Catch the Conan show last night? Team Coco took on the Amazon Kindle Fire, which appears to be popular enough to merrit lambasting on the late-night show. It's quick, it's pointed, and, yeah, it's got a bit of truth to it. Check it out.

Source: Team Coco; thanks, Susannah!

 
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Cubfan says:

Actually, I thought the Droid Razor commercial that preceded this was funnier.

RockLight says:

I'm not an owner, but that was just kinda stupid. Apple payroll?

icebike says:

Conan has always been an Apple shill.

And this reminded me yet again just how unwatchable Conan is.

bbarend says:

I guess some people are pickier than others. My wife loves her Kindle Fire. She seems to understand that it's an e-reader with some extra bells and whistles though.

squenette says:

I love my Kindle Fire. Apple can go pee up a rope.

Ok. I'm a die hard android nerd, but that was funny. Like Phil said, It's popular enough to make the late show. We have to start finding the humor in these things. Again, I LOVE ANDROID but every device from my EVO 3d to my nexus to my galaxy tab 10.1 all have their weird little bugs to work out. At the end if the day I wouldn't trade them for anything. I'm surly not going to have Apple tell me what I can and can't do with my devices. You've gotta love open source. Long live android!!!

fpostrow says:

This smug "Apple" attitude is really starting to get on my nerves. As others have stated the Fire is a reader, viewer that is about 1/3 the price of an iPad as we all know. It has hit the perfect price point for this season and the functionality is again, perfect for the price and size. It is not an iPad replacement as it does not include an attitude with the price, just enjoyment of what most people actually use a tablet for.

Kindle Fire, lots of fun, great price ....

Its just satire. Famboyism does not lurk behind every slight. ;-)

icebike says:

Yes, it pretty much does lurk.

Apparently you didn't find it worth watching to the bitter end either.
Where can I get that two minutes of my life back?

The writer's sessions are rife with iMacs, iPads, and iPhones all around the table. I love CoCo, but it's sort of an "Apple is better" slam coming from a place that worships them, so to me it isn't particularly funny.
You guys aren't huge Conan fans, so you probably aren't aware his whole staff, including he and Andy, are huge, huge Apple fanboys. I regularly see he and Andy in the Team Coco behind the scenes things playing with their iPhones and iPads right on set.
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jimijames says:

I like Android and I hate apple... but that was pretty funny. Seems like a lot of people get waaaaayyyyy too connected to their device of choice and going flying off into fits of rage when something remotely anti-(insert your product here) comes along.

Relax people, if you like the device you have chosen and it works for you, then great... that's all there is to it.

icebike says:

Funny?

How drunk were you when you watched it.

I didn't even crack a smile. It was juvenile, puerile, aimed at, and probably conceived by a 7th grade intelligence with the IQ of a root vegetable.

But hey, if you found it funny....

Jonneh says:

Look Mr. Icebike Grumpypants - replying to every single comment in this entire post with YOUR juvenile, immature whining is pathetic. Previously, from your old posts, you fooled me into thinking you were an intelligent adult. Conan made fun of Apple in a similar manner (although it was even better in my opinion) a little while back, watch it here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCVeC5PKqHo) and all of us who can actually take a joke will sit back and watch you put your foot in your mouth - go ahead, we'll wait.

If you're a douche in real life, the least you could try to do is hide it online.

But hey, if you found it conceived by a vegetable....

lorcha says:

Preaching to the choir here, I know, but it makes me laugh every time someone compares the Fire with an iPad. Are people really that simple-minded to understand that just because the two products are flat and have a touchscreen, that doesn't imply that they are the same product? It's like saying a bicycle and a car are the same thing because they both have wheels and can steer.

If you want a reader, buy a reader. If you want a tablet, buy a tablet. But don't be so surprised when the reader is inferior at being a tablet and the tablet is inferior at being a reader. Did you expect to drive your car down a mountain-bike trail, too?

Androoid says:

Okay, this video is just flat out stupid. They are making very stupid claims about the Kindle Fire and how Amazon made humongous bugs (True, we can't take most of them seriously). But really, comparing an iPad to an E-reader? Stupid. They aren't even meant for the same thing, nor are they meant for the same crowd. Just because they are at similar size and internal specs (SoC), doesn't mean they should be in anyway treated as same. The Kindle Fire has a screen good for reading, is based on the Android OS, costs much less than the iPad and such. And it's bound to have bugs. The iPad has ones too.
/rant
BTW, I own an LG Optimus 2X, so no bias, though some bias that this video is stupid...

Clearly Android nerds were the kids in school who couldn't handle a little teasing without getting all frothy and threatening to use their "karate."

And if you take offense to THAT, then you really need to get your sense of humor checked out!

It's all in good fun, guys. No need to get all worked up.

Gekko says:

this guy isn't funny and never was.

n25philly says:

People watch Conan?

derwin says:

rule of the internet: the ad always loads, but the video will not.

Revrant says:

You guys aren't huge Conan fans, so you probably aren't aware his whole staff, including he and Andy, are huge, huge Apple fanboys. I regularly see he and Andy in the Team Coco behind the scenes things playing with their iPhones and iPads right on set.

The writer's sessions are rife with iMacs, iPads, and iPhones all around the table. I love CoCo, but it's sort of an "Apple is better" slam coming from a place that worships them, so to me it isn't particularly funny.

mastrK13 says:

Conan slammed apple about final cut pro X when it was released. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCVeC5PKqHo