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Is a man's nipple erotic? If, dear reader, you answer yes to that question then perhaps Microsoft's latest efforts to advertise its wares should be slammed for promoting so-called sexting among young people. Earlier this week the software vendor unveiled its KIN "social phone", which is a mobile that nods happily in the …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Looks like

    QA for their adverts is like the QA for there software

    wouldnt touch M$ crap with a barge pole.

    1. oliversalmon


      Perhaps you should QA your spelling

      1. CD001


        It's the punctuation and grammar that needs checking rather than the spelling :P

    2. Player_16

      Can't see the keyboard...

      ...for the breast!

  2. Anonymous Coward

    If the guy has "breasts"

    someone fell down slightly on targeting the youthful gym-going market, rather than the fat gynecomastic nerdslobs that are already amply catered for by the DROID

    1. Player_16
      Paris Hilton


      ...mmm man-boobs! -- phawww!

      (...Did that sound gay?)

    2. Andy Jones


      Are you a moron or something? Where have you been the last 5 years? Windows fans & users love bloat!

  3. bothwell

    consumer reports

    What a strange blog post.

    I wonder what they would have made of that Aussie domain hosting ad with Pam Anderson and her foxy friend. Probably it would have made their heads explode :(

  4. Marky W

    Very good

    I see you've replace the 'S' with a '$', a witty change based on the propensity for big business to want to make money. Hilarious.

    But why hide such inventive genius behind a cloak of anonymity?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      he's a $hithead... Anyone who still uses the tired old M$ moniker needs to get a life.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        RE: ...because

        "Anyone who still uses the tired old M$ moniker needs to get a life."

        Anyone who still uses the tired old MS shitware needs to get a grip.

        There, fixed it for you?

      2. Anonymous Coward

        RE: ...because

        "he's a $hithead... Anyone who still uses the tired old M$ moniker needs to get a life."

        You just used it too.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Gates Horns

    The New Busy?

    You mean the way Vista makes you wait hours for anything to finish? As compared to, say, the old XP busy that was only minutes?

  6. J 3


    Ouch, formic acid is nasty stuff, don't want to have that... Leave it to the ants, really.

  7. Aaron Em

    Must be nice

    Not having to actually work for a living, I mean to say.

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  9. mafoo

    and don't forget...

    Don't forget the 'Im a PC' adverts that showed 6 year old kids uploading pictures of themselves to the internet without any adult supervision.

    I think they deserve an special prize for repeated marketing fail. The polish website race change still makes me crack up.

  10. John Savard Silver badge


    A young man exposing a naked breast? Quick, let's shut down all the beaches.

  11. blackworx

    The most annoying thing...

    ...about ads like these is their forced folksyness and jangly hippie soundtracks.

    Gets right on my tits. As it were.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You sure this wasn't an Apple ad?

    You're the APPLE of my eye, the song very prominently announces.

  13. Anonymous Coward

    More like the new illiterate

    Saw one of the Hotmail ads at Wimbledon tonight:

    "The new busy learns hang-gliding in their sleep"

    ... "learns" ??

    1. G_C


      Yes, then they can have a follow up meeting to discuss the 'learnings'.

    2. Cameron Colley

      But how do you know it's not singular?

      I though that "The New Busy" was like "The New Man" -- in other words an individual rather than a group -- which would make that sentence grammatically correct.

      1. Olafthemighty

        Not so...

        because then it would need to say "in his or her sleep", not "their".

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward


        All the other ads are plural, see the link from the article:

        I won't mention the use of "their" as that, arguably, has gained a gender neutral singular usage.

  14. David McMahon


    For the retards who dont know what Gynecomastia means!

    YES I did know what this was before! oh hang on....

  15. G_C

    Sexual Descrimination!

    How dare they only show a male nipple!? They need to make this right by showing lots of ladies nipples too! If they don't want to put this on TV then email me then direct... that'll be fine...

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The main problem seems to be...

    ... it doesn't actually tell you what kind of phone they're advertising!

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