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#1 Post by miless » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:20 pm

Criterion has finally lanched their clothing line
http://store.prostores.com/servlet/crit ... StoreFront
it was anounced on their myspace today

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#2 Post by Antoine Doinel » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:24 pm

Though I would've preferred the old logo on a shirt, these are pretty sweet. I think I'm going to have to get one.

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#3 Post by Matt » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:29 pm

How many minutes until this becomes the new logo for the forum (or at least someone's avatar):

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Answer: 8.

Oh, here's the biggest laff... the men's shirt's only go up to a size L and they're American Apparel which means that the L is really a M which means that the only people who would buy a Criterion shirt can't fit into it. Fatties must get Janus shirts (which are cooler and cheaper anyway).

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#4 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:47 pm

Criterions new core market is skinny indie kids such as myself, so this makes perfect sense.

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#5 Post by Matt » Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:53 pm

domino harvey wrote:Criterions new core market is skinny indie kids such as myself, so this makes perfect sense.
I guess you're right. As a quickly aging and expanding consumer who supported Criterion's ass back in the laserdisc days, I should feel no resentment that they now think they're a skateboard company.

Oh, listen to that. Didn't that just sound like a bitter, middle-aged divorcée who got dumped for a new hot piece of twat?

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#6 Post by cdnchris » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:07 pm

As someone who also has been a fan and supporter of Criterion since the laserdisc days, I have to admit I find this fairly lame and must agree with Matt's skateboard company comment.

Nice rack, though.

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#7 Post by cdnchris » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:15 pm

matt wrote:How many minutes until this becomes the new logo for the forum:

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I actually want to make it the logo for now but can't do anything like that from work. So if you want to, eh, go nuts.

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#8 Post by Matt » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:26 pm

cdnchris wrote:I actually want to make it the logo for now but can't do anything like that from work. So if you want to, eh, go nuts.
Done. I included the "best friend" on the left, too.
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#9 Post by cdnchris » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:27 pm

Beauty.

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#10 Post by Rich Malloy » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:44 pm

Mulvaney?

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#11 Post by justeleblanc » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:50 pm

I'd rather buy the breasts.

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#12 Post by Gropius » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:52 pm

Well, at least Criterion are being open about the distastefully anti-cinephile consumerism which their brand encourages.

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#13 Post by Antoine Doinel » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:53 pm

Gropius wrote:distastefully anti-cinephile consumerism
uh, what does that even mean?

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#14 Post by Gropius » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:57 pm

I'm thinking of the 'hardcore Criterion collectors' who will blind-buy everything the company releases, and get more pleasure from the thought of arranging the disc spines on their shelves than they do from watching the actual films.

That's a caricature, but there certainly seem to be people like that around.

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#15 Post by denti alligator » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:05 pm

Gropius wrote:I'm thinking of the 'hardcore Criterion collectors' who will blind-buy everything the company releases, and get more pleasure from the thought of arranging the disc spines on their shelves than they do from watching the actual films.

That's a caricature, but there certainly seem to be people like that around.
Actually, you might characterize this as anti-consumerist. If you think of collecting in the Benjaminian sense of redeeming the commodity by removing its use-value and thereby appreciating it as object, then you've made several steps away from the consumerist cycle you describe.

Personally, I like lining things up and looking at them. I used to do it with my Star Wars figures when I was 7, now I do it with books and DVDs.

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#16 Post by Matt » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:15 pm

denti alligator wrote:Personally, I like lining things up and looking at them.
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#17 Post by Doctor Sunshine » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:28 pm

Just in terms of the new fourm logo, it's worse than those McDonalds commercials. I love it. Well done.

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#18 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:36 pm

Gropius wrote:I'm thinking of the 'hardcore Criterion collectors' who will blind-buy everything the company releases, and get more pleasure from the thought of arranging the disc spines on their shelves than they do from watching the actual films.

That's a caricature, but there certainly seem to be people like that around.
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#19 Post by Fletch F. Fletch » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:42 pm

cdnchris wrote:As someone who also has been a fan and supporter of Criterion since the laserdisc days, I have to admit I find this fairly lame and must agree with Matt's skateboard company comment.

Nice rack, though.
As Jamie Foxx would say, "that's hot." :wink:

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#20 Post by Rich Malloy » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:46 pm

As Mel Gibson would say "What are you looking at, sugartits?"

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#21 Post by denti alligator » Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:51 pm

matt wrote:
denti alligator wrote:Personally, I like lining things up and looking at them.
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Exactly.

[Note: I see that this image is saved as "boobs.jpg." Please tell me that wasn't Criterion's designation.

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#22 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:11 pm

I guess there wasn't enough money in the budget to iron the shirts first.

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#23 Post by justeleblanc » Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:28 pm

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Who are you mystery woman with the tattoo?

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#24 Post by cdnchris » Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:42 pm

denti alligator wrote:
[Note: I see that this image is saved as "boobs.jpg." Please tell me that wasn't Criterion's designation.
If it was it would be called wacky_boobs.jpg

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#25 Post by Tribe » Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:46 pm

justeleblanc wrote:Image

Who are you mystery woman with the tattoo?
Yum...grrrrr.

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