The Back Burner: Things we didn’t post this week


A big thank you to everybody for filling our tips-at-crunchgear-dot-com inbox with wonderful, unique, and newsworthy items. Here are a few that we missed.


Hi Tony,

Let me just make sure that you and I are huffing the same glue here. As I understand it, you’re looking for some advice on how to spend two years of your life similar to how an average person spends two years of their own life?

What have YOU been doing up until this point? Whatever it is, keep doing it. The average person’s life is pretty mundane and boring and it sounds like you’re looking to fit in with the rest of us.

As for activities to avoid: anything that has to do with poo from any species, print journalism, or a combination of the two. You’re pretty much safe with anything else.


Hi Cynthia,

The title of your e-mail intrigues me and, although I can certainly appreciate the idea of loving someone from the inside out, you really glossed over that whole “what I am” thing.

I probably don’t need to ask, seeing as though you’re identifying yourself as someone named Cynthia while the sender’s name is John Silver. Sure I’m flattered, maybe even a bit curious, but I’ve had bad luck with my profile at (singles). If you don’t mind though, I have a friend named Tony who’s looking for at least a two-year relationship. I can pass your e-mail along to him if you like. Just take it slow, he doesn’t want to rush into anything.



Boy am I glad you sent this message over. We have a LOT of inventory to unload. In particular, we have an excessive amount of the following words:

  • Unleashed
  • Apple
  • Twitter
  • Synergy
  • Sector
  • Social
  • Networking
  • Growth
  • Funding
  • Yahoo!
  • all “i” words (iMac, iPhone, iPod, iFrogz, etc.)
  • 2.0
  • E-book
  • Tweet
  • Revenue
  • Content
  • Hulu
  • Adamo
  • Windows
  • 7
  • Acer
  • CrunchDeals

Anything you could give us for them would be fine. 

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