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What do you guys think of this?

Last posted Nov 08, 2011 at 09:42PM EST. Added Nov 05, 2011 at 01:06AM EDT
43 posts from 24 users

Nov 05, 2011 at 01:06AM EDT

Skitch the Wolf, KYM Community Pet wrote:

I was into KYM BEFORE it got sponsors.

But still…

1) Get sponsored
2) Place ads
3)??
4) PROFIT!!!

Looks at profile
23 days ago.

Last edited Nov 05, 2011 at 01:21AM EDT
Nov 05, 2011 at 01:21AM EDT
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Anako wrote:

Looks at profile
23 days ago.

I lurked a year before joining. One doesn’t need to be a member to be interested in it.

But I give you kramas. That was well played.

Last edited Nov 05, 2011 at 01:28AM EDT
Nov 05, 2011 at 01:22AM EDT
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The Chevrolet Sonic comes with a free Kalmo or Mellow.
But sometimes you get rapturjesus.
And sometimes you just get raptors.
All radio stations are somehow tuned to Rick Astley.
On Friday, all you get is Rebecca Black.
And on Saturday, all you get is Pinkie Pie.
As you get out of your car for any reason, Guile’s Theme begins to play.
And before you get back in, you see 50 Cent staring at you from the driver’s seat.
And before you can say anything, he starts to laugh at you before driving off.
And that’s how I really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like.
 

But yeah, Fridge Logic basically has my thoughts on the matter. Whatever keeps the site running.

Nov 05, 2011 at 02:39AM EDT
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Verbose wrote:

The Chevrolet Sonic comes with a free Kalmo or Mellow.
But sometimes you get rapturjesus.
And sometimes you just get raptors.
All radio stations are somehow tuned to Rick Astley.
On Friday, all you get is Rebecca Black.
And on Saturday, all you get is Pinkie Pie.
As you get out of your car for any reason, Guile’s Theme begins to play.
And before you get back in, you see 50 Cent staring at you from the driver’s seat.
And before you can say anything, he starts to laugh at you before driving off.
And that’s how I really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like.
 

But yeah, Fridge Logic basically has my thoughts on the matter. Whatever keeps the site running.

I just blank things out with a star or flag next to it, since I think its something else I’ve seen a thousand times, whoops.

Nov 05, 2011 at 05:13AM EDT

If Chevy gives us money, then they can have as much fucking Nyan Cat as they want.

Nov 05, 2011 at 11:51AM EDT
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I’m with Witch-King on this one. Long as they don’t fuck up the site and continue pumping money into the coffers, and are prepared to deal with the backlash that’s already happening, Ford can do whatever they want here.

Nov 05, 2011 at 12:22PM EDT
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I think it’s weird, because they’re acting like KYM owns memes. We record them. That’s completely different.

Nov 05, 2011 at 12:27PM EDT
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I’m an anarcho-socialist. Therefore I am naturally against this. But just as long as adblock is on I won’t care.

Nov 05, 2011 at 12:28PM EDT
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Verbose wrote:

The Chevrolet Sonic comes with a free Kalmo or Mellow.
But sometimes you get rapturjesus.
And sometimes you just get raptors.
All radio stations are somehow tuned to Rick Astley.
On Friday, all you get is Rebecca Black.
And on Saturday, all you get is Pinkie Pie.
As you get out of your car for any reason, Guile’s Theme begins to play.
And before you get back in, you see 50 Cent staring at you from the driver’s seat.
And before you can say anything, he starts to laugh at you before driving off.
And that’s how I really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like.
 

But yeah, Fridge Logic basically has my thoughts on the matter. Whatever keeps the site running.

Not sure if worst car ever
or best car ever

Nov 05, 2011 at 12:38PM EDT
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Captain Badass wrote:

Not sure if worst car ever
or best car ever

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/chevy-sonic

Clearly the best.

Last edited Nov 05, 2011 at 12:52PM EDT
Nov 05, 2011 at 12:52PM EDT
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Blah blah, the corporations are bad cuz they have monies, blah blah.

Nov 05, 2011 at 02:06PM EDT

The car thing doesn’t bother me, but it seems like every other page I visit has an ad for pregnant woman’s attire.
….I just. What.

Last edited Nov 05, 2011 at 11:22PM EDT
Nov 05, 2011 at 11:21PM EDT
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Philip J. Fry wrote:

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/chevy-sonic

Clearly the best.

“Oh for fuck sake KYM!
Get this shit out of here!
Sure we know u need money from sponsers but dont make i at the top of trending, dont fucking insert it into memes coz its obviously not helping.
A FUCKING CHEVY ON NYAN CAT DOES NOT MAKE US HAPPY!
you’re going to ruin this site with these stuid fucking ads!
so how about this:
Run the ads maybe on the side or as a banner,
+1000000 Deadpool this fake ass meme,
DO NOT assosiate it with ANY meme unless its relevant
AND THEN you will have done it right!
DO NOT SELL OUT KYM
you’re too good for it!” -Steven Christie

I’d also like to mention this should not be Chevy’s fault, its who ever decided to put the ad on top of the article.

Last edited Nov 06, 2011 at 12:21AM EDT
Nov 06, 2011 at 12:13AM EDT

Skitch the Wolf, KYM Community Pet wrote:

I was into KYM BEFORE it got sponsors.

But still…

1) Get sponsored
2) Place ads
3)??
4) PROFIT!!!

Last edited Nov 15, 2012 at 07:57PM EST
Nov 06, 2011 at 01:35AM EST
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“Chevy Sonic is proud to be sponsoring the meme research of Nyan cat. Sort of.”
Why can’t they just get a god damn advert like everyone else?!

Nov 06, 2011 at 04:33AM EST
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Please, for the love of good memes, take the Nyan cat with your car. I hope that stupid cat crashes.

Nov 06, 2011 at 01:42PM EST

Wsxdas, The Last Kramabender wrote:

Please, for the love of good memes, take the Nyan cat with your car. I hope that stupid cat crashes.


…Are you happy now?

Nov 06, 2011 at 01:44PM EST
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How can you even do this?! I mean, seriously? What good has this done to us? Is anyone really gonna buy a car because the car apparently likes memes?

Nov 06, 2011 at 02:48PM EST
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Whatever, this is exactly why I have adblock

Nov 06, 2011 at 06:14PM EST
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Sweatie Killer wrote:

“Oh for fuck sake KYM!
Get this shit out of here!
Sure we know u need money from sponsers but dont make i at the top of trending, dont fucking insert it into memes coz its obviously not helping.
A FUCKING CHEVY ON NYAN CAT DOES NOT MAKE US HAPPY!
you’re going to ruin this site with these stuid fucking ads!
so how about this:
Run the ads maybe on the side or as a banner,
+1000000 Deadpool this fake ass meme,
DO NOT assosiate it with ANY meme unless its relevant
AND THEN you will have done it right!
DO NOT SELL OUT KYM
you’re too good for it!” -Steven Christie

I’d also like to mention this should not be Chevy’s fault, its who ever decided to put the ad on top of the article.

Don’t be such a pissant, Sweatie. If the site needs this to keep running, we should just deal with it accordingly. Would you rather have this, or no site at all?

Nov 06, 2011 at 07:44PM EST
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AdBlock removes the ads, but I dislike how that’s the top post, and i have to check under it to see if there are any new posts.

Nov 06, 2011 at 08:33PM EST
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Fridge wrote:

Don’t be such a pissant, Sweatie. If the site needs this to keep running, we should just deal with it accordingly. Would you rather have this, or no site at all?

I think he was simply quoting one of those many Facebook comments about it.
Anyway, he’s still a communist bastard.

Nov 06, 2011 at 08:36PM EST
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Well this can be understandable ofcourse because YouTube has to do the same thing for the same reasons most likely.

Nov 06, 2011 at 08:43PM EST
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Dinner wrote:

How can you even do this?! I mean, seriously? What good has this done to us? Is anyone really gonna buy a car because the car apparently likes memes?

Nope. But people buy stuff all of the time because it’s associated with a certain set of values. Look at Apple products. Sure, it’s a decent line of stuff, it’s great with artsy stuff, but most of it is about presentation. And if you look at a lot of hipsters with computers, you’ll see that they are Macs.
 
Besides, KYM’s concern isn’t with whether people buy Sonic’s or not. They get money for this regardless of the sales (there might be something varying that, but KYM will get money no matter what.) That’s why KYM is doing it.

Chevy just wants to have a car associated with geeky stuff. I’m a grad student who will want to buy a car one day. And even though I don’t think it’ll be a Sonic…

I now know what a Chevy Sonic is. It’s already in my consciousness. And if this campaign is able to work halfway properly (as it’s doing now, just by looking at the discussion on a thread that isn’t dead yet,) it will work its way into our collective consciousness as a subculture.

That’s all they want. They have other ways of getting us to buy the car.
 
 

I’m not opposed to getting the car. If it’s a decent car, why not? It’s not that big of a deal one way or another. We need ads to function. Might as well be creative with it instead of boring me to death with the same blinking ads off to the side of the page.

Nov 06, 2011 at 10:29PM EST
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Tomberry wrote:

I think he was simply quoting one of those many Facebook comments about it.
Anyway, he’s still a communist bastard.

Me or him? Because I’m a communist bastard.

Nov 06, 2011 at 11:01PM EST
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Hey folks, the car’s cheeto-colored; what more do you want?

Nov 07, 2011 at 03:43AM EST
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I’m a Libertarian Nationalist Communist Humanitarian kinda guy, I’m flexible like that.

Nov 07, 2011 at 04:51AM EST

Sweatie Killer wrote:

I’m a Libertarian Nationalist Communist Humanitarian kinda guy, I’m flexible like that.

See? He’s a communist bastard as well.

Nov 07, 2011 at 11:17AM EST
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WTF, seriously? My picture was taken down? I can’t believe that when censorship comes to KYM, it’s based on possibly offending our sponsors. Besides, I don’t think it was offensive.

Can anyone explain this to me?

(Edit to add Sweatie’s response below)

Last edited Nov 15, 2012 at 08:02PM EST
Nov 07, 2011 at 01:16PM EST
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Brucker wrote:

WTF, seriously? My picture was taken down? I can’t believe that when censorship comes to KYM, it’s based on possibly offending our sponsors. Besides, I don’t think it was offensive.

Can anyone explain this to me?

(Edit to add Sweatie’s response below)

No, I can’t.
That was actually quite supportive of the advert in my personal opinion.




Last edited Nov 07, 2011 at 04:41PM EST
Nov 07, 2011 at 04:14PM EST

If that car was so good, it wouldn’t need to advertise itself to teenagers on an internet forum

Nov 07, 2011 at 05:23PM EST
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Nov 07, 2011 at 06:16PM EST

Sweatie Killer wrote:

That last line was random as ballz.

Nov 07, 2011 at 07:46PM EST
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badsitrep wrote:

That last line was random as ballz.

There are like 3 conversations going on in IRC at all times, so it gets a bit confusing.

Either way the image is back up, back to thoughts on the advert.

Last edited Nov 07, 2011 at 07:55PM EST
Nov 07, 2011 at 07:53PM EST

Well, I’m glad that got resolved, because it was pretty lame. I must admit that the line “there was a couple of adolf hitlers” suggests that there was more to the story than Chevy not having a sense of humor. Nobody wants their product associated with Hitler (with the possible exception of Ford, but those jokes are really old).

So seriously, here are my thoughts on the ad campaign and its relation to the picture I posted.

Yeah, my picture was intended to be a bit of a ribbing of Chevy’s ad campaign, but not in a hostile manner. Coincidentally, I’ve only made two jokes with hipster glasses before this one, and both of them are of individuals I highly respect:

The point of the “Hipster Chevy Sonic” was not just to be funny, but of course, to state an actual fact: the caption can be taken quite literally! And the smug sense of superiority that is the mark of the hipster meme is that the hipster is proud of having done something unique and new that later became commonplace. Chevy really is being a sort of “corporate hipster” by engaging in this campaign, and it’s a bold move that is either going to be a big success or a huge failure.

Those of you that have read other tl;dr rants by me on this forum know that I’m no fan of corporate culture, but while I often consider myself a communist ideologically, I’m also a realist. KYM is a big website, and as much as we all wish the Internet to be “free,” it is simply not the case. The reason that this site which I love and I assume most of you love--if only because it’s a fun place to troll--is allowed to exist is because companies like Chevy (and indicated in banner ads, AT&T and iStockPhoto with that one picture that’s apparently going to follow me around the Internet) are giving money to allow the people running it to continue to do so.

People are going to be pissed to have more ads on their beautiful website, and I understand that. However, we also need to understand that it’s the reality of the capitalistic society in which we live that money drives everything. If some of that money is going to drive this website’s continued existence, then I for one give thanks to Chevrolet for their funding, and welcome their ads. Now, I’m not going to rush out and buy a Chevy, simply because I’m not in the market for a new car, but the next time I am looking for one, I’ll have Chevy on my mind.

If their ad campaign fails, that will mean less income for KYM. If it succeeds, maybe some other company will come along and sponsor research on all those non-funny memes that Chevy apparently refused to fund.

Last edited Nov 15, 2012 at 08:06PM EST
Nov 08, 2011 at 12:00AM EST
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Sweatie Killer wrote:

I’m a Libertarian Nationalist Communist Humanitarian kinda guy, I’m flexible like that.

And now you’re 20% cooler now that you’re a brony

Nov 08, 2011 at 09:42PM EST
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