Where does Micosoft come up with this crap!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by machobson, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. machobson macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone,
    I was just doing some research for a project and found this video on crash tests. When I started to watch it, I was wondering what the hell I was watching. Then I figured it out. It was a commercial for Microsoft Office. Just watch the first like 15 sec of it, thats the commercial. It is pretty much the most stupid and pointless commercial I have ever seen. Watch it here.
    EDIT: It might not be a Microsoft commercial every time, if it isn't just refresh the page.
     
  2. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

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    Lol. That was pretty ridiculous. I'm not really sure how it promotes Microsoft, as it doesn't really have any relvance until that two second slide at the end...
     
  3. macartistkel macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, that is Microsuck for ya! That company cannot do a damn thing cool and original! Pretty lame commercial! :p
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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  5. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Thats pretty much a direct rip off of Office Space.
     
  6. ohcrap macrumors 6502a

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    I must say, there's only one thing worse than Microsoft, and that's when people say things like "Microsuck". I'm sorry, what were you saying about originality?

    There's no need to insult Microsoft by oh-so-creatively spelling the company name differently, especially when Microsoft's products, advertisements, reputation, etc. are insulting enough.
     
  7. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Come on! That's the greatest thing since the butterfly man!
     
  8. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    I could make a better commercial in my basement.
     
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  10. eva01 macrumors 601

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    wow talk about yelling at your customers to upgrade eh
     
  11. macartistkel macrumors 6502a

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    OH YOU ARE SO RIGHT! :):) I don't know what I was thinking. I spent all day trying to come up with that one! ;) I see exactly why you had to pick on me and write something like that!! :)
     
  12. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    No, I don't think people saying "Microsuck" are worse than a company whose monopolistic practices drove a lot of more deserving companies under and which continues to operate in what can best be described as a quasi-legal manner.

    My problem with "Microsuck" is simply that it implies that they suck in a very small way.
     
  13. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    something like this = micro$oft?
     
  14. solvs macrumors 603

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    That's my favorite. Oh, and I don't get it.
     
  15. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    Could be worse. Remember the 2001 XP ad? It was this couple, undressing, then halfway through, it cut across to the XP logo. I mean, wtf?
     
  16. paleck macrumors 6502a

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    Just let Microsoft keep wasting their money on that crap, maybe it will make a dent in their warchest.
     
  17. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    I actually like that commercial...

    its Napoleon Dynamite-ish.
     
  18. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Yea, that was Bill Gates in the dinosaur mask.
     
  19. devman macrumors 65816

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    Ok, then. MICROS~1
     
  20. carpe diem macrumors 6502

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    Where can i get one of those hats i want one and i want it now :p
     
  21. Orlando Furioso macrumors 6502

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    and by that you mean crap-ish right?

    <ducks>
     
  22. macartistkel macrumors 6502a

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    :D I actually LOVE LOVE the movie Napoleon Dynamite, but mainly cause of Jon Heder's acting...awesome!! :) But I have to say I don't see any comparisons from the movie to the commerical really. :confused:

    Microsoft has all the money and they still cannot make the absolute best products out there. I would use their products if they were better. They cannot even put more money into to making really cool commericals!! Oh well, I am glad because it makes Apple shine even more!! Apple is years ahead in technology from Microsoft and I love that!! :)
     
  23. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    It has just taken them about 10 years to respond to Apple's Dinosaurs ad... :D
     
  24. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Didn't Apple have an ad calling potential users (Switchers was yet to be coined :rolleyes: ) lemmings? ;)
     
  25. machobson thread starter macrumors regular

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    NICE!
    :D
     

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