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Post by The Proboscis Guilloti » Sat, 19 Jun 2010 12:31:40


Did Smirnoff ice official site of idiot olympics?
Drinking-game video-posting site Bros Icing Bros is no more
Valleywag/Gawker
Hey look! A 26-year-old billionaire who changed the world (right)?is
making the guy who, as a ***ager, co-created Firefox, chug a wine
cooler.?Fun!
By Helen A.S. Popkin
msnbc.com
Mark Zuckerberg ruins everything!
OK, that may be overstating the matter a€" depending on who you are.
But even if correlation doesna€?t imply causation (and it
doesna€?t), please note: At the same time Gawker surfaced a video
of the Facebook CEO a€?icinga€  an employee a€" that
mega-moronic frat-tivity of creatively forcing one another to kneel and
chug Smirnoff Ice a€" a site celebrating the activity shut down,
probably frozen by Smirnoff.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the official video-sharing site of this
dubious jackassery, Bros Icing Bros, went dark, leaving this single
message up on its homepage: "We had a good run Bros a€|"
And ya know, when a 26-year-old self-made billionaire who changed the
world is making his Director of Product Blake Ross chug a wine cooler
(the same Ross who, as a ***ager, co-created Firefox, the only browser
to truly challenge Microsoft's Internet Explorer), maybe it's time for
this fad to go away. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC
Universal.)
Anyone still thinking this latest advance in peer-pressured binge
drinking is a viral advertising campaign may be sobered by the liquor
manufacturer's official word.
"[Smirnoff Ice parent] Diageo has taken measures to stop this misuse of
its Smirnoff Ice brand and marks, and to make it clear that 'icing' does
not comply with our marketing code, and was not created or promoted by
Diageo, Smirnoff Ice, or anyone associated with Diageo," the company
said in its noncommittal statement.
The company isn't exactly saying it has no association with the site or
its shuttering. But you know how college binge drinking is correlated
with academic impairment, injury, ***,*** and a variety health
problems (including but not limited to sudden death)? Most assuredly,
the manufacturers behind Smirnoff Ice do, as well as the legalities
associated thereof. This ain't "Mad Men," kids.
"I would say there is a case because of disparagement of the product and
using the name in association with this game," said Annette Heller, a
trademark and copyright lawyer told industry publication AdAge. "They
[Bros Icing Bros] are using the trademark in a way that disparages the
product, and exposing Smirnoff to liability."
Meanwhile, in video after video both pranksters and victims uniformly
agree that this particular brand of ***ic beverage sucks. If this
didn't clue you in that "icing" is not a guerilla advertising ploy, the
annual morning-show outrage over the 1,700 college kids who suffer
drinking-related deaths each year should have been your tip-off.
If you were, until now, unaware of this zany "icing" trend, first
congratulate yourself on having a life, then accept my apology.
Trend-spotting website Urlesque spotlighted Bros Icing Bros in an
interview with the bros behind the site posted, like, a ka-trillion
years ago in Internet time (May 21, 2010).
"While icing started in South Carolina at some of the frattiest schools
in the union (College of Charleston, Wofford College) it has now spread
nationwide. Current hot spots are New York, Texas and other Southern
fraternity-dominated schools," the website's bros said of icing's
origin.
The bros also presented tips like the "ice block" defense, i.e.
presenting the dude who's attempting to "ice" you with a Smirnoff Ice of
your own a€" which he or she must then drink instead of you. "To
summarize, you need to go buy Smirnoff Ice just TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM
SMIRNOFF ICE, and we will all live in a state of constant fear for the
foreseeable future," wrote Urlesque author Will Zweigart.
"On the plus side," added Zweigart, "first person to ice Ashton
[Kutcher] or to ice an Ice [as in Vanilla, Cube or T] wins! (Pics or it
didn't happen, people.)"
But does the shuttering of the official Bros Ice Bros website mean this
unfortunate prank has seen its nadir, and that Ashton Kutcher will never
suffer the same fate as the Firefox dude? Hard to say. The Internet is
an ADHD wasteland forever seeking the latest novelties. As of this
posting, mimic sites You Got Iced and Iced You are still up and running.
And you know how kids are a€" once you tell them something's off
limits, they just want to do it more. Sigh.
Follow Helen A.S. Popkin on Twitter or join her on Facebook . What are
you, chicken?
? 2010 msnbc.com Reprints
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Post by rob » Sat, 19 Jun 2010 21:24:13



Quote:
> Did Smirnoff ice official site of idiot olympics?
> Drinking-game video-posting site Bros Icing Bros is no more
> Valleywag/Gawker
> Hey look! A 26-year-old billionaire who changed the world (right)?is
> making the guy who, as a ***ager, co-created Firefox, chug a wine
> cooler.?Fun!
> By Helen A.S. Popkin
> msnbc.com
> Mark Zuckerberg ruins everything!
> OK, that may be overstating the matter a€" depending on who you are.
> But even if correlation doesna€?t imply causation (and it
> doesna€?t), please note: At the same time Gawker surfaced a video
> of the Facebook CEO a€?icinga€ ?an employee a€" that
> mega-moronic frat-tivity of creatively forcing one another to kneel and
> chug Smirnoff Ice a€" a site celebrating the activity shut down,
> probably frozen by Smirnoff.
> As of Wednesday afternoon, the official video-sharing site of this
> dubious jackassery, Bros Icing Bros, went dark, leaving this single
> message up on its homepage: "We had a good run Bros a€|"
> And ya know, when a 26-year-old self-made billionaire who changed the
> world is making his Director of Product Blake Ross chug a wine cooler
> (the same Ross who, as a ***ager, co-created Firefox, the only browser
> to truly challenge Microsoft's Internet Explorer), maybe it's time for
> this fad to go away. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture of Microsoft and NBC
> Universal.)
> Anyone still thinking this latest advance in peer-pressured binge
> drinking is a viral advertising campaign may be sobered by the liquor
> manufacturer's official word.
> "[Smirnoff Ice parent] Diageo has taken measures to stop this misuse of
> its Smirnoff Ice brand and marks, and to make it clear that 'icing' does
> not comply with our marketing code, and was not created or promoted by
> Diageo, Smirnoff Ice, or anyone associated with Diageo," the company
> said in its noncommittal statement.
> The company isn't exactly saying it has no association with the site or
> its shuttering. But you know how college binge drinking is correlated
> with academic impairment, injury, ***,*** and a variety health
> problems (including but not limited to sudden death)? Most assuredly,
> the manufacturers behind Smirnoff Ice do, as well as the legalities
> associated thereof. This ain't "Mad Men," kids.
> "I would say there is a case because of disparagement of the product and
> using the name in association with this game," said Annette Heller, a
> trademark and copyright lawyer told industry publication AdAge. "They
> [Bros Icing Bros] are using the trademark in a way that disparages the
> product, and exposing Smirnoff to liability."
> Meanwhile, in video after video both pranksters and victims uniformly
> agree that this particular brand of ***ic beverage sucks. If this
> didn't clue you in that "icing" is not a guerilla advertising ploy, the
> annual morning-show outrage over the 1,700 college kids who suffer
> drinking-related deaths each year should have been your tip-off.
> If you were, until now, unaware of this zany "icing" trend, first
> congratulate yourself on having a life, then accept my apology.
> Trend-spotting website Urlesque spotlighted Bros Icing Bros in an
> interview with the bros behind the site posted, like, a ka-trillion
> years ago in Internet time (May 21, 2010).
> "While icing started in South Carolina at some of the frattiest schools
> in the union (College of Charleston, Wofford College) it has now spread
> nationwide. Current hot spots are New York, Texas and other Southern
> fraternity-dominated schools," the website's bros said of icing's
> origin.
> The bros also presented tips like the "ice block" defense, i.e.
> presenting the dude who's attempting to "ice" you with a Smirnoff Ice of
> your own a€" which he or she must then drink instead of you. "To
> summarize, you need to go buy Smirnoff Ice just TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM
> SMIRNOFF ICE, and we will all live in a state of constant fear for the
> foreseeable future," wrote Urlesque author Will Zweigart.
> "On the plus side," added Zweigart, "first person to ice Ashton
> [Kutcher] or to ice an Ice [as in Vanilla, Cube or T] wins! (Pics or it
> didn't happen, people.)"
> But does the shuttering of the official Bros Ice Bros website mean this
> unfortunate prank has seen its nadir, and that Ashton Kutcher will never
> suffer the same fate as the Firefox dude? Hard to say. The Internet is
> an ADHD wasteland forever seeking the latest novelties. As of this
> posting, mimic sites You Got Iced and Iced You are still up and running.
> And you know how kids are a€" once you tell them something's off
> limits, they just want to do it more. Sigh.
> Follow Helen A.S. Popkin on Twitter or join her on Facebook . What are
> you, chicken?
> ? 2010 msnbc.com Reprints
> More from Technotica
> -?Twitter down again? Blame Justin Bieber!
> -?Divorce: Therea€?s an annoying app joke for that
> -?FTC: Apple too big for its britches?
> -?Social media prefers tech to oil spill
> -?Anti-Bieber app guy totally gets death threats
> -?FarmVille invades the real world
> Video coverage
> Rare Sumatran tiger cubs unveiled (03:09)
> Russian spacecraft heads for space station (02:36)
> Taking a look at the future of games (02:10)
> Capsule returns after 4-billion-mile journey (00:40)
> Gladiator graveyard unearthed in England (02:59)
> More videos in Technology & science
> Search msnbc.com
> 1 Top stories
> 2 Business
> 3 Sports | Scores
> 4 U.S. news
> 5 World news
> 6 Politics
> 7 Tech & science
> 8 Entertainment
> 9 Health
> - Travel
> -
> -
> - Nightly News
> - TODAY
> - Dateline
> - Meet the Press
> - Countdown
> - Rachel Maddow
> -
> -
> - See news breaking?
> - Podcasts
> - Local news
> - News alerts
> 0 MSN home
> *Top # Bottom
> Switch to regular msnbc.com site

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what the heck is this crap?

 
 
 

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Post by The Proboscis Guilloti » Sun, 20 Jun 2010 00:27:16

a place you know well.

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??????????????????????????,/_??/
?????????????????????????/????/
???????????????????/'_'/'???'/'__'7,
????????????????/'/????/????/????/"?/_\
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?('( ? ?' *** ? ? /' ? ') ?
? ? ? ? ? ? ? \ ? ? ?You' ? ? ? ? ?/
?????????????????'\'??????????????_.7'
???????????????????\?????????????(
?????????????????????\????????????\
STICK IT UP THE STICKLER!

 
 
 

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Post by rober » Sun, 20 Jun 2010 19:04:26



Quote:
> a place you know well.

> ??

really? how come i dont know it?