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Yelp spoofs Rick Perry in Apple App Store listing

November 14, 2011 | 11:44 am

Using Apple's App Store, Yelp is having a bit of fun with Rick Perry and his stumble during a GOP presidential debate
Using Apple's App Store, Yelp, the popular user-generated review app and website, is having a bit of fun with Rick Perry and his recent stumble during a debate among Republican presidential candidates.

Last week, during the Michigan debate, the Texas governor said that if he were elected president he'd close down three departments to shrink the size of the federal government.

After naming two departments -- Commerce and Education -- Perry was unable to name the third. His rivals offered suggestions, to no avail. Perry tried to remember before finally and embarrassingly saying, "I can't ... the third one, I can't. Sorry. Oops."

Later on in the debate, Perry said the third was the Energy Department.

In Yelp's current listing for its Yelp app (version 5.4.3) in the App Store, the San Francisco-based company mocks Perry's mistake, stating:

New in 5.4.3

There are three types of bugs that are now gone:

-- Bookmarks-related bugs

-- iOS5 styling & layout bugs

-- And the um... uh, what's the third one? Let's see ... Bookmarks, iOS layout, and the um ... the third one we can't recall. Oops.


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Image: A screenshot of Yelp's app listing in the Apple App Store on an iPad 2. Credit: Yelp Inc. / Apple Inc.