Let's face it, Chris Brown isn't the most liked celebrity. But now, even iPhones hate him.
In honor of Geek Pride Day on May 25, which happens to fall on the anniversary of the release of Star Wars, rock climbing fans can purchase custom-made Star Wars climbing holds.
Geeks who don't like Star Wars or rock climbing can watch the latest Siri ad parody, which pokes more fun at controversial musical artist Chris Brown than it does the voice assistant. Or they can check out Jennifer Egan's new story -- it's being posted in its entirety on Twitter.
One police chief won't be having any fun on Geek Pride Day, since he's under investigation for wasting police resources on tracking down his son's stolen iPhone.
Apple's Siri Not on "Team Breezy"
Siri might hate Chris Brown, at least according to a new viral video by comedy troupe Jest.
In the video, Siri lambasts Brown for his glib attitude towards his past sins, and reluctantly helps Brown compose a text to Rihanna. The video also pokes fun at Brown's narcissistic Twitter persona, which is sure to enrage his shockingly robust legion of loyal fans.
A variety of comedy groups have taken aim at Zooey Deschanel's Siri ads for Apple, but they're generally in good fun, where this latest parody pointedly questions why Chris Brown still has fans -- and doesn't seem to find an answer.
Son's Lost iPhone Drives Police Chief to Distraction
The chief of police in Berkeley, Calif. is in hot water after news came out that he sent 10 drug task force and property crimes officers on a hunt for his son's iPhone, which someone stole from his school.
Michael Meehan, the police chief, took the petty theft seriously enough to use taxpayer money to pay some of the officers overtime on the search for the phone, which was not recovered.
The incident was not reported, but news spread as some police officers took umbrage to the inappropriate amount of time and energy spent on recovering the phone.
New Yorker to Tweet Entire Story
Jennifer Egan, the award-winning author of "A Visit From the Goon Squad", wrote a story specifically designed to be released on Twitter as a series of tweets.
Egan herself is not an avid Twitter user, only composing four tweets from her own handle. She likes the idea of people reading her story on their phones.
The story, called "Black Box," follows the adventures of a spy, and will also appear in the New Yorker's fiction issue with a special font. The tweets will run from 8 to 9 PM in ten installments before appearing in print, and @NYerFiction will do the tweeting.
Like Star Wars and Rock Climbing?
Apparently there's a niche of Star Wars and rock climbing enthusiasts large enough to support a company that makes Star Wars-themed climbing wall holds.
Hang Fast Adventure Structures, based out of the U.K., sells the holds online and can do custom paint jobs, so anyone wondering what an orange Millennium Falcon looks like can finally achieve their dreams.
The holds run from around $60 to $250, suggesting only die-hard fans will go the extra mile and buy enough of them to pepper a fully Star Wars-y climbing wall.
Geek Pride Rising
A survey conducted in honor of Geek Pride Day, which is May 25, revealed more people than ever before have a little bit of geek in them.
Although only 17 percent of survey respondents classified themselves as geeks, over 70 percent met the criteria for having a tech addiction, telling researchers they would have a hard time functioning for a day without mobile devices.
Self-identified geeks were actually bigger fans of old-school media than the non-geeks. The study also backed up the idea that Millenials are the most plugged-in demographic, as they were most likely to judge people based on their technology choices and the most obsessed with their smartphones.