Ew! What was SmallDog thinking...

Discussion in 'Mac Scene' started by t300, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. t300 macrumors 6502a

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    Am I missing something? This "guy" is hideous and very scary.

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  2. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Am I missing something, or is this another drunk thread?
     
  3. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is NOT a drunk thread. Is that not the most hideous thing you have seen to put on a banner advertising your company?
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    It's to frighten you into voting, so that people like that guy don't decide for you?
     
  5. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it frightens me to do something, I don't know about voting. I'll feel like an idiot here, if I am missing something...because I just have no idea why that shemale is on that banner. I love SmallDog..But...I am so confused. :p
     
  6. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh gosh yes...

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  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    What are we talking about here, I can't see anything, and WTF is SmallDog? :confused:
     
  8. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Loving the graphic! SmallDog = Apple retailer that seems to advertise on this site a lot.
     
  9. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, WHEW...I am glad it wasn't just me hallucinating at 2 o'clock in the morning.
     
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  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe they were going for a guy in the street look and not a model. Well, they might have gone a little too far :D

    A bit bizarre, actually.

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  12. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol...Yeah! Maybe they were going for a guy who'd like to be a model on the street.....corner.
     
  13. invaLPsion macrumors 65816

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    That doesn't look like a guy... :cool:
     
  14. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah well, that's half the reason this thread was created.
     
  15. vniow macrumors G4

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    Uhh, I don't get it. So the guy looks a little ragged and has an odd stare on his face, no real reason to freak out, geez. BTW, if you want to keep a civil discussion on this forum for as long as I'm involved with it, I would suggest that the word "shemale" isn't mentioned again in this context.
     
  16. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    First of all, the "guy" looks a little more than ragged with a odd stare. No one is FREAKING out and going crazy, it's simply an observation. And why wouldn't it be civil to mention shemales in this context...? If someone thinks someone looks like a shemale, it is no different than someone thinking someone is Italian. No one here said "Ew, they look like a shemale, and you know about those shemales, no one likes them at all." It's simply not that, so why all the fuss about something you say you don't get in the first place?
     
  17. munkle macrumors 68030

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    The guy is everywhere! Spotted in BBspot's, 'Which Nigerian Spammer are You?'. Either this guy is a minor internet celebrity or he's just haunting me, either way it deserves a :eek:
     

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  18. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh my gosh...Well, this is indeed a weird conspiracy.
     
  19. stoid macrumors 601

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  20. munkle macrumors 68030

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    It's a different photo to the one used on SmallDog's 'special' ad, which just makes it that much odder. There are multiple photos of this guy floating around?!
     
  21. t300 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There's no doubt about it that this "man" is indeed...out of this world, But I have seen worse. What I am now trying to figure out is WHY Smalldog, such a nice little, dog-friendly, Mac selling company, decided to use this figure on one of their banners that is seen by millions....
     
  22. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I'm sure that if you poke around an archive like Getty you'll find him.

    To see a similar phenomenon, go to the Inquirer's search page and look for "dell girl"



    BTW, "shemale" is considered a derogatory term, and there was no mistaking its meaning given the way it was used. That's why it received a negative reaction.
     
  23. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    he looks sort of like the lead singer of The Cure, Robert Smith.
     

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