Feeds

Dell makes exploited hamster cry

Flat panels lead to a cleaner Earth

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

The only thing worse than the "Wisdom of Crowds" may be the "Graffiti of Crowds."

Hoping to prove its hipness, Dell has been sponsoring a "ReGeneration" contest on Facebook. Visitors to Facebook were asked to use the Graffiti application as a means of expressing "what green means to you."

The Facebook clan produced thousands of images. Then more than 1m users of the service voted on their favorite pictures, narrowing the field to 150 images. Ultimately, a panel of judges selected the top overall, most creative, best landscape, best use of animal life, best use of plant life and most inspiring end results.

Beauty. Eye. Beholder. We understand.

But how can you explain this winning for "best use of animal life"?

Picture of a gerbil crying

When Hamsters Cry

Even someone without a cynical bone in their body will admit that this steaming load of cheeseosity makes being part of the "green movement" seem like the worst idea imaginable.

These dying ducks are obviously better than the rodent.

Ducks in a toxic swamp

Ducky Dell

Some of the winners were indeed impressive, especially when you consider that the creators only had Graffiti as a tool. For their efforts, the champions will receive a 22 inch Ultrasharp Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor - the perfect gift for any crying gerbil in search of clean granola.

You, however, have to suspect that the winner of the best overall picture prize will receive a little something extra from Dell. After all, the artist managed to plant a Dell ad in the background of this rather meaningless work. Independent judges? Yeah, right.

Train racing through forrest in city with squirrel near buy and a Dell ad in the background

Racing train meets clingy squirrel. Dell smiles

We salute all of the contestants who refrained from plugging Dell or making animals shed tears in order to express their anguish over the state of the environment. Have a look at all the work here. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted as site supremo coughs up
Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future
We feel obliged to point out the headline statement is total, utter cobblers
Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so
Website letting consumers claim $10 cash back crashes after stampede
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors
'It's ecological' says spokesman, now how would you like your Bambi done?
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants
Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.