[insert baseball joke]
If it's going to be anything at all like THIS X Phone then I want to pre-order RIGHT NOW. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0RqPhr-hdA
If this "shiny metal object" is native to Mars then Apple will most likely sue Mars for infringing on their Shiny Metal Object patents.
Our "leaders" would try to deflect the asteroid with their best weapons: denial, filibustering, finger pointing, libel, slander, bribery, blackmail, and a congressional hearing in which the asteroid is badgered and vilified.
They seem to ruin everything they touch.
Hopefully they'll acquire the Yankees next.
Why don't they start pumping into the well all the bullshit they've been spouting for the last month. That should plug that sucker up real quick.
Ten years later and people are still whining about the movie not being what they wanted it to be. I honestly don't think it's that bad anymore. Jar Jar and "young Anakin" served their purposes- to attract a new generation of children to the franchise, and to show Anakin's initial innocence.
eh, ff 188.8.131.52 will be released before most people even have a chance to freak out over this non-issue.