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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2685 on: October 26, 2011, 12:24:09 PM »
Siri, play some Durst.

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2686 on: October 26, 2011, 12:54:00 PM »
I also can't stand how in the new IPhone Siri commerical, the black dude has gotta say "Play some Coltrane".

Would you prefer he say, "Play some Stan Kenton"?

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« Reply #2687 on: October 26, 2011, 01:07:04 PM »
I also can't stand how in the new IPhone Siri commerical, the black dude has gotta say "Play some Coltrane".

Would you prefer he say, "Play some Stan Kenton"?

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2688 on: October 26, 2011, 01:47:36 PM »
sudo fix a sandwich for Kenny G

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2689 on: October 26, 2011, 03:59:07 PM »
I also can't stand how in the new IPhone Siri commerical, the black dude has gotta say "Play some Coltrane".

Would you prefer he say, "Play some Stan Kenton"?

I wish they would have went with the more obvious/ obnoxious "Play some 'Bird'".

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2690 on: October 26, 2011, 08:58:34 PM »
Now when the white guy says play some white music, you have no problem with it, but when a black guy says play some black music, it's offensive?  I'm not really getting what they should have done with this guy, enlighten me, Bobo.

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2691 on: October 27, 2011, 06:34:08 AM »
Now when the white guy says play some white music, you have no problem with it, but when a black guy says play some black music, it's offensive?  I'm not really getting what they should have done with this guy, enlighten me, Bobo.

I'm sorry, I've been away for awhile. Who the fuck are you again?

It's not offensive. I couldn't give a shit either way. It's just one of those little annoying things that a person complains about on internet message boards.

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2692 on: October 27, 2011, 09:34:12 AM »
Now when the white guy says play some white music, you have no problem with it, but when a black guy says play some black music, it's offensive?  I'm not really getting what they should have done with this guy, enlighten me, Bobo.

I'm sorry, I've been away for awhile. Who the fuck are you again?

It's not offensive. I couldn't give a shit either way. It's just one of those little annoying things that a person complains about on internet message boards.

I'm with KickTheBobo on this.  Any fulfillment of group stereotypes in the media are annoying. Perhaps not offensive, but annoying. Such portrayals are the enemy of the Individual.  When I see two women in a commercial do something like conspire behind their husbands' backs to go on a shopping spree, or I see an Italian family all slapping each other on the shoulder and hugging around a table full of food, or I see a guy planning out his man-cave, I shudder a little.  Nothing offensive has happened, but it is a little sad.
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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2693 on: October 27, 2011, 10:14:23 AM »
Like it or not, stereotypes are typically based in at least a little fact. The Coltrane thing is annoying though, for reasons I can't put my finger on.
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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2694 on: October 27, 2011, 10:22:26 AM »
We're not gonna fall for no banana in a tail pipe.
I really don't appreciate your sarcastic, anti-comedy tone, Bro!

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« Reply #2695 on: October 27, 2011, 10:46:10 AM »
Like it or not, stereotypes are typically based in at least a little fact. The Coltrane thing is annoying though, for reasons I can't put my finger on.

Because of Gene Hackman in Royal Tenenbaums?

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2696 on: October 27, 2011, 11:13:52 AM »
Like it or not, stereotypes are typically based in at least a little fact. The Coltrane thing is annoying though, for reasons I can't put my finger on.

I was not suggesting that stereotypes are arbitrary.  Heuristics (as opposed to algorithms) are the predominant decision-making tool of humans, and stereotypes are the necessary - and often beneficial - result of those heuristics.  But I do not have to like them when they are employed in advertising to target individuals, as you point out.
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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2697 on: October 27, 2011, 11:44:00 AM »
I find it annoying he doesn't specify WHICH Coltrane tracks he wants to hear. Giant Steps? Ascension? Makes no difference, I guess.

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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2698 on: October 27, 2011, 11:53:52 AM »
"“Remind me to get milk when I leave work.” Milk? Jeez, could you get more predictable?
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Re: Stuff you hate (aka: the new f. you thread)
« Reply #2699 on: October 27, 2011, 12:51:52 PM »
Again, a similarly positioned white actor could have said Coltrane, Madonna, The Beatles, or Beethoven, and none of those choices would have been deemed stereotypical or inappropriate. 

Which artist would have been more acceptable for the African American actor to say?