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Facebook Takes Down Apple User’s Power Mac G4 Photo For Being ‘Overtly Sexual’

Image via Roman Belogorodov /

Facebook’s filters have flagged an Apple Power Mac G4 owner’s ad for appearing too raunchy when they put up the machine for sale on the social network.

According to Cult of Mac, Facebook censored the G4 for including “overtly sexual content.”

First launched in 1999, the Power Mac G4 was the first of its kind to be manufactured with glossy plastic. The material gave a modern look to it as compared to other computers, which were bulky and sported a dull beige. Judging by Facebook’s move, it probably remains to be Apple’s sexiest Mac yet.

The owner joked on the MacRumors forum that Facebook’s AI “is losing its cool” for his “G4 MDD’s sexy curves.”

No one is sure why Facebook’s algorithm recognized the machine for being sexually provocative, but its owner is now having second thoughts about selling the G4.

Power Mac G4 is sexy by Facebook. So much that he didn't want to publish it

— Gearcoupon (@gearcoupon) December 6, 2019

[via Cult Of Mac, cover image via Roman Belogorodov /]

Only Ryan Reynolds Can Sell You Merch Based On Things You Know Nothing About

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Video screenshot via Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds is the adman the world needs. Shortly after releasing a commercial that was really three ads rolled into one, the actor has debuted a teaser for upcoming action-comedy Free Guy, of which he is co-producing.

The video starts with Reynolds and his co-stars Lil Rel Howery, Jodie Corner and Joe Keery being interviewed about why they agreed to being in the 20th Century Fox film. As expected, the majority express their gratitude about working with a quality cast and their appreciation for the script.

Reynolds, on the other hand, responds that he was drawn to the blue button-up shirt he has to wear in the film, taking his co-stars by surprise, as it is a run-of-the-mill business shirt.

The scene then switches to an “as seen on TV”-type ad, where he tries to sell the shirt as merchandise. “We’re Disney now, so we’ll have to up our merchandise game,” he explains to the others.

Keery intercepts, saying, “Free Guy isn’t based off a comic book or a video game… No one’s going to buy any merchandise until they’ve seen the films.”

Nevertheless, Reynolds begrudgingly tries his luck and attempts to get viewers to buy a tie and ‘Guy’ name tag, sweetening the deal with a doll—nay, “action figure”—thrown in with the tag; it’s a free Guy.

Free Guy follows a bank teller named Guy (Reynolds), who learns he is a background character in a video game named Free City that is scheduled to go offline. The movie hits theaters in the United States on 3 July 2020.

[via Ryan Reynolds]

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