Date: August 30th, 2014 7:05 PM
Author: pearl legend halford
*Tim Cook walks on stage to a waiting podium; behind him is a five-story-tall black curtain*
"Folks, thank you for coming from all over the world for this unveiling. We have something very special for you today -- so let's get to it."
*Nods to Jony Ive who's standing in the corner, holding a red-buttoned trigger attached to a wire running back to the curtain; Ive depresses the button; the curtain drops*
*Standing before the crowd is a 45' tall armored mech. ( http://wip.global-illusions.com/chico/APPLESEED_FINAL6.jpg ) The brain of Steve Jobs floats within the gleaming glass case at its center, wires snaking out every which way into the shadow internals of the mechanized hulk. ( http://mathsimulationtechnology.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/brain_lab-710283.jpg )*
*Steve's voice, tinged metallic though still distinct, booms from a speaker within*:
"Think Different. Mecha-Different."
*The mech strides forward to the front of the stage. Its arms, laced with twin cannons, ratchet up to two-o-clock in the sky; their barrels pulsate electric blue; a loud crack breaks through the stunned silence of the arena and four shots fire out in rapid succession.*
*Audience members begin to scramble from their seats, looks of confusion and panic, beelining now toward the gates at the arena's back. Cook returns to the podium, framed by the metal tree trunks of the mech's legs*:
"How's the stock price now? .... That's right folks. Show's over. .... Get the fuck out."
*Cook again nods to Ive; another press of the trigger; speakers in the eaves of the stage cut on and "Without Me" begins to play. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu2n0AFNQVg ) As the audience continues to flee, Eminem wafts through the arena air*:
*'.... Guess who's back, back again .... Da-na-na-na-na-na-na .... I've created a monster .... A visionary, vision is scary ....'*