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(Ars Technica)   Remember "Buy-n-Large" the corporation that ruled and ruined the world in Wall-E? Well it really exists and is a subsidiary of Google   (arstechnica.com) divider line 20
    More: Amusing, Google, walls, showrooms, observation deck, barges, shipping container  
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2013-11-01 12:16:45 PM
A dollar to anyone who can wetsuit-tuxedo crash that party, Sterling Archer style.

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2013-11-01 12:19:16 PM
 
2013-11-01 12:25:56 PM
The barges are held under an LLC called By And Large, apparently a reference to Pixar's "Buy N Large" of WALL·E, which is itself a reference to the phrase "by and large."

Yes, it must be a reference to a movie, and not just a reference to the phrase directly.
 
2013-11-01 12:29:44 PM

PhilGed: A dollar to anyone who can wetsuit-tuxedo crash that party, Sterling Archer style.

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Didn't Bond do it first? (I know Archer is basically an homage to Bond) I recall it being in the one that opens with Blofeld getting drowned in mud in that "refacing" clinic. Could be totally wrong here, but I have vague memories of Connery getting out of a 60s style wetsuit to reveal a tux.

Then Arny did it in True Lies.

That reminds me, I gotta watch that with the wife. She's never seen it.
 
2013-11-01 12:35:44 PM

grinding_journalist: PhilGed: A dollar to anyone who can wetsuit-tuxedo crash that party, Sterling Archer style.

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Didn't Bond do it first? (I know Archer is basically an homage to Bond) I recall it being in the one that opens with Blofeld getting drowned in mud in that "refacing" clinic. Could be totally wrong here, but I have vague memories of Connery getting out of a 60s style wetsuit to reveal a tux.

Then Arny did it in True Lies.

That reminds me, I gotta watch that with the wife. She's never seen it.


That is just one of the best films. I don't know why, but there's something about it that I love watching (Well, besides the Jamie Lee Curtis dancing scene). Funny, good action, tons of suspension of reality, and Jamie Lee Curtis pole dancing. It has everything.
 
2013-11-01 12:48:49 PM
A lot of people are trying to figure out what Google is up to with these barges.  My guess is that everybody's guesses are wrong.
 
2013-11-01 01:03:12 PM

Geotpf: A lot of people are trying to figure out what Google is up to with these barges.  My guess is that everybody's guesses are wrong.



You mean they aren't going to come down our chimneys on Xmas and give all the good boys and girls tech gadgets.
 
2013-11-01 01:05:38 PM
Of course Buy-N-Large exists in real life.

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2013-11-01 01:18:17 PM
quick, someone stop Fred Willard!
 
2013-11-01 01:43:53 PM
It was revealed last night that these barges are giant intermodal party boats/superstores, with Google product showrooms on the lower three decks and a dance hall on top. They could, hypothetically, pull that thing into a cargo port, load up all the modules on a train, and reassemble the whole building thousands of miles inland in a matter of days. I'm not sure why this is a good idea.
 
2013-11-01 02:04:10 PM
Google's four-story shipping-container product marketing paradise. The mysterious Google barge discovered floating in San Francisco Bay

"Discovered"? Its a god-damned floating 4-story warehouse. Didn't exactly sneak up on ya. "Discovered" just seems a bit much. How about simply "seen"?
 
2013-11-01 02:37:59 PM
Google and the Media really want people to be interested in this and I don't think its working.
 
2013-11-01 02:39:35 PM

zimbach: It was revealed last night that these barges are giant intermodal party boats/superstores, with Google product showrooms on the lower three decks and a dance hall on top. They could, hypothetically, pull that thing into a cargo port, load up all the modules on a train, and reassemble the whole building thousands of miles inland in a matter of days. I'm not sure why this is a good idea.


Simple, it's ease of use.  You don't have to scout a location that can hold/power all of your gear, transport all your gear, set it all up in a unique configuration per location and tear it all down at the end, pack it all up so you can find everything and repeat the process 100 times.  Think of this setup as those pre-fabricated homes.  All the big stuff is in place in the container.  They get it to the site, connect everything, put the booze and product out, unpack the chairs and they're ready to go.  They don't have to worry about how much room each showroom/party area needs, if the stage can hold the weight at each location, and where the different access areas are.  They're bringing their own LEGO buildings to locations and stack/connect them where they need em.
 
2013-11-01 03:00:13 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Google's four-story shipping-container product marketing paradise. The mysterious Google barge discovered floating in San Francisco Bay

"Discovered"? Its a god-damned floating 4-story warehouse. Didn't exactly sneak up on ya. "Discovered" just seems a bit much. How about simply "seen"?


"Discovered" as in people realized it wasn't just another cargo ship being unloaded.
 
2013-11-01 03:38:46 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Google and the Media really want people to be interested in this and I don't think its working.


Think again.
 
2013-11-01 04:25:30 PM

HeartBurnKid: Of course Buy-N-Large exists in real life.

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Get paid shiat. Enjoy low quality sweatshop products. Make us filthy rich.
 
2013-11-01 05:06:25 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Google and the Media really want people to be interested in this and I don't think its working.


Maybe we need a third greenlit thread.
 
2013-11-01 05:45:02 PM
It's also a Spoonerism for "Lyin' Barge"
 
2013-11-01 05:59:05 PM

Krieghund: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Google and the Media really want people to be interested in this and I don't think its working.

Maybe we need a third greenlit thread.


I submitted a link to the report with the big revelation, but it was declined.
 
2013-11-01 09:18:53 PM
It's obviously just the latest Android phone, with a 95,000 inch screen.
 
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