Fujitsu Is Going To Put One In Apple’s Ass In Ipad Battle

28 01 2010

Just a big ass iphone w/ usb ports

Not only has Apple come under fire for naming their new tablet device the “iPad”, inciting chuckles and references to feminine products, it now appears as though they may have a legal issue on their hands. It looks like as they did with the iPhone, Apple is seeking to use a name that existed before. Fujitsu first laid claim to the name with their Windows CE-based iPad in 2002.

Fujitsu's beat you to the punch player. Such blatant theft is an Apple trademark

According to the New York Times, Fujitsu’s application to trademark the iPad name stalled due to an earlier filing by Mag-Tech, and information technology security company in Seal Beach, CA, for a handheld computer encrypting device. According to the US Patent and Trademark OFfice, Fujitsu’s application was listed as abandoned in early 2009, but the company had revived their application in June 2009.

Just one month later, Apple used a proxy to apply for an international trademark for the iPad. Since then, Apple has filed a number of requests with the Patent Office for more time to oppose Fujitsu’s application. Apple now has until February 28 to say whether it will oppose Fujitsu’s claims to the iPad name.

This time around, it doesn’t look like Apple can easily swoop in and pay off Fujitsu for the name, so they may actually end up fighting for it. And that will involve a lot of lawyers, and even more money.

Maybe they should have just named it iSlate….

[Reposted from the Cleveland Leader]


According To Cleveland Magazine, I’m One Of Cleveland’s 10 Most Eligible Bachelors

27 01 2010

Hard to fathom right? @rickonia be damned, i’m gonna say another backhanded Cleveland insult (according to him)….. If this was (almost) any other city, it wouldn’t be so hard for me to find a good woman on my level.  My attempts here are futile and successes are few and far between… When I finally get to here:

You know what that spells.... Left to right bitches!

and start working for these guys (fingers crossed):

Here I come!

I have a feeling that my general mood will be substantially elevated and I won’t have to spend my days and night being consoled/agreed with by Adam King (and to think he used to LIVE in LA and then came BACK!  Crazy, I know).

So anyways, here’s me in this month’s issue of Cleveland Magazine.  Feel free to comment, or even better…. click here and send me an e-mail to my nifty address they gave me, lol….  Like I said, Cleveland Magazine seems to think I deserve this.  I’ve been asked in previous years and turned it down, only to be snatched up by Easter Seals and do pretty much the same thing.  Those Crush parties were a letdown 2 yrs in a row :(… but what do you expect right?  The only reason I even said yes was because I thought I would be giving Liquid (my former employer) some great publicity.  That decision became regrettable abt a month and a half later when they fired me. Good thing CleMag called to do a fact check and I was able to tell them that I was a free agent again!  Kudos to my boy Phil Dupuis from the Lake Erie Monsters holdin it down on the cover.  I would hope you would pick one of these up, but in case you’re that lazy, here’s the transcript.  Feel free to comment.  Also, on the website notice that they save the best for last!

For the record, I NEVER drink coffee (its empty).... AND..... I would usually also have picked up some sort of pornographic or semi-nude magazine by this point as well.

Marcus Sims, 28
Owner, Luxe Lifestyles

The perfect date: My perfect date would probably be doing something active — get outside and just running around depending on the season. Maybe snowboarding in the winter, maybe going for a bike ride in the summertime.Something most people don’t know about me: I was a drama minor in college.

My cell phone: Is filled with too many numbers.

Biggest turn-on: Intelligence and class, wrapped in a proportioned physical package

Biggest turnoff: A woman who can’t laugh at herself

I own too many: Promotional T-shirts

My favorite … place in Cleveland: Probably my mom’s kitchen table. My mom’s a great cook. … sports team: Cleveland Cavaliers, and I’m not the bandwagon kind. I’ve been a Cavs fan since I was 8 years old. … book: From Good to Great by Jim Collins … vacation destination: Definitely Los Angeles … dessert: Probably cheesecake. I just really like cheesecake in all of its forms. … blog:, a music blog.

Facebook: yes or no? For my job, I have to stay connected via social media, and even really in my personal life, you know, it’s good to keep in touch.

My usual hangout: At Liquid. Even before I worked there, that’s where I pretty much used to spend all my time.

In high school I was… a clique-buster. I’m a real affable kind of guy, and I was always friends with every crew. I played sports, student government, I hosted the morning announcements on TV. I would just make friends with everybody.

My passion: Seeking knowledge. Always trying to do good by people because it always comes back to you

My best feature: My ability to make people feel comfortable

My bad habit: Sometimes I’m a little stubborn. Sometimes I get overly passionate, and people mistake it for being overly angry. Everything I do is about passion.

My first kiss: I don’t remember, but I know it happened when I was, like, 7.

My guilty pleasure: Probably consuming too much Taco Bell

How my ex would describe me: Passionate, fun loving, ambitious

Blondes or brunettes: Brunettes. Blondes have had there time in the sun; it’s time for somebody else to be that stereotype.

Going out or staying in: Definitely going out

Early, late, or right on time: Right on time because the time when I’m supposed to be there, that’s what time I get there.

Dogs or cats: I would have to say no to both.

My longest relationship: A year and a half

Beer, wine or martinis: Wine, because I just can’t drink straight liquor

Roses or chocolates: Chocolates

My No. 1 dating rule: Always be honest.

My deal-breaker: Closed-mindedness

I hate when a date orders: I really don’t hate when a date orders anything.

Worst pickup line: “Are you tired? Because you’ve been running through my mind all day.”

If I could marry anyone: Halle Berry. She’s pretty hot.

On a first date I never … wear a white shirt.

Best place to meet someone: Wherever you meet somebody is the best place to meet them.

Most unusual place I’ve met someone: I don’t think I really have one. I’ve never met someone at a funeral or something crazy like that.

My take on Cleveland’s single scene: I think that too much power rests with men. I mean, I know it’s the Midwest, and we have very conservative dating value, but it’s time for women to step up to the plate. If you have a good job and you’re a confident assertive woman, don’t be afraid to take charge from time to time.

Last but not least, here’s a great song to fade out to.  Seems appropriate considering the last couple of days:

Gettin My T-Bone On…..

27 01 2010

I was watching, ‘Colors’ on HBO tnite and had to laugh really hard when I saw a skinny ass Damon Wayans gettin freaky with a big, stuffed rabbit!  One of my favorite scenes in the whole movie.  This is kinda what I like to do when i’m not drunk sending unintelligible  messages to ppl, lol enjoy!

I Take Bein An Asshole To New Heights

26 01 2010

So my buddy who plays for the Cleveland Indians came in last night for press week.  Let’s call him “Sean.”  In the previous few weeks, I have been trying to set us up with these two girls Laura and She-ra (names have been changed).  I have known Laura for a long time and she’s always kinda been a little hard to gauge.  She chases athletes and what not, so figure out your own impression…. I won’t lead you.  So she has a roommate and they live close to me/bars downtown.

So this planning has lead to last night when we go out.  I tell them early to meet us at Liquid.  I meet up with Sean and we head over.  We catch up and grab a drink… Good times.  He’s a really good dude and it was good seein him.  A few drinks later, the ladies meet us out and we continue to have some cocktails and tell tall tales, lol.  Laura asks me if I like to eat late at night…. I obviously say yes and she says that we should get some pizza from Panini’s and then head back to their place.  So the 4 of us head over there after the bar closes.  I leave with my drink still in my hand from the bar, lol.  We have a run in w/ this drunk guy that was also at Liquid and I wind up having to tell him to get lost.  I continue to tell him to get lost, and wind up pushing him away.  Of course he falls and everyone in the bar has to turn around and see what’s up.  My friends (whom i wasn’t even out with) see what’s going on and they immediately get in the guys face, askin why he’s messin with me.  I got great friends…but i digress.

The four of us wind up at the girls’ house and we smash the pizza and start to play some games.  We throw a couple of darts and play some Foosball…. (my team loses :(, btw).  It’s getting late and it’s about that time when you decide what’s what and who’s with who.  So all of a sudden it’s just 3 of us.  Laura disappears and I’m assuming she’s in the bathroom, or slipping into something more comfortable, lol.  Sean and She-ra head to her bedroom and I’m a little confused.  I look around, realizing that i’m alone and I try to find Laura.  She’s laying in her bed w/ the covers up and tells me that I can sleep on the couch.  I immediately walk out of her room and go looking for Sean.  He comes out and he’s in his underwear, so obviously his night is going exponentially better than mine.

Laura comes out of her room and wonders what’s going on.  I say i’m leaving cause Mr. Sims does not sleep on couches (why should I? I live downtown!) and I let her know how I’m feeling.  I feel like I should tell you that I’m super drunk at this point and prob should have already been sleeping.  So I gave Laura a piece of my mind and proceed to walk out the door in the snow, in the cold, and it’s  5am.  As i’m leaving/getting home, I obviously have more to say to Laura and then the drunk texts start flowing.  Here’s the play by play….

Me: All that time convincing me u weren’t a whore for nothing? Ppl always said u were and I stuck 4 u. (Doesn’t the fact that she told me to sleep on the couch say she’s NOT a whore?  I’m still pissed because she obviously sleeps around.  She has a “batline.”  She works at the Ritz…. Baron Davis sent a picture to her phone that is her screen saver…. you do the math, again… I’m not gonna lead you (though i already did!))  p.s. I think I’m still drunk as I’m writing this.  I woke up at 3:30pm today…

Me: Guess I was wrong…….

Me: And you….. Yankee haters, your momma loved to sex up the slaves

Her: Ha marcus no one i who knows me even knows u. And if i did anything tnite it proved i wasnt

Her: What r u even talking about? (that’s a good fuckin question!!!!! and it gets worse!)

Me: Hahahahahaha so u think. I had been asking abt u @ work from ur bosses. Now I know what kinda person u are, lol. Like I said…. find out who ur dealin with (don’t know why I said that, cause I have no idea who her boss is, lol)

Me: How sweet would it be if u were fired and I was laughing?  Your choice player.

Her: You arent making sense.  I was nothing but nice to you.

Me: Pass… if u think that, u think like the nazis. U wanted for me to get out of ur house

Her: I told u u could stay.  Im just not the kind of person to let someone sleep in my bed the first time we hang out (Um… u have a batphone, yet don’t have an important job, and/or are not an important person within ur company).  No one sleeps in ur bed?  So i guess we shoulda just did it on the couch?

Me: I didn’t ask to sleep in ur bed. You’ll b hearing from.  My lawyer

Her: Umm ok i said u could sleep on the couch. U didnt want to. Goodnight

Me: Welll sweet dreams. Couch it is not

So let me just say that results are not typical.  I had no fucking clue what I was talking about.  I reread my txts and i was mortified… But what is a monday night if you don’t have a story to tell?  I’m not THAT important, but I have some hilarious stories to tell. Some are good and some are bad, but I feel like I have to recount my experiences.  If I don’t, I’m sure I’ll forget and you won’t be able to laugh at me!!

Rock Band Network beta Going Live TONIGHT For Xbox 360 Users

19 01 2010

Here's your chance to be "discovered"

Ever had the urge to crank out some nasty riffs in the kitchen, record them, and then watch as millions of Xbox 360 owners rush to download your jams? Don’t lie. In a move that marks the next logical step of the Rock Band journey, Harmonix has confirmed that an open beta registration of the Rock Band Network will open up later today for Xbox 360 users, enabling amateur (or professional… or novice!) musicians to record, convert and upload tracks to a network where gamers can judge how awesome / not awesome any given song is. Reportedly, those seen as “good enough” will be made available for sale (you can price each tune from $1 to $3), though we’re hearing that the actual conversion process isn’t a lesson in simplicity. In fact, some outfits are offering their services to take recordings from .wav files to ones that the game can understand, but with rates of $500 per minute (of music), we’re guessing that only serious artists will apply. And if you’ve ever heard “that local band” willing to play shows for free, you’ll agree with us when we say that this barrier to entry is probably a good thing.

[From engadget]

DJ Fashen: January 2010 Charts Mix

19 01 2010

It's Fashen!!

My homie DJ Fashen just put up this mix to get you in the mood to….. well, I guess you’ll have to listen to it and tell me what it puts you in the mood to do.  Check out Fashen’s blog “It’s Fashen,”  and jam out.  PEace!

1. Partysquad – Rage – Top Billin
2. Sound Of Stereo – Velcro – N.E.W.S./Lectroluv
3. Dooze Jackers – Got Line – White Label
4. Telephoned – Dancin On Me – Fools Gold
5. Clipse – All Eyes On Me – Star Trak
6. Pase Rock – Nights (Nadastrom Remix) – Dim Mak
7. Sound Of Stereo – Button (BeatauCue Remix) – N.E.W.S./Lectroluv
8. Gucci Mane feat. Lil B. – Break Yo Self – (Diplo Remix) – Asylum
9. Silver City – Victoria Jam – Deep Freeze
10. Congorock – Babylon – Fools Gold

January 2010 Charts Mix – Fashen

[From It’s]

Cleveland Cavaliers New “Jock Jam” Anthem?

19 01 2010

I’m sure all of you have heard LMFAO‘s song, “Shots” featuring Lil Jon by now.  If you haven’t, here’s the vid to bring you up to speed:

So…. I was looking at my Twitter updates and ran across Moodswing 360’s tweet announcing that LMFAO had made remixes for each and every NBA team (Check every team here).

So I shot the Cleveland song off to DJ Steph Floss, because I’m sure Moodswing 360 isn’t isn’t in his top 10 tweets to check, lol.  So maybe you’ll hear it blaring across the PA system…. In the meantime, you should download this, pass it along to your friends, and maybe we can force his hand, lol.  If you don’t live in Cleveland, find your team’s song and let’s spread the word!!!!

Download LMFAO “Shots” (Cleveland Cavaliers Edition) HERE