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Internet Blowout Sale Ending Tonight at Midnight. An advertisement for snake oil that helps people break the law. What more could you want in an FPP?
posted by b1tr0t to Etiquette/Policy at 5:06 PM (28 comments total)

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What more could you want in an FPP?

posted by eyeballkid at 5:42 PM on December 6, 2004

But it's 100% Gauranteed!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:44 PM on December 6, 2004

-1 repeat comment
posted by DrJohnEvans at 5:48 PM on December 6, 2004

Ted: "But why do they put a guarantee on the box, then?"

Tommy: "'Cause they know all they sold you was a guaranteed piece of shit. That's all it is isn't it? Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I will. I got spare time.
posted by drpynchon at 5:49 PM on December 6, 2004

Q: Is it just a can of spray paint or what?
posted by scarabic at 6:02 PM on December 6, 2004

X2 Eyeball.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 6:15 PM on December 6, 2004

Illinois PD: Photo ***** Doesn't Work
posted by LimePi at 7:53 PM on December 6, 2004

I thought we were to laugh at the stupid product (lame, but not venal FPP) rather than to want to buy the stupid product (lame and venal FPP).
posted by Sidhedevil at 8:18 PM on December 6, 2004

It's a legit FPP because it's funny and subversive. Get a grip!
posted by ParisParamus at 8:22 PM on December 6, 2004

so are liberals.
posted by quonsar at 8:25 PM on December 6, 2004

so are liberals.
What, lame and venal?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 8:37 PM on December 6, 2004

funny and subversive, or lame and venal? And Ted and Alice.
posted by cortex at 8:39 PM on December 6, 2004

posted by cortex at 8:40 PM on December 6, 2004

I'm funny and subversive, where should I grab, Paris? Is it just me or does lame and venal sound like dinner at a hunting lodge?

By the way, has anyone remixed Naughty by Nature's OPP to MeFi's FPP yet? If not then why not? If so then let's have it.
posted by fenriq at 8:41 PM on December 6, 2004

Lame and Venal? I'm pretty sure those guys were my ex-wife's divorce lawyers.
thanks, I'll be here all night
posted by LimePi at 8:47 PM on December 6, 2004

Where else could you go, LimePi? Your ex-wife got the car.

But remember, Matt is down ON FPPs, not WITH FPPs.
He dislikes the term almost as much as he dislikes me calling him howie.
posted by wendell at 9:08 PM on December 6, 2004

Lame and Venal Go to White Castle
posted by angry modem at 9:15 PM on December 6, 2004

Yes this is a bad link, but let's not jump to conclusions about this "snake oil":
Former Baltimore police officer Bob Kleebauer conducted his own road test.
Late one night in March, he drove to the intersection where his wife
got a photo-radar ticket. His license plate coated with PhotoBlocker,
he waited until no cars were coming, then ran the light.
- Washington Post

I also don't believe "it's a illegal" or "it might be illegal" is grounds for not linking/doing it. Sometimes civic disobedience works very well [1]
posted by geoff. at 9:21 PM on December 6, 2004

Oh I omitted the part of the quote that says he did not receive a ticket.
posted by geoff. at 9:22 PM on December 6, 2004

I'm pretty sure it's not just a shill post, it was milding amusing at least. Oh yeah, and the site is 404in' now.
posted by puke & cry at 9:49 PM on December 6, 2004

Lame and Venal Go to White Castle

posted by Fuzzy Monster at 7:37 AM on December 7, 2004

And yet another Cleveland Steamer on the blue... Fuckwits.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:10 AM on December 7, 2004

My bad. Posted in wrong thread.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:12 AM on December 7, 2004

And beer. Let go of your pickle!
posted by darukaru at 10:31 AM on December 7, 2004

Re: the Cleveland Steamer post above, it would be really neat if Matt instituted a filter on tiny04/buggybuy's entire IP block, with a redirect page to his contact information.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:32 AM on December 7, 2004

A couple years ago a client of mine was selling this stuff and gave me a bottle. If anyone is interested in testing it, perhaps I could send it for some further research? I haven't used it myself because.. well.. you know.

I think its just realy low quality hairspray though.
posted by jeffmik at 11:35 AM on December 7, 2004

jeffmik: Hairspray? Really? Hunh.

I hate tank04/buggybuy more than ever now. Funny that it's the same IP address...who's the moron who thinks this kind of "marketing" is at all effective? It seems to be quite a waste of time, if not completely counterproductive. It's not like any MeFite saw the link and immediately went "OMG I'VE SEEN IT NOW I NEED TO BUY IT!!!!!!"

The shitty part about open memberships now is that no matter how ineffective spam is, there will always be some twinklebat thundering in to get some hits. I'm trying to think of a way to actively punish these spammers beyond surreal invective - to make the prospect quite evidently a bad idea - but I'm drawing a blank.

Oh well. Sorry you have to put up with this, Matt.
posted by Sticherbeast at 12:53 PM on December 7, 2004


Well, *clears throat* I hate to say I told you so...

'specially when I didn't, I just made a cheap joke that was prescient in retrospect. But, still...
posted by soyjoy at 1:01 PM on December 7, 2004

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