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Alex Eulenberg



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:07 am    Post subject: Microsoft ad with Gates and Seinfeld Reply with quote

Microsoft just released an ad with Jerry Seinfeld running into Bill Gates at a discount shoe store.



What is the message?

Who is it directed at? The general public? Investors? Business?

Is this a response to Apple? Google? Linux? Vista?

What is it really about?

What's it with the churros? The tight shoes? "Conquistador"? "You're a 10"? The Mexicans? Seinfeld's question about Microsoft's next big thing? Gates's reply?

No Microsoft product was even mentioned. Is this ad just a silly vignette designed to make us "feel good" about Microsoft?

Or is there more to it?

Let's have some Next Level analysis.
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RedMahna



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

old white pastey guys rule. dude.

gates
mccain
pickens

what a team.

red

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was Microsoft's
vain attempt at
'hip' surgery. Wink

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Wu Li



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fintan wrote:
It was Microsoft's
vain attempt at
'hip' surgery. Wink

Quote:

BUMP
cause I had to put my two cents in

Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This rambles on and on and on and on....

Perfect ad for MS and Vista actually.

It's bloatware.

Quote:
Seinfeld and Gates Advert #2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBWPf1BWtkw


If you are wondering why.....?

It's simple.

Because they've got the money.

(long pregnant Seinfeld-style pause.........
.....
.....)


And you don't.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes when I saw that spot with Gates and Seinfeld I wondered the same thing.... WTF? What is the real message? Or is it simply an attempt by an ad agency to be clever and funny featuring world-famous funny man Seinfeld with world famous billionaire Gates....

whatever the point of it, I didn't really understand the meaning of the commercial either. Maybe I'm just too dense Embarassed

Generally, the spot appeared as if it was trying to be cool and hip but really it was vague and flat. 2 wealthy men appear together, in jest lampooning each other, and are probably part of the New World Order.

Bill Gates is his own economy.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait I think I am seeing it. This is an attempt to gradually invite, with humor and "feel good" tactics, the New World Order.

Actually when I first saw it I did notice the question Seinfeld asks, the one at the end. He asks something like "....so will there be a computer that is moist and chewy that you can just eat up.... someday... give me a sign...."

and then Gates does this minute gesture with his leg and hip, ie, "a sign." and then Seinfeld says "I knew it!"

What this means to me is simply you will have an RFD chip implanted in you, ie, "something you can eat... that is moist and chewy...."

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries, according the The Register, the comedy duo have been dumped by MicroSoft.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/09/18/seinfeld_campaign_over/

We can now return to discussing "next level" stuff!

cheers
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