Wednesday, March 18, 2009

MacGyver and his iPhone

For those born and grew up in the 80's, I bet that you'll never forget about an iconic hero called MacGyver... a man of great intelligence with the wits and brains far greater than Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series or even Albert Einstein!! OK I know it sounded a bit too far fetched but MacGyver really was a great fictional character before the likes of the modern heroes that we have nowadays. So I was reading this hilarious article here on VanityFair thought that I'd share it with you guys (and gals :-p) just for the laugh and also to relive some of the memories that we have watching MacGyver as a kid :-)

*note that some names/words have been changed as I deem them to be quite sensitive


MacGyver approaches the mouth of a cave in the mountains of Afghanistan. It’s too dark to see.
There’s an app for that, MacGyver thinks: Flashlight.

Guided by his iPhone, and the nefarious voices deep within, MacGyver advances. As the voices grow, he hides behind a rock and listens.

CRIMINAL 1: In just five minutes, the world will know our cause, XX.

CRIMINAL 2: And our name, XY.

MacGyver toggles through his iPhone apps. He settles on Shotgun Free. Best money he never spent, he thinks.


CRIMINAL 2: What was that? Someone’s here!

CRIMINAL 1: You think we are scared you dog? We have guns too, you know.

MacGyver thinks fast. He rifles through more apps until he finds the one he wants.

IPHONE: Pyooooshhhhhh!

CRIMINAL 2: If my ears do not deceive me, XY, he has a lightsaber! We are doomed!

CRIMINAL 1: Be calm, XX. Show yourself fiend! We are not afraid to die!

The plotters advance slowly towards his hiding spot. MacGyver has run out of options. He has one last hope. His trembling finger hovers over the screen of his iPhone.

IPHONE: [Fart sound]

CRIMINAL 1: XX, please, a little decency. (Stifling a chuckle.) This is a sacred occasion.

CRIMINAL 2: It wasn’t me, I swear!

IPHONE: [Longer fart sound]

Both criminals' faces contort to keep from cracking up.

IPHONE: [Enormous fart sound]

The two criminals howl with laughter and tumble to the ground in uncontrolled fits of hilarity. With his two hardened foes temporarily incapacitated, MacGyver runs into the lair and finds a remote detonator.

MacGyver toggles to iHandy Level Free and places his iPhone on the detonator. There is no need for this, but MacGyver loves that app.

Breaking from his trance, MacGyver switches to iPaperClipBombDefuser, an app he just invented, and saves the day. He saunters out of the cave, playing his ocarina.


Hope that you enjoyed it as much as I did. Am looking forward to MacGyver: The Movie :D


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