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#31 kareng

 
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:01 AM

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By the time most of you see this post, I'll have sent a message to Scott. However not to ask what the thing in the photo is, but if the ad was done professionally.



Poor Scott! :o

Rice Guy, we thought this was a "just for fun thread" and responded that way. We had no idea that this is so serious to you and that the ad has offended you in some way.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:41 AM

Well, I don't buy the explanation, for the simple fact that the person who responded wouldn't know any more than the rest of us, unless they were involved in creating the ad, or spoke to someone who was.

Aren't things like this farmed out to advertising agencies? Then again, such a blunder of a photo certainly doesn't look like something a professional would use in this kind of ad. Although I haven't done a lot of paid photography work, I'd never have used a photo like that. A pro would have taken numerous shots, then examined and compared them to find the right one for the ad. So I cannot accept that the one we see was the best of the lot. Again, this reasoning may only apply to a professional photographer.

By the time most of you see this post, I'll have sent a message to Scott. However not to ask what the thing in the photo is, but if the ad was done professionally.


I have to agree. I'm no professional photographer whatsoever, but regardless, I am analytical when it comes to this sort of thing and If I were to look at this picture with a analytical/professional mindset, I would not choose this picture for an advertisement. If I were in the consumer affairs/advertisement department of the company, I wouldn't be happy with it and would push for something different....it's a lot to do, just for an ad, but it is really representing who the company is.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:44 AM

I don't know the ad is just kinda CREEPY! :ph34r:
Like I can't stop thing what IS behind the lollipop? Is it the face of the offspring of Ronald McDonald and Wendy? Possibly painted up like a freaky psycho clown? Now the thought of a conjoined twin has just sent me over the top. :rolleyes: :lol:

For the record my skirt is currently proplerly placed, thank you very much.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:52 AM

For the record my skirt is currently proplerly placed, thank you very much.


Haha, this made me chuckle Mommida!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:52 AM

I don't know the ad is just kinda CREEPY! :ph34r:
Like I can't stop thing what IS behind the lollipop? Is it the face of the offspring of Ronald McDonald and Wendy? Possibly painted up like a freaky psycho clown? Now the thought of a conjoined twin has just sent me over the top. :rolleyes: :lol:

For the record my skirt is currently proplerly placed, thank you very much.

Thanks for the giggle this morning. :D
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:25 AM

For the record my skirt is currently proplerly placed, thank you very much.



Just to be clear...the expression my Mom uses "Whatever blows your skirt up" means nothing except "do what makes you happy" or "whatever floats your boat". :)

It is used in the spirit of generosity. :)

Like "can I have chocolate ice cream instead of vanilla?"

"Sure, honey...whatever blows yer skirt up"

IH likes to be very clear about such things--- as I do not wish that expression to be used/considered as anything judgmental. :lol:

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

Just to be clear...the expression my Mom uses "Whatever blows your skirt up" means nothing except "do what makes you happy" or "whatever floats your boat".


As I quickly proclaimed in another thread, this is a FANTASTIC expression, and I have since sprinkled it thrice into daily discourse, with a credit to you, IH. The latest incident occured yesterday when my son asked if he should wear his blue jeans with his grey shirt instead of his old black standbys. I was happily able to proclaim:

"Sure, hon. Whatever blows yer skirt up....courtesy of IrishHeart".....

He stared at me like this:



:huh:


And I sauntered from the room like this:




B)




Yes, yes, carry on! :rolleyes:
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:07 AM

It is a mysterious object called a "ponytail." Usually young girls wear their hair in such fashion, but in this case it is a young woman. Posted Image

This picture was taken shortly before she was abducted by aliens...we were not able to capture this "capture" on film...sorry.


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:10 AM

Poor Scott! :o

Rice Guy, we thought this was a "just for fun thread" and responded that way. We had no idea that this is so serious to you and that the ad has offended you in some way.

No, not offended. But intrigued, mystified and perplexed, yes. Sure, the thread is mostly for the fun of it, but part of that fun is in discovering the answers to the mystery. I admit I may get carried away with things like this. However, there it is, staring us all in the face, begging and beckoning for reasons for being.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

It is a mysterious object called a "ponytail." Usually young girls wear their hair in such fashion, but in this case it is a young woman. Posted Image

This picture was taken shortly before she was abducted by aliens...we were not able to capture this "capture" on film...sorry.


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OK Scott, weeeee believe you <_<

I just knew aliens had something to do with it. Perhaps they heard the expression "a sucker is born every minute", and came looking for the hatchery.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

There is a full page ad with this same picture in the GIG's and CDF's newsletters...it is more clear in those as they are larger and not cropped, but she is also leaning forward toward the camera.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

It is a mysterious object called a "ponytail." Usually young girls wear their hair in such fashion, but in this case it is a young woman. Posted Image

This picture was taken shortly before she was abducted by aliens...we were not able to capture this "capture" on film...sorry.


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:06 AM

There is a full page ad with this same picture in the GIG's and CDF's newsletters...it is more clear in those as they are larger and not cropped, but she is also leaning forward toward the camera.

Take care,
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Can we all see the picture? It may help us see it as the ponytail that it is and not the weird creature like thing.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:28 AM

Well I have been busted talking too racy on the forum before. I just wanted everyone to know I'm trying to behave today. I can't guarantee anything for tomorrow or the day after. ;)

I am in the lower pennisula. (yup I'm a troll) :ph34r:
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:09 PM

Well I have been busted talking too racy on the forum before. I just wanted everyone to know I'm trying to behave today. I can't guarantee anything for tomorrow or the day after. ;)

I am in the lower pennisula. (yup I'm a troll) I live in the safe triangle of most dangerous cities in MI. 50 miles north of the D, 50 miles south of Flint, and probably too close to Pontiac.
In the weird band of snow for Pine Knob and Mt. Holly ski areas.


My sister is in Monroe. I haven't ever been there but, I was out to Holland (West side of the state) when she lived there.
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