The big downside to any iPod is the craptastic earbuds Apple includes with it. Even the newly “redesigned” models stink on ice. I have a nice set of Shure earbud/headphones that sound great, but then they were $100 – so they damn well better!

The big problem with them, though, is that, well, they were a hundred bucks. No way I’m leaving those babies at work! So, I’m back to needing a decent pair of headphones that I can leave at my desk. I have some of the Apple in-ear earbuds, but they don’t have the frequency range I’m looking for. I’m not actually sure exactly what their range is, since Apple has decide NOT to release the specs on ’em, but the definitely cut off anything under 20Hz or 30Hz and probably don’t go over 20KHz.

My wife has some of the Sony Fontopias that she really likes, but, apparently, my ear canals aren’t as deep as Sony’s ear┬ámodel and they hurt my ears after about an hour of use. I’ve been looking for about a year now for something decent to use.

Enter Wal-Mart and the JVC Marshmallow Stereo Headphones. They’re earbuds, have a frequency range of 8Hz-23KHz, come in multiple colors and are only $20! They give you two different size inserts and the insert itself is a foam rubber that you squish and then let expand in your ear canal for a snug, yet comfortable, fit. I’ve been using them for a couple of hours now and they sound good AND don’t hurt. If you’re looking for a cheap but good pair of headphones/earbuds, check ’em out!

They don't hurt!

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So last week there were reports that Apple has dumped the ‘Mac guy’, Justin Long, for their commercials. That they are keeping the ‘PC guy’ and will be recasting the Mac guy role. Leo LaPorte, on his latest TWIT podcast, even devoted a good segment of the show to discussing whether or not the public wants to see more of Justin. Will, the British Twit, pointed out that “people would like to shove the Mac guy under a bus.” There have even been quotes from Justin’s agent (purportedly) that he’s “a movie actor, not a commercial actor.”

Wasn’t the last dumbass that said something like that David Caruso, when he bailed on NYPD Blue to devote himself to movies. Yeah… that panned out well, didn’t it David? David? Oh, that’s right, he’s busy filming his new TV series, ’cause his movies sucked.

Now, Justin has blogged that he’s still contracted by Apple for more commercials, set to start shooting any day now. Apparently, we can expect to see more of Justin as the Mac guy for some Apple holiday spots. AppleInsider has picked up this story and run with it. (AppleInsider | Apple hasn’t ditched ‘Mac guy’, actor says)

Here’s the part I don’t get and I guess no one has bothered to point this out, but… Hey, it’s a flippin’ commercial!!! Who really gives a shit!?!?!?

Welcome to Gorilla Angst.

I’ve decided to get into the blogosphere (I know all the kids have moved on by now so I think it will be safe to join — I’ll be setting up a MySpace account in 2008). This is just an outlet. A soapbox. A safe haven of expression if you will. It will be at least PG-13 so if you’re really sensitive or a Scientologist you may want to move along. If you’re easily offended…good. Bozric and I will have lots of fun with you. Likely at your expense if you actually post in the comments. We will apologize for nothing.

Mostly, it’s just a place to express ourselves. Like Madonna.

So sit down, shut up and hold on.