Dell Dude in Pot Bust

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
From <a href="http://www.theSmokinggun.com/archive/delldude1.html"; target="_blank">www.theSmokinggun.com</a> :



Hey, dude, you're getting a cell! Benjamin Curtis, the 22-year old actor who portrays the Dell Guy in those bothersome computer commercials, was arrested late last night (2/9) on a marijuana possession charge, The Smoking Gun has learned. According to cops, Curtis was holding a "small bag of marijuana" when he was popped on Manhattan's Lower East Side (at Ludlow and Rivington for you Gothamites). Curtis is currently being held in Central Booking and is scheduled to be arraigned later today in Manhattan Criminal Court. Curtis, who lives in lower Manhattan, was charged with criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. Bonnie Shumofsky, the actor's agent, said she was unaware of her client's bust when contacted this morning by TSG. (1 page)





I guess he had to be high in order to recomend Dell products on national TV.



edit: corrected URL



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  • Reply 1 of 26
    zozo Posts: 3,115member
    dude, like Im so not surprised.



    you'd have to be a pot head to do those ads in the first place
  • Reply 2 of 26
    I wonder if Ellen was with him?
  • Reply 3 of 26
    ibrowseibrowse Posts: 1,749member
    Haha, this makes so much sense.
  • Reply 4 of 26
    It never fails to amaze me that some people can't disassociate annoying characters from the actors who portray them. The fact that Ben Curtis is yet another victim of our country's arcane and oppressive drug laws is hardly funny, or deserved, regardless of how much you may want to punch "the dell dude" in the face (and I do, believe me.)
  • Reply 5 of 26
    wah, wah, wah!
  • Reply 6 of 26
    Small bag of pot? worth.. What 40$ canadian. taxpayers paid how much for the bust and cell time?

    Dude your getting a shaft.

    flick.
  • Reply 7 of 26
    ibrowseibrowse Posts: 1,749member
    [quote]Originally posted by advocate:

    <strong>It never fails to amaze me that some people can't disassociate annoying characters from the actors who portray them. The fact that Ben Curtis is yet another victim of our country's arcane and oppressive drug laws is hardly funny, or deserved, regardless of how much you may want to punch "the dell dude" in the face (and I do, believe me.)</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You can't give in and laugh for just a second?
  • Reply 8 of 26
    [quote]You can't give in and laugh for just a second?<hr></blockquote>

    I know I can <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 9 of 26
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mount_my_floppy:

    <strong>

    I know I can <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

    And I can too



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 10 of 26
    ibrowseibrowse Posts: 1,749member
    That's the spirit. Our drug laws are pretty messed up, but come on, just a giggle...
  • Reply 11 of 26
    Very humorous. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 12 of 26
    ok.

    HA hA hA ha hAHAH hahahhhaha &lt;hic&gt;

    flick.
  • Reply 13 of 26
    [quote]Originally posted by salmonstk:

    <strong>I wonder if Ellen was with him?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    Hey... Wait, Ellen and Dell boy, That's just wrong. <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" />
  • Reply 14 of 26
    check out the pic on here... it seems to only display sometimes though.



    <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=10&t=003892"; target="_blank">funny</a>
  • Reply 15 of 26
    He was probbally buying it for Micheal Dell. <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" />
  • Reply 16 of 26
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    Wonder if Dell would pay for his legal fees... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 17 of 26
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Does anyone besides me see a new Switch ad coming out of this?



    "So I'm sitting there in the holding cell, thinking "oh man, I'm SO hosed". Anyway, my, uh, lawyer comes in to see me and he's, like, got this cool laptop. I asked him what it was and he said 'it's an iBook'. I was amazed. It looked really cool and everything too. He just opened it up and did some work right there. It was righteous! I used to think Dell computers were 'all that', but I don't know, man...dude, I think I'm getting a Mac!



    I'm Benjamin Curtis. And, uh, I'm a pothead."
  • Reply 18 of 26
    baumanbauman Posts: 1,248member
    Hot shit! And, it made the front of CNN.com, too. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/02/10/dell.dude.arrest/index.html"; target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2003/LAW/02/10/dell.dude.arrest/index.html</a>; <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" /> <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" />
  • Reply 19 of 26
    Not really; not knowing people who are, and having been myself, in the same situation. It ****s up your life for a pretty good while so I feel more sorry for him than anything.



    Honestly it would have been funnier if he were actually doing something wrong!
  • Reply 20 of 26
    advocate...



    he was caught by a police officer buying pot. That is illegal. He was arrested doing something wrong. What part of illegal don't you understand?
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