Dear Steve: Thanks for putting my record collection in my pocket and for generally being the Willy Wonka of home computing. You realized the impossible. You made computers objects of social status. You helped to legitimize nerd culture. You also helped to legitimize black turtle necks in a way unseen since Ric Ocasek’s cameo in Hairspray. Please know the world has been collectively muttering one of “South Park’s” most popular quotes in quiet shock since you passed yesterday. Peace out, JG2.
52 years young. Way to live, Burt. In honor of this auspicious occasion, I’d like to present a link to this 2005 Wired article in which LeVar is outed as one of those awful “don’t you know who I am?” types. Here’s the juice in case you’re too lazy to click:
“The [Apple store] associate, who also asked to remain anonymous, said he made the mistake of asking Burton for some ID when the actor was making a big credit card purchase. The associate said he recognized Burton, but wanted to reassure him he was doing a thorough job of checking credentials.
Burton ‘began shouting at me to ask anyone in the store who he was, all the while telling me that he left his ID in the car and he didn’t want to have to go get it,’ the associate said. ‘I finally caved in, only because I could see a vein pulsating in his forehead and I didn’t want to be the one responsible for causing the blind dude from Star Trek to have a stroke.'”
Classic. Other highlights from “Stars Take A Shine To Apple”: Jerry O’Connell’s inability to grasp the concept of Wi-Fi, Keifer Sutherland’s inability to stop thanking sales associates, and “SNL” alum Kevin Nealon receiving high praise as “the most genial celeb who comes in on a consistent basis.” It’s nice to know some people are still living in a world where Kevin Nealon counts as a celebrity.
AW SHIT!! KVN NEALN JUST GOT PWND!!!!1
J/K, Kev. You know I loves me some Nealon!