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Date: 01/25/08 12:05 AM

82 Responses to Stay Classy, Best Buy

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18942 posts
    January 24, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    Link: Stay Classy, Best Buy - This table was set up in a San Diego Best Buy at the front of the store hours after Heath Ledger`s death was announced.
  2. Profile photo of eyrow
    eyrow Female 18-29
    11 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:08 am
    oh my god...that is...horrible. Yay for Best Buy to make a bad situation worse
  3. Profile photo of Fuchsbrauner
    Fuchsbrauner Female 18-29
    183 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:09 am
    Hey, now, it`s nothing personal; it`s just business.
    I wonder if they`re on sale?
  4. Profile photo of maba123
    maba123 Male 18-29
    46 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:10 am
    i`d do it
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    gorgeousplan Female 18-29
    146 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:12 am
    Wow... I don`t know whether to be embarrassed to be associated with Best Buy, or to say that Media team is pretty baller...
  6. Profile photo of Talpa
    Talpa Male 18-29
    179 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:16 am
    big deal
  7. Profile photo of simcon
    simcon Male 13-17
    254 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:19 am
    theyd get some buisness but they shouldn`t have set up the table so soon
  8. Profile photo of BillOreilly
    BillOreilly Male 40-49
    2 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:21 am
    SERVE THAT FAGGOT RIGHT!
  9. Profile photo of lucid_wizard
    lucid_wizard Male 18-29
    308 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:23 am
    Ya, how about waiting a couple of days...it just respectfull that way.

    ^and did you really make an account just to say that...

  10. Profile photo of beeyooteeful
    beeyooteeful Female 18-29
    546 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:33 am
    Smart, if you ask me.
  11. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18942 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:34 am
    Wow, BillOreilly just earned himself a lifetime IP ban. I`m leaving that little gem up for posterity. Way to go, homophobe!
  12. Profile photo of bianchi
    bianchi Female 18-29
    606 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:37 am
    That was just tasteless.

    and BillOreilly, rot in hell!

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    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:53 am
    That`s business...
  14. Profile photo of SpoonFork
    SpoonFork Male 30-39
    1265 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:05 am
    I`m on the fence with this one.
  15. Profile photo of Phil_D_Rock
    Phil_D_Rock Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2008 at 1:11 am
    fancylad while i agree that what BillOreilly posted was in VERY poor taste, where`s the freedom of speech.
  16. Profile photo of _Requiem_
    _Requiem_ Female 18-29
    469 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:12 am
    Hey, I had to go and watch A Knights Tale just the other night. Made me remember how awesome he was in that movie...
  17. Profile photo of bored-am-I
    bored-am-I Male 30-39
    785 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:20 am
    we will, we will rock you!
    :)
  18. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18942 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:23 am
    Phil_D_Rock: I`m all for freedom of speech, but someone creating a user name for the sole purpose of a little homophobic grandstanding isn`t cool. Of course, I`ll unban him if you`d like--maybe I overreacted.
  19. Profile photo of bored-am-I
    bored-am-I Male 30-39
    785 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:25 am
    But I`m curious - BillOreilly got banned on his 2. post. What was his first? Anyone up for the search? I can send the winner a self made I-A-B t-shirt. I ship all over the world. :)
  20. Profile photo of tiguno
    tiguno Male 13-17
    104 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:25 am
    This mans actor was superb.
    But they could have waited a few days...
  21. Profile photo of tiguno
    tiguno Male 13-17
    104 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:26 am
    acting*
  22. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:28 am
    bored-am-I, amusingly his other post was in the BBC news one.

    Quite tasteless, this Best Buy thing. But then again with the news of his death sweeping the nation, I`m sure there are a damn lot of people who didn`t know who he is, and they`re curious to see his films. This helps. A bit.

  23. Profile photo of bored-am-I
    bored-am-I Male 30-39
    785 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:49 am
    Pabasa, ...and yes that`s amusing, lol. And a fast search you did, so i guess I owe you a T-shirt.

    ...and I hope that the stuff they found besides Heath`s bed wasn`t the new drug trend sweeping the US in one of the other posts of the day.

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    ladynerd Female 18-29
    252 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:53 am
    Whoever set that table up is really disrespectful, couldn`t they have waited even 24 hours?
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    pwswhskrs Male 18-29
    12 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 2:08 am
    I know it`s sad that I laughed at the "new drug trend" post, but that was funny.

    The man was a true thespian. I hope his family finds peace, and he`s laid to rest without much disturbance from the WBC. Maybe Hell`s Angels can make another barricade.

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    starwarsbob Male 18-29
    46 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 2:17 am
    "...and I hope that the stuff they found besides Heath`s bed wasn`t the new drug trend sweeping the US in one of the other posts of the day."

    Jenkim?

  27. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 2:45 am
    FancyLad, leave him banned.


    Freedom of speech doesn`t exist when you agree to a set of terms to comment on a website.
    It applies to you not being, imprisoned or killed for what you believe and say. However, it doesn`t protect you from someone hitting you in the face when you say it (aka getting banned). He wouldn`t of made another account just to make the comment if he thought there was nothing wrong with it.

  28. Profile photo of bionicRod
    bionicRod Male 30-39
    1014 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 3:01 am
    Ugh, I feel a little ill.
  29. Profile photo of avidfilipino
    avidfilipino Male 13-17
    300 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 3:23 am
    Hey, I`m from San Diego and I didn`t notice this. . .
  30. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 3:53 am
    Awww, what the Hell?!?! I realize Best Buy is a business, and is always looking for new ways to make a buck, but this is just a BIT too far.
  31. Profile photo of jebler
    jebler Male 18-29
    1142 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 4:03 am
    i dont feel like looking up the numbers but people die every day. children who never got a chance to grow up probably died but some actor is a drating tragedy.. get over it. fans know an actor based on the public image they create. the real person died if you only know a public image you have no rite to be upset. fans of an actor might have hated them and been glad they died had they known the real person. im not talking directly about heath ledger i know nothing about him as a public image or a person.
  32. Profile photo of unbwogable
    unbwogable Male 18-29
    555 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 4:07 am
    Good job, Best Buy! another reason that www.IHateBestBuy.com
  33. Profile photo of trinah1
    trinah1 Female 18-29
    156 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 5:24 am
    It could have been a nice thing for the store to do, to honour him, but did they really have to put a table out? I mean, a sign would have done just fine.
  34. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
    1275 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 5:36 am
    So what if they set the table up. Its not disrespectful.
  35. Profile photo of EstiloPanama
    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
    2074 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 5:37 am
    Yea, I didn`t see anything wrong with this.
  36. Profile photo of Kuribabalon
    Kuribabalon Male 18-29
    19 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 6:22 am
    It`s all about the intentions.
    Think about it, the only reason the store would set up a table like that is to sell more movies and make more money. In fact, the table is probably set up right at the front of the store, so you can`t miss it when you walk in.
    Perhaps when the mourning is over this would be more appropriate. But jumping on the opportunity to make a quick buck was very distasteful on the stores part.
  37. Profile photo of Nadyanilo
    Nadyanilo Female 18-29
    42 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 6:23 am
    Are you serious?

    I`m sure that there was a line of mourners ready to buy too.

    The Best Buy in my town would never do something so disrespectful...because I love them ^.^

  38. Profile photo of pandapo0h
    pandapo0h Female 18-29
    242 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 6:54 am
    that`s FCKED UP. i`m from san diego... i`m going to best buy tomorrow and if i see it.. i`m gonna file a complaint. that`s SO god damn disrespectful..
  39. Profile photo of OtisCampbell
    OtisCampbell Male 18-29
    39 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 7:11 am
    Although I dislike his post, I don`t believe BillOReilly should be banned for saying it.

    I`ve actually seen more hateful statements about Christians on IAB than I did this one.

  40. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 7:26 am
    Liquidglass is right.

    Leave him banned Fancylad. I`m co-admin and Mod at Guitar Player Magazine/Music Player Magazine. I can tell you that I would have done the exact same thing. Forums are areas of free speech, but within reason. If some jerk logs in just to spew his homophobic rants, then you can be guaranteed that it`s not going to get any better.

    Look at it like you stopped him before he flooded the forum with a ton of crap, that you would have had to go around and spend the next hour or so deleting.

  41. Profile photo of Pikaro
    Pikaro Male 18-29
    64 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 7:35 am
    Awesome. I`m so glad that worthless hack is dead. He was going to ruin Batman, and now I can watch him do it and think "Well at least he`s dead"
  42. Profile photo of foxynew
    foxynew Female 18-29
    123 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 7:43 am
    i think BillOreilly and Pikaro were sucking butthash...
  43. Profile photo of Nightshifter
    Nightshifter Male 18-29
    513 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Kudos, FancyLad.

    Free speech should never be used as an excuse to enable hatred.

  44. Profile photo of OtisCampbell
    OtisCampbell Male 18-29
    39 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 9:28 am
    Hatred should never be used as an excuse to censor free speech, regardless of how hateful and mean it may be. Rise above it.
  45. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9308 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 9:41 am
    *facepalms* Well, I`m abandoning the idea for working for Best Buy now. Lovely morals...
  46. Profile photo of Kuribabalon
    Kuribabalon Male 18-29
    19 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 9:47 am
    Nightshifter:"Kudos, FancyLad.
    Free speech should never be used as an excuse to enable hatred."

    I echo that sentiment.
    I`m all for free speech, especially in a public message board. But if you have something to say, please, have some dignity.
    No one wants to read your ALL CAPS flames.

  47. Profile photo of th25tina
    th25tina Female 40-49
    368 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 9:48 am
    Tasteless...very tasteless...they could have waited.
    damn bloodsuckers.
  48. Profile photo of envisage
    envisage Female 18-29
    15 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 10:31 am
    The "hours after his death" part may have been exaggerated. According to this, it happened the next day:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/25/heath_ledger_best_buy_shrine/ (full story here)
    And this seems to be where the picture came from: http://www.bestweekever.tv/2008/01/23/when-is-a-makeshift-best-buy-tribute-to-heath-ledger-too-soon-the-answer-always/ (though it`s pretty qidely circulated...)
  49. Profile photo of envisage
    envisage Female 18-29
    15 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 10:31 am
    shoots typos*
  50. Profile photo of enmarwen
    enmarwen Female 18-29
    80 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 10:34 am
    Sales Manager: yessssss! Celebrity death! Round up anything he was associated with, and grab extras of whatever never sells.
    I can taste the profit margins now.

    that`s messed up.

  51. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 10:34 am
    Jebler I agree with you on that everyone dies, etc etc. So the only reason it sucks to see Ledger go is because he was a good actor, I liked most of his movies.
    While I don`t mourn his passing because I didn`t know him personally it was in bad taste what the BestBuy did. Because of societal standards that normally allow for a proper period of time for those that are mourning the passing of someone before their image/past is exploited or misused.

    So while we may not be mourning, people that are probably saw this too, if not at the store....on the Internet.

  52. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 10:42 am
    OtisCampbell: While I`m a huge supporter of free speech without censorship of any sort, there is a difference in free speech and dumb asses.

    BillOreilly, is a dumb ass. If he was truly exercising free speech he would have stated his opinion logically, openly, with support.


    Hatred is not the reason to censor, waiting for natural selection/survival of the fittest is. While we`re waiting for him to die off, we can just ignore him.

    Who says he`s being censored and not just ignored? We`re not stopping him from saying it, we`re just telling him he`s gotta take it somewhere else.

    If you walked into a funeral and started yelling things about the deceased, if you didn`t get your ass kicked, you would at least get thrown out. Are they censoring you? No you can say whatever you want, they`re just stopping you from saying it there.


  53. Profile photo of FloridaSnow
    FloridaSnow Male 18-29
    416 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 12:46 pm
    Who gives a drat?
  54. Profile photo of dover19
    dover19 Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2008 at 12:49 pm
    I can`t believe all you gullible people that are pissed at the comment by BillOreily. Isn`t it obvious someone just created an account and types what he think BillOreily would say.

    Here he says to watch FOX news instead of BBC:
    http://www.i-am-bored.com/forums.asp?pag...

    I can`t understand how people can think that whoever is typing this actually means it when he typed "SERVE THAT FAGGOT RIGHT!", that`s just what Bill would say, or think.

  55. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    ignorance abounds
  56. Profile photo of fearthekrken
    fearthekrken Male 18-29
    180 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:25 pm
    im sad cuz i still dont know who heath ledger is...was...
  57. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1584 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:38 pm
    ooh lords of dogtown that was a good movie.
  58. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
    4225 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 1:44 pm
    Freedom of speech should dominate, but there are things better left unsaid. It can only go so far. For instance, saying the N word is free speech but technically your being offense. We don’t want to tick off people dead or alive. Creating an account calling this dead man a fag with no reason is rude and insulting to anyone.

    Would you believe me if I said his only film I watched was A Knight’s Tale? Good film. May he rest in peace.

  59. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 25, 2008 at 2:57 pm
    That`s class. LOW class. How pathetic. I hope everyone boycotted the table.
  60. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 3:00 pm
    dover19: I`m believing you`re just as retarded as BillORiley there. It doesn`t matter if you take it as offensive or not. It was a dumb ass comment.

    So we`re gullible because we didn`t "perceive" it the same way you did...even if the outcome is the same (same person typed it) no matter "who said it" Bad logic, shut the hell up until you can come up with better reasoning.

    Let me put it this way, if I walked into an airport and said "I HAVE A BOMB" I`m pretty sure they`d treat me like a terrorist even if I was just saying what a terrorist might think.


    So how do you know if the person meant it or if BillORiely would or wouldn`t say that/think it. Exactly you don`t. You`re making an assumption. And you`ve already got the dumb part worked out so that fills in the "ass."

  61. Profile photo of Victor_Watts
    Victor_Watts Male 18-29
    188 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 3:10 pm
    Best Buy has been a scumbag chain long before this.

    Best Buy`s secret employee only website

  62. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 3:35 pm
    Liquidglass = my hero. Well, to a certain extent.

    Again, I admire your well written reasons and reasonable tone. I think even should you talk about something that I absolutely oppose or hate, your justifications might give me doubt.

    Looking forward to your next `angry liquidglass` post in the next controversial debate.

  63. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 3:36 pm
    P.S. Just noticed you were a law student. Durrrr... Well, you`re in the right profession, definitely.
  64. Profile photo of foxynew
    foxynew Female 18-29
    123 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 3:49 pm
    there are so many jerks around this website
  65. Profile photo of dilldog123
    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2008 at 3:52 pm
    Phil_D_Rock- im pretty sure the freedom of speech thing only pertains to talking badly about the president/govt, not about saying bad stuff.

    ex.
    good freedom of speech.` The President is a dumb twit.`

    bad freedom of speech.`The President is a fuc**** dumb***.
    </history>

  66. Profile photo of lizzybee16
    lizzybee16 Female 18-29
    341 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 4:15 pm
    Bad form, bad form....
  67. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    Pabasa: lol thanks man, I try. I usually enjoy reading your posts when you rip someone`s statement apart. Keep up the good work.

    Always good to see someone appreciate a statement.

  68. Profile photo of muckseen
    muckseen Female 18-29
    137 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 4:50 pm
    Damn, and I thought Brokeback Mountain made me cry the first time around...
  69. Profile photo of CheesyQueso
    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    January 25, 2008 at 5:47 pm
    lol not much else to say
  70. Profile photo of Standards
    Standards Male 18-29
    564 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    Ah, fancylad. You need to re-ban billoreily. Freedom of speech isn`t what it`s cracked up to be. After all, in most most supreme court cases, arrests are upheld due to "prior-restraint." This(If you don`t know) is where no one is restricting it, but there are punishments if you do.
    Get what I`m saying?
  71. Profile photo of pillowpants
    pillowpants Female 18-29
    107 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    Reminds me of that Scirex commercial, "Out to make a buck?" How horrid.
  72. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2008 at 6:55 pm
    Proof that his previous movies didn`t really sold that good. The new batman movie wont be any exception.

    He probably killed himself to avoid having to face the critics.

  73. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1408 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 10:18 pm
    Sheesh, I though Walmart (which is nice) had lower morals. Guess I was wrong. But hey, every store is not the same.~_~
  74. Profile photo of Wewoo
    Wewoo Female 13-17
    435 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 1:35 am
    Ugh.
    Capitalism isn`t very good, is it?
    It seems like.. communism, as long as it isn`t in the extreme like that whole nazi thing, would be better. *getsshotdownbyalloftheUSA*
    Go ahead, flame me.
    I don`t mind. c:
  75. Profile photo of Wewoo
    Wewoo Female 13-17
    435 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 1:40 am
    That seemed kinda random, didn`t it?
    .. Sorry. I said that because it seems like big corporations wouldn`t actually /care/ if a person died if it wasn`t profitable for them.
    "Eh? Gandhi died? Well, he didn`t make any movies, and I don`t really care for world peace. Wasn`t he, like, 500, anyways?"
  76. Profile photo of Camira
    Camira Male 18-29
    646 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 1:45 am
    There is a Ledger double-header on tonight on Australian channel 10.
    Basically thew same thing as this.
  77. Profile photo of Kay62442
    Kay62442 Female 13-17
    731 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 7:39 am
    Now I feel bad...Heath Ledger was an actor with true potential...

  78. Profile photo of MissMage
    MissMage Female 18-29
    695 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 7:57 am
    Man. They really wanted to cash in on his death. Sick.
  79. Profile photo of randomness07
    randomness07 Female 18-29
    280 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 9:00 pm
    omg, who was the one there that said "hey, i think we should take advantage of a tragic situation"?
  80. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 10:48 pm
    BillOreilly goodbye d-bag! The real Bill Oreilly does not need help putting his foot in his mouth all on his own.

    As for Best Buy, not veg.

  81. Profile photo of Fat_Native
    Fat_Native Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2008 at 4:37 am
    Mama don`t let your cowboys grow up to kiss cowboys.
  82. Profile photo of beezly
    beezly Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2008 at 9:11 am
    i wonder what best buy...maybe the sale expired too

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