QSOL Servers Won't Go Down On You


Shake Well Before Use writer Ariel Waldman, living up to the technology, advertising and, most importantly, sex aspects of her site's tagline, brings us this QSOL server ad that's got everyone's panties and jockstraps in a twist. With the headline "Don't feel bad, our servers won't go down on you either" not so subtly placed next to an image of a woman's face with giant red lips (like we haven't seen that image anywhere before) who looks like she might actually be ready to, this ad conjures every bad stereotype out there regarding geeks, their technology and their seeming inability to get any.

It's even got feministas all a twitter ("The misogyny is obvious, since the ad treats women explicitly and entirely like sexual objects."). But the best thing about this tempest in a Donny Deutsch Speedo is the comment from Sarah MC who wrote, "Sometimes I really feel for men. They buy a product (women), expecting it to work like it's supposed to (sexual slave), and it malfunctions! There really is no justice." Indeed.

There's really no reason or us all to get turgidly heated over this becasue a simple re-write of the headline will make this all go away: "Don't feel bad, our ad won't sell any servers either."

by Steve Hall    Aug-10-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Bad, Magazine, Opinion, Racy   

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I guess it doesnt help when the logo looks like a mouth and a d*** too...

Posted by: Waleed on August 12, 2007 12:01 PM

The color on the lips and the smokey bedrooom eyes all speak of sex...the object of desire (a woman or a man) is not specified or important.

The mistaken idea that there is a hint of anything inappropriate here is entirely in the mid of the sexually repressed or lonely, babbling idiot (imho).

Posted by: Arthur Barbato on August 13, 2007 9:20 AM

To the post above-
It would seem to me the use of the word "either" would indicate a comparison of the server to the lady in the picture. Bedroom eyes or not.

Oh, and she totally looks like the girls from that Robert Palmer video.

Posted by: Word Up on August 13, 2007 9:53 AM

Feminista? God, you're boring. And predictable.

Posted by: Erin on August 13, 2007 11:01 AM


I remarked on my blog about how sexism in IT is okay, but racism obviously isn't. I'm still getting comments from readers along the lines of "what's the big deal? It was just funny."

Posted by: Obie Fernandez on August 15, 2007 11:08 PM