The iLoser Returns to 5th Avenue Apple Store to Wait for the iPad

The iLoser Returns to 5th Avenue Apple Store to Wait for the iPad

Remember this grossy? The greasy hair, the unshaped moustache adorned with old bits of scrambled egg and dollops of congealed bean juice, the belly as super-inflated as the abdominal cavity of some male pregnancy fetishist’s dream hunk? His name’s Greg Packer, and in 2007 he was the first guy in line outside of Apple’s Fifth Avenue Store, waiting for the iPhone.

Camping out then made a modicum of sense, since Apple needed to activate your iPhone in store back in 2007… but here he is again, camped out three days ahead of time to grab an iPad and first in line, despite the fact that you’ve been able to pre-order an iPad either for delivery or store since March 12th. In other words, there’s no real reason to stand in line three days ahead of time this time around if you had the foresight to pre-order.

We’re all for honest enthusiasm and anticipation of Apple products here at CoM, but on the other hand, we’re also proponents of hygeniene, common sense and a facsimile of a life. This guy was christened the “iLoser” back in 2007, and he really seems intent on defending the title three years later. Best of luck to him: my guess is there won’t be much competition.

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John BrownleeJohn Brownlee is a Contributing Editor. He has also written for Wired, Playboy, Boing Boing, Popular Mechanics, VentureBeat, and Gizmodo. He lives in Boston with his wife and two parakeets. You can follow him here on Twitter.

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