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New iPod parody ads appear in NYC

Gizmodo reports that a reader has spotted several iPod parody ads in New York City commenting on the recent Iraqi prisoner-abuse scandal. The ad depicts the silhouette of a hooded prisoner hooked up to electric wires. The tagline reads, “10,000 volts in your pocket, guilty or innocent” and says iRaq instead of iPod in the upper right corner.

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1

where can i get severall hundred?

Posted by Daddo on May 24, 2004 at 1:34 PM (PDT)

2

Now that’s both witty and clever. I’m just waiting for the howls of protest….....

Posted by jackonicko on May 24, 2004 at 1:46 PM (PDT)

3

thats sick…

Posted by Ed on May 24, 2004 at 2:37 PM (PDT)

4

haha i saw these today

Posted by zeve on May 24, 2004 at 3:16 PM (PDT)

5

you know it is kind of sad that society has to poke fun at such a tragedy…yet at the same time it is pretty ingenius and hilarious…..I would love to get a copy of one grin

Posted by Kris on May 24, 2004 at 3:58 PM (PDT)

6

I don’t think it’s so much “poking fun” at a tragedy, but rather making it aware through sarcasm.

Posted by your neighbor on May 24, 2004 at 4:37 PM (PDT)

7

OHOHOH, two dosages of wit make for a delicious poster against evil tyranny in foreign nations carried out by Bush, Dick, and Colon.

Posted by Sam on May 24, 2004 at 6:32 PM (PDT)

8

by the way, that was supposed to be D*ck as in Di*k Cheney, our brave VP.

Posted by Sam on May 24, 2004 at 6:34 PM (PDT)

9

Definitely not a funny-“poker”. Using pop cult to shed light on these recent atrocities makes for very attention-grabbing criticism. Good on them.

Posted by Steve on May 24, 2004 at 6:45 PM (PDT)

10

There is nothing wrong with this type of sarcastic/witty comment.  Unfortunately, in today’s “I don’t care world” something like these parodies are the only way to wake people up to what is really going on in the world.  A lot of people would rather focus on their iPod than the suffering of people across the globe.  Well said Steve, good on them.

Posted by Jason on May 24, 2004 at 7:49 PM (PDT)

11

I hope apple sues who ever made them for dragging them into this

Posted by Techni on May 24, 2004 at 7:53 PM (PDT)

12

Sue?
I think its really amazing that someone has the guts to actually protest against these ignorant acts comitted in Iraq. Nowadays people like that are few and far between.

Congrats to whomever did this and if possible I would be interested in printing more to put up here in Montreal.

Posted by Lemonzinger in Montreal on May 24, 2004 at 8:20 PM (PDT)

13

Agreed. Protest/awareness—and done with humor, like a political cartoon. I approve.

Posted by Nagromme on May 24, 2004 at 8:29 PM (PDT)

14

Lmfao. Go Go Go!

Posted by Chris Almightyz! on May 24, 2004 at 8:29 PM (PDT)

15

Comment removed - IP addresses are logged…

Posted by bob on May 24, 2004 at 10:06 PM (PDT)

16

Please don’t be ignorant BOB.

As for these posters, they are quite clever, what with the white wire silhouette (headphone wires)...THe strip,pix,burn thing is by the gizmodo site though, not the poster creator..

These are definitely NOT a joke, NOT making fun or light of the situation. They are a sarcastic remark on the shamefulness of the persons involved in this scandal, a reminder of how unjust this war is, and it reaches a lot of people due to its cleverness and parody of such a popular item and brand.

Posted by spirit on May 24, 2004 at 10:40 PM (PDT)

17

mad madgazine recently did a parody of the the ads recently, it was drugs and pimple cream i think

Posted by hato on May 24, 2004 at 11:31 PM (PDT)

18

yeah its funny and all but imagine a inactive sleeper cell terrorist walking by those posters?
They will think that we are celebrating the abuse of these iraqy prisoners

Posted by bababooey on May 25, 2004 at 12:29 AM (PDT)

19

Wow…that is disturbing, yet witty and funny in a way.  Whoever created that add did so in an ingenious way.

Posted by Asian_N02 in Delaware on May 25, 2004 at 2:28 AM (PDT)

20

HILARIUS, when I first saw it, I just bursted out laughing, very funny. I cant imagine any one suing someone for it.

Posted by twolvesalltheway! on May 25, 2004 at 2:30 AM (PDT)

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