Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

How can you tell this article is in a UK paper?

You mean apart from me seeing it on the front page?
Permalink Billx 
April 29th, 2007 7:55pm
The fact that the web site address ends in .uk is a tipoff.

Is this a trick question?
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
April 29th, 2007 8:04pm
Maybe Philo means that only in the UK would such a fuss be made about a dead animal?
Permalink Billx 
April 29th, 2007 8:05pm
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.
Permalink Send private email arg! 
April 29th, 2007 8:07pm
Blood is taboo, nipples bloody aren't.
Permalink strawberry beeswax 
April 29th, 2007 8:08pm
Nipples.
Permalink Send private email Impractical Economist 
April 29th, 2007 8:20pm
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.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
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...
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
April 29th, 2007 9:04pm
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.
Permalink Colm 
April 29th, 2007 9:27pm
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.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
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.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
April 29th, 2007 9:49pm
I mean, imagine the volume of the sheep modulating as it spun round and round:

BAAAAaaaaAAAAAAaaaaaAAAAAaaaaAAAA ::BOOM::
Permalink Send private email muppet 
April 29th, 2007 9:50pm
muppet is evil.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
April 29th, 2007 9:53pm
That means you chuckled.  :-)
Permalink Send private email muppet 
April 29th, 2007 9:55pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzbMcsrK-tw

The first time I saw this ad on tv I was literally rolling on the floor in stitches.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
April 29th, 2007 9:57pm
This speaks to the character of Philo and muppet.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
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.
Permalink Practical Economist 
April 29th, 2007 10:07pm
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.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
April 29th, 2007 10:21pm
Yeah.  I just had a bit of sirloin.  Sigh.  I can't help myself.  I love meat.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
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.
Permalink Gotta go 
April 29th, 2007 10:31pm
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.
Permalink Practical Economist 
April 29th, 2007 10:39pm
Wiccans LIVE for things to get uppity about.  They must be in grand form over this.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
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.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
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.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
April 30th, 2007 8:12am
Which would be quick, and much less photogenic, yes.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 30th, 2007 10:39am
Is there any indication in this article that the goat died slow?
Permalink Send private email muppet 
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.
Permalink JoC 
April 30th, 2007 11:02am
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...
Permalink JoC 
April 30th, 2007 11:03am
At BJ's yesterday I saw a package of what appeared to be deer cheese.
Permalink Send private email muppet 
April 30th, 2007 11:03am

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