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May 23rd, 2007


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10:31 am - and retail for 19 pounds and 99 p
Jimmystagger foists upon us all the new Doc Martens ad campaign in the UK. It's pretty much the late 20th century equivalent of those airbrushed posters featuring James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis hanging out at a neon-chrome diner named "Legends" or something.

Actually, it's worse than that, given the fact that these are actual ads for the boots. Once again dead people are dragged out, devoid of all irony, to sell products. Hmm. I think we need an antidote:

BRING ON ALEXEI SAYLE AND RADICAL POSTURE!
It's not class or ideology
Color, creed or roots
The only thing that unites us
Is Dr. Martens boots!
OH! DON'T YOU WANT ME!

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From:jimmystagger
Date:May 23rd, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
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I normally am not a fan of newer stuff but when "Destruction By Definition" came out it kicked me in the my '70s-loving ass. Man. A horrible shame the Suicide Machines fell off quality-wise after "Battle Hymns".
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From:ilovehpl
Date:May 23rd, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Oh thank you I needed that! YOUR BOOTS WILL HAVE A MEETING. YOUR BOOTS WILL TAKE CONTROL.

Those ads are disgusting.
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From:susskins
Date:May 23rd, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)

ALEXEI SAYLE IS EVERYWHERE

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Weird. I just watched that about three days ago. I've been playing my Young Ones dvds in the kitchen while doing housework.

"Me dad was a bit of a Communist, you know what I mean?"

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From:derspatchel
Date:May 23rd, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)

C'MON EVERYBODY, LET'S PLAY DALEKS

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And the neighbors who live upstairs from me, I can't understand what they're doing, y'know, I listen, and all I hear is this weird noise that goes WHOOM WHOOM! BLAM BLAM! WHOOM WHOOM! BLAM BLAM! right, and it sounds like two elephants on a motorbike riding round while a seal bangs a kipper on the table, and I went upstairs to complain, right, and the door was answered by this elephant in a crash helmet, and standing beside him's this seal going "What is it now, Ralph?"
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From:susskins
Date:May 23rd, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)

Re: C'MON EVERYBODY, LET'S PLAY DALEKS

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Fascist!
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From:jimmystagger
Date:May 23rd, 2007 06:17 pm (UTC)
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I'm not foisting anything, I'm alerting my fellow...uh, whatever you are out there (besides friends) to this horror and miscarriage of justice.

Someone at DM and whoever in the respective estates who allowed this to happen should be shot.
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From:stopword
Date:May 23rd, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
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Those ads are disgusting. Not because they are using the dead rockers, but because of the ridiculous photoshopping.

I hope Sid's mum got a lot of cash for this.
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From:jimmystagger
Date:May 23rd, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
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Sid's mother Anne Beverly snuffed herself out in '96. I have no idea who "owns" Sid now...probably still McLaren.
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From:stopword
Date:May 23rd, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
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aw, that's too bad. Well, there's Frances Bean and Joe Strummer's daughter. They can have cashmoneys. I will think on that and try to forget this ad.
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From:maga_dogg
Date:May 23rd, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
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If Sid Vicious is in heaven, I'm buying an umbrella.
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From:fancycwabs
Date:May 24th, 2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
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It appears that the persons responsible have been sacked.

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