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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:05 AM
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What is it with short men?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6240288.stm



Australian drivers hit below belt


A new Australian ad campaign is seeking to reduce road deaths by questioning the manhood of speeding drivers.

The series of TV ads shows women shaking their little finger - a gesture used to symbolise a small penis - as speeding male motorists race past.

The $A1.9m (805,400, US$1.6m) campaign aims to make speeding socially unacceptable among young drivers.

The "Speeding. No-one Thinks Big of You" campaign will run on TV, in cinemas, at bus shelters and online.

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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:06 AM
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1. Same campaign here at hummer drivers.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:31 AM
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11. Yes, here is the ad, directed to the man who drives a Hummer
Actually, it may not be official, but it's direct. . .

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Sapere aude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 12:12 PM
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30. And motorcycle owners.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 12:16 PM
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31. And motorcycle owners are extra large?
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Sapere aude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 12:32 PM
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33. Some here say bikers have little dicks, but then they have little brains that's why
they make posts like that.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:12 AM
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2. What is it with attacking people who drive fast?
It's not like men are the only speeders, and it's not like speeders are suddenly more of a problem than drunk drivers, distracted drivers or otherwise incompetent people behind the wheel. This is a distraction from something the money could be better spent on, like the percentage of their "speeding" data that is directly a result of police pursuit, for example.
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:13 AM
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3. I have to say, I see just as many women speeders on the road.
Is there a portion of this campaign that targets HUGE vaginas? :rofl:
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:18 AM
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5. I wonder what the reaction would be to that ad... - n/t
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gatorboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:24 AM
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8. Your avatar, probably.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:25 AM
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10. Heh, heh. - n/t
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:15 AM
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4. The ad is sexist and ridiculously shaming. I run into women in Beemers who speed all the time
Edited on Tue Jun-26-07 10:16 AM by Nikki Stone1
and I am assuming they don't have penises.

I think of Dr. Laura when I look at this ad for some reason. Maybe it's the shame aspect.

(Edited for verb tense)
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:19 AM
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6. Maybe they know something we don't know...
Maybe speeding gives women a small penis. I wonder how that will affect the lesbian community.
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Nikki Stone1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:23 AM
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7. I can tell you from experience, the answer is NO (Speeding does not give you a penis)
I'd be on my second or third by now if it did. :evilgrin:
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:25 AM
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9. That's a shame. It could've opened a number of unforeseen employment opportunities.
;)
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:33 AM
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12. Thank you!
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:47 AM
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20. What's wrong with being sexy? n/t
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:20 AM
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14. Speeding is for people who think they are above the law.
It's only a matter of degree.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:29 AM
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15. That's not necessarily true at all.
Speeding isn't even always intentional. It's just speeding, which can be from one mile an hour over the limit to a hundred. Most people don't speed more than ten or fifteen mph over the limit if they do at all.

While speed does affect the damage caused by a collision, it isn't in itself causative of a collision.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:35 AM
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17. To repeat my text
It's only a matter of degree.

Speed affects aerodynamic stability, thus, increased speed causes more accidents even if you don't take into account decreased reaction times.

Your shit is weak.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:42 AM
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19. My shit is weak? You haven't smelled my shit.
And aerodynamic stability is only one of the multitude of factors involved in an accident, so pretending it's causative is just as disingenuous as saying speeding is causative. I guess factual representation is also a matter of degree with you.

Now, get out of my shit and play with your own.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:49 AM
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21. Nothing like thread rage.
Do you behave this way on the road too?
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:51 AM
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22. Ha! Yeah, keep stabbing. The law of averages says you'll be right eventually. - n/t
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:55 AM
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23. Speak for yourself
Edited on Tue Jun-26-07 11:57 AM by formercia
Thanks for the kick.
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porphyrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:57 AM
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25. I only do, and you're welcome, if wrong. - n/t
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 12:08 PM
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28. Well, OK.
But who doesn't break the law every now and then?
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 10:35 AM
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13. You notice how the wind whipping through her hair makes her look sexier?
Or maybe it's that sarcastic, emasculating squeamishness that makes her so totally hot.
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:33 AM
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16. Well, I'd just like to go on the record that I speed
And my penis is huge. HUGE!

That's all. :)

TlalocW
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:38 AM
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18. Compared to what? n/t
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:58 AM
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26. LMFAO
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 11:56 AM
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24. (shrug) I'm 6'2", and I speed.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 12:03 PM
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27. I don't mind speeding drivers as long as they're not weaving or tailgating
What I would like to see (especially here in North Austin) is less people chatting on the stupid cell phone while driving.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 12:11 PM
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29. Predictibility *is* where it's at.
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Dragonbreathp9d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-26-07 12:20 PM
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32. Haha! K&R! Something I've said for years!
Including huge trucks that serve no real purpose
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