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clayj
Mar 10, 2006, 11:55 AM
This is too funny:

http://ebimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=EB&Date=20060309&Category=COMMENTARY&ArtNo=60309005&Ref=AR&Maxw=438

Doctor Q
Mar 10, 2006, 12:10 PM
If Brokeback Mountain had won Best Picture, I would have won the office pool. It was those darn butterfly ballots again!

~Shard~
Mar 10, 2006, 12:19 PM
There's a frickin' arrow pointing next to the frickin' hole which you're supposed to fill in for the frickin' movie you want to frickin' vote for. If a person gets confused by something like this I question whether they should be allowed to remain in the gene pool or not. How is it that some people in this world can lack such basic common sense and judgment? It's not rocket science people!!! :cool:

ITASOR
Mar 10, 2006, 12:29 PM
There's a frickin' arrow pointing next to the frickin' hole which you're supposed to fill in for the frickin' movie you want to frickin' vote for. If a person gets confused by something like this I question whether they should be allowed to remain in the gene pool or not. How is it that some people in this world can lack such basic common sense and judgment? It's not rocket science people!!! :cool:

I was going to say the same thing...it looks pretty easy to see which one you're voting for to me. How could you fill in #2 and think you're not voting for Crash is beyond me...haha.

clayj
Mar 10, 2006, 12:38 PM
You do understand that this fake ballot is making fun of the people of southern Florida who, back in 2000, were too stupid (yes, I said it) to understand the following concept:

pick candidate name you want to vote for -> follow arrow to corresponding hole -> punch hole

As Shard said mockingly, people who are too lame to get this really have no business voting... and I agree. ;)

2nyRiggz
Mar 10, 2006, 12:46 PM
Yup, cuz those arrows are so misleading...and of course those punch out ballots are the best way to do it.


Bless

~Shard~
Mar 10, 2006, 12:47 PM
You do understand that this fake ballot is making fun of the people of southern Florida who, back in 2000, were too stupid (yes, I said it) to understand the following concept:

pick candidate name you want to vote for -> follow arrow to corresponding hole -> punch hole

As Shard said mockingly, people who are too lame to get this really have no business voting... and I agree. ;)

Oh yes, I knew that once you posted it, hence why I went on my rant. ;) The stupidity of some people never ceases to amaze me.

Doctor Q
Mar 10, 2006, 01:05 PM
I tried to give this thread a rating, but I clicked the wrong button and deleted a few hundred MacRumors members' accounts instead.

~Shard~
Mar 10, 2006, 01:57 PM
I tried to give this thread a rating, but I clicked the wrong button and deleted a few hundred MacRumors members' accounts instead.

I wondered where arn went...

emw
Mar 10, 2006, 02:05 PM
I tried to give this thread a rating, but I clicked the wrong button and deleted a few hundred MacRumors members' accounts instead.arn -

How the heck did you let that Doctor Q guy become a moderator? He's always messing things up for us. By the way, thanks for the sweet MacRumors t-shirt and mug. And don't worry, I won't tell anyone back at MR about the contribution skimming going to the college fund (I think I've conned a few more into becoming demi's by telling them about that awesome "party" you throw).

Reply to my PM when you get the chance, and say "hi" to the kids.

- emw

Edit: Crap. That wasn't the PM button.

AppleTalk Aust
Mar 10, 2006, 02:38 PM
Can't have too many Aussies winning an American award :rolleyes:

_bnkr612
Mar 10, 2006, 02:49 PM
I would care, if I cared.

~Shard~
Mar 10, 2006, 03:30 PM
Edit: Crap. That wasn't the PM button.

I think your account is the next to be accidentally deleted by Doctor Q...:eek: ;)

Stella
Mar 10, 2006, 07:30 PM
Brokeback didn't win because the movie just sucked from start to finish.

I really don't see what the fuss was all about. Friend who I went to see it with, she liked it a lot.

Lau
Mar 10, 2006, 07:45 PM
Is that really the design of a ballot paper? I agree that people should realise what's going on, but that's still bad design. What's wrong with a single list of names with a box to the right that you cross/punch or whatever? It seems a clumsy and needlessly confusing design for something that should be dead simple.

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/images/images-w9/spem-g01.gif

Chundles
Mar 10, 2006, 07:45 PM
Brokeback didn't win because the movie just sucked from start to finish.


So it was just a porno in disguise...

EDIT - Hey Lau, that's what our ballots look like. You just put a tick next to the name you want. Easy.

Abstract
Mar 10, 2006, 11:35 PM
No no no, there's no potential for controversy for such a foolproof balloting system. The possibility for controversy keeps the US media going strong. If nothing went wrong, nobody would ever get angry at the government, and if nobody ever got angry at the government, then it would all be so boring.

Shamus
Mar 11, 2006, 12:57 AM
There's a frickin' arrow pointing next to the frickin' hole which you're supposed to fill in for the frickin' movie you want to frickin' vote for. If a person gets confused by something like this I question whether they should be allowed to remain in the gene pool or not. How is it that some people in this world can lack such basic common sense and judgment? It's not rocket science people!!! :cool:

You gotta remember though....we are MAC users. These people would be using Windows. ;) :)

Counterfit
Mar 11, 2006, 02:07 AM
There's a frickin' arrow pointing next to the frickin' hole which you're supposed to fill in for the frickin' movie you want to frickin' vote for. If a person gets confused by something like this I question whether they should be allowed to remain in the gene pool or not. How is it that some people in this world can lack such basic common sense and judgment? It's not rocket science people!!! :cool:
I can answer all those questions with two words: They're Old. :D

~Shard~
Mar 11, 2006, 09:14 AM
I can answer all those questions with two words: They're Old. :D

I didn't realize there was such a correlation between being old and being incompetent - thanks for the insight. :cool:

Oh, and Shamus, it's "Mac", not "MAC". :p

obeygiant
Mar 11, 2006, 09:47 AM
crash was MUCH better than brokeback mountain. thats why it won.

decksnap
Mar 11, 2006, 01:01 PM
I haven't seen Brokeback, but Crash was a pretty awful movie. I am AMAZED it was even in the running.

M-theory
Mar 13, 2006, 09:52 AM
I haven't seen Brokeback, but Crash was a pretty awful movie. I am AMAZED it was even in the running.

I agree...I rented it because of the 'hype', and yet, at the end I was wondering what the fuss was about...fyi, didn't even go to see Brokeback, not interested in Gay Cowboys...

iAlan
Mar 13, 2006, 10:11 AM
snip snip...not interested in Gay Cowboys...

Are there other types of cowboys? ;)

clayj
Mar 17, 2006, 03:16 PM
For all those who didn't see Brokeback Mountain for whatever reason, here it is in 30 seconds (http://www.starz.com/features/brokebackmountain).

M-theory
Mar 19, 2006, 12:41 PM
For all those who didn't see Brokeback Mountain for whatever reason, here it is in 30 seconds (http://www.starz.com/features/brokebackmountain).

8-) thanks clay! ...

emw
Mar 19, 2006, 12:47 PM
For all those who didn't see Brokeback Mountain for whatever reason, here it is in 30 seconds (http://www.starz.com/features/brokebackmountain).
It was raining here last night, and so we rented Brokeback Mountain. I'll tell you - 30 seconds is too much time to waste on that movie.

someguy
Mar 19, 2006, 12:48 PM
This is too funny:
<nothingness>

...?

jefhatfield
Mar 19, 2006, 01:07 PM
For all those who didn't see Brokeback Mountain for whatever reason, here it is in 30 seconds (http://www.starz.com/features/brokebackmountain).

extremely direct and to the point

also check out sports illustrated for kids and the macromedia flash cartoons they have on there...it's actually just as funny but also shocking what SI deems acceptable for kids ;)

www.sikids.com/sikidstv/index.html