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posted by three blind mice (17 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: doublepost

posted by brevator at 5:27 AM on January 28, 2005

Yes, please delete. This was for mouthbreathers the first time around.
posted by intermod at 5:33 AM on January 28, 2005

Well I hadn't seen it. Wow! That took some serious balls on her part. Or guts. Whatever.
posted by zardoz at 5:37 AM on January 28, 2005

It doesn't take balls to have guts. ;) Looks like she got her head/hair caught in it though. Ow.
posted by dabitch at 5:39 AM on January 28, 2005

zardoz, If you follow the link to the comments on the original post you'll see that the basic consensus is that this is fake.
posted by brevator at 5:40 AM on January 28, 2005

do we have to talk about the lynch mob again???? do we?????
posted by HuronBob at 5:45 AM on January 28, 2005

Yes, please delete. This was for mouthbreathers the first time around.

Wow. That's an incredibly unnecessary, rude and mean thing to say. In one fell swoop, you've managed to insult both the person who posted it and all the people who posted in the original thread.
posted by jacquilynne at 5:53 AM on January 28, 2005

But isn't that becoming par for the course of MetaFilter these days? This marginalization of thoughts? That if User A thinks it is stupid then by all rights any user that thinks it is funny is dumber than User A?

I swear, this is a trend I've been seeing happening since Clinton's second term with increasing frequency. This idea of polite discourse just seems to be going away and in it's place is a poop-slinging fest of zealots standing on the other side of the playground from each other. We can't disagree anymore, we have to demonize those with dissenting ideas.

Sad thing is, I am guiltier than most of this same trend. But I've been self loathing for so long I scarcely notice anymore.
posted by Dagobert at 6:01 AM on January 28, 2005

It's not only a fake, but it's a promo for a movie.
posted by Plutor at 6:02 AM on January 28, 2005

Reading more, it's not a movie, but a fake movie ad that really ends up being a "turn off your cell phones" message. This shit is too deep for me. What's wrong with just telling people to turn off their damn cell phones?
posted by Plutor at 6:05 AM on January 28, 2005

jacquilynne, I'm just guessing here, but I'll bet the reason people are pissed off is because this is just the latest in the huge and annoying string of fake movies made to generate revenue for corporations by virally marketing to blogs and message boards. So, yeah, we're getting played for suckers here. They do this because it's free advertising.

It's like somehow getting tricked into putting Nike stickers all over your stuff. Annoying.
posted by koeselitz at 6:17 AM on January 28, 2005

what the heck is a mouthbreather anyway?
posted by dabitch at 6:19 AM on January 28, 2005

viral marketing: 2
metafilter: 0
posted by blendor at 6:31 AM on January 28, 2005

dabitch... good question... hard to answer... picture beevis and butthead, picture the two guys in the Dodge truck commercial ("yeah, its got a Hemi"), picture all the jerks you see hanging around with no clear sense of employment, relationship, or reason for taking up room on the earth... and picture them all with a stupid look on their faces, mouth open.. (thus the term mouth breathers)

Please note I have avoided any reference to famous political figures in this description...
posted by HuronBob at 6:33 AM on January 28, 2005

They do this because it's free advertising.

But what I don't understand is what it is advertising. After watching that [unimpressive] video of the girl being tossed through a basketball hoop...what product or service am I supposed to get excited about? Basketball nets? Sony-brand tossable girls? What is the point of this advertising if no one has any idea what it is about (or you have to do a deep-level of research to even have a vague idea what it is about). Sure we're talking about it...but, we're really just talking about how we have no idea what it is advertising.

But yes, it is annoying...I just don't get it.
posted by tpl1212 at 6:42 AM on January 28, 2005

MetaFilter: poop-slinging fest
posted by bwg at 6:43 AM on January 28, 2005

Mouth breather. Somewhat related to the high-fiving white guy.
posted by psmealey at 6:47 AM on January 28, 2005

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