Real Men of Genius...

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  1. Daveway macrumors 68040

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  2. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't know they were doing these again. They're good, but I think I like the ones from a few years back a bit better - This one's for you, Mr. Giant Foam Finger Maker :) :cool: :D
     
  3. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm on a hunt for the older ones. I distinctly remember a "Mr. Too Much Cologne Wearer."
     
  4. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    And Mr. Supermarket Deli Meat Slicer.


    EDIT: Apparently, they've done a ton of these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Men_Of_Genius
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Yes, I like all of those ads, and even stay in the car to listen to the end of a new one if it's not finished when I arrive at my destination.

    The best recent one was "Mr. Really Loud Cell Phone Talker Guy".
     
  6. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    i love these ads, they always crack me up, and my wife too.

    i've been lovin' 'em since the days they were called "Real American Heroes", but i believe they changed it to "Real Men of Genius" after 9/11. as far as i can remember anyway.


    i'm stoked they're up on the website, they never used to be, thanks for that! :D
     
  7. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    just downloaded them, 16 in fact, which is all there were available by the looks of it.

    however, in a couple of the mp3 tags, it says there's 27! gotta try and find the rest...
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I have 85 of them on my computer, so there's at least that many.
     
  9. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    damn!

    any chance i could get a copy?
     
  10. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Funny ads, unfortunately they advertise the worst sort of rat urine. :rolleyes:
     
  11. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I've got nowhere to upload.
     
  12. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    you could always upload it to my iDisk public folder (in the "Go" menu) username is "evoluzione"

    :)
     
  13. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Uploading now.

    My upload speed isn't that fast, so it might take a bit. I'm off to bed so I can't post when its done, but it's a 54.88 meg zip file. I guess give it around half an hour or so.
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Good thing I happened to stay up. The file is "Bud Light1.zip"

    What happened, was I originally tried uploading with Finder. For some reason, it crashed after making a 0-byte file called Bud Light.zip. I rebooted, and used Transmit. Everything went OK, but AFTER the upload was finished, it gave me an error that I don't have permissions to overwrite files. So I'm uploading it right now, again, as Bud Light1.zip, and now I'm definitely off to bed, so check for the file in about 30 minutes or so.
     
  15. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Pretty good aren't they!

    I like most of the old ones.

    Magic Fridge is pretty good.
     
  16. floriflee macrumors 68030

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    I love that one!! :D Generally, I'd say they hit the nail pretty much on the head. I love the ones that especially make fun of some of the more annoying social ills (like the cell phone talking and the thong wearers).

    The hubby has some loaded to his iPod. He mixes them in with some of his playlists so when we're listening to them in the car the commercials act like the commercials you'd normally hear on the radio.
     
  17. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    got 'em, thanks very much! i really appreciate it!

    :D
     
  18. Boggle macrumors 6502

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    As of almost 2 years ago there 130 of them. According to the two voice talents. They were on a morning radio show in DC and were discussing it. Also, it's supposedly the most pervasive radio ad campgain in history. Apparently, having even 1 nationally syndicated spot is a big deal, so having over 100 is some kind of advertising miracle. Though like I said, I learned this on DC 101's Elliot In the Morning, so consider my source please.

    Personal favorites,
    Mr. Overzealous Foul Ball Catcher
    Mr. In the Car Nose-Picker
    Mr. Silent Killer Gas Passer
    Mr. Giant Pocket Knife Inventor
    Mr. Nosebleed Section Ticket Holder

    'Nuff said.
     
  19. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Doctor Q, I'm with you on this one; I try to hear them. :D I'm brain farting and can't remember the ones that I really really liked though-- I think there was one about the guy who invented those bug zappers?
     
  20. Daveway thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That one was great. "You found a way to send 700volts of electricity through a moth."
     
  21. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    haha, yeah, Mr. Back yard bug zapper inventor. :)
     
  22. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Anybody want to try writing a script for a Mac-themed Real Men of Genius ad?

    We salute you, oh Pounder-of-the-Keyboard-When-Something-Goes-Wrong Man. When you click the wrong button and close your file without saving, you smash your fists on the keyboard, knowing it will make the computer sorry for what it did. You don't mind that you paid for that keyboard and will soon need to replace it. You ignore the fact that your vengeful fingers of retribution could cause yet another unfortunate keypress and destroy another hour of work. You demonstrate for all of us that the punishment should fit the crime, and that you, Pounder-of-the-Keyboard-When-Something-Goes-Wrong Man, weren't responsible for that mistake your computer made just because you told it to.​
     
  23. Boggle macrumors 6502

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    Here's my try.
    Narrator: Mac Rumors.com presents... Real Men of Genius
    Singer: Real Men of Genius
    Narrator: Today we salute you, Mr. overly enthusiastic Mac Computer Problem Solver
    Singer: Mr. overly enthusiastic Mac Computer Problem Solver
    Narrator: For anyone who will listen, and even some people trying to walk away, you’ll solve their computer problems. Never mind that they weren’t even talking to you.
    Singer: Hey, who the hell is this guy?
    Narrator: Oh look, someone @ the outdoor café across this busy intersection is getting frustrated with their computer. You’d better get over their quickly, or they might figure it out for themselves.
    Singer: don’t forget to look both ways
    Narrator: And even though your boss is trying to conduct a meeting, you don’t let that stop you from tweaking the MLB widget setting on your cubicle buddy’s laptop.
    Singer: All I hear, is blah, blah.
    Narrator: So stand and be recognized, Oh Guru of the Gizmo,
    Singer: Mr. Overly enthusiastic Mac Computer Helper.
    Narrator: Mac Rumors.com, Arn’s basement, anywhere USA.
     
  24. Dandaman macrumors 6502

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    hahahaha, that was pretty good.

    I just listened to the Hawaiian-Shirt-Pattern-Designer and loved this line:

    Your shirts may not be made in Hawaii but Taiwain is an island too.

    daniel
     

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