Experts blame rise in violent offenses on kids being willing to mug people for iPods.
Choice line: “We propose that over the past two years, America may have experienced an iCrime wave.” (You just know that some thinktank dork came up with that and thought it was so clever.) Of course, you could just as easily correlate the last two years to the notable rise in child poverty or the suffering economy and with it falling incomes, all of which traditionally increase youth crime rates, but hey, let’s just blame those fancy doodads the kids like these days!
Hint: when people mug other people for iPods (like they did here), it’s not because they want an iPod – it’s because an iPod has a guaranteed resale value of $100 to $200 easy. Think of iPods as $100 bills. What mugger isn’t going to snatch a $100 bill? (Note that in that story the muggers also stole cellphones, which have the exact same obvious value isse as iPods do, but the study people didn’t say shit about cellphones.)
I would also like to point out that nobody ever mugs you for a Zune. ZUNE: like an iPod, except better in just about every conceivable way, not the least of which is not having to install fucking iTunes.