There was a rumor going around OSCON that there was a risque ad in some magazine at OSCON. Flipping through the Linux Journal (August 2007, Issue 160), I found the QSOL.com ad on page 5. It wasn't a just a bad joke.
Most of the ad is a woman's face lit and shot directly from the front. To the right of her face in large, bold letters is "Don't feel bad, Our [sic] servers won't go down on you either." In smaller type under that tag are two paragraphs, starting with "We've all known disappointment."
Despite being crass and misogynist, it's just stupid. I've tried to figure out what the tag really means. I know that the message is that the servers will have high uptime, but that's the opposite feeling of wanting oral sex and not getting it. It is a catchy line, and although I know nothing else about this company, I know I don't like them.
QSOL.com aren't the only misogynistic assholes here, though. Linux Journal didn't have to run the ad. I looked through the rest of the magazine to find pictures of other women, and only found women in the background of other ads which showed conference photos. This is a magazine that uses a picture in the bylines for people such as maddog and Doc Searls. The only prominent picture of any woman in the entire magazine is a reference to oral sex.
Way to go, assholes.