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Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

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Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby Chuck_Schick » Fri May 01, 2009 9:12 am

Seriously, Isthmus, are you trying to make this site as skin-crawlingly creepy as possible? Are these ads here to generate revenue and clicks-through or are they some perverse mechanism for driving away traffic?

Alt.com boy has been discussed to death (if only), but I'll pitch my two pennies into the Astroglide well and say that, while an ad for that site is not inherently out of place on the DPF, the content of the ad surely is and bespeaks at deafening volume just how desperate your organization must be for cash. Seriously, this is beneath you. One wonders if you'd post a similar ad for a hetero hookup site featuring a scantily clad woman. Actually, one doesn't wonder. No fucking way would you. That would be debasing, wouldn't it? But playing up the hypersexual homo stereotype is just a indicator that your ad sales staff is open minded, I guess. What a reeking pile of horseshit.

But now, Ms. Stare-a-Hole-Through-My-Head Progressive shows up and threatens to drive my ass from this site for good like a snake catching the last express outta Ireland. This is the zombie freakwoman of my nightmares who leaves me cold-sweat-soaked and trembling with fear, having just awakened moments before she cracks my skull in twain with her shrill promo-bleat to feast on the tender bits therein.

Standards, Isthmus. Adopt some. I mean, there are so many just aimlessly floating around out there in need of someone to embrace them.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby nevermore » Fri May 01, 2009 10:10 am

You do realize that the ads are programmed according to the content (such as it is) on the pages. So whenever you invoke alt.com guy - there he is on the side.

This was also obvious during the fall election whenever Sarah Palin would be mentioned. So the rule for us must be - don't talk about alt.com guy or whatever other ads you hate.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby fisticuffs » Fri May 01, 2009 10:17 am

I just hit refresh a dozen times to see this Progressive Chick. Nothing. But yet another example of how talking about the ads only makes them stronger.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby juanton » Fri May 01, 2009 10:18 am

Walter, drop the mouse, and hands up in the air!

Walk slowly away from the alt.com guy link and do not pass Kyle Motor on your way to jail.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby narcoleptish » Fri May 01, 2009 11:41 am

I assume it has been mentioned how the corn cob guy lines up pretty well with the alt.com guy. At least on my screen.

Also can't find said progressive chick.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby Shipley » Fri May 01, 2009 11:50 am

Alt is GONE.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby swoon_queen » Fri May 01, 2009 12:12 pm

Alt is GONE.
Must say, I'll have a newfound respect for TDPF if they took the alt.com ad down based on reader response.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Fri May 01, 2009 12:14 pm

swoon_queen wrote:
Alt is GONE.
Must say, I'll have a newfound respect for TDPF if they took the alt.com ad down based on reader response.


But then our power would be limitless. Slippery slope and whatnot.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby TheBookPolice » Fri May 01, 2009 12:17 pm

LLUrbanUnderachiever wrote:
swoon_queen wrote:
Alt is GONE.

Must say, I'll have a newfound respect for TDPF if they took the alt.com ad down based on reader response.

But then our power would be limitless. Slippery slope and whatnot.

THE QUICKENING. IT EMPOWERS ME.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby Marvell » Fri May 01, 2009 12:21 pm

nevermore wrote:You do realize that the ads are programmed according to the content (such as it is) on the pages. So whenever you invoke alt.com guy - there he is on the side.


The first rule of alt.com guy is, never mention alt.com guy.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Fri May 01, 2009 12:23 pm

Marvell wrote:
nevermore wrote:You do realize that the ads are programmed according to the content (such as it is) on the pages. So whenever you invoke alt.com guy - there he is on the side.


The first rule of alt.com guy is, never mention alt.com guy.


AWWW COME ON!
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby Marvell » Fri May 01, 2009 12:26 pm

LLUrbanUnderachiever wrote:
Marvell wrote:
nevermore wrote:You do realize that the ads are programmed according to the content (such as it is) on the pages. So whenever you invoke alt.com guy - there he is on the side.


The first rule of alt.com guy is, never mention alt.com guy.


AWWW COME ON!


Ooops.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby Chuck_Schick » Fri May 01, 2009 12:36 pm

Shipley wrote:Alt is GONE.

You're welcome.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Fri May 01, 2009 12:39 pm

Chuck_Schick wrote:
Shipley wrote:Alt is GONE.

You're welcome.


Now we've got straight-laced chick dangling handcuffs. Upgrade.
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Re: Progressive Chick & Alt.com Guy should get a room & go away

Postby narcoleptish » Fri May 01, 2009 12:40 pm

Personally I think it was the realization of the corn cob placement situation.
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