I absolutely love Daring Fireball's humor, and John Gruber has done it yet again with a hilarious bit about brushed metal's numbered days as part of Apple's UI. The post is a dialog between brushed metal (yes, as if it were a person) and his agent which takes place shortly before the iTunes 5 announcement. It's honestly a darn funny piece, but be warned: there are a few colorful terms used. Kids, get your parent's permissions before clicking that link, er something like that.
But who can blame the poor guy, right? Since Tiger landed, brushed metal certainly does seem to be getting the snuff (thankfully!) from Apple's UI department.