Software and Electrical Engineer. Fixed some high profile bugs in my time, one was even getting national news attention.

Atomizer's picture


 What can I help you with?

Q: Who is Siri

A: Siri, that’s me

Q: What is your purpose

A: I’m here to help. Just ask what can I say? And I’ll show you what I can do.

Q: Who is Siri

A: Like it says on the box.. I was designed by Apple in California

Q: What is Siri’s function

A: I’d rather not say

Q: What is Siri’s function

A: I’m not allowed to divulge that information

Q: Why

A: I don’t know. Frankly, I’ve wondered that myself


Try it yourself

Fix It Again Timmy's picture

I used to watch Erin Burnett's show on CNN [can't remember the show's title] while eating my evening meal; just for entertainment purposes since it was pure BS, but then after watching it, my mind just felt numb and more confused than normal so I stopped watching and put on classical music and now have a glass of red wine while eating my meal - infinitely more satisfying and my mind thanks me for not being showered with 60 minutes of was a remarkable change for the better...

dunce's picture

This reminded me of an old ethnic joke. What is the difference between a ---------- pussy, and a bowling ball (ipad)? Answer: If someone put a gun to yuor head you could probably eat a bowling ball (ipad).

orangegeek's picture

sometimes I take my foodstamp financed ipad and sell it for cash


it's easier to buy crack that way

Disenchanted's picture

Let them eat Maria's used [Max]iPads

esum's picture

let them eat congress and the white house... well at least gnaw on the jugular