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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Billy10mm, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Billy10mm

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  3. zjpj

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    Speaking of, does anyone have the Ferrari coffee mugs?

    I've had them for years, and the black coloring on them completely rubs off on your hands. If you pick up the mug, your hand will be black. I have two red and a yellow and the same problem exsits with all of them. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem? Perhaps the coloring isn't friendly with the heat of a dishwasher?
     
  4. GrigioGuy

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    I need several of those, in that red color.

    The datacenter racks here are named Hill, Hawthorn, Villeneuve, Ascari, Scheckter, Lauda, Fangio, Surtees, Schumacher. So far, nobody understands the naming convention :D
     
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    ^^On a much smaller scale, my office database alternating-backup tapes are named "Enzo" and "Dino." :)
     
  6. Scotty

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    Zack--I have both a red and black mug. They get dishwashered all the time--and the color stays on the mug, not on my hands. Having said that, I have seen these mugs displayed at Ferrari dealers where the surface looks "chalky"--perhaps there is production run to run variability (in an Italian product--hard to fathom, I know).

    Regarding branding--it is a two edge sword. I have an Oregon Scientific Ferrari clock that projects a red scuderia on the wall, and wakes me up every morning with the wail of an F1 engine. I like it. And, if Ferrari branded stuff brings them more cash allowing either--lower priced cars, or higher technology cars at the same price, I can live with the branding. But, I do agree, in general, that it seems a bit absurd.
     
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  8. atheyg

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    Ferrari SPA is concerned with only with profits today, they are not thinking of what this is doing to the name Mr Ferrari spent a lifetime building, this stuff cheapens the name and takes away exclusivity, as potential licensing products get fewer and choices more limited products will be lower class and quality, Wal Mart or other mass merch will begin carrying a Ferrari licensed product in the future.

    Its like a spoled rich brat that inherited Daddys money which he didn't earn and after he passes and makes an azz of himself, wrecks his family name and blows his inheritance away in a few years.
     
  9. MrApex

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    Zach,

    I have the coffee mugs and I haven't encountered any problems with the colouring washing off or rubbing off on my hands.

    Regarding the branding issue, in my opinion Ferrari is everywhere now. That's great for all of the enthusiasts with all of the Ferrari branded stuff we can buy but I think it may tarnish, if not cheapen the image of the company.

    Andrew
     
  10. BigTex

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    Simply amazing.......those are high dollar units....I've done power conditioning for a few Crays here........

    Don't know if I appluad the use of the logo, but I'd love to see a whole Data Center done with those!!!!!!

    WOwza! Or I'd throw up.....not sure........
     
  11. WILLIAM H

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    I started the 1st Bikini thread before it was THE OFFICIAL Bikini thread :)

    and I still havent seen any Ferrari bikini's. Whats up with that ? Lambo did a special Victoria's Secretions Diablo, Why no Ferrari thongs ?
     
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  13. ETW

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    I have a black Ferrari mug and havent had any problems with color rubbing off
     
  14. BigTex

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    I rubbed against a red thong last Monday, and the ink did not rub off! :)

    Call Mongram Makersin Houston, They'll get one for YOUR sweetie, WILLIAMH!

    Get some Prancing Horse QUALITY products in your life....

    What is this "dishwasher" thing you refer to????????

    There was Ferrari bikini featured in Johnny Ferrari's (CO Section) Hawaiian vacation thread...:)
     
  15. WILLIAM H

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    But will they make a large 1 for me with an extra large pouch up front for the Enormous Dangly Bits ?
     
  16. BigTex

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    You may need to speak to hottie Irene....she gave me VERY personal attention!!! Wowza!

    Not sure she's still there! LOL!

    She was the Child Advocates Team Pit Babe, right after the divorce......can't let a spot in the roster go unfilled, after all..
     
  17. BigTex

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    They do everything for FoH, so have the art all set up to go........I showed up wearing Guiseppi's Risi's old Challenge jacket, and she said.."I MADE that!"
     
  18. jakermc

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    I have a yellow one that this happened with. It happened within the first 30 seconds of ownership when I took it out of the box and continues to happen after repeated cycles through the dishwasher. Its a piece of crap.
     
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    Way more information than I care to have.

    Tom
    (blushing in NY)
     
  20. BigTex

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    TMI???

    "Too Much Information", to quote my secretary Elizabeth......
     
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    I like it for my graphics machine at work. I can use all that & more every day. Love to hear those fans rev up.
     
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    Big Crays use liquid nitrogen...it bubbles like an old jukebox!
     
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    I have one of those black mugs. Never had a problem with it. Granted, being a college student, washing it consists of rinsing it about once a week and rubbing the inside with my finger.... But thats beside the point.
     

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