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Spathi Eluder sighted in random advertisement.
« on: April 09, 2003, 05:48:10 am »

At this one particular computer I occasionally use, [link]http://gateway.yahoo.com/[/link] is set as the homepage for internet explorer. And every single time that page opens up, there's an ad at the top for DSL with a woman holding two cartoon space ships. The one she's holding in her left hand (our right) looks identical to a Spathi Eluder. Apparently someone in marketing likes Star Control.
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Re: Spathi Eluder sighted in random advertisement.
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2003, 06:05:16 am »

That's pretty cool.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2003, 06:42:29 am »

Not any more...
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2003, 08:16:25 am »

Argh! It disappeared, just like that. I was holding off on bringing the ad up because I was worried this exact thing would happen. But at least one person besides me saw it.
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Re: Spathi Eluder sighted in random advertisement.
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2003, 09:12:02 am »

Did you get a picture of it? Post it!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2003, 09:43:28 am »

Oh, how I tried. The picture shifted away to something else when I right-clicked on it to save it on my computer. And it wouldn't let me save anything at all, anyway. I wasn't much of a computer whiz, so I didn't know how else I would get it. Wait a sec, I'm going to check temporary internet files on my computer right now.
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2003, 10:06:01 am »

[link]http://us.a1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/a/sb/sbc2/combo_educ_super_033103.swf[/link]

Here's the culprit.
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Re: Spathi Eluder sighted in random advertisement.
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2003, 10:22:51 am »

How amusing.  DSL or dial, and she seems to be holding both a rather clumsy looking rocketship, that I'm doubting is the epitome of speed in one hand, and a spathi eluder, which is the epitome of speed in the other.
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2003, 09:20:19 pm »

Now you need to have a competitor come in and hold up a Pkunk...
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Re: Spathi Eluder sighted in random advertisement.
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2003, 01:15:48 am »

I found another version of the same ad that contains a guy this time...

http://www.classicgaming.com/starcontrol/funstuff/spathi_dsl_ad_2.jpg

For this one, it looks even more like an Eluder.
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Re: Spathi Eluder sighted in random advertisement.
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2003, 08:19:43 pm »

heh,i wonder if TFB will sue! big bucks. Cheesy
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Re: Spathi Eluder sighted in random advertisement.
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2003, 10:40:49 pm »

No -- don't sue. Leverage the market exposure! Strike a deal with the DSL company.
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Re: Spathi Eluder sighted in random advertisement.
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2003, 03:34:13 pm »

Yep, it's a Spathi.  

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