Reddit users claim Steve Jobs is alive in Brazil 

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Reddit users are flipping out over a new picture of a thin man being pushed around in a wheelchair — who just happens to bear an eerie resemblance to Silicon Valley titan Steve Jobs.

Brazilian Reddit user TheHorseSizedDuck uploaded the picture to the popular social-networking site Wednesday night with the caption, “Steve Jobs is in Rio de Janeiro, alive.”

The post caught the attention of the International Business Times, Valleywag and Tech Times, which all pointed out that Jobs’ death in 2011 from pancreatic cancer might have cramped his travel plans.

“Too bad Tupac isn’t pushing him,” one Redditor said. “I guess the World Cup brought Jobs to Brazil after all,” another user punned.

While some commenters seemed willing to believe the former Apple CEO could have faked his death, others had some reservations. “What if: he used some of his billion dollars to have his head grafted onto the body of a healthy person,” mused one user in the 3,000-post Reddit thread.

“That is stupid, he would have to wear a black turtleneck for the rest of his life to hide the scar,” another user replied.

Kanye drones on at deposition

Kanye West doesn’t just fret about photographers snapping his picture at the airport — he’s worried about the paparazzi drones doling out death from above.

TMZ posted snippets Thursday from West’s deposition in a civil lawsuit filed by a photographer who says West assaulted him last year after a confrontation at Los Angeles International Airport.

“Is your daughter stalked by like drones?,” West quizzed the paparazzo’s lawyer. “Wouldn’t you like to just teach your daughter how to swim without a drone flying? What happens if a drone falls right next to her? Would it electrocute her?”

No word about how the drones might interfere with West’s tinfoil hat.


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Giselle Velazquez was born and raised in the shadow of San Francisco's Diamond Heights and now lives in the shadow of South San Francisco's Sign Hill. She has written for publications such as The S.F. Examiner, Ventura County Star, and the S.F. Bay Guardian.
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