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(Daily Mail)   Quiet faceless people keep showing up in prominent London locations (w/ pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2008-07-03 2:06:42 AM  
Is this another 4chan prank?
 
Cog
2008-07-03 2:15:30 AM  
My vote is some goddamned viral marketing.
 
2008-07-03 2:20:12 AM  
They need to show up in banks like that and ask for money. You could also show up at strangers houses unannounced and ask for their cars.

Good fun.
 
2008-07-03 2:22:08 AM  
I've watched Doctor Who. This sort of thing happens once or twice every year in London.
 
2008-07-03 2:23:31 AM  
Well, I find my ability to discuss the nature of celebrity and our a shallow culture based on aesthetics has been energized and I think it's time we finally had a frank and serious discussion about WHAT IT ALL MEANS.
 
2008-07-03 2:26:52 AM  
SockMonkeyHolocaust:Well, I find my ability to discuss the nature of celebrity and our a shallow culture based on aesthetics has been energized and I think it's time we finally had a frank and serious discussion about WHAT IT ALL MEANS.

Sod it, let's drink!
 
2008-07-03 2:33:23 AM  
I wish I could punch viral marketers in the balls.

Is this news? Really?
 
2008-07-03 2:49:29 AM  
Damn, beaten to the Doctor Who reference. Oh well, back to my corner then.
 
2008-07-03 2:50:35 AM  
I'd guess it's promo for The Prisoner remake, based on their natty clothes.
 
2008-07-03 2:57:58 AM  
Viral marketing prank, or a commentary on the surveillance state of Great Britain

/aliens
 
2008-07-03 3:08:14 AM  
Of course it's viral marketing:

Please be something cooler!

The short version -- Google "Faceless people," get facelesspeople.com. The Lotus car line's logo is at the bottom of the page. The color and shape of the logo matches these lapel tags worn by the faceless people. FacelessPeople.com, the domain, is owned by Lotus Cars.
 
2008-07-03 5:06:41 AM  
Confabulat:I've watched Doctor Who. This sort of thing happens once or twice every year in London.

That sums it up.

/was going for the DW reference too
 
2008-07-03 5:31:41 AM  
Sigh. I knew I should have come to Fark earlier; missed out on the chance to make the Doctor Who joke.
 
2008-07-03 5:31:47 AM  
Awww, I was hoping it was a wicked cool protest against Fark's favorite British topic, CCTV cameras.

Why's it always got to be selling something?
 
2008-07-03 5:33:49 AM  
Thought the Autons were back.

/yes, that was my DW joke
 
2008-07-03 5:34:55 AM  
They're face cancer survivors, you insensitive bastards.
 
2008-07-03 5:35:59 AM  
The Wire is HUNGRY!
 
2008-07-03 5:38:06 AM  
came here to make the Dr Who reference too, see it's taken care of
 
2008-07-03 5:38:38 AM  
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Billie Piper is hawt.
 
SU
2008-07-03 5:40:06 AM  
The aliens have arrived
 
2008-07-03 5:41:25 AM  
Reminds me of:

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Only disturbing. And makes about as much sense.
 
2008-07-03 5:44:09 AM  
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I've got your nose!
 
2008-07-03 5:44:10 AM  
Viral marketing for M. Night Shyamalan's newest movie titled
"Metaphor for every character I've ever created".
 
2008-07-03 5:45:53 AM  
Meh, I was going to say viral marketing for the next X-files movie.

Nevertheless what a load of shiate.
 
2008-07-03 5:48:47 AM  
Lotus has a timer for the revealing of what appears to be a new car on their website the timer on the website http://www.facelesspeople.com/ matches up to about 8 hours apart but since they are currently at 460 some odd hours I figure they are probably supposed to be the same.
 
2008-07-03 5:48:54 AM  
i for one support our new faceless overlords.
 
2008-07-03 5:49:12 AM  
Could someone please make this guy's face go away?

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2008-07-03 5:49:33 AM  
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/not impressed
//but it's probably a conspiracy...
 
2008-07-03 5:51:04 AM  
Confabulat:I've watched Doctor Who. This sort of thing happens once or twice every year in London.

Over in 4, thread closed, we can all go home.
 
2008-07-03 5:53:25 AM  
Oznog:Billie Piper is hawt.

When I first saw her I was disappointed in the lowlife chav... then she grew on me.

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2008-07-03 5:53:38 AM  
This is in the source of the web page

http://www.grouplotus.com/cars/home.html
 
2008-07-03 5:54:23 AM  
Oznog:Billie Piper is hawt.

Seconded. Glad she's back with the Doctor. At least for a bit...
 
2008-07-03 5:56:16 AM  
Actually, despite this viral campaign, Lotus cars are fantastic to drive. I've driven the Elise a couple of times. For the money, it's a great sports car, although the Elise lacks things like a carpet, electric windows etc.
 
2008-07-03 5:56:47 AM  
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Just make sure they don't try to get you to start moving around their giant piles of sand with a set of tweezers.
 
2008-07-03 5:58:55 AM  
I'm sure it was all explained in the press release the Daily Mail got that prompted them to go looking for the photos.
 
2008-07-03 6:03:52 AM  
Dan2ine:The Wire is HUNGRY!

I will gobble you up, pretty boy!
 
2008-07-03 6:04:37 AM  
the one with the driver *one of the originals* kind of reminds me of a backstreet boy ... and in the more recent pics he is with a blonde woman ... and if i recall correctly ... he has a blonde wife ...
 
2008-07-03 6:05:05 AM  
I thought celebrities had finally figured out how to arrive somewhere anonymously and not get photographed leaving looking wasted and wired.

Well, that's what I'd do at least.
 
2008-07-03 6:08:16 AM  
ThisSideofSteinway - I LOVE that book...now you've made me want to go reread it for the umpteenth time.
 
2008-07-03 6:10:02 AM  
ThisSideofSteinway:Just make sure they don't try to get you to start moving around their giant piles of sand with a set of tweezers.

Wow, that's a flashback to my childhood!
 
2008-07-03 6:10:28 AM  
I dunno why i thought of this, but here is a reconstruction of a John Wayne Gacey victim that was decomposed beyond recognition.

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2008-07-03 6:10:47 AM  
Maybe it's Madonna re-living her Dick Tracy glory days?
 
2008-07-03 6:11:44 AM  
"With the blankest of blank expressions on their faces, these mysterious figures have been popping up in the most unlikely of places."..........Um, eh, what is a likely place for a faceless person to pop up, I'll be sure to stay away.
 
2008-07-03 6:11:54 AM  
Cog
My vote is some goddamned viral marketing.

this is what i came here to say.
 
2008-07-03 6:13:51 AM  
pleasantpanther:Cog
My vote is some goddamned viral marketing.

this is what i came here to say.


If it is, they failed, and people already figured out what it was for and are losing interest.
 
2008-07-03 6:14:27 AM  
Lotus, eh?

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2008-07-03 6:16:04 AM  
They offended Charlie X.
 
2008-07-03 6:17:49 AM  
Nakito - yeah, but they seem a tad too calm for that...
 
2008-07-03 6:18:51 AM  
I just did a whois, and facelesspeople.com is registered with Lotus.
 
2008-07-03 6:20:55 AM  
JonnyBGoode:I just did a whois, and facelesspeople.com is registered with Lotus.

Yeah, fail. This viral marketing was way way too easy to pierce.
 
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