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Seriously underwhelmed is the only way to describe El Reg's reaction earlier this week to Red Hat's guerilla marketing stunt which saw the Linux outfit flash a giant ad at punters flying into Barcelona airport for VMWorld Europe: Giant Red Hat shadowman logo in field, with message, "Calling all enterprisers" The Special …


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  1. TeeCee Gold badge

    "....we have our very own black helicopter fleet..."

    So why is that one a sort of greenish-grey colour then? Been skimping on helicopter paint have we?

    1. Euripides Pants

      Re: "....we have our very own black helicopter fleet..."

      Insensitive louts!! That should be "helicopters of color". Honestly, El Reg, how could you be so politically incorrect?

    2. Steve Knox

      Re: "....we have our very own black helicopter fleet..."

      because that one's from the alternate universe one of the editors keeps in his office. The ones in the real universe are black.

  2. lawndart


    A beer to the first person to do a genuine El Reg soil mark or (bit late in the year but still) crop mark!

    1. FartingHippo

      Re: says

      "a genuine El Reg soil mark"

      No, not even for a beer. Have you any idea how many pairs of boxers you'd go through to get that right?

    2. AndrueC Silver badge

      Re: says

      > A beer to the first person to do a genuine El Reg soil mark

      Black, brown or yellow?

  3. Geoff Thompson


    You are. Love it.

  4. Wombling_Free


    Not that stupid, unflyable fooled-em-all angular thing, the REAL F-19 - of course, kept in the air by el Reg.

    Go REG!

  5. Boris the Cockroach Silver badge

    I thought

    El-reg staff did this sorta thing AFTER having a liquid lunch in the nearest pub.. not before

    Beer.. because I'm missing mine

  6. Anonymous Coward

    OMG El Reg is a Bond villain!!

    I knew it; it takes one to know one (El Reg link on Bond villains).

    The why is easy; one of traits of those villains is showing off, often in a bit of an eccentric way. Goldfinger liked golden girls and cars, the head of SMERSH liked to keep electrified chairs around, and so on.

    But you got to be a really evil organisation if you have a main office fully shaped in your own logo ;-)

  7. Inventor of the Marmite Laser

    Playmobil! Paris! Pisstakes!

    Made my Friday.

    Now: BRING ON THE BOFH!!!!!!

  8. NightFox

    iOS6 maps or it's not true

    1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      I just had a quick look, and according to Apple, our secret airfield is in Azerbaijan. News to me...

    2. Glenn Booth

      iOS6 maps?

      > iOS6 maps or it's not true

      iOS6 maps - it's not true

      There. Fixed that for you.

  9. jai


    hah! reminds me of that episode in The Tick where the villain tried to write his name on the moon...

  10. Graeme Sutherland
    Black Helicopters

    El Reg Air Arm

    And there I was thinking that the El Reg Air Arm was parked here. (Zoom in a bit.),-118.085856

  11. Pedigree-Pete

    What Vulture....

    I thought it was a dwarf in a flopy hat striding "off to work Hi-Ho:)

  12. Andus McCoatover

    I love Fridays...

    ...makes it kinda worth getting out of bed to read EL. Reg., and to see if the dole cheque has popped through the door this week...

  13. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
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    El Reg makes it to the mainstream too

    It seems to be a day for Massive(tm) El Reg publicity stunts, Our favourite redtop even got a name check at the end of The News Quiz on todays Radio 4 broadcast.

    This one Edge-of-space skydiver grounded by ANOTHER bout of bad wind

    Well, at least the audience tittered at the headline.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Free Crack at the Reg?

    Genius Guy's must have been some ace stuff to come up with this

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