September 25, 2008

i am pleased to introduce a new guest contributor. he goes by the name SECRET ASIAN MAN. he forwarded the following for inclusion here:


New Ebay auction for a 24k gold 16 gig iPhone. Starting bid is $1000. Winner will be king of the block until Apple releases the 32 gig version. Then they’ll just be the fool who bought this one.


firstly, upon further examination, i’m pretty sure this gold iPhone is bogus. it appears to be a photoshopped 1st-generation iPhone.
secondly…the gold iPhone has been outdone by an LP fan: IIIIANGEL911IIII’s phone:




  1. xdistantxsanityx on April 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    That LP iPhone is just downright sexy. I would do something like that to my phone, but it’s not a cool enough phone to spend that kind of time with. Maybe when I get the Lotus I’ll do something to the back of it…

  2. psykobouliz on October 5, 2008 at 8:23 am

    oh wow! the iphone is soooo beautiful!!! it “claque”, like we’d say here! lol But the LP phone… is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

  3. sasummsumm on September 29, 2008 at 10:36 am

    well i’m honest i don’t like glitter and gold…well..i would prefer simple honest black with a cool color like orange or just little bit silver….oooor some of mikes art on it^^…this asian fish…<3 them^^

  4. nillp on September 28, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    definitively the LP’s one is the gold iPhone..!

    really amazing! congrats to the person.. x)

    i prefer this than the ‘not so gold’ one.. lol

  5. GraiggyLand on September 27, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Really cool this iPhone, but i really like mine signed by all the band… Hope i’ll meet them again to sign my new White 3G…

    Hope you got the pictures i tried to send to you mike…

  6. Sarah_xx_LP on September 27, 2008 at 7:06 am

    wow! i want the LP phone!! it’s so cool. totally beats the “gold” iphone.

  7. rockermeg on September 27, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Oh wow I want that phone! (The LP one not the gold one)

    That is so cool

    Secret asian man???Uh…what?


  8. Alexandra on September 27, 2008 at 2:28 am

    Lol. this lp ipone looks so fancy:D

  9. axrinekey on September 26, 2008 at 11:29 pm


    The first picture is really nice xD

    The second silver one with LP rocks! xD

    But, my uncle said iPhone is quite hard to use…
    Is it? :/

  10. ShadowerLiltani on September 26, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    OMG, Mike, someone has an iPHONE as tricked out as your first generation one. That fan phone is hotter than the fake gold phone XD

  11. Doggie24690 on September 26, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Wow, that LP one is dope. Good stuff.

  12. luciana on September 26, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    wow i want too one…too amazing to be true…

  13. LinkinParkROCK on September 26, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Hey Mike! WoW . . . That phone is class! Wish i had one =]

  14. Truculentangel on September 26, 2008 at 9:44 am

    wow thats some serious dedication rite there….that person must’ve went thru the extreme jst to get an iphone like that…thats awsome….i think it’d be a great idea to make linkin park versons of apple products…like mac books,ipods,iphones&other stuff 🙂 o well,its still super cool tho…or a pimped out 360 or ps3 dedicated to the lp….hmmmm….imma go work on that one….keep up the good work mike 🙂

  15. Ash75 on September 26, 2008 at 9:01 am

    Yeah! LP Apple ;D

  16. Linkin_Betty on September 26, 2008 at 8:48 am

    awwww i like apple! notebooks, ipods, iphones… its style is unique! u Mike too, don’t you? 😀

    hey this picture of lp iphone and converse i saw before… i like this pic 🙂

    Noe_Kenji: nice photos x) lp rocks

  17. Noe_Kenji on September 26, 2008 at 8:42 am

    mike, you really love these gadgets, right??? 😀

    ive upload some picts of your performance in Dublin this summer (22/06/08), i really think you should take a look, tey are very goodm and i think you will find something very interesting! 😉

    Fans!! take a look too!! you will like them!!!

    Only tell you mike, tat ive attended lot of your shows since 2 years, ive travelled all over europe in order to see you, and the best performance was in dublin!!! i wa sin the first standing and… just… unbelieveable!!

    thank youuuu
    enjoy it!

  18. Anstice on September 26, 2008 at 7:11 am

    PFFT. I’d take the LP iPhone over the gold one any day. At least I could take that one out of the house. And Smriti, I’ve already been promised the old iPhone. Sorry patpat LMFAO.

  19. shinoda_me on September 26, 2008 at 7:05 am

    RAWR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you lucky fans just make me wanna cry all the time 😥

    i dont even have an LPU membership yet… sob

    (can i have your old iPhone Mike? please? just to compensate for all the bad luck that i’ve had…. puppy eyes)

  20. zimminator on September 26, 2008 at 6:51 am

    DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want that phone. i tried to decorate my phone-i put that drawing that you had on yer red iphone, but it came off. but dude this phone is sweet! the second one i mean, lol

  21. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on September 26, 2008 at 6:24 am

    i just love the second one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want it noww!! lol.. luv u mike, kiss 🙂

  22. ColorScheming on September 26, 2008 at 6:24 am

    LOL @ this blog. The funny part about the whole thing, is angel probably is there like “DAMN IT HE POSTED IT AND I CAN’T RESPOND DUE TO THE MULTI POST RULE” lmao. But its a hella dope iphone. I wish i would get an iphone, i have the itouch, i wouldn’t go on at&ts network. Man your bill must be crazy as im sure you have internation packaging and all that crap.

    Dope phone though angel. I wonder, did you do it yourself or did someone do it for you?

  23. Shinodabestfriend on September 26, 2008 at 5:57 am

    oh…………… my…………………………………………………

    I’m dying

  24. Aqua101 on September 26, 2008 at 5:40 am

    ≈♥≈Mike, the gold iPhone is not a bogus, there was one. BTW, here is the link, check this out :….I personally has seen (through the news/media/TV), happened a few months ago in HK there was a show held in a prestigious shopping mall showing this ‘gold iphone’. That time, the news was everywhere in my place. Personally, wish I could hv one…he-he-he, but with LP sign on it 🙂

  25. Anna_4 on September 26, 2008 at 5:18 am

    I like the second one, because it has the LP simbol. (L)’
    I really like to have a LP cover.. 😀

  26. DemonicGoth on September 26, 2008 at 4:59 am

    that LP cover look awesome =D gimme me LP cover XD

  27. NeneLP88 on September 26, 2008 at 4:15 am

    The second one is better in my opinion.. more personal.. more original.. cheaper! 😉

    iPhone (any of them, the crappiest too) would be wasted with me. I don’t have enough businesses for it. It would hate me, ’cause i wouldn’t use it properly.. like.. not using 90% of its functions. It would feel misunderstood, unappreciated and would want a better owner. =P

    And, your crew of buddies is starting to scare me. They seem to be everywhere. Their enigmatic names.. =O Charlie Bravo, Red Baron, (uhm..someone missing?).. now the Secret Asian Man!! =O

  28. Meteora20 on September 26, 2008 at 2:05 am

    wow the iphone looks great with linkin park logo. i haven’t any iphone, its to expensive for me.
    take care everyone, have a nice day.
    today is a special day for me, cause its my birthday 🙂

  29. Jome on September 26, 2008 at 1:41 am

    Haha “Secret Asian Man” = Joe perhaps ? :p
    And I bet Charlie Bravo is Chester since Charlie and Bravo is the phonetic symbols for C and B 🙂

    But very cool iPhones, especially the LP one. Thumbs up 🙂

  30. I_B_Long on September 26, 2008 at 1:36 am

    oh wow that LP phone is way better than the gold one. it says LP on it, how much better can it get? but then again, im not really into the whole expensve gadget stuff. my phone is 4 (or maybe5) years old, and i think its posessed, but its JUST FINE. who really NEEDS an iphone anway? 90% of the people tyha buy it (like all the 13 years olds running around with them) definitely DONT.
    waste of money. i’d rather buy a ps3 (which my hubby will never let me do since i fried the 360, or rather it fried itself)

  31. ms_shock on September 26, 2008 at 1:26 am

    OH. MY. GOD. when my sister send me the phone, i’ll make the same one))) yeeeaaahh…. xD

  32. tristyn on September 26, 2008 at 12:02 am

    i bet. he’s not even asian. …. and wow IIIIANGEL911IIII that’s pretty sweet. that must’ve taken forever….

  33. liope on September 25, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    firstly they launch to the market the iPhone for the ones that have money and now they launch to the market this iPhone for the ones that have MONEY!!!!!!

  34. soyuneik on September 25, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Can we like talk to this Secret Asian Man?
    My boy has been calling everyone up ruining lives with his iphone. (With whatever app that lets him change his voice and lets you pick what number to call you with) He got busted when he tried to pretend he was me and called from my number while I was on the phone with the dude.. ha! the recordings were hilarious

  35. ritzifying on September 25, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    what’s a person to do other than say “screw the one-post-per-person rule” (which i just did) once you edit your blogs?!

    IIIIANGEL911IIII’s gonna be stoked. i’d pick a phone like that any day over the boring gold one.

  36. Hybr1d_7h3ory on September 25, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    I would totally pay to have Mike Shinoda (You) draw on my iphone or even just sign it with a sharpie. I just ordered my first guitar today so I am pretty stoked on that, what are the chances that if I saw you that you could just pour a can of paint on it for me. No effort needed on your part, besides the pouring of course.

    Three posts in one day…Shame on you Mike for potentially getting me in trouble for posting to much stuff. If i get banned from your site for replying to all your posts no more witty comments, you remember that.

    Hybr1d_7h3ory signing off

  37. TEQUILA on September 25, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    honestly,i don’t like a lot the gold one.i think much better just i-phone with cool painting on it.
    or smth like IIIAngel911IIII’s phone))))

  38. ritzifying on September 25, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    one moment please while i go grab some money off the tree in my back yard that sprouts all the dollars i need. or maybe i could just shit a brick of gold.
    whatever. flaunt it if you got it, i guess. emphasis on FLAUNT.

  39. MS_Ineedyou on September 25, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Thats kinda a cool phone but will probably only have interest in it for about a month until apple comes out with something bigger secret asian man has a point ……:)

  40. PankakeMunky on September 25, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    that’s interesting how they have a gold iphone with more memory. that’ll be a cool thing to have and i totally agree with the secret asian man that whoever wins this bid for the phone, they’ll really be stupid when apple releases something much bigger than a 16gb phone. when i first read this post about a gold iphone and being introduced to secret asian man, the first thought that comes to my head is bootleg/fake things that can be found in chinatown. don’t ask… yes, i’m chinese so i can make fun of my heritage a little 🙂

  41. SdwOTD on September 25, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Haha, seriously Mike? ‘Secret Asian Man’ only raises more suspicion on the ‘I have friends outside LP guys’ thing. Although it is a cool name. ::Waits for post from Afro Ninja::

    Gold phone is cool and all, but is a bit showy, yes? Much rather prefer IIIAngel911IIII’s phone =D Lol, should we expect pictures of you with it XD

  42. IIIIANGEL911IIII on September 25, 2008 at 7:00 pm

    niceeee . . . Gold iPhone . . . 😀 😀 😀 . . . i have an iphone but its not Gold

    check it out . . .

    if that doesn’t work . . .

  43. ButterflyVampire on September 25, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    That is cool! I would buy that if I had the money. I would only use the ipod part of the phone because I hate talking on the phone. 😐 hee hee… I always lock my little sister out of her iphone. 😀 I’m mean!

  44. NoMoreSorrowGirl on September 25, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    wow!!!gold iPhone…awesome but not enough money to buy it…hahaha!!! but i don’t like gold i’d prefer silver too…when you have a gold iPhone and nobody called you so what’s the point of your GOOOOOOLLLLDDDD iPhone!?hahaha…take care mike…and oh! to secret asian man…cool name,cool gadgets man…peace out…

  45. durg on September 25, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    woah man, i thought there was something wrong with that picture or something until i read it was gold. O.O wants XD oh well, technologys always one of those things where you buy the latest whatever & then a month later theres something so much better you wish you wouldve held out to have. meh, id still like to have a gold one of those though. 😀

  46. merve on September 25, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    normal iphone is good enough for me,there is no need to be gold one!! and secret asian man??? thats funny:)….gold,diamond,platinum iphone..if there are wealthy custpmers around,so Apple has lots of work to do(!):)anyway,take care urself,bb

  47. cuz on September 25, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    i’m not really into all that technology stuff. i don’t have a cell phone, mp3 player, ipod, laptop and i’m happy with that. i guess even computer would be useless for me if not internet. these days people are so shocked if they know you don’t have a cell phone…so, if anybody wants to buy it i’m not gonna heighten the price 😉

  48. ninguem on September 25, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    omg gold iphone, this is so weird, seriously, i don’t like golden things, i rather silver things, and who will be so mad to walk with a thing like this
    and did you saw the stupid app named “im rich”? did you have courage to spent 999$ in a stupid red ball?!

  49. Carla on September 25, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    SECRET ASIAN MAN has to be the greatest pseudonym ever. Holy Crap @ iphone though! I’ve been wanting one for a while now, but no luck with getting this one. I also prefer silver too. o.o

  50. AliceXD on September 25, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    wow… a 24k gold iphone… o.o i prefer silver better… but thats a damn expencive (and valuable) phone that most likely will get trashed unless the person who buys it doesnt use it lol XD ha.. funny though.. it looks nice

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