stupid advertising, stupid protests.

i love advertising. i also love protesting. i've protested many a thing in many a strange fashion (or state of unfashion, as the case may have been! bwuahaha, oh crazy times in NYC. anyway.).

i hate stupid advertising. i'm not saying piss-poor advertising where you know the budget wasn't high. i'm saying advertising without a thought process. incongruent advertising. hate that. hate hate hate. (take that twistori <3)

but i hate stupid protesting more. if that's even possible. like for example this shining gem for america's "offical" language. but okay. mistakes happen. even really stupid mistakes happen.

but one that shows you carefully thought out being stupid? FAIL.

this i found while browsing Adages, which always is or finds stupid things.

Mark Dice and his group -- which calls itself -- "The Resistance" will be boycotting Starbucks for its sluttly mermaid. "The Starbucks logo has a naked woman on it with her legs spread like a prostitute," explains Dice in his press release. "Need I say more? It's extremely poor taste, and the company might as well call themselves, Slutbucks."

[...]The mermaid's boobies are covered by her hair. As she is a mermaid, she ain't got no legs to spread. (Though Dice claims she is a Siren, not a mermaid).

errr, Dice? ...do you even know what a siren is?
...cos they are freakin' half-bird women. so sure, yeah, they could spread 'em if they liked--except that part's usually avian. and even if you want to get happy and make it a chick with wings, the Starbucks logo clearly isn't wings. clearly. it could be many things, but unless you failed a Rorschach test, it's certainly not wings. and don't give me that a siren and a mermaid are the same thing. they're not. even if they were, that would be an even stupider reason for Dice to use the "siren" tag as a defense of his extensive foray into moronic representation. if you can't get your mythology straight, check it with someone who can. seriously.


& said...

HAHAHA oh the stupid things bored people find to "protest" just think, with the time they are wasting protesting the use of this "siren" they could be doing something useful, like oh...protesting wars.

Anonymous said...

Actually, she's a melusine. And look at the old versions of the logo: Logo History of Starbucks

the girl Riot said...

i'm familiar with that site; i wasn't addressing what the logo is, simply that she isn't a siren. i'm "protesting" Dice's stupidity. he's saying it's a siren--and not knowing what that term means--as if that would help his ridiculous defense (offense?). if anything, he should read the site. a melusine would have been a better excuse, but again, i suspect too intelligent.

Anonymous said...

Starbucks themselves has called her a siren - so, although incorrect, the protester isn't to blame for the error as he is just repeating what they said.