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10-15-2013 09:20 AM
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  1. evilrob's Avatar
    First off- welcome to our forums. I have never seen a "introductions" thread so popular. You will fit in.
    Cheers! I've been made to feel very welcome, and I've been genuinely amazed at how much time and effort must have gone into some of the replies I've received.

    Everyone's been pretty awesome so far. I think I'm going to like it here!
    09-14-2013 04:43 AM
  2. LastBattle's Avatar
    Apple have been making a tons of Mac vs PC ads that's worst.
    09-14-2013 05:51 AM
  3. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Not really. their marketing choices have no effect on me. I thought it was humorous but a little long winded,
    09-14-2013 06:08 AM
  4. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    I want to see the video put it been pulled. :/
    09-14-2013 06:14 AM
  5. evilrob's Avatar
    I want to see the video put it been pulled. :/
    Mirror of one of the ads:
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    09-14-2013 06:21 AM
  6. evilrob's Avatar
    “The video was intended to be a light-hearted poke at our friends from Cupertino. But it was off the mark, and we’ve decided to pull it down.”
    Last edited by Dave Blake; 09-15-2013 at 07:17 AM.
    09-14-2013 06:31 AM
  7. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Mirror of one of the ads:
    Thanks
    09-14-2013 07:50 AM
  8. BIGPADDY's Avatar
    Mirror of one of the ads:
    It was boring
    evilrob likes this.
    09-14-2013 08:01 AM
  9. chezm's Avatar
    Ya it was a very bad attempt to insult Apple...MS needs to try and be creative not lame.
    09-14-2013 08:10 AM
  10. rdubmu's Avatar
    And you believed it?



    well, yes. Why wouldn't I?
    09-14-2013 10:40 AM
  11. freestaterocker's Avatar
    After watching them, I'm not entirely sure that they are meant to be ads at all. As has been commented on at great length, the quality is lacking, the production is awful, and it's just generally all-around bad. There's also no Microsoft branding, just the #timetoswitch tag at the end. This is entirely unlike MS's recent advertising efforts. Maybe this was supposed to be a joke around MS that was accidentally tagged as public?
    This. I think the video(s) got made unofficially and got out somehow. Somebody at MS overstepped their boundaries and probably lost their job over it.
    evilrob likes this.
    09-14-2013 10:52 AM
  12. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Me thinks the posters doth protest too much.

    Move on, there are more important things in the world to worry about like world hunger or why the **** did the Heat sign Michael "Blunt" Beasley?
    Laura Knotek and rdubmu like this.
    09-14-2013 11:46 AM
  13. smoledman's Avatar
    Looks like MS Marketing department has gone "rogue". I see heads rolling. There is no way Joe B would have approved of this.
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    09-14-2013 12:15 PM
  14. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Hate to break it to ya but it's not just you. I'm right there with you.

    I think everyone else who thinks this "isn't cool" is taking it too seriously. If the humor wasn't your cup of tea then that's fine. But why would I be embarrassed by this? I'd be far more embarrassed to pull out my iPhone in public after seeing the new golden iBling 5S crap Apple pulled.


    I am in this camp... The first time I seen the video I almost fell out of my chair I was laughing so hard.
    rdubmu likes this.
    09-14-2013 01:39 PM
  15. Reflexx's Avatar
    It was probably meant to be internal. Like the Gates/Ballmer Night at the Roxbury video.
    BIGPADDY likes this.
    09-14-2013 01:49 PM
  16. maxnicks's Avatar
    Feast your eyes on the "Fly on the Wall at Cupertino" series:
    Reinvented around you. - YouTube

    Oh wow. Wait - is that... Steve Jobs!? Not cool, Microsoft. At all.

    I was all fired up to switch back to Microsoft from Apple, but I'm not sure I want to be associated with this kind of bad taste; way bad timing!
    Yeah, that's cool. If'n that's you're deciding factor then its probably for the best of every body that you stick with your Apples. But hey, thanks for your post! Your opinion is always valued! By the buy, I sput some spelling and grammar errors in my msg so you'd have some more reasons to troll...
    09-14-2013 05:34 PM
  17. maxnicks's Avatar
    It was pretty hilarious to begin with. It sure drug on for way too long.
    09-14-2013 05:37 PM
  18. evilrob's Avatar
    Yeah, that's cool. If'n that's you're deciding factor then its probably for the best of every body that you stick with your Apples. But hey, thanks for your post! Your opinion is always valued! By the buy, I sput some spelling and grammar errors in my msg so you'd have some more reasons to troll...
    What? I don't even...

    I suspect spelling and grammar should be the least of my concerns when it comes to you, buddy.
    09-14-2013 06:14 PM
  19. rdubmu's Avatar
    What? I don't even...

    I suspect spelling and grammar should be the least of my concerns when it comes to you, buddy.
    THIS IS A FORUM, Lets keep it on topic please and no personal attacks. thanks!
    09-14-2013 06:24 PM
  20. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Yeah, that's cool. If'n that's you're deciding factor then its probably for the best of every body that you stick with your Apples. But hey, thanks for your post! Your opinion is always valued! By the buy, I sput some spelling and grammar errors in my msg so you'd have some more reasons to troll...
    We don't do that here, this from our forum rules:

    [INFO]Trolling - Do not post inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages to provoke users into responding in a negative way. Calling another member a troll is also a form of trolling.
    [/INFO]

    Please follow the forum rules.
    rdubmu, evilrob and Muessig like this.
    09-14-2013 06:41 PM
  21. oldpueblo's Avatar
    Not bad, had some funny parts. Even if that was supposed to be Steve who the hell cares. Okay he died, nobody make fun of anyone dead. Now witness the end of comedy. It wasn't even about him anyway, that character literally just sat there silent. People work themselves up over the dumbest things. He was a pretty big jerkbag in many ways anyway, get over it. What MS should have done is released something that was just filled with nonstop positive adjectives relentlessly spraying everywhere. I watched the keynote and wow it was like they were trying to convince themselves they were handling a pot of gold instead of a boring product. Hey that reminds me of an old video I saw:



    MS, do that next time.
    rdubmu and Cleavitt76 like this.
    09-14-2013 06:42 PM
  22. Nick_1020's Avatar


    Archer is gonna be pissed.

    Me, on the other hand is still planning to get the 1020.
    09-14-2013 07:32 PM
  23. boovish's Avatar
    I just think that this ad is just really stupid. And if people like that worked there, they would be fired instantly. And the guy who created iOS 7 is ugly, and I hate him, and he must be fired for incompetence
    rdubmu likes this.
    09-14-2013 08:38 PM
  24. smoledman's Avatar
    You know what really burns me up? Is that the day before Microsoft revealed news about "Cortana", their upcoming digital AI assistant. Really cool stuff. Can help re-do MS' image with the public. Then the thuggish marketing arm led by Mark Penn undoes all that great buzz with this tasteless crap. Why Mark Penn wasn't fired immediately is beyond me.
    evilrob likes this.
    09-15-2013 02:05 PM
  25. smoledman's Avatar
    Not really. their marketing choices have no effect on me. I thought it was humorous but a little long winded,
    You're kind of missing the point. Most people will never have seen these "ads", but they will have heard the news buzz - "Oh did you hear about the tasteless MS ads targeting an ill Steve Jobs? Oh yeah, I really hate MS now. I'll never buy another product from them ever again"....
    evilrob likes this.
    09-15-2013 02:07 PM
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