How can you tell this article is in a UK paper?
April 29th, 2007 7:24pm
The fact that the web site address ends in .uk is a tipoff.
Is this a trick question?
Maybe Philo means that only in the UK would such a fuss be made about a dead animal?
the violence/gore is censored/pixellated out, but the "wardrobe malfunction" is left in full view.
In the US, it would be the opposite: teh b00bies would be pixellated out, and we would have a breakaway magnification of the goat carcass.
arg nailed it - I was reading the article and it blew my mind that there was all this fuss about violence with boobies in full view. Then I saw the .uk and it all made sense.
April 29th, 2007 9:00pm
It's unusual for The Mail to show bare boobies though. It has a reputation for femminism and prudishness. I think the bare breasts only got past the editor because of the body paint...
The mail is notorious for having sensationalist articles about scandalous photos/videos and then including a clip of the thing that was scandalous in order that the reader can correctly identify it and thereby protect his children from seeing it.
It's all part of the public service. Ahem.
Hmmm. I just saw a violent Vitamin Water commercial where they tossed live sheep like javelin or discus throws.
I was offended. I will not be buying Vitamin Water again.
April 29th, 2007 9:40pm
That sounds fucking hilarious. I'd like to see one where they shoot live sheep which have been tossed like clay pigeons, and they explode in a bloody shower of guts upon being struck. That'd be awesome.
April 29th, 2007 9:49pm
I mean, imagine the volume of the sheep modulating as it spun round and round:
April 29th, 2007 9:50pm
muppet is evil.
April 29th, 2007 9:53pm
That means you chuckled. :-)
April 29th, 2007 9:55pm
The first time I saw this ad on tv I was literally rolling on the floor in stitches.
April 29th, 2007 9:57pm
This speaks to the character of Philo and muppet.
April 29th, 2007 10:01pm
The outpost one is funny because:
1. You know it's fake, the animals weren't harmed.
2. It was the pinnacle of dot-com idiotic excess. That ad was one of the reasons I cashed out... at the peak.
The goat one is not funny because they killed and mutilated the goat in a ritualistic ceremony AND did it as part of a live press conference event.
If they slaughtered the goat in a reasonably humane fashion before mutilating it, fine by me.
We kill cattle by firing rods through their brains, so what the heck.
April 29th, 2007 10:21pm
Yeah. I just had a bit of sirloin. Sigh. I can't help myself. I love meat.
April 29th, 2007 10:29pm
The truly interested will note that the extremely well-fitted bra and mask are exactly the same colour.
Body paint? Ha! Paintshop. MS Zoomin don't lie.
I wouldn't care at all if they killed the goat humanely and then ate it. But they didn't. They half-cut off its head, then left the head attached and dangling while they pranced around in robes and paraphenalia mocking pagan faiths. I have some Wiccan friends who have been talking about this incident a lot and they are boycotting Sony.
Wiccans LIVE for things to get uppity about. They must be in grand form over this.
April 30th, 2007 6:29am
Mostly I'm just cheesed because they killed a goat for a publicity stunt. The bugger who thought this up should probably be sodomized in the Sony boardroom, preferably by everyone who didn't stop this silliness before it went public.
April 30th, 2007 8:01am
As opposed to killing a goat in a factory farm, decimating its carcass, and then wrapping it up in shrink and styrofoam before shipping it to a Piggly Wiggly in pieces.
April 30th, 2007 8:12am
Is there any indication in this article that the goat died slow?
April 30th, 2007 10:43am
A truck the other day had a big bumper sticker that asked me to eat more goat. It even gave me an 800 number.
I hear that there are farmers in our hills that have turned to raising goats instead of cattle.
We have some kind of immigrant population that is fond of goat and since we don't tend to eat much of it, there isn't much to be had...
At BJ's yesterday I saw a package of what appeared to be deer cheese.
April 30th, 2007 11:03am