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Old 2012-04-23, 16:09   Link #7061
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This just in from the FFS Department.

California Lottery Pulls Ad Featuring ‘Lady Luck’ Slapping Man

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Old 2012-04-23, 16:10   Link #7062
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Clearly, America does not have a monopoly on stupidity and bigotry. That said, this was an ad clearly designed to make boners pop and it's somewhat insulting to actual gay women such as myself. "Sex sells" and so forth, but it's silly.

I mean, I would be insulted if I wasn't so busy watching the commercial. You know, for academic purposes.
That is one way to look at it.
But to me, it looks like the U.S. is exporting it's moral standards. Everyone gets used to age ratings for holywood movies, which allow for quite some violence, but absolutely no sexual content.
Some years ago, 'beeping' over swearwords on TV was an unknown thing around here. Now it's normal. Why?
Popular internet platforms like Facebook push those same standards on foreign communities. Even on this very board you can get banned for posting a pair of drawn boobs.

Now Japan already had weird censoring rules themselves (lol pixelporn), but I am really wondering where this new idea of censoring came from.
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Old 2012-04-23, 16:12   Link #7063
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Oh I agree that the US seems to be exporting its puritanical bent, which is not a good sign for the rest of the world. I don't see the advertisement as being bad--as a girl who finds other girls attractive I was pretty turned on by it to be honest. But the woman who stands on a soapbox inside of me was quietly raging about how they're exploiting homosexuality to sell a product.

Honestly, I should shut that woman up, because if they're exploiting homosexuality to sell a product, that means "the gayness" has reached a point where it's become more equal with heterosexuality--after all, heterosexual imagery has been used to sell products forever!
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Old 2012-04-23, 16:24   Link #7064
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To be fair, the homosexual aspect is not the first thing I notice when watching that ad.
There is a cute girl and oh, there is another one. That's double good.
The girls' sexual preferences don't really matter for a pure voyeuristic experience like that. Tossing a man in there would just ruin it.
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Old 2012-04-23, 16:28   Link #7065
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Really? The obvious intent is to simulate "kissing" between two girls by passing the candy from mouth to mouth. That's pretty well within Les Yay fanservice.
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Old 2012-04-23, 16:31   Link #7066
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Really? The obvious intent is to simulate "kissing" between two girls by passing the candy from mouth to mouth. That's pretty well within Les Yay fanservice.
i think Straight Male is the intended target here.
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Old 2012-04-23, 16:32   Link #7067
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i think Straight Male is the intended target here.
Obviously, but it doesn't mean that gay women won't receive the same "payoff."
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Old 2012-04-23, 16:40   Link #7068
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I think the straight male set is going "Lucky piece of candy!"
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Old 2012-04-23, 16:48   Link #7069
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This just in from the FFS Department.

California Lottery Pulls Ad Featuring ‘Lady Luck’ Slapping Man

Spoiler for The original commercial:


Spoiler for the replacement commercial:


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What's wrong the 1st one? I think the slap had more impact.
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Old 2012-04-23, 17:03   Link #7070
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What's wrong the 1st one? I think the slap had more impact.
I think so too, but apparently some sensitive people in legislature feel that the lucky slap "glorifies violence."

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Old 2012-04-23, 17:26   Link #7071
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I think so too, but apparently some sensitive people in legislature feel that the lucky slap "glorifies violence."

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That was a great commercial... I say Californians need to deluge whoever whined about that commercial in truckloads of bubblewrap (particularly liked the gutter-strike as she walked by).
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Old 2012-04-23, 20:50   Link #7072
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Old 2012-04-24, 01:37   Link #7073
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Old 2012-04-24, 02:14   Link #7074
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China tops world in shopping mall construction

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Old 2012-04-24, 02:50   Link #7075
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China tops world in shopping mall construction

Read the comments section. Then facepalm.
What am I facepalming about?
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Old 2012-04-24, 03:14   Link #7076
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What am I facepalming about?
The writer is technically right......China is overbuilding because shopping malls are not cheap to run. They can be more expensive than a row of shophouses.

Most of the comments are flippant....they seem to be attacking the author instead of addressing the article. True that the author had made bad predictions in the past, however he might be right this time.
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Old 2012-04-24, 03:22   Link #7077
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The writer is technically right......China is overbuilding because shopping malls are not cheap to run. They can be more expensive than a row of shophouses.

Most of the comments are flippant....they seem to be attacking the author instead of addressing the article. True that the author had made bad predictions in the past, however he might be right this time.
Oh, yes, I understand China's overbuilding problem. I wasn't questioning that at all. I'm not sure all the comments loaded on mine because most of them were fairly in-line with the content of the article--that China is pursuing massive expansion and construction to create an illusion of a boom where there really is not one.
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Old 2012-04-24, 03:32   Link #7078
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Old 2012-04-24, 05:11   Link #7079
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Old 2012-04-24, 05:56   Link #7080
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‘I carry a gun all the time’ says woman who thwarted Macon holdup attempt

Wait til you read what she did 35 years ago.

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