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· Shirtcocker
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thinkcooper said:
Is there a light at the end of that tunnel?
LOL! I just noticed where the bikes were going in that ad. :D
 

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Would it sell better if it was a fat old lady?
 

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MR_GRUMPY said:
Would it sell better if it was a fat old lady?
or Ron Jeremy in the same white bikini bottom? :cryin:
 

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haiku d'etat said:
i'd hit it. BJII would as well.
we'd hit it :D

// wonder if she has a butter face?
 

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Bocephus Jones II said:
I have nothing against using sex to sell or cracking the odd off-color joke, but isn't this just a gratuitous use of the female form to sell bikes? Nothing pornographic about it, but I think I'd find it insulting if I was a woman. Thoughts?
I don't really enjoy seeing these types of ads. They don't appeal to me, and frankly it's embarassing to be caught at work by someone surfing the net with one of those banner ads at the top of the screen.

One of the many reasons I switched to Firefox with the Adblock feature is because of the True Match ads that RBR had. I requested that they remove the ad, as it featured a wad of cleavage and a woman with pouty lips with her finger in her mouth. A little over the top and not at all work-safe, if you ask me. They never removed it, as far as I know. I got sick of looking at it, found out about Firefox with Adblock and now I don't have to see ANY ads whatsoever.

That's right, advertisers. Your dollars are wasted on me. I don't even see the crap you're peddling.
 

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kpcw said:
It's not a female problem/issue, it's across the board. Sex sells. How many 3/4 naked himbo males are running around 'Desperate Housewives' getting used for their body and not their mind.
The difference being that most guys wish they could be used by a hot couger MILF if only for a sweaty afternoon.....

/just sayin'
 

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Bocephus Jones II said:
I have nothing against using sex to sell or cracking the odd off-color joke, but isn't this just a gratuitous use of the female form to sell bikes? Nothing pornographic about it, but I think I'd find it insulting if I was a woman. Thoughts?
I'm confused. You say you have nothing against sex to sell and then say you would if you were a chica. Why would being a woman make you against hot chicas having the peloton ride along their bum???
 

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I'm confused. You say you have nothing against sex to sell and then say you would if you were a chica. Why would being a woman make you against hot chicas having the peloton ride along their bum???
I just see it as unimaginative and gratuitous I guess. I really doesn't offend me as such (not much does), but it does seem to be pandering to the Podium Girls "I'd Hit It" crowd...if I want porn I want to see real porn and not some 2 bit PG-13 imitation.
 

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I just see it as unimaginative and gratuitous I guess. I really doesn't offend me as such (not much does), but it does seem to be pandering to the Podium Girls "I'd Hit It" crowd...if I want porn I want to see real porn and not some 2 bit PG-13 imitation.
I guess I just like gratuitous, though Teh Von makes a good point about work and all but that is what ad blockers are for......this country is way too uptight when it comes to the human body, another issue in which the Euros are far more evolved
 

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I could post a billion ads that embellish, usurp and distort the male body.***

Womins need to get a grip, they ain't the only ones getting used by marketing/advertising and media. It's not a female problem/issue, it's across the board. Sex sells. How many 3/4 naked himbo males are running around 'Desperate Housewives' getting used for their body and not their mind. :rolleyes:

*** = They're all on Teh J's hard drive.
I have a grip, thank you. I don't care about sexist banner ads because they no longer cross my line of sight. I don't know if you missed my point or replied to the wrong thread, but I wasn't complaining.
 

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svend said:
I guess I just like gratuitous, though Teh Von makes a good point about work and all but that is what ad blockers are for......this country is way too uptight when it comes to the human body, another issue in which the Euros are far more evolved

Evolved? I dunno if it is defined as using female nudity for selling consumer goods. Acceptance of sexuality in public view is not, per se, evolved. I mean, do you think those Playboy Bunny mudflaps are "evolved?" I more think of our need to be "evolved" when we have an attorney general wanting to cover up Lady Liberty's boobs.

I actually think BoJo's posed a pretty thought provoking question.
 

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svend said:
I guess I just like gratuitous, though Teh Von makes a good point about work and all but that is what ad blockers are for......this country is way too uptight when it comes to the human body, another issue in which the Euros are far more evolved

Evolved? I dunno if it is defined as using female nudity for selling consumer goods. Acceptance of sexuality in public view is not, per se, evolved. I mean, do you think those Playboy Bunny mudflaps are "evolved?" I more think of our need to be "evolved" when we have an attorney general wanting to cover up Lady Liberty's boobs.

I actually think BoJo's posed a pretty thought provoking question. And I'm sorry this thread was moved. I think the goal was to provoke a wider discussion, totally appropriate for the Lounge, not just a Site Feedback comment.
 
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