Meet the new ad, [not the] same as the old ad. June 11, 2007 11:02 PM   Subscribe

Just wanted to say that the new t-shirt ad on the blue is sooo much easier on the eyes than the old one, so thanks.
posted by amyms to MetaFilter-Related at 11:02 PM (44 comments total)

And a topless picture would be even easier on the eyes.

oh, wait, what sex is the model again?
posted by davejay at 11:08 PM on June 11, 2007


I don't know, now I sort of miss the little t-bone icon.
posted by nanojath at 11:12 PM on June 11, 2007


I had to re-block it with adblock. But at least it actually looks like the real shirt now, hm?
posted by puke & cry at 11:15 PM on June 11, 2007


Ya know, every idea in your head doesn't really need a metatalk discussion.
posted by justgary at 11:16 PM on June 11, 2007


Ya know, every idea in your head doesn't really need a metatalk discussion.

This is the only MetaTalk thread I've ever posted, justgary, so you're right, "every idea" in my head doesn't need a discussion... I posted this as a genuinely grateful observance, because that old ad was annoying as hell.
posted by amyms at 11:23 PM on June 11, 2007


This is the only Metatalk thread that I have ever thought was not completely inappropriate.

And I don't like the new ad.
posted by The World Famous at 11:31 PM on June 11, 2007


But at least it actually looks like the real shirt now, hm?

I consider it a victory for Truth in Advertising. And if amyms had not made a post about this, I would have, so thanks for taking a bullet for me.
posted by wendell at 11:32 PM on June 11, 2007


And if amyms had not made a post about this, I would have, so thanks for taking a bullet for me.

No problem, wendell... *dons a kevlar vest*
posted by amyms at 11:39 PM on June 11, 2007


I'm just glad that crusty ass shirt is finally being advertised properly.
posted by phaedon at 11:48 PM on June 11, 2007


what the hell was the little steak icon?
posted by spiderwire at 11:53 PM on June 11, 2007


My conscience.
posted by brundlefly at 11:57 PM on June 11, 2007


I just wanted to say I turned on the TV, watched five minutes of Leno, then turned it to Letterman, and discovered they are both doing "funny newspaper stories" segments. to make things worse, they cracked the same joke on the same clipping on the same night. something about a 1600-mile dash.
posted by phaedon at 12:01 AM on June 12, 2007


what the hell was the little steak icon?

It's called the "Coudal Partners Swap Meat"

So, ya know. Meat - steak.
posted by puke & cry at 12:12 AM on June 12, 2007


In the product description they talk about carefully matching the blue color, yet it's clearly way off in the ad on the MeFi page. I think the pic is bad, not the shirt.
posted by desjardins at 12:58 AM on June 12, 2007


Meatafilter.

Reports have been coming in from the field, desjardins, that in fact the colour of the shirt is in fact almost entirely unlike our much-loved #006699.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:39 AM on June 12, 2007


true.
posted by exlotuseater at 4:23 AM on June 12, 2007


In the future all advertising will come with inscrutable meat icons.

I, for one, can hardly wait.
posted by dgaicun at 4:25 AM on June 12, 2007


I hated, really really hated the old one. That guy's face really grated on you after too many views. The best part about the new ad is that it does not seem to be loading unless I force it to. :)
posted by caddis at 4:29 AM on June 12, 2007


inscrutable meat...

It's all just South America.
posted by kmennie at 4:34 AM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


heh - the colours off big time, send me a free one and i'll do you a photo : )
posted by sgt.serenity at 5:41 AM on June 12, 2007


I think it had something to do with taking metafilter into meatspace...
posted by chuckdarwin at 6:07 AM on June 12, 2007


That ad seems to look even less like the weird fruity blue of those t-shirts than the original one did.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:09 AM on June 12, 2007


The t-shirt in the new ad looks almost turquoise to me, on two different monitors.
posted by amro at 6:25 AM on June 12, 2007


We need to send someone out on a t-shirt modeling tour, I think. One day in each of 25 major mefitropolitan areas. Sidestep this whole image-fidelity issue.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:26 AM on June 12, 2007


Thanks for sharing, amyms.
posted by mds35 at 6:40 AM on June 12, 2007


send me a free one and i'll do you a photo in my underwear.

No, I really won't.
posted by LordSludge at 6:55 AM on June 12, 2007


We need to send someone out on a t-shirt modeling tour, I think. One day in each of 25 major mefitropolitan areas. Sidestep this whole image-fidelity issue.

* volunteers *
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:01 AM on June 12, 2007


I can't imagine anyone other than 7 year old party guests and circus performers wanting to wear a t-shirt with the actual Mefi blue colour. The Mefi logo on other coloured products would be a different proposition entirely. I turned off Mefi for images to get rid of the photo.
posted by peacay at 7:15 AM on June 12, 2007


ok, I might.
posted by LordSludge at 7:21 AM on June 12, 2007


(whispers to peacay that I already own several shirts in this color)

(wonders if I should have become a circus performer instead of going to grad school)
posted by desjardins at 7:27 AM on June 12, 2007


posted by cortex We need to send someone out on a t-shirt modeling tour, I think. One day in each of 25 major mefitropolitan areas.

First on the list: miss lynnster!
posted by fandango_matt at 7:38 AM on June 12, 2007


desjardins, I nearly mentioned that some girls might like the colour, but then remembered that the project hadn't actually included any girl styled shirts.
posted by peacay at 7:46 AM on June 12, 2007


Screw the shirts. I'm going to knit myself a MeFi hoodie. Bet I can match the colour better too.
posted by orange swan at 8:13 AM on June 12, 2007


Metatalk: I posted this as a genuinely grateful observance.
posted by grateful at 8:37 AM on June 12, 2007


I'd send in a Brummie shot (is that one of your vaunted top 25, cortex?) if I had a shirt.
posted by chuckdarwin at 8:55 AM on June 12, 2007


Needs more meatbeard.
posted by NationalKato at 10:56 AM on June 12, 2007


wonders if I should have become a circus performer instead of going to grad school
I'm sure all of us who became embroiled in grad school have wondered this.
Would it be inappropriate to suggest that the [+] and [!] symbols on each'posted by' line be replaced by hovering ribeye and portabello mushroom icons, respectively? Perhaps as an opt-in thing for logged-in users?
posted by nowonmai at 12:29 PM on June 12, 2007


I'd send in a Brummie shot (is that one of your vaunted top 25, cortex?) if I had a shirt.

This is probably a reference to something I said at one point, but I have no idea what. Brummie? Top 25?
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:48 PM on June 12, 2007


key to men's health discovered, so where's the mefi wet t-shirt contest?
posted by phaedon at 3:19 PM on June 12, 2007


A Brummie is an inhabitant of Britain's favourite second city, Birmingham.

Sometimes we also refer to the city as Brummie too, or Brum, or not shit.
posted by Helga-woo at 3:28 PM on June 12, 2007


Ohhhh. I get it now.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:31 PM on June 12, 2007


That t-bone will haunt me until my dying day.
posted by The Deej at 4:06 PM on June 12, 2007


I too am glad that guy is gone. May he never darken our doors again.

That said, the Surrealist in me did rather enjoy the piece of raw meat inexplicably hovering over his shoulder. I think that should be a regular feature of all portraiture, from now on.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:18 PM on June 12, 2007

That t-bone will haunt me until my dying day.
No, it won't.

It'll haunt you long after you're dead, too.
posted by Godbert at 4:22 PM on June 12, 2007


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