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Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:02 pm

Stuff White People Like: Complaining about racially stereotypical illustrations in banner ads with no minorities in the room.

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Postby supaunknown » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:13 pm

I think he looks like Venus Flytrap (Tim Reid) from WKRP in Cincinnati.

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Postby Violet_Skye » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:34 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:"Dr. Lovesmore" looks suspiciously like the late Milt McPike
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Only you would seek to trivialize a great man like Mr. McPike by comparing him to a corny illustration.

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Postby Shipley » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:38 pm

its Robert Downey Jr in blackface.

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Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:56 pm

Violet_Skye wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:"Dr. Lovesmore" looks suspiciously like the late Milt McPike
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Only you would seek to trivialize a great man like Mr. McPike by comparing him to a corny illustration.


Ah, that would be the bank doing it, not me.

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Postby cxl01 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:32 pm

When I think of this bank, I think of South Madison.

Enough with the phony clip-art!

How about a real South Madison icon:

Gene Parks Bank
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Postby nevermore » Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:42 pm

Bra-Vo!!!

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Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:53 am

Considering Eugene Parks record, I'm not sure how many people would trust a bank bearing his name.

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Postby chance » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:04 am

Ned Flanders wrote:Considering Eugene Parks record, I'm not sure how many people would trust a bank bearing his name.

What "record" are you talking about? Eugene Parks was an honest and honorable man.

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Postby fisticuffs » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:05 am

Eugene Parks was an honest and honorable man.


I'm pretty sure that's the problem Ned has with him.

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Postby lordofthecockrings » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:03 am

TheBookPolice wrote:Stuff White People Like: Complaining about racially stereotypical illustrations in banner ads with no minorities in the room.

And you're sure everyone here is white ... how exactly?

Damn but I'd kill for a minute's worth of your clairvoyance.

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Postby ilikebeans » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:12 am

Ned Flanders wrote:
Violet_Skye wrote:
Ned Flanders wrote:"Dr. Lovesmore" looks suspiciously like the late Milt McPike
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Only you would seek to trivialize a great man like Mr. McPike by comparing him to a corny illustration.


Ah, that would be the bank doing it, not me.

Huh. Funny, I've looked at the ad a bunch of times now. Could you point out exactly where they have "Milt McPike" in the copy? Thanks.

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Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:19 am

lordofthecockrings wrote:
TheBookPolice wrote:Stuff White People Like: Complaining about racially stereotypical illustrations in banner ads with no minorities in the room.

And you're sure everyone here is white ... how exactly?

Damn but I'd kill for a minute's worth of your clairvoyance.

Do you have to start shit about everything? Didja bother to read Violet_Skye's comment above? I was just riffing on it.

Here, I'll quote it so you don't yell at me for not providing you with the exact quote, too:

Violet_Skye wrote:Has an actual African American individual given their assessment of the ad here yet? Or just us white folk so far? To me, it's just a humorous ad reaching out in a tongue-in-cheek style to the African American community. I'd be interested in knowing which agency designed it, and which designer, and their thoughts,too. I'm also going to get my Halfrican American's son take on it, when he returns from his foreign exchange student trip to Germany in a week. My guess: he will either laugh, or just say "duh" with an eye roll. He generally finds Caucasian outrage over things like this to be much ado about nothing.

ALL RIGHT! NOW WHAT CAN WE FIGHT ABOUT?

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Postby Violet_Skye » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:39 pm

fisticuffs wrote:
Eugene Parks was an honest and honorable man.


I'm pretty sure that's the problem Ned has with him.


Ha! Good one. I've been waiting for the perfect Ned slapdown, so thank you. :-) And Book Police's response was funny too, btw.


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