Their boobs were watching god


The Ashton Kutcher-produced show Beauty and the Geek is wrong on so many levels, but it’s this promotional poster that truly disturbed me.
Any thoughts? (And be careful what you say; my boobs are watching.)

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11 Comments

  1. Xynyx
    Posted December 29, 2005 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    While they were airbrushing this woman’s photo for 48 haours or more with Photoshop, couldn’t they have put some more muscle on her arms? Or did they trim away any muscle tone she had?
    I’m not going to complain a whole lot… I don’t really have any basis to do so, being a guy. I find the “using the woman’s body as a marketing lure” thing to be tiring, but I guess it works, or they wouldn’t keep doing it. On the other hand, I don’t expect I’ll be tuning in to watch this show… ever.

  2. Posted December 29, 2005 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    I guess I’m disturbed most by the prospect that Ashton Kutcher could be involved in the production of anything other than french fries at a Burger King.

  3. racya
    Posted December 29, 2005 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Reality telivision in general dropped beneath my contemp years ago. Once again the lowest common denominator rules in the land of the free.

  4. Posted December 29, 2005 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    I take it that “the Geek” is a man? How typical! Why not have that role given to the woman and either another woman or a man play the geek role? Oh, right, because A) women are never geeks and B) we’d never be able to play on the stereotypes the show and the poster are based upon. Speaking of the poster which is typical of Kutcher’s sophmoronic humor, is the model airbrushed to look like Demi Moore?

  5. Posted December 29, 2005 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    “…and either another woman or a man play the geek role?”
    I meant to write have another woman or man play the “beauty” role. Heck, why not mix it up more?!? Grrr…

  6. Semicolon
    Posted December 29, 2005 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    I doubt they’ll even cast real live geeks. Probably just typically attractive guys with black-framed glasses. Who might have seen Lord of the Rings twice, or play computer games.

  7. Posted December 29, 2005 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    This reminds me of my rule never to rent a movie whose cover either is entirely taken up by a woman’s chest (use extra caution if there are o’s over the nipples) or if it is a picture bordered by a woman’s spread legs.

  8. Xynyx
    Posted December 30, 2005 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    OK. Norbizness, your comment just about killed me. That was freakin’ hilarious.

  9. maryjanefoxie
    Posted December 30, 2005 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Oh yea!! I get to watch another show about “dumb blondes” and “average Joes”? How ever do they think of this stuff? Could it be the same tired stereotypes women have been reduced to for thousands of years? Moronic sex objects? Naw, couldn’t be…

  10. Bloomberg
    Posted August 20, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    Seeing the city as a field of senses could be an invigorating experience. Playing with the senses can trigger action; it might generate the pressure for ecological transport more quickly, for planting more greenery or for balancing places for stimulation and reflection in the city.
    It would force us to ask questions such as: How can the smell, sound, visual, touch and taste landscapes help cities? Bold inroads into sensory fields have already been undertaken by some cities: light6 and colour7 have been tackled where issues such as colour planning strategies, future colour, and space or colour and its effects on the mind and well-being are considered. Imagine, if you will, the differences in effects of a city that is essentially white (Casablanca or Tel Aviv), pink (Marrakech), blue (Jodphur or Oman’s new Blue City project), red (Bologna) or yellow (Izamal in Yucatan). Or imagine a city that is black – the darkness would provoke seasonal affective disorder, well-known in Scandinavia where winter light is scarce. Until the 1960s, London was in fact a black city. Emissions of smoke from coal and industry blackened stone and brick, shading buildings with a uniform, light-absorbing black. Decades of scraping off the surface dirt reveal colour and detail hidden for years. The nickname of some cities involves colour: Berlin or Milan are both known as ‘the grey city’.

  11. Nation Health
    Posted November 27, 2009 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    With the help of the News and Information Bureau and the Australian National Travel Association, more than 2,500,000 publicity items were distributed throughout the world. Thirteen issues of the 8-page Official News Service were published by the Press Department, mainly at quarterly intervals; the first on 1st December, 1953, and the last in September, 1956. This publication was primarily intended for circulation to members of the International Olympic Committee, National Olympic Committees and International Sporting Federations and their affiliated bodies. By far the greater number of copies went to news agencies, newspapers, magazines and sports writers. The bulletins were therefore prepared for popular as well as official use.
    Of the early issues 6,000 copies were printed in English, 1,000 in French and 800 in Spanish. All material was available for republication. Copies were mailed from Melbourne, single copies to International Olympic Committee members by air and the rest by surface mail.
    In the final year when time became an important factor, more and more copies were sent by air. The supplementary monthly newsletters, however, airmailed to key points for roneoing and distribution to adjacent addresses solved the problem of quicker deliveries without involving the heavy cost of airmailing from Australia.
    Timed for distribution overseas 18 months before the Games, the main publicity booklet published by the Organizing Committee was a 20-page illustrated publication. It was produced by the Press Department with the assistance of the editorial and art departments of the News and Information Bureau, and covered completely the arrangements for the Olympic Games. Of the 250,000 copies printed, more than half were distributed abroad, through the channels already detailed.
    A Melbourne metropolitan paper, approached on behalf of the Organizing Committee with the suggestion that it should publish a book on the Games for popular sale, and a more extensive souvenir volume, took up the proposal and published both books. The souvenir volume came on sale just before the Games and was sold from special kiosks in the Main Stadium.
    Another noteworthy Olympic publishing effort was a souvenir presentation volume produced by the News and Information Bureau “Australia My Host”. This appeared just after the opening of the Games with up-to-date photographs of Olympic athletes in the Village and a fine full aerial view of the Opening Ceremony. Twenty thousand copies were presented to competitors and other visitors.
    The Australian National Travel Association circulated abroad more than 360,000 copies of publications containing references to the Games. It also distributed 80,000 booklets, 11,000 posters and 10,000 pamphlets.

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