Q: What in the name of Princess Diana are PødFlips?
A: PødFlips are flip animations for your ipod. You remember flipbooks, don't you? Well there you go. In a feat of staggering mechanical genius, we squeezed one into your iPod. (actually it wasn't that hard)
Q: Apple like, JUST released the video iPød. Why should I care about your stodgy olde fashioned PødFlips?
A: Hm. That's a good one. We don't really know. Oh wait-- yes we do! You should care because PødFlips are a LOT more fun than watching the latest episode of "Lost" on a 2.5 screen. Also, you can actually control them yourself (unlike the characters on Lost).
Oh yeah, one more reason--you can't play videos on your iPod nano! But you CAN play PødFlips on the nano. See? We're still pretty cool.
Q: Will installing PødFlips erase all the photos I already have on my iPod?
A: Not necessarily. Read here if you want to keep your old photos on your iPod. (even though they don't dance)
Q: How can I impress people with my PødFlips so that they will buy me expensive gifts and shower me with honorary University degrees?
A: Try this: at your next party, plug your ipod into your TV (using the dock connector with video out) then fire up a PødFlip and make him rock to the music... It's like dancing without actually having to dance!
Alternatively, you can just show them to people on your iPod. They look pretty cool there too.
Q: Can I make my own PødFlips?
A: No. You're totally not allowed to.
Q: Geez, what's your problem?
A: Sorry, just having a bad day. Yes, you can totally make your own PødFlips!
In fact, we're gonna have a contest really soon where the winner gets a free iPod nano. (it's true)
Q: How do I make a PødFlip?
A: A PødFlip, like any kind of animation, is basically just a sequence of images. You can make PødFlips using Macromedia Flash, or many other video and image editing programs (just export as a series of .jpegs & then import them into your iPod using iPhoto & iTunes).
You can also make PødFlips with the following ingredients:
- 2 1/4 pounds of Chicken; cut in serving pieces
- 6 1/4 cups of Water
- 1 bunch of Parsley
- 1 teaspoon of Salt
- 2 Cooking apples; peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon of Honey
- 1 tablespoon of Uncooked oats
- 1/2 cup of Sour cream
- 1 Egg yolk (optional)
Place chicken and 6 cups water in large kettle.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer 30
minutes, skimming as necessary.
Put on an old Stevie Wonder record (preferably
"In Square Circle". While singing along to "Part
Time Lover," chop parsley leaves and set aside.
Add stalks and salt to broth. Simmer 50 minutes more.
Flip over the record. Place apples,
remaining 1/4 cup water and honey in a covered
saucepan and cook gently until apples are just
soft. Call your local Congressman and ask what the
*&#$@! we're doing in Iraq. Then remove parsley stalks
and chicken pieces from broth.
Remove skin and bones; dice meat.
Toast oats on a baking sheet at 400° until light
brown. Stir oatmeal into sour cream, then add to
soup. Simmer 5 minutes. Add diced chicken and
apples and simmer just until heated through.
Think about going on vacation--you deserve it.
Remove chicken and apples from heat.
If desired, beat egg yolk with 2 tablespoons of
the hot soup while standing on one foot.
Stir mixture into soup until soup thickens.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
Q: Isn't that a recipe for Hungarian chicken soup?
Q: It sounds delicious.
A: It does, doesn't it.