Sears Shocks Customers (and Ups Geek Cred) with Crude Mouse Pads

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Elric

But I'm HARDLY impressed... more like just SAD. And after reading the comments here, even moreso... American society has lost every last shred of class and has just gone completely 'trailer park' this decade. I pray to God my kids are not covered with Tattoos by the time they're fifteen.

Embracing low class intentionally offensive crap does not make you open minded or progressive.

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Rocketpop

If these were going for wit instead of just shock-value, I might forgive them, but these all sound pretty stupid.

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MrBlueCheese

If they were trying to be witty, they have a sick and twisted way of doing it.

Its interesting to "attack" the "my kid is an honor student" slogans, but doing it this way doesn't work.

 

Anyway, they should come up with something more important then witty "branding techniques" (unless that's what they are aiming for, in which case, hire new people for the job).

 

Its amazing how this product went from an idea, to concept, to production, to launching, to actually selling it, and no one stopped to think "maybe this is not the best idea." What were they thinking?

 

 

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mesiah

Big surprise! Just like the rest of american companies with no balls these days, Sears pulled the mouse pads off their site in the blink of an eye.

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Mighty BOB!

Spencers is awesome.  That is all.

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prince_david

These are just stupid and unfunny.

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SleepyCatChris

As an aside, as most "Honor Students" in the context of these jokes are underage, the "My President fooled around with your honor student" is pretty messed up.

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ShadowDragoonFTW

It could be a Family Guy reference? Meg and Bill Clinton, y'know...

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someuid

I'd have expected to find this in Wal-mart before Sears.  While we laugh in private to such jokes, underage sex (and pregnancy) isn't something to crack jokes about and attempt to make a profit on.

And being a geek, I don't particularly find it amusing to have someone debase a honor student and how they nailed them, or got them pregnant and dumped them, etc.  While I am sure a lot of folks are tired of the uppity, snotty honor-student bumper stickers, we should not be glorifying getting a young girl pregnant and leaving her to raise the kid on her own.

Paul, I have to disagree with you on this.  Sears has not raised their geek cred.  They have lowered my respect for them.

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SleepyCatChris

While you may not find them offensive, surely you don't think it's unreasonable for people to be offended, especially those with kids.

 

And your Spencer's comment is kinda silly. Moms aren't likely to be browsing Spencer's with little ones in tow.

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I Jedi

Implying that PC journalist have no lives/kids outside of their career.

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SleepyCatChris

Not in the least. My point was that it is entirely reasonable for parents with kids to find these things offensive and unworthy of ridicule if they do. If someone has kids and doesn't find them offensive, that's completely reasonable also. It's subjective.

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Paul_Lilly

I am one of those of people with kids, and yes, I do find it silly for online shoppers to be offended by mouse pad messages. At the same time, I think Sears could do a better job at separating the 'adult' humor products from the rest of its gallery.

-Paul Lilly

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SleepyCatChris

I must concede, I missed the reference to the lady shopping online and not in the store. If one is worried about what their kids see online, Sears computer peripheral section should be the last of thier worries. I totally agree in that light that it is silly for online shoppers to be offended.

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