OMG I WANT THIS AMAZING RONALDINHO BOTTLE OPENER

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you've got to be shitting me

HI DERE, Thursday, 22 March 2007 15:52 (twelve years ago) link

I doubt anyone can find a better piece of football memorablia.

Scik Mouthy, Thursday, 22 March 2007 15:52 (twelve years ago) link

a Luke Chadwick one would've been better.

blueski, Thursday, 22 March 2007 15:57 (twelve years ago) link

It went on EBay for $12,000!

The Wayward Johnny B, Thursday, 22 March 2007 16:10 (twelve years ago) link

want one!

http://i9.tinypic.com/2vwa89h.jpg

onimo, Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:01 (twelve years ago) link

http://val.kolpakov.com/toothpaste/Image002.jpg

and what, Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:43 (twelve years ago) link

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and what, Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:44 (twelve years ago) link

Does Ronaldinho remind you of the man from the Darkie toothpaste box?

onimo, Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:50 (twelve years ago) link

That bottle opener does!

HI DERE, Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:53 (twelve years ago) link

(hence "you've got to be shitting me")

HI DERE, Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:55 (twelve years ago) link

i dont know who the fuck ronaldinho is but im pretty sure i saw that bottle opener at the end of 'bamboozled'

and what, Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:55 (twelve years ago) link

i dont know who the fuck ronaldinho is

I'm fairly sure even Tuomas and Lex know who Ronaldinho is.

onimo, Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:56 (twelve years ago) link

hahahahahaha this thread will be a winner

ghost rider, Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:58 (twelve years ago) link

Bamboozled used that "Black man bottle opener" didn't it? He looks nothing like Ronaldinho.

onimo, Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:58 (twelve years ago) link

what ilx2 needed was a britisher vs american race debate that also involves soccer

ghost rider, Thursday, 22 March 2007 17:59 (twelve years ago) link

It's wearing 10, has big teeth and a ponytail - it's not Roberto Carlos is it?

Bizarrely, I found it while image searching "aranyscapat" looking for pics of the Hungary 1954 squad. wtf?!

Scik Mouthy, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:00 (twelve years ago) link

I'm pretty sure I've seen a "LOL RONALDINHO BUCKTEETH LOOKS LIKE BOTTLE OPENER" comment on ILX before somewhere. Someone is going to be owed some royalties.

dan m, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:00 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.toothpasteworld.com/images/specials/hammerman.jpg

Abbott, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:04 (twelve years ago) link

http://karikaturas.no.sapo.pt/imagens/Ronaldinho.jpg

believe it or not, that's actually a photograph.

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:04 (twelve years ago) link

I must be missing something:

http://www.oceleb.com/img/ronaldinho/ronaldinho.jpg

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:05 (twelve years ago) link

I mean, not even does this look like that bottle opener:

http://www.123football.com/players/r/ronaldinho/ronaldinho10.jpg

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:07 (twelve years ago) link

His teeth aren't HUGE, but they're very pronounced because his gums are enormous.

http://worldcup.goal.com/images/10396_news.jpg

onimo, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:07 (twelve years ago) link

If it had been a Luke Chadwick/Esther Rantzen/other comedy-toothed character bottle-opener, would this be creating controversy? It's a caricature of a man with fuck-off big teeth. His colour is neither here nor there.

I want one too.

For reference, people who have no idea who Ronaldhino is:

http://www.webdelcule.com/03-04/ronaldinho-pos1.jpg

ailsa, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:08 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.noulakaz.net/weblog/images/20051130-ronaldinho.jpg

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:08 (twelve years ago) link

he has the mighty chomperz, okay?

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:09 (twelve years ago) link

Um, xxxxpost. You people are weird. Ronaldhino is basically 90% teeth and gums.

ailsa, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:09 (twelve years ago) link

Who the fuck is Luke Chadwick? :)

ailsa otm, comedy bottle opener has nothing to do with his colour.

I think and what is saying all comedy bottle opener (and toothpaste tube) black men look alike.

onimo, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:10 (twelve years ago) link

I thought people would've been used to ethan trolling by now.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:12 (twelve years ago) link

Well, it was the first thing I thought of too, fwiw.

G00blar, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:16 (twelve years ago) link

by "ethan trolling" you mean dan perry expressing his revulsion circa the second post?

ghost rider, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:17 (twelve years ago) link

all blackface minstrel representations of black men usually do look alike

and what, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:20 (twelve years ago) link

Ailsa was OTM. Can't say it any better.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:20 (twelve years ago) link

'if it was a white guy you wouldnt say it was racist!' well uh yeah

and what, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:22 (twelve years ago) link

Plus Dan and Ethan's response is obviously because of the toothpaste thing. Which is something I have never seen before and I doubt many of "us britishers" have.
So yeah ok Ethan may not have been trolling. Sorry.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:22 (twelve years ago) link

darkie toothpaste was a stand-in for any number of racist products throughout us & uk & basically every other country's history, of which this bottle opener fits neatly into the history of

and what, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:23 (twelve years ago) link

Haha, the first google hit for Luke Chadwick leads you to uglyfootballers.com

ailsa, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:24 (twelve years ago) link

Kerr, are you really not seeing this? Ethan and Dan aren't responding to the toothpaste thing, they are invoking the toothpaste thing because they think it's the same thing. Which it isn't.

Please someone explain clearly to me, because I am clearly an idiot, exactly *how* this is racist.

ailsa, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:26 (twelve years ago) link

But ethan this bottle opener has nothing to do with his colour. It's about his teeth. Sure that's still discriminating, but if the worlds most famous footballer was white and had big teeth the opener would still have been made.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:26 (twelve years ago) link

And I think I better go and google Luke Chadwick to see who he is.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:27 (twelve years ago) link

guys, its called DARLIE now.

http://static.flickr.com/76/229972638_e2ff5efa6c_m.jpg

g®▲Ðұ, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:27 (twelve years ago) link

(the bottle opener I mean. And btw, I am aware of the toothpaste and several other stereotypical things of days of yore. The toothpaste issue = all black men have shiny white teeth. Wrong. The bottle-opener = Ronaldhino has great big silly teeth. Fair enough. He does. It's not saying anything about black people, or Brazilians, or Barcelona players, or men, or whatever. It's saying something about ONE MAN.)

probably an xpost

ailsa, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:29 (twelve years ago) link

hahaha wow

ghost rider, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:30 (twelve years ago) link

Luke Chadwick = crap footballer only famous for looking like Plug off the Bash Street Kids.

ailsa, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:31 (twelve years ago) link

I know this will be read as trolling, but I DON'T UNDERSTAND ENGLAND.

horseshoe, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:31 (twelve years ago) link

if the worlds most famous footballer was white and had big teeth the opener would still have been made.

Like the D. Beckham "Coin Slot" Bum Bottle Opener?

nabisco, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:32 (twelve years ago) link

That toothpaste is Chinese, BTW. Just to be clear.

Super Cub, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:32 (twelve years ago) link

Scrolls up thread...nope, no-one in the "this be racist" argument is from England. But, whatever.

ailsa, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:32 (twelve years ago) link

(though I don't actually know who Robert Spiralli is, so I'm quite prepared to admit I might be wrong here)

ailsa, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:33 (twelve years ago) link

Scrolls up thread...nope, no-one in the "this be racist" argument is from England. But, whatever.

ailsa on Thursday, March 22, 2007 2:32 PM (46 seconds ago)


hahahah that's the point! an entire nation of tuomas!

ghost rider, Thursday, 22 March 2007 18:34 (twelve years ago) link

true, although most of the rest don't have access to that defence

nakhchivan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 19:31 (five years ago) link

louis when I was reading this thread from the beginning I didn't realise that unfished business was you which has not been the case with any of your other noms de theatre so you may have a point

Onan Pullett (wins), Saturday, 27 September 2014 20:06 (five years ago) link

obviously most of the world is oblivious to how race functions in brazil but it's sort of peculiar how people who do not identify as black/preto (iirc ronaldinho identifies as pardo/mixed or mb moreno) are considered black elsewhere. there's an argument that within brazil the distinction doesn't really change how ppl are treated, and it's certainly more true abroad wrt anti-black racism; ronaldinho was called an ape by a mexican politician recently (he's moved to queretaro)

it feels worth noting that ronaldinho had cosmetic dental surgery last year

ogmor, Saturday, 27 September 2014 21:26 (five years ago) link

theres only a vague correlation between how brazilian people identify themselves racially and their ancestry

nakhchivan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 21:28 (five years ago) link

very much doubt whether ronaldinho identifies as 'pardo' though

nakhchivan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 21:29 (five years ago) link

well obv ancestry is so mixed compared to most countries that any categories are going to be especially arbitrary and loose. can't find the bit about ronaldinho's identification but suspect it was on this blog - http://blackwomenofbrazil.co/

ogmor, Saturday, 27 September 2014 21:42 (five years ago) link

they arent quite as arbitrary as all that and it very much depends on what part of the country, rio grande do sul where he comes from has large populations of german, swiss, polish people etc and a different sort of identity to equatorial brazil, ronaldinho is i think petit-bourgeois by birth unlike most famous brazilian players which would shift his terms of identification somewhat but id imagine he would still be de facto classified as preto by most

nakhchivan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 21:53 (five years ago) link

there's a lot of debate on that brazilian blog about self-identification vs perceptions & how/if/to what extent ppl distance themselves from blackness. the number of brazilians identifying as preto has shrunk a lot & it's an issue for anti-racist campaigners

ogmor, Saturday, 27 September 2014 22:12 (five years ago) link

my favourite ronaldinho goals

nakhchivan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 23:41 (five years ago) link

#6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O3otJu2FWE

nakhchivan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 23:43 (five years ago) link

#5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74i9cSi-WxU

nakhchivan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 23:44 (five years ago) link

#4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns7lkn3Gahs

nakhchivan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 23:44 (five years ago) link

#3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEiMWZEns1s

nakhchivan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 23:45 (five years ago) link

#2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZkJnsADaww

nakhchivan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 23:45 (five years ago) link

#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZkJnsADaww

nakhchivan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 23:46 (five years ago) link

that should be

#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4m6mz0-hlFc

nakhchivan, Saturday, 27 September 2014 23:47 (five years ago) link

four months pass...

Ronaldinho has made 14 appearances in all competitions - scoring only three goals and making two assists.

However, the Mexican club's fitness coach Roberto Bassagaisteguy recently revealed the 34-year-old hasn't been pulling his weight in training.

''He doesn't do physical exercise,' Bassagaisteguy said of Ronaldinho. 'I can't force him to run because he doesn't like it. He does special exercises with special players. I know what they like.

no love deb weep (nakhchivan), Saturday, 14 February 2015 22:16 (four years ago) link

Kabuscorp president Kangamba expects Ronaldinho to be plying his trade in Girabola - the top division of Angolan football - at the halfway mark of 2015.

"It's a certainty. We are negotiating, but Ronaldinho has to terminate the contract with his current club, and then be able to join us in June," Kangamba told Public Television Angola (PTA) .

"You may ask why I picked Ronaldinho... Well, I want quality in my squad."

If Ronaldinho does complete a move to Kabuscorp, he would follow in the footsteps of former team-mate Rivaldo, who joined the club on a one-year deal in 2012.

no love deb weep (nakhchivan), Saturday, 14 February 2015 22:16 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

Ideas for ILX
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Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Wednesday, 9 September 2015 23:18 (four years ago) link

four weeks pass...
three months pass...

Saw this bit of questionable kitchen equipment in Primark yesterday:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41oVOKUr9sL._SY300_.jpg

bored at work (snoball), Friday, 8 January 2016 20:02 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

In unprintable language, Ortiz said he agreed with the team’s decision.

I want to know what he said!

horseshoe, Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:32 (three years ago) link

I'm going to go with "What the fuck is this shit?"

Don't boo, vote (DJP), Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:36 (three years ago) link

Two versions of the bobblehead were made. The Red Sox found both unacceptable.

Good Lord, what did the first one look like?

pplains, Thursday, 11 August 2016 15:37 (three years ago) link

nine months pass...
one month passes...

oops

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Monday, 17 July 2017 19:21 (two years ago) link

There's a more general purpose Ronaldinho thred fwiw
Ronaldinho

nashwan, Monday, 17 July 2017 20:00 (two years ago) link

i almost posted that recent horrendously ugly statue of ronaldo here

brimstead, Monday, 17 July 2017 20:36 (two years ago) link

nine months pass...

WHATEVER, ASSHOLES, SIPPY CUPS HAVE TO BE SHAPED A CERTAIN WAY!
― horseshoe, Thursday, March 22, 2007 5:25 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 April 2018 02:55 (one year ago) link

Galaxy brain thoughts right there

valorous wokelord (silby), Monday, 23 April 2018 03:19 (one year ago) link

seven months pass...

Thanks to #blackface @Prada, now you can take #sambo home with you for the holidays #StopRacism #StopBlackface #StopPrada pic.twitter.com/5t2cvosLIF

— Chinyere Ezie (@lawyergrrl) December 13, 2018

(•̪●) (carne asada), Saturday, 15 December 2018 01:56 (eleven months ago) link

Oh ok

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Saturday, 15 December 2018 02:05 (eleven months ago) link

nine months pass...

bernardo silva would like to point out he has been otm in this thread

imago, Monday, 23 September 2019 11:05 (two months ago) link

send him my best!

treeship., Monday, 23 September 2019 11:52 (two months ago) link

primo

imago, Monday, 23 September 2019 11:53 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Just got out of a meeting where I had to explain to our management team from Germany that naming our extended Black Friday sale "Black Week" was maybe not a good idea.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 22 November 2019 17:56 (two weeks ago) link

hahahahahahahahaha

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 22 November 2019 18:12 (two weeks ago) link

"Come on in, the savings are SPOOKY GOOD!"

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 22 November 2019 18:13 (two weeks ago) link

oh no

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Friday, 22 November 2019 18:18 (two weeks ago) link

"Let's call a spade a spade; you'd have to be a total monkey to pass up these deals! N****r!"

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 22 November 2019 18:23 (two weeks ago) link

got them to settle on "Our week long Black Friday sale" literally hours before they sent the blast out to like 25,000 customers.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 22 November 2019 18:28 (two weeks ago) link

I couldn't find a more appropriate thread for this: https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/02/tech/amazon-auschwitz-products-removed-scli-intl/index.html

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 2 December 2019 18:30 (one week ago) link

Selling "Christmas ornaments" with images of Auschwitz does not seem appropriate. Auschwitz on a bottle opener is rather disturbing and disrespectful. We ask @amazon to remove the items of those suppliers. https://t.co/0uG2JG558e pic.twitter.com/ucZoTWPk1W

— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) December 1, 2019

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 2 December 2019 18:31 (one week ago) link

the pitfalls of algorithmic products.

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Monday, 2 December 2019 18:32 (one week ago) link

ha you stole my coda

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 2 December 2019 18:32 (one week ago) link

I have to applaud Auschwitz Memorial's stone-faced reaction to this horrifying shit:

Sadly, it is not over yet @amazon. The "Massacre Auschwitcz (!) Birkenau Jewish Death" mousepad is another disturbing online product. We are not sure if @yadvashem would like the "Christmas ornament" with a freight car used for deporting Jews for extermination either. https://t.co/qDEEzqzwSU pic.twitter.com/wXExhFZPmV

— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) December 1, 2019

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 2 December 2019 18:33 (one week ago) link

The "Massacre Auschwitcz (!) Birkenau Jewish Death" mousepad is another disturbing online product.

This is a strong contender for Understatement of the Year

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 2 December 2019 18:34 (one week ago) link

Kind of glad there wasn't a more appropriate thread for it? This one barely is tbh.

In the wake of DJP's link, there were some local stories here consisting of the same "bad taste" element. Online vendors pull xmas stuff or postcards or canvas posters that were "decorated" w/ images of concentration camps. Any morality is lost on bots (and those who let bots roam free), but I've seen shops online presenting posters/stickers/canvas etc with questionable content before. Basically, the "store" works as follows: if it's an image that exists on the internet, we can print it for you on X, look: here's an example.

xps all otm

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 2 December 2019 18:36 (one week ago) link


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