Yikes, broken finger on Mac's Web Ad

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by lanray, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. lanray macrumors regular

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  3. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    you mean you can't bend your finger like that?!
     
  4. mowenbrown macrumors newbie

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    I can, just touch the bottom of one to the nail of the other.
     
  5. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Dude, that's some major double jointage right there. :eek:
     
  6. JAT macrumors 603

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    WTF is this thread about? Buying a.....finger?

    I don't get it, either. That pic doesn't look abnormal to me. I had a friend once who could bend all 8 fingers back to touch his wrists, now that was a little much.
     
  7. prady16 macrumors 6502

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    Now lets concentrate on the item being advertised.
    Is that a pair of Levis jeans? :p
     
  8. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    yes, but he is bending his finger at the knuckle, not at the joint that binds it to the hand.

    As a hand model, I can tell you: fingers do not bend like that.
     
  9. tbrinkma macrumors 68000

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    As a guy who saw the picture, and picked up a post-it pad about that size, I can tell you, fingers *do* bend that way. Nothing to be worried about.
     
  10. HOSKINGJ macrumors newbie

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    Yowza you're right, very odd. "Interesting" find lol
     
  11. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Yes they do. Do you all not see the way the knuckle is pointed outwards? That means that the joint is bending normally, only the finger itself is twisted slightly where it meets the hand. This is really only possible when pressing it against the middle finger, or the object you are holding, like she is clearly doing in the image.

    I will admit, however, that it does like rather painful... ;)
     
  12. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    The knuckle isn't pointed out that far.

    I tried out what you were describing because I'm at home sick and waiting for Barry Manilow to come on TV.
    So I drew an iPod on some post-it notes and awkwardly took a picture or two.
    (ignore the overly-fancy nails. they're for halloween.)
    Picture 1.jpeg
    Here, just holding it normally. As can be seen, the portion of the finger from hand to knuckle are parallel.

    Picture 2.jpeg
    and here, I tried to bend my hand around like in the picture. (It hurt like all get-up and my tendinitis is flaring up due to the weather. owie!) the fingers are no longer parallel in the hand-to-knuckle section.

    what it looks like happened to me, the person doing the modeling was covering up too much of the iPod's "face" and the graphic guy moved the finger over just enough so that it would be shown.

    I've put way too much thought into this and hurt myself in the process. it looks like my work here is done.

    *pops aspirin and walks away*
     
  13. someguy macrumors 68020

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    Everything about that post made me laugh, but it proved very little. Everyone's body is different, and while my fingers don't typically look like the person in the ad's fingers when I hold things, I don't have any problem moving them in that way if I purposely try to. This is why I say it's not a deformity, just kind of weird. If I had a camera, I'd demonstrate. :)

    That said, you would think whoever took this shot would look at it and go "Hm, that looks kind of awkward. Perhaps I should use a different shot...". :eek:
     
  14. AppleIntelRock macrumors 65816

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    I think the point is, a finger model for an ipod... shouldn't have fingers... LIKE THAT.
     
  15. monke macrumors 65816

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    The infamous hand modeller strikes again! :eek:

    Definitely not, they should have katie ta achoo's hands. :p
     
  16. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    just noticed this now. I thought the person in the pic was a man?

    definitely! he should know ahead of time that after the pic gets released that it'll be picked apart by mac rumor sites! :)

    I think the NDA would just about kill me. :)
     
  17. Lau Guest

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    That's what I thought too — the knuckle looks a bit smudgy and weird.

    (I call FAKE! ;) )
     
  18. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Mmmm, nice scratchy nails... :D
     
  19. someguy macrumors 68020

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    I know! You'd think that'd be the first thing on his mind! :eek: :D
     
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    What is also being missed is the pressure on the man's hand in the pic in question. He is pushing against that finger, that is why it is at a weird position in relation to the other fingers. The pushing/pressure is to open the Shuffle clip to hook it onto the jeans.

    Presumably the strange looking angle is just the way his finger is, and the fact that it is twisted slightly.

    And yes, Katie's hands would be a better choice. :D
     
  22. someguy macrumors 68020

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    It wasn't missed. :)
     
  23. JAT macrumors 603

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    By you. ;) Geez, I thought I read your post. Guess not very well.
     

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