Best Buy has apparently relented on its threat to fire smartphone salesman Brian Maupin, 25, for his parody of an Apple fangirl rebuffing a salesman's efforts to sell her an HTC Evo instead of the out-of-stock iPhone G4. Warning: major profanity alert. Neither the original animated film, nor Maupin's rebuttal parody, in which an Evo-owner tries to get his phone fixed at an Apple store, so much as mentions Best Buy — but they do have nearly four million views between them, which may have persuaded the giant retail chain to reconsider the PR wisdom of humour-challenged personnel management. Hat tip: Leo Laporte....

As an antidote to Keillor's unpleasantness, check out this short, sweet talk by Apple founder and design genius Steve Jobs, his 2005 commencement address to the graduates of Stanford University. Contrarian doesn't usually link to YouTube videos with three million views, but perhaps some of you missed it, as we had. Hat tip: Doug MacKay....