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Aug 7, 2012 12:20 PM

Cindy Sherman @ SF MOMA Advertisment ......for the love of God make it stop!!!!

I don't know if this is on all boards but it pop's up almost everytime I check my "home board" NJ. Has anyone else seen this? It scares the cr@p out of me each time it pop's up.....there is no way that doesn't scare children!!

I googled her and apparently she is a famous photographer only using her self in different outfits etc as the subject of her photo's? Does anyone know if the picture that is popping up is actually her? Not trying to be mean but she looks like she has something wrong with her......horrifying!! Does nothing fot the appitite as I seach the boards.

Am I the only one to notice this????

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  1. Yes, it's her. Cindy Sherman has been altering her appearance and taking self portraits for decades. That said, this particular image is a little spooky - something from her Untitled Film Stills series would probably have been less alarming. But hey, you noticed it, right? That's the point. Also, I can't imagine Chowhound has an abundance of easily frightened children (or children of any kind) roaming around, anyway.

    Ignoring ads that gross me out is one of my superpowers. I'm doing it right now, so I don't have to look at that nasty picture of pork that's lurking at the top of this page.

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    1. re: small h

      I ignored the bacon-wrapped turkey that looked like an armadillo all last year.

      1. re: Samalicious

        That one was my kryptonite. I could not look away. So disturbing, and yet so fascinating.

        1. re: small h

          yes, truly a classic of bizarely eye catching yet unappetizing food.

    2. Just be kind to yourself and install adblock.

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      1. re: Quine

        I looked at at least 8 different boards and never saw the ad in question, even once.

        1. re: Servorg

          Go to the NJ board and hit refresh a few times and be prepared! Its like one of those Internet videos where something pops up and scares the crap out of you!!

          1. re: jrvedivici

            Sorry to disappoint. I'm on Firefox with ad blocker and I can't get it to appear no matter how many times I refresh. Try FF with ad block and see if you don't become a happier hound.

            1. re: jrvedivici

              OK, Bingo! After multiple ads for various chocolates I was finally given the face (and a pork ad).

              But yes, unless there is some really pressing issue why, use FF or better yet Chrome and get AdBlock. It's not the Dark Side. But there are better cookies.

            2. re: Servorg

              Perhaps thats due to your ad blocker? Duh.

              1. re: carolinadawg

                Well Duh, if FF is like Chrome, you can open a page incognito, so there is no adblock. or you can just disable it for a short while, sheesh.
                I also played page refresh on the NJ board about 7 times and did not get hit by it. Now I am really curious. Off to play the ad roulette game again, incognito. :0

                  1. re: jrvedivici

                    LOL! I found it. Yeah, that'll wake you up in the morning. :-)

                    1. re: Quine

                      If that ever wakes me up in the morning trust me I probably won't be alive to post anymore.

            3. re: Quine

              Yes! (meme of little kid with the fist pumped at his chest!)

              .. context: I have adblock installed!

            4. Sort of a footnote to the Cindy Sherman show, the Blue Bottle cafe at SFMOMA has a special Sherman-themed ice cream float, made with Humphry Slocombe ice cream and topped with edible disco glitter, inspired by one of the freaky photographs in the show:
              That's cool, right?

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              1. re: Jbirdsall

                Nice tie in! Of course, since my mind was already on the pop up scary ad, the title of Blue Bottle cafe only made me think of the Blue Bottle Fly... file under names that should not be used for food places.

                1. re: Jbirdsall

                  Very cool. One person's rush to ad blocker is anothers artistic inspiration.

                2. That pic is probably best described as Barbara Corcoran (Shark Tank) meets Pagliaccio.

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                  1. re: Cheese Boy

                    Extra credit for that one!

                    Installing extra programs on my computer usually results in disaster, so I go low-tech. I reserve the black electrical tape for my car's hypochondriacal check engine light, but keep a slab of cardboard handy to lean against the right side of my laptop screen when the armadillo turkey or other disturbing ads appear - the Sherman ad certainly qualifies. Reminds me of "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane", or "Sunset Boulevard".

                    1. re: greygarious

                      Usually results in disaster because: your system is fried? (1 gets you 10 it's Windows.) You -or your person of tech support whom I shall in the future call "you"- doesn't know how to do it. You are out of RAM. Your HD is too full and there's no swap space? You install bacly cracked programs? You dont know what programs work on your computer,- wait, that's covered in #2 I think.

                      AdBlock is not actually a program it's an addon to a program and it's really really stable. It also means EVERYTHING LOADS FASTER AND ALL YOUR PAGES COME UP FASTER. It's a pleasure.

                      My suggestions. Don't use internet explorer especially the old versions and if you have Explorer 6 (because you cant use a newer one even) Never use it again. Go through the leaning curve if there is any. You will be so glad you did. What should you use then?

                      Use Chrome or use Firefox, even Opera, or Sea Monkey, Safari, Netscape Navigator, Maxthon ... OK I see how I gain from writing like this. I look and learn. I'm going to try Maxthon, and on my phone too.

                      Remember, you can set a recovery point and then go back to it. And you should be doing that every so often because, no matter how good and wonderful you are, eventually windows corrupts. (and absolute windows corrupts absolutely) Oh the devil made me say that!

                      All the best...

                      1. re: Weetje

                        yeah we can rant about the flaws of and why hackers target MS products til the cows get bored. but on a lighter note:

                  2. Ok people someone answer this one for did this original post of mine show up on my facebook wall? Can someone explain that to me?

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                    1. re: jrvedivici

                      The counts up at the top of the thread show one Facebook "like" in the counter next to the button- is it possible that it was inadvertently clicked?

                      1. re: Engineering

               if I mistakenly hit the "like" button.......I do not have the same email address registered with Chow as I do for my facebook account so how would my "liking" it know to put my Chow handle linked to my facebook page? (I also don't think I hit the like button can you tell who like(s) this thread? I just hit it playing around but there is still one like which I do not believe is me).

                        1. re: jrvedivici

                          I just looked at the counter box for FB on this thread and see 0. I refreshed the page, even closed out my CH tab and opened it in a new one, and still see 0 likes in the counter.
                          Curiouser and curiouser.

                          1. re: Quine

                            When I looked at this thread earlier, it had a "1" in that counter box, so I'd guess that's what made this happen.

                          2. re: jrvedivici

                            To clarify, the Facebook "Like" buttons you see all across the internet are connected directly to Facebook, circumventing the websites they're placed on (including CHOW) . If you're logged into Facebook then the Like created when you press that button is sent straight to Facebook and associated with your account there. Rest assured that your CHOW account is completely separate from your Facebook account.

                            I'm afraid I don't know who the original Like on the thread was; as Quine notes above, the counter is back down to 0, and I believe that the identity of the Liker would have been private anyway. It's possible that your experiment did, in fact, successfully remove the Like; the button may just have been slow to update.

                            1. re: Engineering

                              Not to beat a dead horse but I'm not a very bright tech guy (In the late 80's when I was told I should get a mouse to ease working on the computer I went to a pet store).....but what you are saying is if I'm logged onto facebook and chow (or any other site with a facebook like button) once I click like the computer automatically connects it to my facebook page? (Again I didn't think I clicked like on here but if that's the explanation you are giving I guess I did). If that's the case that is very interesting.

                              I too see that it is at 0 again......the 6 tweets means 6 people have tweeted a copy of this thread as well??

                              1. re: jrvedivici

                                I've always been confused by that Twitter link. This one says 6, and if you click on it, it goes here!/search/realtim... which shows no tweets. Other threads that show a number there never seem to match the number shown, if there are any results at all.

                                1. re: Chris VR

                                  Note that twitter search only goes back 7 days. If a thread was tweeted earlier than that, you won't find it using that button.

                                2. re: jrvedivici

                                  Mostly correct. If you are logged into Facebook, clicking on a Facebook "Like" button anywhere on the internet will send the information to Facebook and be associated with your Facebook account. Your CHOW account, however, never comes into play.

                                  At the risk of a slightly silly metaphor, the Like and Tweet buttons are similar to foreign embassies on CHOW's sovereign soil. We give Facebook and Twitter a little bit of space to work out of, but everything that appears in that space is their domain- the button, the Like or Tweet count, all of it comes directly from Facebook and Twitter, and when you click on them it's sent directly back to Facebook and Twitter, all without any interference from CHOW.

                                  As for the button claiming that there have been 6 tweets, that's correct in theory, but something may be wrong on that one (as Chris mentioned above). @ChrisVR, it's possible that we're providing the Twitter button with incorrect information about what page it's on. It's also possible that something is wrong on Twitter's end. We'll look into it.

                                  1. re: Engineering

                                    I know when the feature was first rolled out there seemed to be a lot of Twitter bots using those links, so maybe it's related some some sort of anti-spam measure on Twitter's part.

                                    1. re: Engineering

                                      When are you getting a G+ button?

                                      1. re: Quine

                                        Can't be a man. We have no idea where the button is for the G+ spot...

                                        1. re: Servorg

                                          Oh no you didn't!

                                          That would be Google Plus, ahem.

                                    2. re: jrvedivici

                                      I think that a. someone else could have liked your post and it went on their FB page. I dont know how it got on yours.

                                      BUT (to All) if you accept a FB app and read what you are agreeing to you will see that _It can post for you_. So I have no apps. What's this about some company posting as me???