'South Park' MusicSkins: Cartman on your phone

MusicSkins rolls out "South Park" skins for just about every gadget imaginable. Now, every time you drop your iPhone, you can shout, "I killed Kenny!"

Amanda Kooser
Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET. When not wallowing in weird gear and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.
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South Park phone skin
You must respect my authority! (Click to enlarge.) MusicSkins

Television shows have a way of escaping from the small screen into the real world. Now you can share your devotion to the foul-mouthed young residents of South Park, Colo., on your smartphone, laptop, iPod, or tablet with MusicSkins' new line of "South Park" images.

There is a reason for this special skinning occasion. "South Park" just arrived for its 15th season (that's a long time to be stuck in fourth grade). Choose from character portraits or memorable scenes such as the "Last Pizza Party." Am I the only one wishing Mecha-Streisand and the Loch Ness Monster were options?

MusicSkins are made from glossy 3M ControlTac vinyl for a tight, but removable, fit. Expect to pay around $15 to $20 per skin.

The skins are available for most brands of cell phones and laptops, as well as a menu of more obscure devices. Consider sticking Chef to your Seagate external hard drive or slapping Captain Chaos onto your kids' Fisher Price iXL preschool learning device. It's never too early to start forming a crude sense of humor. They'll thank you when they get to college and "South Park" is still on the air.

If "South Park" doesn't float your boat, you can upload your own images for a custom MusicSkin or browse the huge list of images that are ready to go. I'm totally checking out the Justin Bieber collection, but I think I'd rather skin my iPad with a panorama of run-down Baltimore buildings from "The Wire."

Decorating your phone or laptop with "South Park" is a good way to signal to potential mates that you're into skewing celebrities, social satire, and singing Christmas Poos. Now, every time you drop your iPhone, you can shout, "I killed Kenny!"