This Week In Pods
IT WAS A HUGE WEEK FOR PODS
“So if these things are going to replace earbuds, should we call them airbuds?”
“Nope, Air Bud is already a thing. And it’s got, like, thirteen sequels. Also, everyone already made this joke on Twitter.”
“Okay, then. What other words do we have that are related to the concept of putting stuff in your ears?”
I had other Pod News for you this week, but it has all been eclipsed by the AirPod announcement. I am sure you already know the details: they cost $159, which is the most important detail; they sync with your other Apple stuff; they replace those headphones you bought at Walgreens for $15; and you’ll be able to talk to Siri by tapping the outside of your AirPod and hoping you don’t accidentally knock it out of your ear.
(I’m mad at Siri right now because she thinks Stardew Valley is “star Diwali.” Which does not help me figure out how to catch a squid.)
The AirPods also take us one step closer to becoming POD PEOPLE. We have pods on planes, pods on trains, pod-shaped cars and pods in yards, pods for rent, pods as tents, pod hotels and pods as—well, you get the idea.
Once we put the pods in our ears, there’s only one meme left:
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