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moscow32



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:14 pm    Post subject: Can someone tell me how this one got past Groundspeak? Reply with quote

How did this one ever get past Groundspeak?

http://www.coinswag.com/firsttimeleset.html

And here, I thought Geocoins were "Family Friendly"?

I'm not so much enraged as sick to my stomach. Should I email Bryan to express my disgust?
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Smort78



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry, but how is this one not family friendly?
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BRoKeNW



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Can someone tell me how this one got past Groundspeak? Reply with quote

moscow32 wrote:
How did this one ever get past Groundspeak?

http://www.coinswag.com/firsttimeleset.html

And here, I thought Geocoins were "Family Friendly"?

I'm not so much enraged as sick to my stomach. Should I email Bryan to express my disgust?


Good thing to know I wasn't the only one who thought this. Once I saw the cherry icon I almost puked...
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moscow32



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The back is just so...

so...

I can't even say it. I'm too afraid of the internet censors.
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Mousekakat



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moscow, does the back side remind you a bit of a tweetwat, too?
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BRoKeNW



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok I never even looked at the back until now... OMG.. is all I'm gonna say...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mousekakat wrote:
Moscow, does the back side remind you a bit of a tweetwat, too?


LMAO! Sorry I couldn't help but laugh at your usage of tweetwat..
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

guess you gotta be an american to understand... Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stig,

when you lose your virginity it's called losing your cherry, or popping your cherry. The icon on this coin is a pair of cherries, and the backside of it vaguely looks like a part of the female anatomy. You have to use your imaginating a bit, but it's there... the triangle is the happy button, the g is the entry (maybe g-spot, not sure, lolol) and the sides are well...

I don't want to get too graphic, men använd din fantasi! Detta är inte så svårt att se, men du måste tänke lite att se det!

Skicka ett medelande om du förtfärande förstår inte och jag kan förklära lite Wink

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Smort78



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, I get it.
Didn't know about the cherry part.
I guess when they are using the cherry as an icon they want people to think these ways, and the design maybe should not be allowed.

I'm not sure a kid would think like that though...

(a bit of bad english there, but I guess you understand... Smile )
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG!

That is too funny!

LOL - But I am appalled while I am laughing! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had not seen this one but OMG! It took me a few minutes to get it without reading the entire thread. Now I can completely see what everyone is saying!
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ladybee4t



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder who designed it? Very Happy Rolling Eyes
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MustangJoni



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And once you see it, you can't not see it! LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure I know. Wink Everyone's favorite designer.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moscow32 wrote:
I'm pretty sure I know. Wink Everyone's favorite designer.


It sure looks like her work. Shocked
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BRoKeNW



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tadpole379 wrote:
moscow32 wrote:
I'm pretty sure I know. Wink Everyone's favorite designer.


It sure looks like her work. Shocked


It is.. says so on the webpage.. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, what an interesting discussion Very Happy

I know I'm at risk of incurring the wrath of the ladies on here, but I think the connection with the coin artwork and the piece of architecture so expertly described by Naomi is a bit vague IMHO.

However, please note (as a disclaimer!) that I am a bloke, it's normally dark when I get near such things and I could neither identify my home from the air recently, not could I spot anything resembling either of my two kids in the womb via the ultrasound thingy...so what do I know, eh? Smile

Seriously, I think it's perhaps a bit of a storm in a teacup - doesn't the term about losing one's cherry cover a whole range of different things these days (even taking your first flight!).
However, rest assured, I will get on to Bablefish first thing in the morning to translate that Norwegian bit that Naomi quoted Twisted Evil I may have missed something, lol!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an old American saying that refers to a marketing ploy: "Sex sells".

Gack. I would guess "Smut sells" would refer to this coin.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Klever Boys wrote:
However, rest assured, I will get on to Bablefish first thing in the morning to translate that Norwegian bit that Naomi quoted Twisted Evil I may have missed something, lol!

Russ

Mousekakat wrote:
I don't want to get too graphic, men använd din fantasi! Detta är inte så svårt att se, men du måste tänke lite att se det!

Skicka ett medelande om du förtfärande förstår inte och jag kan förklära lite Wink

Naomi

It's not norwegian, but sweedish.
I'll help you with the translation...

Code:
I don't want to get to graphic, but use your imagination. It's not to hard to see, but you gotta think a bit to see it.

Send me a message if you still don't get it and I'll try to explain a bit more..
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ThePetersTrio



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't notice the homage to Georgia O'Keefe on the back of the coin until reading this thread - and yep - that sure looks like what they might have been going for. Rolling Eyes

I immediately found the cherry icon distasteful and got that connection to the slogan: Everyone remembers their first time. That made me not want to order the coin. I'm no prude, but it just struck me as very juvenile.

If this is one of Paula's designs, why wouldn't they just sell it through their own site though? That's the part that I don't get.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think that the owners of the site commissioned her to do the coin. Generally, when you do that, you have a general idea of what you want, and let the artist put that into the design.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MustangJoni wrote:
I would think that the owners of the site commissioned her to do the coin. Generally, when you do that, you have a general idea of what you want, and let the artist put that into the design.


Ah...of course, that makes sense now - duh on my part.

I guess I was just thinking about the statement that she wouldn't be doing art for others any more. Obviously this was completed before she said that.

*sorry for the dense moment but my samples came in and I'm VERY distracted - but in a good way!* Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on that. It is really beautiful!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MustangJoni wrote:
Congrats on that. It is really beautiful!


Thanks! Very Happy
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