Who needs a Stripper?

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  1. killivolt

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    No, it's not what your thinking or is it?

    Last Friday I get an e-mail and In the subject line it reads " Who Needs a Stripper?"

    It's a familiar name; from one of our vendors; a cable company. So,I ignore it right; thinking just a catchy way to support an advert. So, you wanna sell a wire stripper; big deal.

    I get to work on Monday and another e-mail from them with an apology in the subject line reads: " Our Sincere Apology"

    Ok; now you have my attention? I go and open the e-mail to see why it was so offensive.
    There in front of me is a picture of legs with fishnet stockings and heals with the caption

    "No stripping required with SSF Fiber"


    Since they got me to look at the e-mail I begin to wonder if it was all intended and there was no reason for the second e-mail but to draw my interest.

    kv
     
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  2. mcgyvr

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    I'm positive that company thought it was all in good fun (and they should).. sent out the email... and some overly religious loser complained so they had to release the second email.

    The same loser probably complained about the "leg lamp" in the A Christmas Story movie.
     
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  3. killivolt

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    My first thought seeing the image was I get it; then wonder if someone might get fired over it. But, this morning I thought while drafting this Thread did I realized; maybe? and just a maybe. It was a brilliant marketing strategy that was edgy. The second e-mail was the hook not the first.

    Most times I just Search those e-mails and delete them all at once. Never to be opened; unless I'm in correspondence on parts or other. As soon as I see "Marketing Dept" it gets deleted.

    kv

    Edit: Truth is I would have never known about SSF Fiber Cable without seeing that advert.
     
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  4. BR-549

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    Must we have a new bigotry to replace the old?
     
  5. mcgyvr

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    Yes we must :D
    At least mine isn't ruining all the fun for everyone else..

    In an effort to state my feelings on the subject, I realize I may have offended some of our religious losers.
    Please note that this was not my intent and I sincerely apologize for any offense this comment hay have caused.
     
  6. Papabravo

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    According to an article on /., their numbers are declining in favor of the nones.
    http://news.slashdot.org/story/15/05/13/0224209/religious-affiliation-shrinking-in-the-us
    Pretty soon we won't have to worry about offending them at all.
     
  7. mcgyvr

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    Hallelujah..
    Can you tell I'm one of the 22.8% :cool:
    <--No belief in any religion here..

    The only benefit I find in religion is that there are NO lines at the grocery store on Sunday morning.. ;)
     
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  8. Papabravo

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    I had no idea!
     
  9. tcmtech

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    See you were specific on who you may have offended.

    I for one prefer to toss out generalized insults with no real target audience like for instance aiming at the overly opinionated halfwit loser crowd and see who takes it as being aimed at them. ;)

    I may be not calling anyone in particular an overly opinionated halfwit looser but it's always interesting when someone pops up all offended by it which to me at that point gives me reason to believe that they apparently see themselves as being an overly opinionated halfwit loser. :D
     
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  10. tracecom

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    Religion is simply a belief system, and everyone has a belief system. The only question is what or who one religiously believes.
     
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  11. killivolt

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    Seems odd; you should say that? Made me think I was a target of such information; when you think about it and dig down. We ( A portion of the population) just get filled with other systems of information and no one is capable of defining their own beliefs.

    I thought I would just delete an e-mail; only to find it's why the people who created the e-mail make far more than me.

    kv
     
  12. cmartinez

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    I'm religious... (so crucify me, what the heck) but I didn't find the ad offensive... rather amusing btw, but, truth being told, also a little stupid, and even sexists if you ask me...
    On the other hand... I remember a mini series in the Discovery Channel produced by Arthur C Clark, in which the show appeared to promote supernatural crap, witchcraft and zombies and stuff like that.. and it always ended up with a rational explanation... like scooby doo and his gang.... loved that show (not scooby doo... but ACC's)... it always used colorful titles and then made science explain what really happened in the end.
     
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  13. Hypatia's Protege

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    À la the 'New Coke' campaign (To wit: 'blunder'-driven publicity...) ;)

    Best regards
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  14. ErnieM

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    Anyone offended by this surely did not grow up in the era of the Rigid Tool calandar.

    Oh how I miss those. <sigh>

    (If you missed them, think of the Tool Time ladies, but far prettier.)
     
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  15. cmartinez

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    Offended???? How can anyone possibly be offended by this?:

    Capture.JPG
     
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  16. Hypatia's Protege

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    Ok @cmartinez you win! I don't 'get' the import of the image!?:confused:

    By no reach of imagination nor image manipulation might I descry an electrical insulation removal tool --- A pressure washer or pneumatic power tool seems plausible, howbeit the apparent absence of interconnecting line{s} from the unit held in the presenter's hand to the 'base' (lower right background) is curious? --- Perhaps the 'base' is some manner of electrical charging system? --- And where is the implied potential for offense??? Either I've overlooked something --OR-- this makes two you owe me! ;););) :)

    Dazed and confused (With apologies to Jimi H.)
    HP:)
     
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  17. shortbus

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    Hendrix? That was a Zeppelin song.
     
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  18. cmartinez

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    I guess you're going to have to put a second one in my tab ... and btw, maybe your confusion will clear a bit if you stare intently at the image for a couple of minutes... although you might end up feeling even more dazed... Sometimes you win one and you lose one ;)
     
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  19. Hypatia's Protege

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    I've viewed that image (for both detail and scope) for at least 45 minutes in my, as it turns out, vain attempt to 'decode' its relevance -- the sole result being onset of ophthalmic migraine:mad: --- I'm guessing location is the key? Perhaps if I were au fait with skylines?...

    Nah! --- The post wasn't directed at me -- My sub-par clairvoyance is no fault of yours ;) --- Tho' I'm bound to say you got me fair and square -- once 'caught' by a puzzle something like OCD sets in --- I'll be working on that one in my sleep!!!:rolleyes:


    Thanks for the heads up! :) ---- I seem to have fallen into the infelicitous 'habit' of ascribing authorship to 'cover artists' -- all the same Hendrix vs Trower Re: 'Bridge of Sighs':eek::rolleyes:

    Best regards
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  20. Hypatia's Protege

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    @cmartinez

    Ok, as per your suggestion, I've taken a few minutes to regard the image with a 'neutral eye', as it were --- Impressions heretofore missed include:

    1) A three place wind generator rotor (upper right)
    2) A distinctive, albeit unidentified, spire (upper left)
    3) A ludicrously over-heavy pool guard-rail (anchor) chain
    4) An apparent disk light source (immediately above the presenter's head) perhaps a photographic artifact or daylight-visible full-phase moon...?

    Am I getting 'warm'? o_O

    With obsessive regards
    HP:)
     
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