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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote usmaak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Dec 2017 at 2:59pm
Naming your kid some obscure and pretentious name after a character in a book from almost 60 years ago.  How...  Well I suppose that I already used the word "pretentious" once and it would just be in bad form to use it again.

Better than naming your kid Katniss, Hermione, or Tris, I suppose.
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i literally want to punch this "scout" in the face. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote crainbebo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 2018 at 9:06pm
I hate this one too. A child who doesn't know what a computer is, has lived a sheltered life. Or has extreme selective memory. Plus that annoying music 'where is it you wanna go?' Will never buy Apple products!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MrTim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 2018 at 5:34am
Don't worry, the poor little ignoramus is headed for a life-time career of working a computerized cash register and will eventually figure that out...  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NJtoTX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 2018 at 3:08pm
Now that I know the kid's a girl, the ad is incredibly sexist. They're saying girls are scared of computers, but if they don't know they are using one, they'll be fine.

It's like the Barbie "math is hard" thing. If the girl doesn't know it's math, she'll understand it and use it. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote usmaak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 2018 at 10:27pm
Scout seems like a pretty savvy kid. She goes out on her own, all around town. She goes into taco shops by herself. She's hanging out, taking pics of bugs and talking to her friends online. All this without ending up in a body bag or chained up in someone's basement ala criminal minds. I think that the what's a computer thing is just Apple's way of saying that you can do anything that you would normally do on a computer with an iPad. I mean it is ridiculously untrue, but when has a little thing like the truth gotten in the way of an advertiser? But that said, the what's a computer line has to be one of the stupidest line in advertising.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote usmaak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2018 at 7:18pm
Looks like we're not the only people who hate this ad.  This showed up on my FB feed this morning.

http://www.guacamoley.com/the-scoop/2018/01/25/rFhmG/that-apple-whats-a-computer-ad-isnt-sitting-well-with-twitterand-theyre-sounding-off?utm_content=inf_10_3742_2&tse_id=INF_04e04e0002c211e881c71b876dfcb7a1

Of course a lot of the twitter posts (I just cannot force myself to use the word tw**t) seem to be from the always offended at everything group.  Still kind of amusing, though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DarkRealmStar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2018 at 7:41pm
Originally posted by usmaak usmaak wrote:

Looks like we're not the only people who hate this ad.  This showed up on my FB feed this morning.

http://www.guacamoley.com/the-scoop/2018/01/25/rFhmG/that-apple-whats-a-computer-ad-isnt-sitting-well-with-twitterand-theyre-sounding-off?utm_content=inf_10_3742_2&tse_id=INF_04e04e0002c211e881c71b876dfcb7a1

Of course a lot of the twitter posts (I just cannot force myself to use the word tw**t) seem to be from the always offended at everything group.  Still kind of amusing, though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DarkRealmStar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2018 at 7:43pm
I agree with the Apple "What's A Computer?" ad haters.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote usmaak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 2018 at 7:44pm
Yea.  This commercial would just be a generic kind of annoying were it not for that one line.
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I have computers that are older than the adtard Millenials who wrote that Apple commercial...  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Number6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 4:27am
Yes, I hate this commercial, too.  The "What's a computer?" line is the arrogance of trying to say that the I-Pad is MORE than "just" a computer.  It's a f**king computer, for Christ's sake!
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My cat’s name was Scout
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My mom had that American Graffiti album lol - I loved all the songs on it :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Puppydogpants Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 3:35pm
Originally posted by Donathan Donathan wrote:

To be fair, Scout Finch in the famous To Kill A Mockingbird novel by Harpwe Lee is a GIRL.

But in that book, "Scout" was just a nickname. Her real name was Jean Louise. So she wouldn't have been stuck with "Scout" as her legal name for the rest of her life....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote usmaak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 4:16pm
Originally posted by Kelly H Kelly H wrote:

My cat’s name was Scout
And your cat probably knew what a computer was.  Smarter than the Scout on this commercial.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MrCleveland Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jan 2018 at 7:14pm
This is a computer!



I guess anything before 2000 isn't allowed in Scout's House...Scout and her family are sooooo ignorant!
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No, THIS is a computer.
(And it's wearing tennis shoes!)  Tongue
 
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^ LOLLOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jimbo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 2018 at 3:04pm
Where is good ol' Mahk when we need him????

This ad would be a great place for him to pay a visit to!!!!

Great news guys.... With the Air Hawk, flat balls are no longer a problem!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote aka ron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 2018 at 5:29pm
Originally posted by Darthhillbilly Darthhillbilly wrote:

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"Scout" is a good name for a dog, I hope the parents have a flea collar. They should check her for tics and a full blown case of Lyme's disease as well. Angry
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tully Blanchard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 2018 at 11:01pm
This commercial makes me long for the rapping teaching in the Microsoft Surface ads.
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Originally posted by Darthhillbilly Darthhillbilly wrote:

ConfusedI kinda sorta have a computer you have my permission to throw at her today, please, now.
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Yes, you could indeed do a lot of damage if you threw Kurt Russell at her...  LOL
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