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Old 07-23-2004, 09:06 AM
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Question Apple Blows Fuse Over ADS

Anyone seen these???



Apparently there are some new advertisements from a new music channel Fuse that strongly resemble ads used for Apple's iPod. These ads are obvious rip offs of Apple's, which resemble something you'd find on Fox. According to the New York Post "one depicts a man masturbating, while another shows a woman pole dancing." Apple's lawyers have threatened to sue unless the ads are pulling off immediately.

Apple Computer is outraged over new advertisements by upstart music channel Fuse that resemble ads for the iPod, Apple's popular digital music player, The Post has learned. Apple lawyers have been calling Fuse and threatening to sue unless the ads which went up in outdoor locations in New York City on Monday are taken down. Not only do the ads resemble Apple's iPod ads, but they also are quite risque: one depicts a man masturbating, while another shows a woman pole dancing.

Apparently, Apple has received numerous calls from iPod users who have expressed outrage over the advertisements, a source said. Spokesmen for Apple and Fuse were unavailable for comment. Fuse, owned by Cablevision's Rainbow Media, differentiates itself from its much larger rival, MTV, by airing more music videos. The network has made a name for itself with its quirky, clever ads on New York buses and in subway stations. For example, its May 2003 campaign, called "Save the Music Video," featured Sally Struthers. Its current campaign was created by Fuse's advertising agency, Amalgamated.

http://www.nypost.com/business/27713.htm
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Old 07-23-2004, 09:09 AM
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Apparently, Apple has received numerous calls from iPod users who have expressed outrage over the advertisements, a source said.

"outrage" Get a life, Mac-heads...
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Old 07-23-2004, 09:13 AM
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"outrage" Get a life, Mac-heads...
I'm so sick of that word. It seems everything is an "outrage" these days.
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I'm so sick of that word. It seems everything is an "outrage" these days.

Don't forget two other favorites:

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Old 07-23-2004, 09:23 AM
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Don't forget two other favorites:

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Nothing will ever touch:

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A travesty. A sham. A mockery -- a Traveshamockery
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Old 07-23-2004, 10:19 AM
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A travesty. A sham. A mockery -- a Traveshamockery

Traveshamockery? Feeling the after-effects of the alcohol, huh?
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Disenfranchised
How 'bout one of those corporate favorites:

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"a man masturbating" is a clever ad?... ahhh okay.
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I'm so sick of that word. It seems everything is an "outrage" these days.
all part of the pussification of America
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I'm so sick of that word. It seems everything is an "outrage" these days.
I am outraged by your outrage towards their outrage, it is simply outrageous!!!
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I am outraged by your outrage towards their outrage, it is simply outrageous!!!
I think this thread is turning into a traveshamockery.
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Disenfranchised


I hear you on that one. Isnt that a word the Gore camp invented a new meaning for ?
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