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Postby Boba_Fett on Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:42 pm

Well, normally I wouldn't have said anything (I've dodged ads trying to get me to kiss Brad Pit, give me free plasma screen TVs, and buy women's makeup to some avail), but when I saw this new ad telling me to hit G.W. Bush, I got a little upset. Now, granted, most of us know Ian has no love for the current President, but still, isn't this a little over the top? I think it would be best if we could surf these forums without getting hit peoples political idiology (in ad form)...
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Postby Ian on Wed Mar 23, 2005 2:40 pm

What about the one where you shoot a bunny for an iPod? Won't that offend PETA? What about the ads where you shoot cockroaches? Anyone feel bad for them?

It is poor taste of the advertiser to use a cursor that looks like a gunsite, but you're not actually shooting bush. You're throwing rocks, tomatoes, etc at him. To be honest, this is one ad I actually enjoy.. especially when I'm paying out the ass for gas right now.
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Postby JamieW on Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:15 pm

"I think it would be best if we could surf these forums without getting hit peoples political idiology (in ad form)..."

Despite evidence to the contrary, the President is a known public figure and therefore will at times be used - prepare to be shocked - when people are looking for an identifiable object or person. It didn't become a political issue until you got offended by something pretty normal (advertisement using readily identifiable public figures).
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:07 pm

I gotta agree with JamieW on this one. It shouldn't be taken too seriously I don't think.
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:29 am

I've gotta agree with JamieW on this one too. It's just an ad, your over-reacting.
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Postby jase on Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:27 am

> especially when I'm paying out the ass for gas right now.

There's a crude schoolboy joke in there somewhere...
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:31 pm

jase wrote:> especially when I'm paying out the ass for gas right now.

There's a crude schoolboy joke in there somewhere...

LOL :lol:
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Postby Boba_Fett on Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:04 pm

aviationwiz wrote:I've gotta agree with JamieW on this one too. It's just an ad, your over-reacting.


No, over-reacting would be me sueing CDRLabs for not providing fair and equal coverage of key political figures getting blasted with rocks and tomatoes in ad form. Only liberals would go that far :P
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Postby Ian on Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:17 pm

We don't discriminate when it comes to ads like this. During the election, we had a number of ads with Kerry in them.
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Postby Wesociety on Thu May 19, 2005 10:23 pm

I have to say: those Cockroaches are just plain disgusting.
And I don't like seeing them crawling around while I'm viewing the forum. ](*,)
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Postby Wesociety on Tue May 31, 2005 5:33 pm

sweet, now it's really gross spiders. :roll:
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Postby TheWizard on Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:36 am

Of course you realize, they are neither cockroaches nor spiders, but rather just pixels in the form of roaches and spiders. The pixels are not going to jump out of your screen and attack you. :P
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