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"Sheeyoot." "Yeah, sheeyoot."

Regarding commercials:

OK, I have to admit, Citibank's dubbed-over identity theft commercials are pretty darn funny. Especially this one, featuring Thelma and Norma. Steve and I watch in fascination, and giggle, every time.

Meanwhile, the ads where they have a Jimmy Fallon look-alike as The Mac, and a stodgy fat white businessman as The PC, are incredibly, annoyingly condescending. I have a Mac--two, in fact--and love them, but...Apple, you're embarrassing us. Don't.

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elycia
Oct. 14th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
Re the Mac/PC ads: I dunno. I have lots and lots of friends who think those commercials are brilliant. There's at least one Livejournal groiup dedicated to the characters, and so help me, I've even seen fanfic about them.

For my own part, I don't see the strong appeal--but it IS out there. And even if you don't like it, you've noticed it, and that's 4/5 of advertising right there. :D
mollyringle
Oct. 16th, 2006 07:30 pm (UTC)
Possibly there's no such thing as bad advertising, true. I like them on some guilty level, but I wouldn't have given the go-ahead if I were the ad department person. I have my doubts as to whether they'd really convert any PC users. But some people respond well to being razzed, so who knows? :)

OK, fanfic has officially gone too far now. Yikes.
modmerseygirl
Oct. 14th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
Those commercials ARE very amusing. :-)
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