Homophobia of the Day: Russia Removes Steve Jobs Memorial Because Tim Cook is Gay

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Patriotic Russians are probably regretting buying that gold plated iPhone engraved with Vladimir Putin's face.

Following Tim Cook's public announcement that he is gay, a Steve Jobs memorial in St. Petersburg has been dismantled by ZEFS, the group that commissioned it, claiming that it is now considered "gay propaganda."

"After Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly called for sodomy, the monument was taken down to abide to the Russian federal law protecting children from information promoting denial of traditional family values," the group said in a statement.

The interactive memorial was erected in January 2013, to honor Jobs, who died in October 2011.

The director of ZEFS also said that Edward Snowden leaks about the NSA using Apple products to spy on people were also a factor in this decision, according to Vocativ.

Steve Jobs Tribute of the Day

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Apple lost its beloved leader one year ago today. Here's the company's memorial video, released this morning.

Steve Jobs Tribute of the Day

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A bizarre allegation has been flying around the Internet for months, and now it's picking up steam: "Apple's Mountain Lion image is based on the [Steve] Jobs' biography cover picture, as an homage to Apple's former leader."

Gizmodo puts it best: The current rumor now ramping through the internet is so dumb, so painfully stupid that Steve Jobs must be rolling in his grave.

[hypervocal]

Epic Rap Battle of the Day

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Epic Rap Battles' Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD channel Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

Too soon? Nah.

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Ghostbusters Parody of the Day

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In something that is both dated, awkward, and just unintentionally hilarious, this Apple-produced video, "Blue Busters," takes shots at IBM using Ray Parker Jr's "Ghostbusters" as its reference point. Even better are the cameos by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, which puts them in the unique position of being innovators of dis videos.

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Movie Trailer of the Day

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Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview is a new documentary whose footage was recorded in 1995, thought long-gone, and recently unearthed on a forgotten VHS tape in a garage. The footage has been spruced up and "placed in context," and will get a limited theatrical release May 11 ahead before the DVD version becomes available this summer.

The interview was recorded at a curious time in Jobs' career, 10 years after he'd left Apple and about a year before he would be back at the helm. Over the course of the hour-long interview, Jobs speaks candidly about the early days of his career, his forced departure from Apple, and his vision for the future of tech.

[slashfilm]

Potential Miscasting of the Day

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Ashton Kutcher will play the late Steve Jobs in indie flick Jobs, which begins shooting in May. Known for his light-hearted turn on Two and a Half Men and a handful of so-so flicks (New Year's Eve, No Strings Attached), this could be the opportunity of his career. Or not.

[variety]