By Rob Beschizza at 8:20 am Tue, Dec 1, 2009
I’ve never seen a purple dumpster…
Are you sure that is a Dumpster brand trash bin? Doesn’t really look like one to me.
I think Dumpster has failed to defend their trademark at this point. I was unaware it used to be a brandname. I’m afraid the ship has sailed, and it has gone the way of ‘escalator’ and its kindred: former brandnames, now generics.
I didn’t get this until it was explained either. It’s great geek humor, I’m just not geeked in the proper way to have gotten it. Kudos!
Dumpster went generic a long time ago, like Kleenex.
The curse of success for branding, everyone knows your name.
I don’t get it.
Can I be the first person to say “wtf?”
What colour should it be? What colour was it? Why does it matter, and why do we care?
I’m not sniping or trolling – I just don’t get why someone photoshopping a dumpster is newsworthy. Explain…?
6F0099, I’m assuming this is the web code for the color. Funny!
6F0099 is an RGB number for that shade of purple
the shadow is still blue…
The shadow is still blue because the sky is still blue.
For purple shadows, I recommend any Pixar film.
caffein addict: #6F0099
I am assuming the hex code on the dumpster represents the purple color not the blue one.
the letters/numbers are a hex value that is more purple than blue
Ummm…6F0099 is the bin hex # for that color of purple.
bwahahahaha! oh thank you, that is lovely. took me a second.
For anyone who doesn’t code, there’s a color HEX ref on the dumpster…
I was wondering the same thing myself. How does photoshopping a dumpster to a different color qualify as BoingBoing worthy? I mean, is it because it is a decent job of photoshopping that surpasses those who have been doing magazine covers?
AND NOW OVER TO XENI FOR TODAY’S KITTENS.
+1, but yesterday’s kitten was awesome.
All the household bins in Liverpool are about that colour, but even more garish. If you go out on collection day, you have to wear goggles to shield yourself from the pinky-purple glare.
Somehow this is the nerdiest thing I’ve ever seen. And that really, really is saying something.
Good one!!! Yea i think the code is hex for purple. Funny!!! Only a true designer would get that.
Ha! I’m tickled FF66FF.
If the joke is painfully nerdy enough that most of Boing Bong’s readers don’t recognize it as a joke at first, then it’s perfect fodder for Boing Boing.
thirded. This is ~almost~ better than kittens.
“If the joke is painfully nerdy enough that most of Boing Bong’s readers don’t recognize it as a joke at first, then it’s perfect fodder for Boing Boing.”
This is awesome.
The problem is that now it looks like a recycling bin.
Ha! Calling all web-geeks!! Pretty funny.
He fixed it in ‘shop at his ‘puter. Then he went to the ‘rt menu in ‘dows and launched ‘oft ‘rd to make a fax coversheet.
Ha! See also “Archer pink”: #ff8282….
Had to read the comments to get it. BoingBoing – never a durr moment.
re: integrity of Dumpster brand name
Bart: Otto-Man? You’re living in a dumpster?
Otto: Ho man, I wish. Dumpster-brand trash bins are top-of-the-line. This is just a TrashCo waste disposal unit.
Where I’m from, Seattle Washington, blue dumpsters are recycling dumpsters. So this is another in joke I didn’t get till reading the comments. Not sure I’d consider it post worthy, but whatever. I’ll just sit back and wait for the kittens.
And a dumpster in my neighborhood looks just like a Portal turret: http://mjr-blayne.livejournal.com/156457.html
Geekier, perhaps, then my using a psudeosynethesia to remember phone numbers by their associated Pantone numbers.
It took me ages to work that out…
Dumpster was a brand. It’s still a brand, but it’s been diluted by overexposure.
In the trade, those’re called “proprietary eponyms.”
Didn’t get it until I read the comments. Now: LOL!!
“fixed it in ‘shop” 8-?
Funny, now that I’ve read the comments. But I have to say you have a bad habit of posting things that require explanation with minimal commentary of your own (e.g., “Plaices of Death”). It would be nice if you wrote full posts rather than letting the commenters flesh things out for you.
what’s the fun in that? Go turn on the TV for spoon fed humor.
You either get it or you don’t.
Why do I see a red pickup instead of a dumpster when I view the page in opera?
Took me about 2 minutes of staring at the picture to get it. I’ve been passing the photo and description around the office as a geek test.
Took me a while.
Oooooh! I get it. Haha! Cool.
At first I thought he actually went out and painted it. Still funny :).
Only a true designer would get that
But… but… reflective colour does not work that way.
Beside, if you want it to be #6F0099 you clearly need another coat.
Directory of wonderful things. Like dumpsters photochopped to match their hex codes. Watch out as I erupt with wonder.
Mrargh! This company’s circling the drain, I tell you! I’d sell my stock right now for a sandwich!
Again, I wonder: If it bores you, why bother commenting? Do you just like seeing your words online? I am really curious. It seems like Boing Boing has been invaded by bored commenters lately.
And sarcasm definitely makes smart people sound like children.
I like this better.
Don’t believe me? Fine here are a couple screen shots.
ZING! Nicely done. I’m unsavvy codewise enough to also have not gotten it off the bat. Few things are funny when they’re explained, this is one of them. Awesome.
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