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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:14 AM

Got your Man-Card yet?

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/17/bushmasters_horrible_ad_campaign/



The maker of the assault weapon that killed 27 people in Connecticut quizzes its customers on their manhood

Assault rifle company issues “man cards”
By Alex Seitz-Wald

There are lots of reasons to own guns: Hunting, self-defense, clinging purposes, but also to bolster your deflated sense of masculinity. This is not some glib liberal notion about how men only buy guns to compensate for their inadequacies, this is the explicit aim of an ad campaign from Bushmaster, the maker of the assault rifle that was used to kill 27 people last week in Connecticut.

You see, you’re not officially a man until Bushmaster tells you you are. “To become a card-carrying man, visitors of bushmaster.com will have to prove they’re a man by answering a series of manhood questions. Upon successful completion, they will be issued a temporary Man Card to proudly display to friends and family,” a press release for the campaign reads.

Most of the quiz questions are pretty predictable and harmless, if dumb — Do you eat tofu? Can you change a tire? Have you ever watched figured skating “on purpose”? — but others are more challenging. One question gives you four possible options of how to respond if a car full of the rival team’s fans cuts you off on the way to the championship game. The correct answer, it turns out, is to commit arson: “Skip the game, find the other car in the parking lot, and render it unrecognizable with a conflagration of shoe polish and empty food containers.”

If property destruction isn’t your thing, you can always reclaim your manhood by purchasing a Bushmaster assault rifle, like the .223 Adam Lanza allegedly used.

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unhappycamper Dec 2012 OP
annabanana Dec 2012 #1
hobbit709 Dec 2012 #2
xchrom Dec 2012 #3
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #4
Pholus Dec 2012 #5
Arcanetrance Dec 2012 #6
DetlefK Dec 2012 #7
MineralMan Dec 2012 #8
Surya Gayatri Dec 2012 #9
PA Democrat Dec 2012 #10

Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:16 AM

1. disgusting. . . .. n/t

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:18 AM

2. That merits a major WTF!



Listening to Mr. Manly would make more sense.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Manly

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:18 AM

3. what a commentary on american men and american culture. nt

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:25 AM

4. Yet another example of how F'ed up American culture can be. I happened to hit on Fox News radio this

morning while tuning the dial. ... basic Fox News message on that segment was we're all OK, proceed with your guns as usual.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:40 AM

5. The Bushmaster Ad in Maxim

should be standard linking material to RKBA silly analogies and misused statistics.

With the comment -- "Look guys, even your own advertiser knows what this is REALLY about."

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:18 AM

6. Wow and to think I thought the fact that I had a penis made me a man

Oh well I always felt pretty manly without a gun don't think I need one now

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Response to Arcanetrance (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:26 AM

7. What about balls?

They are such a fashionable accessory on a man's crotch.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:26 AM

8. Now, that's moronic. nt

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:46 AM

9. No wonder so many of their customers are deranged,

phallically challenged freaks...

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:02 AM

10. The "Men" at Bushmaster have pulled their website.

Cowards are hiding until the media moves onto the next big story.

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