Wednesday, October 07, 2009

"Dude, Her Head's Bigger Than Her Pelvis"

Oh, we like the "David vs. Goliath" fights here on The Garlic.

They can be so entertaining, and illuminating, you can get so pumped up by them.

And, since we are doing a post on it, we do have one, in progress, that is shooting up some sparks.

The lads over at the wonderfully irreverent site, Boing Boing, drew the ire of the Batman-loving Ralph Lauren, when they jumped on, and dissed a Lauren advertisement, that, seemingly, set the taser gun of their Photoshopping on Warp Speed 5;

Ralph Lauren opens new outlet store in the Uncanny Valley

Dude, her head's bigger than her pelvis ..."


It looks like she could be the offspring of a civil union between Lou Waters and Jack Germond.

So, naturally, the Lauren folks acted like someone greased their runway, and pointed the lawyers at Boing Boing, which Boing Boing didn't even break a sweat over;

The criticism that Ralph Lauren doesn't want you to see!

So, instead of responding to their legal threat by suppressing our criticism of their marketing images, we're gonna mock them. Hence this post.


So, to Ralph Lauren, GreenbergTraurig, and PRL Holdings, Inc: sue and be damned. Copyright law doesn't give you the right to threaten your critics for pointing out the problems with your offerings. You should know better. And every time you threaten to sue us over stuff like this, we will:

a) Reproduce the original criticism, making damned sure that all our readers get a good, long look at it, and;

b) Publish your spurious legal threat along with copious mockery, so that it becomes highly ranked in search engines where other people you threaten can find it and take heart; and

c) Offer nourishing soup and sandwiches to your models.

For Ralph Lauren, it's "Holy snagged tights, Batman! ... What do we do now?"

Kudos, Boing Boing!

Bonus Links

Boing Boing Raises Its Middle Finger to Ralph Lauren

Boing Boing And Ralph Lauren Clash Over Image Of Emaciated Model

De-touching the lollipop-headed Ralph Lauren image that prompted a legal threat

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