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Cloudgazer
Jun 15, 2006, 06:25 AM
One of my PC user friends sent this to me.

I know I might get flamed to hell for posting it.

mark!
Jun 15, 2006, 06:28 AM
Well your PC user friend man guy dude is right! Having viruses is SO much better! I would rather get viruses & attention than no viruses and attention at all!

iGary
Jun 15, 2006, 06:31 AM
I'd be pissed off if I was stuck using that lame platform, too.

FleurDuMal
Jun 15, 2006, 06:34 AM
One of my PC user friends sent this to me.

I know I might get flamed to hell for posting it.

Meh. I'd rather no-one used Macs and I didn't get viruses than everyone use Macs and as a result does get viruses.

Although the cartoon is correct about the imagery thing in the adverts. I know advertisers are rarely subtle in trying to sell a lifestyle - advertising is universally designed to turn consumers into babbling, idiotic five year olds who automatically consume any image placed infront of them at face value - but the 'cool' Mac guy and the 'nerdy' PC guy just took the biscuit.

iAlan
Jun 15, 2006, 06:53 AM
<snip>

but the 'cool' Mac guy and the 'nerdy' PC guy just took the biscuit.



There were buscuits? I missed out again :p

7on
Jun 15, 2006, 07:44 AM
Yeah, Tim Buckley's comics are usually pretty good, until he bashes out on Macs everynow and then. He pretty much hates Macs in a very 90s sort of way. Though in his defense he does like all the attention from Mac users.

Sharewaredemon
Jun 15, 2006, 08:49 AM
Someone should make a spoof of the Microsoft ads, for example the Office ones with dinosaurs in it, or the Windows ones that tell you you can make music in XP.

WTF dinosaurs?!?!

http://i3.microsoft.com/h/en-us/i/OfficeEvolveB_2_8.jpg

If it weren't for the fact that that image was on Microsoft's site I wouldn't be sure if it was a spoof or real....

:rolleyes:

dornoforpyros
Jun 15, 2006, 09:47 AM
I love ctr-alt-delete, yeah he lashes out at macs, but it's funny. I really like that one where he referred to a g4 powermac as "my first computer"

dextertangocci
Jun 15, 2006, 09:59 AM
I'd be pissed off if I was stuck using that lame platform, too.

Hay, iGary.

I've just gotta ask. Why does everyone hate you so much?

Sharewaredemon
Jun 15, 2006, 10:26 AM
Hay, iGary.

I've just gotta ask. Why does everyone hate you so much?

Who hates iGary?

Johnny Rico
Jun 15, 2006, 10:44 AM
WTF dinosaurs?!?!

If it weren't for the fact that that image was on Microsoft's site I wouldn't be sure if it was a spoof or real....
The dinosaur imagery is a reference to the fact that using outdated software (in this case, not the newest version of office) makes You in fact outdated, something like a dinosaur in fact. Perhaps to suggest that if you use "obsolete" software you may in fact go the way of the dinosaur yourself. This isn't exactly a deeply veiled literary metaphor, not sure what your :confused: or your :rolleyes: is all about.

Sharewaredemon
Jun 15, 2006, 12:13 PM
The dinosaur imagery is a reference to the fact that using outdated software (in this case, not the newest version of office) makes You in fact outdated, something like a dinosaur in fact. Perhaps to suggest that if you use "obsolete" software you may in fact go the way of the dinosaur yourself. This isn't exactly a deeply veiled literary metaphor, not sure what your :confused: or your :rolleyes: is all about.

I actually think that it is a good ad campaign, just like I think Apple's current campaign is good, I was just doing a bit of preaching to the choir in terms of the fact that the discussion is based on someone manipulating the Apple ads against them.

Here's another good idea for someone to do to make fun of the Apple ads.

Mac: "Hello, I'm a Mac"
PC: "And I'm a PC"
Mac: "Oh, hey... iPod, nice."
PC: "Yeah, just a little something to hold my slowjam"
Mac: "Oh ya?"
PC: "And it works so seemlessly with iTunes"
Mac: "You should check out iMovie, iPhoto, iWeb cause they all work like iTunes. You know, iLife. It comes on every Mac"
PC: "i-L-i-f-e. Well, I - I have some very cool apps that are bundled with me"
Mac: "Well, like what?"
PC: "Solitaire"
Mac: "Crap"

Cut to the iMac picture.....

obeygiant
Jun 15, 2006, 12:29 PM
Yeah, I'm a mac fan but i was a little put off by the
stupid cliche mac/pc arguments in the new mac ads.

implying that the macintosh doesnt crash is total bunk,
and implying that pc dont work with the latest cameras
is also bunk and about half the time its the other way around.

so a buddy and i made this script

(the columns read downward)

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/390/macvspc15dl.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

dejo
Jun 15, 2006, 12:32 PM
What's with all the green lines? Shouldn't there just be a single (serial) line that follows the proper flow?

macgeek2005
Jun 15, 2006, 12:54 PM
Yeah, I'm a mac fan but i was a little put off by the
stupid cliche mac/pc arguments in the new mac ads.

implying that the macintosh doesnt crash is total bunk,
and implying that pc dont work with the latest cameras
is also bunk and about half the time its the other way around.

so a buddy and i made this script

(the columns read downward)

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/390/macvspc15dl.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

WTFWTFWTFWTF??????

YOU CAN RUN WINDOWS ON A MAC!!!

obeygiant
Jun 15, 2006, 01:15 PM
WTFWTFWTFWTF??????

YOU CAN RUN WINDOWS ON A MAC!!!


thats true... unless youre one of the 80% of mac owners
who have a powerpc.

Sharewaredemon
Jun 15, 2006, 01:34 PM
thats true... unless youre one of the 80% of mac owners
who have a powerpc.

Of course these ads are geared towards people buying a Mac (assumed new) so technically you're counter argument does not hold any water in this situation.


(This is said in a friendly way so I hope you are not offended)

Sutekidane
Jun 15, 2006, 01:38 PM
Hay, iGary.

I've just gotta ask. Why does everyone hate you so much?

I <3 iGary!

Shotglass
Jun 15, 2006, 02:19 PM
Well I don't hate him.

dextertangocci
Jun 15, 2006, 03:46 PM
I <3 iGary!

I don't know what that's supposed to mean:confused:

mattcube64
Jun 15, 2006, 03:54 PM
I don't know what that's supposed to mean:confused:

lol. The symbol is supposed to represent a (sideways) heart. So, "I heart iGary," which translates to, "I love iGary."

obeygiant
Jun 15, 2006, 06:02 PM
Of course these ads are geared towards people buying a Mac (assumed new) so technically you're counter argument does not hold any water in this situation.


(This is said in a friendly way so I hope you are not offended)
thanks for your input :I

twistedlegato
Jun 15, 2006, 06:02 PM
why are people making these?? macs are better than PC's and there is no reason to make fun of a great computer company..

dextertangocci
Jun 16, 2006, 02:47 AM
lol. The symbol is supposed to represent a (sideways) heart. So, "I heart iGary," which translates to, "I love iGary."

Thanks:)

dextertangocci
Jun 16, 2006, 02:48 AM
why are people making these?? macs are better than PC's and there is no reason to make fun of a great computer company..

I agree 100%:)

BakedBeans
Jun 16, 2006, 03:24 AM
why are people making these?? macs are better than PC's and there is no reason to make fun of a great computer company..

Which computer company is that?

Josias
Jun 16, 2006, 03:55 AM
Hay, iGary.

I've just gotta ask. Why does everyone hate you so much?

WTF? iGary is teh uber pwning cool!:D

BTW, of all the counter mac ads I've seen, none of them have been true. This one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nUeZycfCG0&search=mac%20ad) really made me laugh.

Nermal
Jun 16, 2006, 04:07 AM
Which computer company is that?

I really shouldn't say this, but that made my day :D

Sharewaredemon
Jun 16, 2006, 06:02 AM
WTF? iGary is teh uber pwning cool!:D

BTW, of all the counter mac ads I've seen, none of them have been true. This one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nUeZycfCG0&search=mac%20ad) really made me laugh.


AMAZING!

I like how they dubbed the guy from that gamer site saying "boom headshot" into the video.

Fleetwood Mac
Jun 24, 2006, 05:05 PM
First of all, I'd like to say I love Macs. I have been a Mac user for about six years, and I'm not going back.

This is in reponse to the three threads in various sections of forum complaining about ants taking up residence in peoples machines. The best part is, they (Macs) still run better!! :rolleyes:

Flowbee
Jun 24, 2006, 05:20 PM
Hay, iGary.

I've just gotta ask. Why does everyone hate you so much?

Probably because of that lame movie he made with J-Lo.

Fleetwood Mac
Jun 24, 2006, 05:52 PM
Probably because of that lame movie he made with J-Lo.
lmao.. :eek: :rolleyes: :p ;) :) :D

obeygiant
Jun 24, 2006, 06:30 PM
this is kinda bullsiht
http://duggmirror.com/technology/The_Famous_Mac_vs._PC_Ad_Spoof/20f2f8d7d5d7f0adaf0d2710496e1e6b_indextn.jpg

Les Kern
Jun 24, 2006, 06:44 PM
It's not even remotely funny. Just adds fuel to the debate that PC users are less than creative.

obeygiant
Jun 24, 2006, 06:45 PM
well the "thinks a single, functional OS release is fine" on the PC guys side is laughable.

obeygiant
Jun 24, 2006, 06:49 PM
Actually, i think this whole mac vs pc campaign is bad.
it paints mac users as dorky college students. My impression
of the REAL mac users are people like design professionals,
and Ad Execs. I really think Apple got these ads wrong.

munkees
Jun 24, 2006, 07:07 PM
Too True LOL, I now you can run windows on a mac, but why would I want to do that, if I want windows I will buy a PC. plus spending all that money for windows and the hassel of dual boot to play games.

Yeah, I'm a mac fan but i was a little put off by the
stupid cliche mac/pc arguments in the new mac ads.

implying that the macintosh doesnt crash is total bunk,
and implying that pc dont work with the latest cameras
is also bunk and about half the time its the other way around.

so a buddy and i made this script

(the columns read downward)

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/390/macvspc15dl.jpg (http://imageshack.us)