Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Weird Looking "object" In Gluten-Free Mall Banner
0

85 posts in this topic

The first time I saw this, I couldn't figure out what it was. As of now, I still cannot make heads or tails of it. Can you? The arrow points to the "object" which just doesn't look like it could possibly be a normal part of the person's head. What's wrong with this picture, or am I simply not seeing the obvious?

gfmall.jpg

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

A lollipop?

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

She's holding the lollipop up to the camera so we can see the logo? Its her space alien baby?

Or do you mean her red hair beside the loli? The side that's in the sun looks red and her second pony tail is blowing a bit. Her hair is layered so in pony tails, some is shorter than the rest. It does look odd. Someone didn't edit the picture?

Don't you just love this site's posters? They come up with the most interesting and thought provoking questions. Very fun. :D

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

hmm.... looks like ....A "drippy" :unsure: yellow lolli with the C.com "No wheat" logo.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"X" marks the spot where you don't want gluten? The red thing looks like a spiny tailed lobster to me. Rice guy, come to the rescue, inquiring minds want to know. :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




For those who suggest the lollipop, no, I'm referring to the reddish "thing" which is mostly obscured by the lollipop, except for the left portion. My first impression is echoed by kareng's comment about an alien, but I didn't want to say it :ph34r:

Whatever it is, the texture doesn't look like it could be hair. It also appears too far forward for that. If it was part of the person's face, then she's got the thickest neck in human history. Or perhaps an underdeveloped conjoined twin?

They say the world may never know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop. Now we may also never know what's behind the lollipop!

Oh, the mystery...

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had to really enlarge the pic a lot to get a good look and I think it's another ponytail? The hair is layered, so the sun is hitting it unevenly...or it's an alien? :unsure:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rice Guy,

I'm with you. That's one strange image. A real fan of horror fiction, I could put forth some theories, the least disturbing of which would be the undeveloped conjoined twin thingie. It does vaguely resemble other humanoid pieces-parts which I decline to name.

LOL. What a great diversion!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...Hmmm... . ...it looks rather like one-half of a cooked jumbo shrimp, tail still on.

In fact, I am now certain that this is what we are seeing. Really -- think about how obvious it suddenly is: featured in a gluten-free merchandise company's advertisement -- a jumbo shrimp, a completely gluten-free food source, subtly braced on a female model's neck....obscured by a lollipop, yet another round, gluten-free, no-cutlery-needed treat.... . ..

So obvious, now.

Sometimes you just have to pause and think about something for a few seconds.

Okay! Now I can get on with my day, and all the other sudden challenges I'll be asked to join. ... .

:rolleyes:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't see how it could be a ponytail, since the one we see on the other side is much higher. We'd therefor see it start farther up, I'd think. Besides, it appears to be a very different color than the hair which can be seen in sunlight. Wrong texture too, I would say.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it's a red heads ponytail! hahaha sheesh people :D

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a woman, with red hair --in ponytails--- holding a lolli.

The red "object" is part of her ponytail (on the right side of her

head) blowing forward. That's all I see.

But if you guys see an alien, a shrimp, or anything else ...well, that's cool, too. Whatever blows yer skirt up. :lol:

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whatever blows yer skirt up.

Gahhhhhhhh! :lol: :lol: :lol: This is a most FANTASTIC expression -- will be incorporating it regularly into my discourse...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gahhhhhhhh! :lol: :lol: :lol: This is a most FANTASTIC expression -- will be incorporating it regularly into my discourse...

Feel free! :)

But I have to give my 85- year-old Mom her due "props" however, as I stole it from HER! I still remember the first time I said it in front of a classroom and the students went ballistic. :lol: :lol: :lol:

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The first time I saw this, I couldn't figure out what it was. As of now, I still cannot make heads or tails of it. Can you? The arrow points to the "object" which just doesn't look like it could possibly be a normal part of the person's head. What's wrong with this picture, or am I simply not seeing the obvious?

gfmall.jpg

Do you know how long I have been trying to figure this out? Every time I see the ad, I still try to figure it out. I don't think it's the person's pony tail. Don't know what it could be. I do want to know what it really is though! I'm weird and want to find things like that out, even if it takes contacting the company, lol. It can't be a red head, she has dark skin.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're silly. It absolutely can be red hair, the sun is shining on the one side of her body and the other is in the shade, based on the color of the skin on her hand it looks tan, not "dark". As a red head, I assure you that our hair color looks different in the sun than it does in the shade!

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're silly. It absolutely can be red hair, the sun is shining on the one side of her body and the other is in the shade, based on the color of the skin on her hand it looks tan, not "dark". As a red head, I assure you that our hair color looks different in the sun than it does in the shade!

haha, I think it's funny when people call me silly.

Her skin looks too dark on her hand. In any case, you're probably right because her hair that's flowing looks too much like Caucasian hair. But, I still don't think it's hair, it's too low to be the other pony tail. lol

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're silly. It absolutely can be red hair, the sun is shining on the one side of her body and the other is in the shade, based on the color of the skin on her hand it looks tan, not "dark". As a red head, I assure you that our hair color looks different in the sun than it does in the shade!

Thing is, the texture is not at all like that of hair. It appears solid, and has specularity. Also notice the total absence of any light shining through it, which there would be if it was hair, especially given the obvious wind blowing. Not to mention that there is light shining on hair further up on that side, and it looks nothing like the portion in question.

Not having any other mundane explanation doesn't mean it has to be hair.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just got a reply from customer service about the ad. Whoever thought it was hair wins! I lose!

Hi Liz,

Thank you for contacting us. Please note hat is just the lady's pony tail. The lighting is different on that side which gives it more of a "redish" tint vs the rest of her hair. Please let me know if you still have any questions and I will do my best to assist you.

Take care,

Dyani

At 06:50 AM 4/18/2012, you wrote:

To whom it may concern,

I have a question about one of your ads. One of the forum threads is all about this ad. There is a lady holding a lollipop with a gluten free mall logo on it. What is that weird thing to the left of the lollipop?

Thank you!

Dyani Barber

Customer Service / Sales Manager

Celiac.com

The Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Diet Support Page

www.celiac.com

The Gluten-Free Mall

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One more try. :lol:

Look at the size of her hand. :rolleyes:

You are missing the perspective...from this amateur photographer's point of view. She is leaning forward with her right arm thrust forward and that is why her hand is so big. She is showing us the lolli and her right shoulder is torqued forward.

Her right-side ponytail pieces are blown forward in the breeze.

That's what I see.

or it's a space alien (for those of you who continue to see that) :lol:

but really, why not just email Scott-- who is the administrator--and ask him and end the speculation??

NOTE:

well, as I was writing this last response (that's what I get for taking so long to type), someone posted with THE answer. (oh thank heavens!)

It's her hair! aha!

So, let me be the first of the childish ones to say :

Told you so, NA NA!!! :D

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thing is, the texture is not at all like that of hair. It appears solid, and has specularity. Also notice the total absence of any light shining through it, which there would be if it was hair, especially given the obvious wind blowing. Not to mention that there is light shining on hair further up on that side, and it looks nothing like the portion in question.

Not having any other mundane explanation doesn't mean it has to be hair.

I guess my "mundane explanation" was correct.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess my "mundane explanation" was correct.

:lol:

I guess my same explanation was mundane too, then?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think I said that first?

But a space alien or Voldermort growing out the side of her head is more fun!

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I kinda always thought it was her hair. Just poorly tied ponytails. Which MR Riceguy would know if he'd ever tried to tie pigtails! They don't always come out perfect....

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've followed the thread and still don't have a clue,even though Riceguy provided hints. Maybe it's one of the Unsolved Mysteries. It it what it is, perhaps.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,145
    • Total Posts
      919,571
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I found when I went gluten free I started eating more dairy and that gave me worse stomach aches and bloating than the gluten did. So now I have to avoid gluten and dairy.  Maybe you have a similar problem with something you are eating.  I hope you feel better soon.  
    • Hi! I received my "official" celiac diagnosis last week. I had an endoscopy last month that was originally looking for ulcers and h. pylori, but they did some biopsies of my duodenum since they were in the neighborhood and the biopsy came back "consistent with Celiac's disease" and later. They urged me to get my blood checked and follow up with my primary doctor. My blood work came back negative, but my doctor was confident it's Celiac so told me to stay away from gluten. I've been completely gluten free (or to the best of my knowledge) for 2 weeks now, and my results are mixed. At first, I felt great! My stomach was no longer CRAZY bloated once I stopped eating pasta and bread, my acne started healing, and the red rash on the back of my arms started to fade. That was the first few days. Lately, though, my acne is once again flaring up and I've been SO EXHAUSTED. I feel so tired all the time. Even now I have fatigue in my head, limbs, and I could hardly walk or move my body earlier today. I'm overweight and I like to go to the gym, but what used to be an easy workout for me is kicking my ass! I used to go to the gym and tear it up: HIIT on the treadmill followed by 40 minutes of heavy weight lifting. Now I can hardly finish 3 reps in my first set without feeling like a nap. I can't run anymore because my body feels clumsy and heavy. Also, I'm still bloated. I don't suffer from painful, acute bloating, but I struggle to pass gas and I look like I have pregnant belly. I think I'm also retaining water all over my body, and I'm not sure if that's normal? For whatever reason, I have this belief that water is mainly retained in the core and not arms, legs, and face. Anyway, I'd love to hear what you have to say/what you've experienced. Is this typical to first going gluten free?
    • Thanks Stephanie & Gemini for the info. that the 4 of 5 doesn't apply to children. I wasn't aware of that until now. 
    • I think the posters above have given you very good information and I will throw in my 2 cents worth.  I am surprised that they did not test her DGP IgA also.  I am sure that would have been positive.  They switched off with antibody classes and usually they do both tests for both antibodies.  IgA is more specific to Celiac but the IgG is also useful.  The testing shows your daughter is producing antibodies to the gluten in her diet. (DGP IGG). THe tTg shows positive for some damage or inflammation. You know........your daughter is only 4.  She hasn't been on the planet or eating gluten that long. It can take years for enough damage to occur for it to be able to be found on biopsy.  I would say it is highly likely that this is Celiac, especially with her symptoms. But because the damage hasn't graduated to bad enough yet, they won't diagnose her. I think you need to do what others have said and get all copies of testing and find someone else who will take a look and give a diagnosis, especially if they have you do a dietary trial and her symptoms go away.  That might be the only recourse if you want faster proof. I know I would want faster.  I would not really be happy if I thought I had to keep feeding her something that was making her sick.  If you keep her on gluten long enough, the diarrhea will probably show up. BTW.........the criteria mentioned regarding diagnosis does not apply to kids.  I know it's silly and stupid but most leading Celiac specialists do not go by this criteria for kids.......adults only.  Keep that in mind because it might come up.  You could recognize it but they might not. Have you considered gene testing, to help bolster a diagnosis? As far as false positives go, it's the other way around. False negatives happen more frequently than many people think.  It's a recurring theme here.  With her symptoms, which is what I had, a bloated belly and tummy aches are telling.  Have they tested her for lactose intolerance?  That can cause similar symptoms, although it sure won't raise those 2 blood tests.  Keep looking for Celiac because there are many red flags here.
    • This 4 out of 5 criteria does not apply to children. I was never given a reason why, but it isn't.     That said, you may try to get a second opinion from another GI who may be willing to give her a firm dx.  We were in your boat 6 years ago and while I'm sure I'll get slammed for it, I wish we had kept gluten in our kiddos diet till he scoped positive for a variety of reasons.  Again, even family is different and you have to find what is best for you!
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,177
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    lolobaggins
    Joined