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(eweek)   Dell regains PC sales lead despite the shame and humiliation of the "whole Benjamin Curtis thing"   ( divider line
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112 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Apr 2003 at 12:33 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-04-18 11:07:09 AM  
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Benjamin Bratt played Detective Curtis...
2003-04-18 11:10:47 AM  
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2003-04-18 11:30:59 AM  
Let me be the 1st to say.

2003-04-18 11:56:00 AM  
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2003-04-18 12:35:48 PM  
2003-04-18 12:36:29 PM  
All they have to do is start making their computers in 8 nifty colors and they'll start outselling everyone else.

Make sure you give the colors stupid themed names too.
2003-04-18 12:39:08 PM  
now if they could just improve their customer service...
2003-04-18 12:39:10 PM  
Bah... I have 3 Dell computers with Intel Inside (trademark) and none of them have been as reliable as my HP with an AMD processor.
2003-04-18 12:39:51 PM  
How is it "Spiffy" that Dell is in the market lead again?
People should make their own computers. That's the only way to get 'em right.
2003-04-18 12:39:58 PM  
Tune in to our next thrilling episode, titled:

"dude...I didn't inhale!"


"i was a teenage prison biatch"
2003-04-18 12:40:06 PM  
Do NOT bad mouth the Dell Dude. Or do you enjoy watching the Dell Interns?
2003-04-18 12:40:43 PM  
Nobody rolls their own, anymore?
2003-04-18 12:40:48 PM  
I still won't buy one...
2003-04-18 12:40:53 PM  
AMD is the way to go, period, unless you are helluv rich, and I'm not. :(
2003-04-18 12:41:10 PM  
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2003-04-18 12:42:27 PM  
what happened to the blonde hottie intern in their commericals? Why did they replace her with an inferior brunette model?
2003-04-18 12:42:47 PM  
Dude, you're getting busted!
2003-04-18 12:42:58 PM  
Is this going to turn into a pro-pot thread? I think I'll go beforet he hippie content gets a little to thick.
2003-04-18 12:43:01 PM  
See this article would be a lot cooler if it actually had "whole Benjamin Curtis thing" in it. Why would you quote an article with a line that's not even in it?
2003-04-18 12:43:14 PM  
the interns suck compaired to your getting a dell dude kid....he needs to come back. then maybe i would buy a dell.
2003-04-18 12:43:54 PM  
he better watch that he doesn't inhale any Pu though

i heard that causes cancer!
2003-04-18 12:44:00 PM  
AMD is the way to go, period, unless you are helluv rich, and I'm not. :(

amen brother
2003-04-18 12:44:37 PM  
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National Treasure.
2003-04-18 12:44:53 PM  
2003-04-18 12:45:01 PM  

Steal my thunder! I agree, the new chick is nowhere near as hot as the blonde.... BRING BACK THE BLONDE DELL CHICK.
2003-04-18 12:45:02 PM  
God Bless the Farker who said that "Marijuana is a Gateway drug."

I have laughing and using that joke for a few weeks now.
2003-04-18 12:45:15 PM  
I don't know about you all, but I just get the urge to smack the hell out of those little biatch interns...
2003-04-18 12:45:47 PM  
"Dude, you're getting some Dial" is apparently his new pitch line as he bends over for the soap.

I just wish I had the photoshop skills to illustrate it.
2003-04-18 12:49:10 PM  
Dude I had plenty o internships when I was an undergrad. You always wanted to strangle those friggin' types on the commercials cause they made you look bad while you played Snood for 4 hours a day and browsed Fark.
2003-04-18 12:49:50 PM  
Can I have some laughing and using as well?
2003-04-18 12:52:53 PM  
Dell > HP+Compaq
I like Dell, but always avoided their "home" brands, Dementia and Inspiron.
2003-04-18 12:53:12 PM  
No offense, but I think I speak for the majority when I say that I am glad you don't have those skillz...
2003-04-18 12:54:21 PM  
Maybe if you culled fark for a different joke, and then didn't use it for weeks on end you would have looked better.

Try this one next time:

"Hey working hard or hardly working?"
2003-04-18 12:54:56 PM  
I know I don't build my own anymore, even if the quality is better. I used to , hell we used to build every server from parts too, but it costs a fortune that way now and stuff falls behind andget replaced too fast now. For the most part now it is let the manufacturer do it (In our case Campaq, oops I mean HP, whatever) and jam in a better viseo card if you got the $

Can't really build my own laptap either :)
2003-04-18 12:56:28 PM  

yeah, cuz only dirty hippies and those darn negroes smoke the reefers.
2003-04-18 12:56:39 PM  
And how 'bout my mad typing and spellin' skills?
2003-04-18 12:57:21 PM  
Bah, Dell cases and laptops always feel junky after a year or so. Kind of like an American car interior.
2003-04-18 12:58:48 PM  
I just ordered a Dell for my folks a couple days ago. It's a 2GHz P4 to replace the Dell Pentium 90 that they've been using. My mom's worried about running out of disk space because I think their P90 has two 500MB disks...the new PC has 60GB. I told her she will never in her life run out of disk space again.
2003-04-18 12:59:42 PM  

blah. Just ignore that last post. im having a bad day. i didnt mean it.
2003-04-18 12:59:49 PM  
I'll remember that one SockMonkeyHolocaust An oldie but goodie

Have you guys ever seen the inside of a tech company? Its a friggin leper colony. I mean I'm probably on the higher curve of good looking people which BTW isn't me bragging at all.

A girl I knew went to an engineering school where the ratio of M to F was 7:3. Take this joke home kids: "The odds may be in your lot, but the lot sure is odd."
2003-04-18 01:00:48 PM  
Sinatra All may laugh and use that joke. I'd personally gives props to the Farker who thought of it, but I'm too lazy to search the threads.
2003-04-18 01:04:48 PM  

I'm just teasin ya, friend. :o)
2003-04-18 01:05:08 PM  
I'm ready to buy a new notebook, and hope to buy a Dell, but won't until they get rid of those smarmy intern commercials. And they'd better not bring back the Dell dude, either.

PLEASE, Michael Dell, stop running ads that test "kewl" and run ads that are intelligent1
2003-04-18 01:05:47 PM  

oh yeah, hope things start lookin up. It is Friday after all.
2003-04-18 01:08:56 PM  

i think i just need a nap.
2003-04-18 01:10:09 PM  
Dell makes good, cheap PCs.

Dell marketing people suck.

End the Drug War.

I think that just about covers it...
2003-04-18 01:16:23 PM  
I really hate it when somebody makes a funny in a headline that insuates something false about an article.... That was a boring unfunny article
2003-04-18 01:18:34 PM  
Well, I'm glad to see they didn't actually try to scapegoat the "Dell dude". The "whole Benjamin Curtis thing" shouldn't have been in quotes since it wasn't in the article and no one said it. C'mon, we should expect a little bit of journalistic integrity in our headline writing here on Fark.

:) Sarcasm abounds, yes?

Anyhow, about the "whole Benjamin Curtis thing" (not that this really has to be said to most farkers): C'mon people, grow up. It was just marijuana. So what? So, he likes a little THC in his bloodstream every now and then. Its not like it prevented him from living his life or holding a job (that was the drug laws). Realistically, the his appeal as a spokesperson was that he was a stoner. "Duuude..." Everybody loves a stoner. So, uhh, yeah, grow up, people, and quit throwing me in jail!
2003-04-18 01:20:18 PM  
Catchier The version I've heard is catchier, and more euphonius: The odds are good, but the goods are odd.

(I first heard this in an editorial in my college paper about the males on campus, written by a female who had no room to talk--I hope she never gets laid in her life)
2003-04-18 01:20:51 PM  
MadSkillz would make a good fark name.
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