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As if the “blowjob” ad wasn’t enough

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QSOL published an extremely misogynistic ad in Linux Journal that has been dubbed the “blowjob” ad.  It showed a sultry woman with red lipstick and the line “Don’t worry, our servers won’t go down on you either”.  I was curious to find out more about QSOL and I found another inappropriate ad that lists commands in a context of inuendo:

The “commands” Ad

Frankly, when I saw this I felt sick to my stomach.

If this was fan art or a joke, I wouldn’t care quite as much and might think it was funny in a Beavis and Butthead way.  This is a professional organization that advertises in professional publications!!!  Ignoring the female demographic and resorting to using “sex” to sell servers must mean that their servers SUCK.  If they were any good they wouldn’t have to resort to this nonsense.  It’s disgusting.

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Written by missaugustina

October 2, 2007 at 5:49 pm

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