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copycomoelcopi's picture
copycomoelcopi
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hahahaha!

sloppy4's picture
sloppy4
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pirated books? is this a major problem sweeping the planet? hell, at least people are reading.

shaft_drive's picture
shaft_drive
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well, it is a desperate problem in India - tons of pirated books are sold by street urchins at signals for a quarter of the price. I bought one (purely in the interests of research, you understand) some time back - Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown. It says - I am not kidding - 'Shalimar Rushdie' on the spine. Think these boys picked up the same book (also for research, I'm sure) and an idea was born.

drunkard's picture
drunkard
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Even I used to buy pirated books.... I din't have any hint that it's not original.

fersvax's picture
fersvax
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Tha campaign itself is disrespecting.

FER.

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Jet Propulsion Lab
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You know, I gotta agree with you there.
Using words like "vagina" and "dickhead" to refer to these legends, it's kinda tasteless. Although that may be the whole point of the campaign, I'm sure there are other more sophisticated (for lack of a better word) ways to get across the same message... "Dan Clown" is probably the most palatable of the group. It says the author is "being made a fool of" without them resorting to using more derogatory words... Lucky him not having last name like "Hunt", for instance.

"Is there a Mike Hunt in the room? Mike Hunt?" (My uncle told me this when I was a little kid. Go figure!)

I'm sensing "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexander Dumbass would be the next ad...

shaft_drive's picture
shaft_drive
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Or the Mike Hunt of Monte Cristo

shaft_drive's picture
shaft_drive
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Absolutely.

slack's picture
slack
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I'd prefer to read a Vagina Wolf book.

timeless's picture
timeless
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ok, i won't buy pirated books... i'll download it! :)

ellehcimeo's picture
ellehcimeo
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I've never heard of pirated books. Do they wear monicles instead of hats?

Rog's picture
Rog
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An covered wiv parrot droppings, me darlin'. Aaaarrrrr!

>>>> That's not an ad. THIS is an ad.

ellehcimeo's picture
ellehcimeo
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Aye matey, have you ever been d'seasd?

shaft_drive's picture
shaft_drive
273 pencils

Cutlasses for bookmarks...

ellehcimeo's picture
ellehcimeo
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Arrrrg. That's true pirate style!

kandi's picture
kandi
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Horrid. Talking about disrespect, I'm beginning to develop some for these fellas.

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rebelscum
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I liked this conversation so I'm bumping it.

arrrrrrrr

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I have thousands of pencils and $1.50 so I'm off to Starbucks

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