This floating globe looks stupid


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/04/17/this-floating-globe-looks-stup.html


#2

I wish more advertising was presented so half-heatedly. Doing it like you couldn’t give a fuck is a lost art.


#3

Not only that, it’s ugly too.


#4

Do they have a Death Star one?


#5

What font has an ‘fl’-ligature? As in ‘floating’ in the original article. That globe’s done with magnets. Ligatures? How do they work? That’s just crazy.


#6

BB uses Raleway for their headlines, which does indeed have some unusual ligatures. I love ligatures when they make sense (i.e., “fi”) but “fl” is just showing off.


#7

What’s the point of a floating globe that can’t do this:


#8

#9

Happy 128th birthday, Charlie Chaplin!


#10


#11

Now that’s a man doing one mighty dirty job.


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#13

At least the shit he hoists is no longer metaphorical.


#14

“This is dumb. Buy it now.”

rubs eyes

Is that really what I just read?


#15

Wrong movie.


#16

Half that price on Ebay (including postage).


#17

That’s hilarious. I kinda like Mike Rowe (to the extent that one can like someone who is on tv) but I didn’t know he got his start at QVC. Or maybe that was also his end? Or some kind of “new guy” hazing ritual?


#18

Yep, it was his first T.V. gig.

http://www.npr.org/2014/02/16/277979918/mike-rowes-own-dirty-job-selling-knick-knacks-overnight

Rowe was fired three times — and “incredibly” rehired each time — before quitting in 1993.

He says he looks back fondly on his years at QVC.

“QVC was absolutely my big break,” Rowe says. "My whole career was based on a bet. I’ll take credit for whatever I can get, but honestly, I got lucky. And I’ve been in TV ever since.


#19

Tip of the hat to the editor who retitled Stacksocial’s advertising guff, though…


#20

As for me, it makes me think of the MJ12’s headquarters in Deus Ex.