Does this tin-foil hat make my ass look big?
The Macalope’s a little concerned that he may have been spending too much time in the basement with the Lone Gunmen (boy, that’s a lame call-back…).
He was perusing this Reuters story detailing how the Zune isn’t exactly flying off the shelves and found him interest piqued by something in the lede.
Donna Murphy is no fan of the ubiquitous iPod music player so on Tuesday she became one of the first to buy Microsoft’s new rival Zune device.
“I just needed a new MP3 player to play my music and watch videos,” said Murphy, who bought a Zune at Best Buy’s midtown Manhattan store. “I’m not an Apple fan, not an iPod fan. So I wanted to try something different.”
Something about those direct, derogatory references to Apple…
The Macalope tried several searches for “Donna Murphy” in relation to “Microsoft”, “New York” and “public relations” or “marketing”, but all he could come up with was this Donna Murphy, a Broadway and film actress.
Of course, there must be about 50,000 Donna Murphys in New York City.
And Microsoft would never hire an actress to go shopping for a Zune in a prominent mid-town Manhattan store about four blocks from the Reuters offices and drop several anti-iPod and anti-Apple comments.
It’s not like they promised the Zune would get an all-out Microsoft-style marketing blitz.
The Macalope’s sure that once his head clears, this will all look like the paranoid rantings of some other mythical creature.
Like the Easter Bunny.
Don’t know if you’ve ever run into him, but that guy is nuts.