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Posted at 5:15 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Meta-Post: 'MADtv' parody predicted Apple's 'iPad' long ago [VIDEO]

By Michael Cavna

In the wake of Steve Jobs's "Greetings, Consumers of Earth" Announcement on Wednesday, the product name "iPad" is an instant cultural "trending topic."

Thing is, when it comes to that name, Apple apparently chose not to "think different." Years ago, the sketch-comedy show "MADtv" beat Jobs to the punch-line with this parody commercial. (And thanks to Rob Tornoe for alerting us to it.)

Since Comic Riffs occasionally ventures into all things comedy, we bring you this meta-post:

By Michael Cavna  | January 27, 2010; 5:15 PM ET
Categories:  Geek Buzz  | Tags:  Apple iPad, MAD TV, Steve Jobs  
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Posted by: JkR- | January 27, 2010 10:18 PM | Report abuse

>> "Comic Riffs ... all things comedy ... this meta-post:"

I still say that the interests of the readership are best indicated by the number of comments that get attached to each posting. For the vast majority of recent "meta", "comedy", and "film/YouTube video" posts, the number of comments has been firmly glued to zero.

Posted by: kilby | January 28, 2010 3:37 AM | Report abuse

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