Hilarious Dell Mailing...

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  1. Anticipat3 macrumors regular

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    Normally I wouldn't bother posting jokes, but this was just priceless.

    I ordered a display from Dell a while back, and so now they send me spam via snail mail.

    I got an official Dell mailing today that made me laugh out loud... I scanned it for your pleasure. Check it out.

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  2. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    lol.

    I can't believe they printed that! Someone should be fired at that marketing department.
     
  3. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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  4. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Does the "What were they all thinking" line supposed to tie in with the Intel Centrino logo?
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    It would be nice to see Gateway or eMachines tack that ad onto one of their flyers.

    Especially a Dell ad that can easily be read as anti-Dell.
     
  6. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    Fire everyone in marketing!

    Things like this make me miss being an advertising editor. Then remember all the mistakes I'd find only to be told, "eh, no one will notice," and I don't miss it so much.
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    that is pretty damn funny - wonder if they'll ever realize what they did :D

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  8. Hotsnugglemnstr macrumors newbie

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    Fire them all.
     
  9. emw macrumors G4

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    HAHAHAHAHA!!

    I love the look on the guys face - it's almost pained! Thanks for sharing!
     
  10. broken_keyboard macrumors 65816

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    Maybe someone whose first language wasn't English.

    To an English speaker asking that question implies they weren't thinking, but I can see how someone from another country might take it at face value.
     
  11. Fukui macrumors 68000

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    Outsourced advertising perhaps?
     
  12. clayj macrumors 604

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    Almost as funny as the classic "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux." :)
     
  13. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    That's absolutely hilarious, and it wouldn't be half as funny if the guy didn't look so uncomfortable and confused. Perhaps he's been told he's about to be fired as Marketing Director, and he's trying to figure out why.

    As a sign of just how bad this is, it took me a good 20 seconds to figure out what they were trying to say--the unintended (but far more accurate) meaning is that much more obvious.
     
  14. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    yep... same here: didnt understand it right off the bat

    Thats hilarious!
     
  15. ericssonboi macrumors 6502

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    Hahaah... that's a great Photochop..
    Forgot to edit the mirror image .. but good anyways.. :p
     
  16. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

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    ah, you can't really see the mirror anyway

    but BEAUTIFUL edit on dells ad

    maybe Lacero could be the new director
     
  17. Anticipat3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Lol.

    Thanks for the photoshops guys... glad you enjoyed it :)
     
  18. emw macrumors G4

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    Sweet. But is it just me, or is he missing a finger?
     
  19. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

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    eep. That is all I can say.
     
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  21. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    they weren't! obviosly neither was dell. That is rather priceless, almost worthy of engrish.com

    edit:I must say this is the funniest thing I've come across in a while
     
  22. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    haha, thats great, i hope as many people as possible get this ad!! :D
     
  23. emw macrumors G4

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    Ah, now I can kind of see it hiding there.
     

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