Randall Kennedy accuses Joe Wilcox of drinking Apple Kool-Aid; he doesn’t disagree. Wikipedia defines “Drinking the Kool-Aid” as “a figure of speech commonly used in North America that refers to any person or group who knowingly goes along with a doomed or dangerous idea because of peer pressure”.
The theme ties together other Episode 70 topics, such as Randall’s confession he would have saved more money buying products like iPad and iPhone rather than cheap alternatives. “I should just drink the Kool-Aid, like you do—chug the whole Gatorade pitcher down there but I don’t ”, Randall says.
Then there is Samsung’s disastrous Galaxy Note 7 debacle, and fanboyism gone wrong. Good thing Randall recently bought the S7 and not the Note.
On the political front, Randall accuses the news media of brazen anti-Trumpism—essentially drinking the Hillary Clinton Kool-Aid and actively campaigning the American electorate to do likewise. Given Trump’s bad week in the news, it looks more and more like only the most devout Kool-Aid drinkers support him. They are unflappable.
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