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Interview With "Switcher Girl" Ellen Feiss

kdawson posted more than 7 years ago | from the half-of-my-paper-was-gone dept.

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Ed over in Accounting writes in with a Macinstein interview with Ellen Feiss, an Internet cult figure of a bygone era. Back in 2002, in the heyday of Apple's "Switcher" ads, the 14-year-old Feiss garnered a bit more than 15 minutes of fame. Her Switcher ad became an instant classic — partly because of the widespread belief that she was stoned while filming it, which she says was not the case. In the interview Feiss, who is now a college student with one movie behind her, talks about pseudo Internet fame, drugs, and acting. She says she's still using the same G4 she had when the ad ran. Nostalgia bonus: the ad is embedded at the end of the interview.

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I want her to lick my balls and taint juice (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17824898)

please baby?

Listen to me now and hear me later: I am NOT (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825260)


Hey, girlie mann!! Listen to me now and hear me later: I am NOT a Google SHILL !!

Re:I want her to lick my balls and taint juice (1)

Reikk (534266) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825294)

She lets you fuck her up the ass when she's stoned. Then she'll be like "mmhmmm?" all highpitched-like and I'll be like oh yeah, you like that bitch.

Oh dear. (5, Funny)

Funkcikle (630170) | more than 7 years ago | (#17824928)

She actually says "Psych!", as if she is still 14. She may have well as ended a hilariously fallacious statement with "...NOT!".

Re:Oh dear. (0)

Mal-2 (675116) | more than 7 years ago | (#17824944)

I fear the "NOT" joke comeback (thanks to "Borat") has led to anything similar making a comeback as well. Like "Psych!" I hope it is short-lived, it will not be forgivable for long.

Mal-2

Re:Oh dear. (2, Funny)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825550)

I hope it is short-lived, it will not be forgivable for long.

    Meh. As if.

Re:Oh dear. (5, Funny)

kjart (941720) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825792)

..and you used "oh dear" as if you're retired and like to knit for your grandchildren. Judging people based on a word or two is fun!

Foreign film (0)

EmbeddedJanitor (597831) | more than 7 years ago | (#17824930)

No doubt set in Amserdam.

To me it looks more like she's lost her contact lenses than is stoned.

Re:Foreign film (1)

lysergic.acid (845423) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825516)

have you seen the ad? she was most definitely stoned. even if she had put in clear eyes you'd be able to tell from her demeanor.

Stoned? (5, Funny)

noz (253073) | more than 7 years ago | (#17824942)

I wasn't stoned when I saw the ad either!

Re:Stoned? (5, Funny)

jkrise (535370) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825236)

"I wasn't stoned when I saw the ad either!"

Getting stoned for watching Mac ads is so 5 years ago... these days you get 'chaired'.

Re:Stoned? (1)

BrokenHalo (565198) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825700)

Fair enough, but I've still got a 5 year old G4 sitting in a corner at home. It runs Linux just fine... ;-)

Re:Stoned? (2, Funny)

kv9 (697238) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825898)

Fair enough, but I've still got a 5 year old G4 sitting in a corner at home. It runs Linux just fine... ;-)

you'll get double chaired!

pupils (1)

slazar (527381) | more than 7 years ago | (#17824960)

boy those pupils look big in the pic from bed and breakfast. did they do that on purpose? she can never live it down!

Re:pupils (2, Interesting)

Gary W. Longsine (124661) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825014)

It could simply be that she had a crush on the camera person. Pupils dialate for all manner of reason.

Re:pupils (2, Informative)

lysergic.acid (845423) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825528)

she said she was hired for the role because her character goes on a shroom trip. and shrooms do make your pupils dilate.

let it be (2, Insightful)

macadamia_harold (947445) | more than 7 years ago | (#17824962)

Ed over in Accounting writes in with a Macinstein interview with Ellen Feiss, an Internet cult figure of a bygone era.

Well, you know what they say. You should let bygones be bygones.

Re:let it be (5, Funny)

kfg (145172) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825062)

It's not like the kids these days will believe the conditions we lived under back then anyway (both ways), or our strange social customs, or that we really risked prosecution to download that shitty, old fashioned music.

And Jesus we dressed funny. No, that half decade is an era best left bygone alrighty.

KFG

Re:let it be (1)

BrokenHalo (565198) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825716)

And Jesus we dressed funny. No, that half decade is an era best left bygone alrighty.

Hell, I had some great flared jeans back in the early '70s. I saw an identical pair on this really cute chick a few days ago. I was so tempted to go up to her and demand my pants back. She wouldn't have believed they ever fitted me, though... :-D

Re:let it be (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825522)

She's one of the sweetest and cutest icons yet - sure beats Linus or CowboyNeal.

that brings back memories (-1, Offtopic)

larry bagina (561269) | more than 7 years ago | (#17824966)

I can't count the number of times I've jacked off thinking about her tight teen pussy. Actually, I can. Zero.

Re:that brings back memories (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825150)

...and that's as close as you will *ever* get to a live woman, you twisted fucker.

Re:that brings back memories (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825904)

Lemme guess- by the time she got to 14, she was too old for you? Sicko.

There is another . . . (2, Informative)

GMontag (42283) | more than 7 years ago | (#17824974)

Another interview [theflux.tv] , with audio, is linked in the responses to the story.

She likes the L word! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825030)

She said no comment to the relationship question and then she also says she like the show 'L word'..... hmmm you make your mind up.

Re:She likes the L word! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825050)

"Switcher" is also a slang term for a bisexual.

Apple ads (3, Interesting)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825074)

It's been 5 years or so. And still most of the Apple ads represent one or at most two objects (frequently human actors it seems), which are speaking about how much PC-s suck, and occasionally, ONLY occasionally, also mentioning how Mac software never has problems (lie) or how on Mac you can process photos and videos, and on the PC you can't (lie).

And you suddenly know why most people just don't buy Macs. Mac marketing makes impression of being really really desparate.

Maybe they should try some of their iPod concepts for advertising the Mac? This could work better. Show people having fun with a Mac, show Mac being used.

Stop with the "PC sucks" nonsense.

Re:Apple ads (0, Troll)

Brett Buck (811747) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825148)

If PC's stop sucking, I'll stop saying they suck.

        Brett

Re:Apple ads (2, Insightful)

giorgiofr (887762) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825724)

That's really funny, because today's Macs ARE PCs.

Re:Apple ads (1)

kjart (941720) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825826)

If PC's stop sucking, I'll stop saying they suck.

Fair enough - and when Mac users stop saying things like that, I'll stop saying they're pretentious.

Though, I do actually have a macbook pro, so I guess that includes me too.

Re:Apple ads (1)

jkrise (535370) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825268)

Stop with the "PC sucks" nonsense.

Maybe the PC isn't synonymous with IBM, Microsoft or Windows anymore?

I think Linux has changed the face of the PC, and what we expect out of them... for the better.

So Apple better say "Windows" or "Office" in their switcher ads, I guess...

Re:Apple ads (3, Insightful)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825494)

So Apple better say "Windows" or "Office" in their switcher ads, I guess...

That'd be kinda ironic given in their ads they specifically stress on the fact MS Office is available on Mac and It Is Good.
They need Office on the Mac and they know that.

As for Windows.. they'd piss off someone's lawyers to directly flame the Windows brand. So they use a "PC" as a generic name, but of course talking about Windows (not Linux or BSD or anything).

Which is *again* ironic, and doubly so, as what they sell right now is exactly a PC. No more, no less. The only single difference being the DRM chip they use to lock OSX, and the EFI (versus the classic BIOS). But new PC-s are sold with EFI too, so..

I remember when they were also flaming the Pentium 2/3/4 chips, talking about how terribly slow they are compared to G4 and G5. Which was again a lie, when they switched to Intels they got away from the situation talking how hugely different Core is, a totally, totally different thing, completely different from the Pentiums we flamed just few months ago!

Of course, those better informed, know Core 1 is in fact enhanced Pentium 3 with more SIMD commands and extra power-saving features.

Yeah, PCs, please stop sucking! (3, Funny)

LKM (227954) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825380)

Stop with the "PC sucks" nonsense.

Yeah, I agree, PCs should really stop sucking. However, I wonder why you're telling that to us. Most of us aren't working on Windows.

Re:Yeah, PCs, please stop sucking! (1, Insightful)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825500)

Yeah, I agree, PCs should really stop sucking. However, I wonder why you're telling that to us. Most of us aren't working on Windows.

So you're not working on a PC? What are you working on, Amiga?

Re:Yeah, PCs, please stop sucking! (1)

LKM (227954) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825714)

I meant "working on Windows" as in "being in a position where we can fix Windows' suckiness, i.e. working on Windows' code," not "sitting in front of a Windows box all day long."

Re:Apple ads (4, Insightful)

el_womble (779715) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825472)

I worry about this too.

I'll be suprised if the new UK ads make an impact. We don't react very well to negative advertising over here and we tend to be more diserning consumers. Most people who are using Windows are using XP. XP, for all of its faults is stable, verstaile and familiar; on modern hardware with oodles of ram its fast and it does work with all of those odd USB gadgets that people buy (my missle launcher doesn't work under OS X).

Its also cheap. You can buy a decent computer from Dell with LCD monitor etc. for under £300.

I'm a devout Mac user and even I don't relate to adverts. Yes, I have made photo albums, they did look fantastic and I could do it with the software that was provided with the machine but it also cost me £30. Yes, I can watch DVDs out of the box, but if I want to watch anything in fullscreen in Quicktime I need to buy a £20 pro update, or import them into iTunes (not iMovie) and watch them in front row.

As for the 'no drivers' being a good thing, I'm not sure what they are smoking. There are laser printers that require you to compile open source drivers to get to work, mobile phones that refuse to connect via bluetooth and perhaps my biggest irritation is cameras whose RAW file format isn't supported. Now these arn't necessarily Apples problem: Fujitsu encrypt their RAW, Minolta only support Macs on their more expensive printers and Motorola are the worst phone manufacturer, but they ALL work on Windows with the drivers in the box.

Telling Brits that they are stupid for buying a PC isn't going to work. Buying a PC is a choice. There is more software (including viruses), they are cheaper and they are as stable. The reason I bought a Mac? UNIX under the hood, a great interface (apart from finder), great hardware and in my experience less goes wrong.

Re:Apple ads (5, Insightful)

cyclomedia (882859) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825910)

You touched upon an important point there too, Joe Public usually doesnt think in terms of Windows vs OSX vs GNU/Linux vs AmigaOS4 ... They buy a "computer". That computer will most likely come in the form of a Dell a HP or a Mac and may well be from PC World with a free digital camera, oh and have Intel Inside too, because that's what the TV adverts tell them is good.

While us geeks are sitting around slashdot arguing about Vista's lateness, OSX's niceness and Linux's empire toppling innocence PC World, HP, Dell and Apple are raking in the big bucks and conditioning the public's opinions on what constitutes the latest greatest in computing via advertising.

The simple fact is that until PC World adertises their latest Red Hat or Suse bundle during the Superbowl GNU/Linux will not be joe-public's-desktop-ready no matter what we collectively shout about it here.

Obviously, i sincerely hope to be eventually proven wrong, but i suspect my karma's about to plummet rollercoaster style, in which case: Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Re:Apple ads (1)

91degrees (207121) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825548)

It's not lies per se. It's selective sampling. Give me enough PC users, and I can find you one who has never seen a BSOD, and one who has never used a Windows PC for more than an hour without it crashing. You just pick the person who will send the message you want.

Re:Apple ads (1)

arifirefox (1031488) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825706)

maybe they could show the imac doing something fun like playing Crysis unlike those boring pc's that can only do black and white spreadsheets.

Re:Apple ads (3, Insightful)

gujo-odori (473191) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825874)

I'm a recent first-time Mac owner (except for a brief stint on 7.6.1 on some Motorola-based Mac in the late nineties; that sucked), and do you know what? Windows machines (not PCs; Linx machines are mostly PCs, too) do suck relative to the competition in most respects.

Honestly, unless you're really into PC games, there aren't many areas where a Mac isn't >= to a Windows machine. Granted, one of those areas is that there is no Exchange client on Mac that is as good as Outlook 2003 or Outlook 2007 on Windows. Microsoft Entourage is adequate, though, and Mail.app can handle the mail part of dealing with an Exchange server just fine (I'd love to see Apple add calendar integration, though; the best thing Apple could do here is put out their own complete Exchange client). Mac Office 2004 is decent, and at my company - which my eyeball estimate says is 1/4 - 1/3 Mac, some Linux and FreeBSD, and majority Windows - the Macs work just fine on the Windows network.

Mac is a no-brainer for ease of use, but what may come as a surprise to many is that among the three platforms, I also consider Linux to beat XP for ease of use in most areas (roaming between wireless networks is not one of them, which is one reason I chose a Mac; I move around the building a lot and don't want to have to mess with wireless problems). The main reason most Windows users today would say Windows is easier to use is because it's what they're used to. If they switched to a Mac, they would also find it "harder" than Windows at first, but once they got used to it over a month or so of use, they'd realize there's no way they'd go back.

I don't see myself going over to Mac as my primary system instead of Linux, I just like Linux to much. But migrating my parents from Linux to Mac? Yeah, I can see myself encouraging them to get a Mac. My dad likes to tinker too much to ever give up Linux, but I think they'd really enjoy a Mac as their "real work" computer.

Go PowerBook G4! (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825094)

Interesting to hear she's still using the same G4. I'm using the same PowerBook G4 I bought in 2003, because it still is a surprisingly competent notebook after 3.5 years, even for my daily graphics work. I hear all these Windows people complaining about how a PC only lasts a couple of years before you have to buy a new one; I hear that and think, well, that just about negates the "PCs are cheaper" argument...

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825140)

I hear all these Windows people complaining about how a PC only lasts a couple of years before you have to buy a new one;
So putting words into non-existent peoples' mouths makes you insightful now, does it?

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (1)

Curien (267780) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825158)

Since when do we take computer advice from Windows users?

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (4, Insightful)

Tiro (19535) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825216)

Well, I'm still using a 2.0 GHz celeron with 256 MB ram, and it runs a stripped down version of XP quite well, not to mention Ubuntu.

I think the main reason people "have to" upgrade is because Windows gets bloated registries. Even without viruses, things crawl on a poorly maintained machine with a lot of crappy apps like AOL installed.

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (1)

Nirvelli (851945) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825254)

The only reason that a majority of PCs generally can't keep up in graphics-intensive applications is because there are two main groups of PC users:
1) The common household who buys some pre-built Dell box with no actual video card, and
2) The crazy gamer who is always buying the brand new bleeding-edge graphics card, and doesn't mind paying for it every year (or month or whatever).

For any other use, a well-maintained PC will run just fine in the typical household, and those only slow down because users are constantly ignoring instructions and security warning and thus getting viruses and/or spyware on their machines.
Also, Windows applications and hardware are a dime a dozen, and it is not hard to find something on the store shelf that will blue-screen you because the programmers didn't know what they were doing when they were interfacing it with Windows.
Programs for Mac have to work because the market is much smaller. (Though this definitely doesn't guarantee a problem-free experience.)

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (1)

bozho (676988) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825320)

Hm. I'm not your average Windows user, but...

I bought my PC back in 2002. It's a P4 overclocked to 2.4GHz, 512MB RAM and 80GB HDD. Components I have replaced since I bought it:

- graphics card (Radeon X800 XT) - didn't have to, but I like to play a game every now and then
- TV card (Terratec 600) - again, didn't have to, my sister got the old one, it still works
- motherboard - had to, the old one died due to a strange electrical discharge incident at my friend's house
- DVD burner (the old one's motor died) - I could have bought a cheaper one, but I'm a Plextor fan

How much would these upgrades/fixes cost on a Mac?

Oh, and Windows XP on it have never been reinstalled (install date is August 23rd 2002, if we are to believe creation dates on system directories :-) Only once I had a trojan-related incident (late night and one click too many :-) and twice had to revert to a restore point because of a funky TV card driver that caused BSOD when running my TV app.

The system still runs fine.

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825394)

How much would these upgrades/fixes cost on a Mac?

For the repairs it depends when they happened. If it's in the first year or 3(depending whether or not you get apple care) they are free. If not then it's an arm and a leg :(

As for the upgrades those should be roughly the same, after all, you can simply stick the same DVD burner in a mac. Building your own system from parts is always going to be cheaper tho. In reality Apple is competing with other pre build systems, when the price difference disappears.
I seem to recall a study a few years ago that found that the average life-span of a home windows system was about 18 months while the average life-span of a home mac was about 8 years. From my own observations this seems about right, as the ibook I'm typing this on is about 7 right now and most windows users I know are almost constantly getting new (still crappy) systems. Allot of this has to do with cost and user expectations however. When you spend 200 on best buy's bargain system you don't expect it to last long and don't worry to much about replacing it when it gets infected. When you spend a few k on a mac you expect it to last, and thanks to the miracle of better tested/higher quality components it generally dose.

Go MMX166 (1)

denzacar (181829) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825346)

Still working. My father still does his Word/Excel stuff on it.
And it still has its original CMOS battery.

Re:Go MMX166 (1)

OP_Boot (714046) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825612)

Twin PIII 500 still running NT here....

Re:Go MMX166 (3, Funny)

name*censored* (884880) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825886)

Back in my day, we had competitions to see who had the BEST computer... you damn crazy kids!

[disclaimer: I'm not actually old, but it seemed appropriate]

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (1)

isopossu (681431) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825412)

Or that you can afford to buy a new inexpensive PC more often than a more expensive Mac.

There's a difference between choosing to and having to use older technology. If Macs costed the same as PC:s, would you still have refused to update your gear?

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (1)

fabs64 (657132) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825416)

I haven't upgraded my PC for 4 years now and it does everything you could possibly want it to other than playing the latest games.
But then, the playstation I bought 4 years ago doesn't do that either.

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (2, Interesting)

Jesus_666 (702802) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825482)

True. Despite me having to resolder a contact on the DC-in board* and replacing the hard drive once my G4 iBook is still going strong (okay, except for the cables of the power adapter finally succumbing to the abuse I put them through**). The only reason I will upgrade to a MBP once Leopard is out is because the notebook has become my main work machine and 1024x768 is a bit too small for that. Oh, and I could use x86 compatibility.

The iBook (once I have a replacement power adapter) will probably go to my parents or my brother. No reason to throw it away.

* Apple should develop something that keeps people from trying to walk through power cords. MagSafe is nice, but I'm thinking more along the lines of barbed wire...
** Just because notebook backpacks have a little pouch for you to store the power adapter in doesn't mean the cables won't break from you doing so.

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (1)

StarKruzr (74642) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825664)

I just got an MBP two weeks ago and it is one of the best investments I've ever made. The thing is inhumanly fast.

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (4, Interesting)

dreamer-of-rules (794070) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825848)

A couple months ago, I upgraded from a 3.5 yr 1.0GHz TiBook to a 2.33GHz C2D MacBook Pro. The speed goes way beyond being able to play H.264 videos without stuttering.

I gave my brothers a demo, with all of these running simultaneously..
* iTunes playing music
* VLC playing a video
* DVD playing (a ripped folder)
* iPhoto open with 5,000 photos
* VPN/VNC to several work systems
* Parallels running Windows XP
* ...and that Windows XP running XCOM:UFO Defence
* A second Parallels window installing Windows 98

I hit Expose to show all windows-- there was no stutter.

The CPU load was only at 75% :-D

/ love the MagSafe adapter more than I expected.. it just works

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (1)

C10H14N2 (640033) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825688)

I still use several ca. 1998 PCs for various tasks. My primary concern in continuing their life has nothing to do with their capacity to fill their useful purposes, but simply their power consumption in relation thereof...which should explain quite a bit about the true lifespan metrics of the hardware...for which no platform is immune. A $500 MacMini has a similar performance vs. power consumption curve compared to its decade-old equivalent, which In 1998 was the iMac at 233Mhz--that's not a damn sight greater leap in performance over the lifespan.

Face it, the technology is and has always been roughly equivalent.

Re:Go PowerBook G4! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825796)

Wow, a 2003 G4! That's incredible. Seriously, if it wasn't for games I'd still be using my first computer which is 8 years old. The computer is still being used by my parents (upstairs). Pictures, word processing, internet, 2D games, financial programs don't really require that much cpu power.

Apple's Demographic? (5, Insightful)

SpzToid (869795) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825122)

...What do you think it was about your ads that made you a stand out?
Ellen: I don't know? Because people thought I was stoned, because there aren't that many young girls in computer commercials.

Ellen seems to have figured out where fanboys come from.
- - - -
You can't be ahead of the curve if you're stuck in a loop.

Re:Apple's Demographic? (1)

jkrise (535370) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825334)

"Ellen seems to have figured out where fanboys come from."

Not from Slashdot, at any rate.... BTW, she says No Comment, wrt her availability. Any PC users on Slashdot like to switch?

Re:Apple's Demographic? - lesbian (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825398)

She is dating a female. So any takers would have to be lez.

Re:Apple's Demographic? (1)

Corporate Troll (537873) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825430)

Well, it's obvious, isn't it? Sex sells, and nerdy boys don't need much because they only know girls from .jpg anyway. So, she is perfect for appealing the high school nerds. That, and dirty old men, like me ;-)

I'm not a fanboy, but I do think she's cute...

Re:Apple's Demographic? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825934)

So, she is perfect for appealing the high school nerds. That, and dirty old men, like me ;-) I'm not a fanboy, but I do think she's cute...
I hope you're referring to her today; she was 14 when she made the adverts.

Well (1)

airencracken (993443) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825132)

I'd hit it.

Re:Well (2, Insightful)

Fengpost (907072) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825314)

Are you lost? Couldn't find you way to Digg?

Re:Well (1)

BlackMesaLabs (893043) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825530)

Exactly! Indeed! Here Here! Sex has no place on Slashdot, you insensitive clod!!

Re:Well (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825732)

It's HEAR fucking HEAR. Think before you type!

macs are shit who cares (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825134)

stop trying to suck up the arse of the popular mac kids, macs are pieces of fucking trash.

I'd be hittin' it (0, Offtopic)

melted (227442) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825146)

Seriously.

Re:I'd be hittin' it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825366)

Yeah, lucky for all the 14 year old girls out there, you have probably only ever "hit" your hand. Or maybe a sock.

Pedophile.

Good job, /. (1)

Pres. Ronald Reagan (659566) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825152)

Really jumping on this story at the peak of its popularity

Is there nothing better to read? (4, Insightful)

kaan (88626) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825162)

I saw her Switch ad when it came out. I didn't get the cult fascination then, and I don't get it now either. So fine, whatever. Fast forward 5 years later and I'm wondering what the hell any of us are doing reading an interview with her.

I read part of the interview and have concluded that it's just as interesting as most blogs by strangers I'll never meet. Funny thing is, most people are immediately appreciative of how much most blogs suck, yet an interview with Ellen Feiss is somehow above that.

Please, someone tell me, what the hell am I missing here? Really. I don't get it.

Re:Is there nothing better to read? (1)

AnnoyedDroid (1057688) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825184)

You must be new here. . .

Let me be the first to welcome you to America.

Re:Is there nothing better to read? (1)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825198)

Funny thing is, most people are immediately appreciative of how much most blogs suck, yet an interview with Ellen Feiss is somehow above that.

Yes, but at least they aren't hypocritical, because what Feiss did wasn't blog related.

Please, someone tell me, what the hell am I missing here?

A 14 year old Mac loving stoner chick, to some geeks. :-p

Re:Is there nothing better to read? (5, Funny)

CAIMLAS (41445) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825262)

I think you're missing the fact that she is no longer a stoned-looking 14-year-old, but a very hot redhead 19-year-old college student. :P I mean, my god man! Look at her eyes here!

http://www.faq-mac.com/mt/archives/img/escaparate/ Ellen%20Feiss.jpg [faq-mac.com]

Don't fall in! The lips aren't that unattractive, either. Ok, yeah, the rest may not be so hot (I've not seen any of her 'film acumen') but that much, at least, is.

Re:Is there nothing better to read? (1)

gujo-odori (473191) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825778)

I had never seen the ad because I was living abroad at the time, not using Macs (just Linux, but I have a Mac at work now, a MacBook Pro 15; I like it almost as much as a Linux box, and better in a few specific areas), and AFAIK it wasn't broadcast on Japanese television.

Now that I have seen, I don't see what the big deal was. It's hardly something that would compel me to want a Mac, unlike the current Mac and PC ads, which are hilarious. And she's absolutely right that it's creepy how so many people were so into her and are still so into the 14-year old her.

Is submitter, like, 12? (5, Insightful)

superdude72 (322167) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825164)

2002 is not a bygone era damn it. We haven't even decided what to call this decade yet.

The noughties, obviously. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825312)

The beeb uses it.

Re:Is submitter, like, 12? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825382)

Sure it is. You ain't gettin' it back. And it's the Noughties.

Re:Is submitter, like, 12? (1)

bh_doc (930270) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825428)

This decade? You mean the naughties?

Re:Is submitter, like, 12? (2, Funny)

carpe_noctem (457178) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825490)

Sure it is. Those were just the web 1.0 days!

Re:Is submitter, like, 12? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825578)

In the world of IT marketing, six months ago is a bygone era.

Ellen's take on the iPhone... (5, Funny)

SpzToid (869795) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825180)

as quoted by a MacFan magazine...

Macenstein: What do you think of the newly announced Apple iPhone?

Ellen: Sounds expensive.

Macenstein: Ok, we've taken up far too much of your time already.

- - - -
    You can't be ahead of the curve if you're stuck in a loop.

Re:Ellen's take on the iPhone... (1)

Dilaudid (574715) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825386)

Love it... Even better since it's a verbatim quote FTA...

I read the story... (5, Funny)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825186)

I was reading the story, and thought I was going to see something interesting, and it was like "beep beep beep". It's kinda... a bummer.

Re:I read the story... (2, Funny)

thefirelane (586885) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825270)

It was a really good interview...

Re:I read the story... (1, Funny)

jkrise (535370) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825486)

I was reading the story, and thought I was going to see something interesting, and it was like "beep beep beep". It's kinda... a bummer.

Welcome to Slashdot.... most 'stories' here just go beep beep beep.... or dupe dupe dupe. And the comments are mostly bummers.. like this one!

Re:I read the story... (1)

mackermacker (250587) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825940)

I was reading the story, and thought I was going to see something interesting, and it was like "beep beep beep". It's kinda... a bummer.

I was reading the story, and thought I was going to see something interesting, and it was like "beep beep beep". It's kinda... a boner.

Fixed that for ya.

A hero among us? (5, Insightful)

Annoymous Cowherd (1036734) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825192)

The internet highlights a rather interesting aspect of human nature - the need to idolise other people.

The rise to fame of actors and actresses is a bit more straightforward, since their performances are laid bare for all to rewind and review. We needed to see something about a person before we decided that they were worth the worship.

Now, as we move forward, it seems the time and effort required for someone to bask in the aura of fame is drastically reducing. What we find more often in public forums are people, represented by no more than the text of their name or a default avatar, enjoying heroic receptions.

I guess anonymity of others allows us to identify one or two things we like, and then our imagination fills in the rest.

I think this will negatively effect self esteem in the long run.

Didn't the Beach-Boys ....... (1)

chawly (750383) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825224)

Have a song about this young lady ? Something about her "making their hearts come all undone" ? Or have I got the wrong song ? Or maybe - heavens - the wrong girl ?

Bitch? (-1, Troll)

Lonin (876821) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825252)

She kinda seems bitchy to me, especially when her answers are gender related. Then I see she's majoring in "Women's Studies." Future Femmenazi if you ask me.

Re:Bitch? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825496)

What about her comments were bitchy? If a woman who speaks frankly about gender offends you, then you have some serious problems. Although I guess that's a foregone conclusion - anyone who uses "femmenazi" is pretty screwed up.

Re:Bitch? (2, Interesting)

lysergic.acid (845423) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825604)

you're readin something out of that article that's totally not there. maybe you've just got personal issues. besides, she sounds pretty down to earth in this podcast interview [theflux.tv] .

No, but (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825812)

She seems like a big pain in the ass.

She has no sense of humor about the whole episode, no sense of proportion, and she seems desperate to distance herself from a bad student film that no one heard of, no one will see. And she keeps telling us how bad it is, while at the same time bringing up the film.

But what do you expect from a 14 year old girl... Oh wait.... she's 19 now.

Good luck to her. And to anyone who has to deal with her on a daily basis.

Hmmm (4, Funny)

Bloke down the pub (861787) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825278)

From TFA:

My image in that commercial belongs to them. The money from Ellen Frisbees and alarm clocks would have to partially go to Apple.
And the blow-up doll?

Re:Hmmm (1)

hachete (473378) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825762)

And the blow-up doll?
That'll be Heidi Fleiss [wikipedia.org] you're thinking of. Easy mistake.

Don'now how many of you got the 'stoned' part.. (1)

jigyasubalak (308473) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825316)

But, first time I read it I thought the evil microsoft fanboys stoned
her 'coz she switched. And it was polite of her to say 'it wasn't the case'.

L Word? No Comment (3, Insightful)

dissolved (887190) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825580)

Seems to me fanboys are bang outta luck. The fanGIRLS though....

Re:L Word? No Comment (0, Redundant)

aj_308 (933353) | more than 7 years ago | (#17825790)

I was thinking the same. Us Fanboys are bang out of luck. Well I would hit it, if it were that way inclined, let it be known..

youtube slashdoted? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17825590)

I cant view the movie, or any other movie (tried three compleatly diffrent types of movies)
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