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How does this ad resonate with you? What is your first impression?  I saw it during the NFL game between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins.  I have to admit, I did like the slot our marketing org picked to run the ad.  First game of the season and right before the cut to the Republican convention coverage.


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  • Well everybody loves Bill when he pokes fun at himself in these sorts of videos, but I really didn't like the ad. Maybe I just didn't get it, but it didn't seem funny to me, and didn't seem to make any points about Vista either.

  • Two unemployed guys?  Maybe Microsoft just wanted to emphasize that Bill doesn't work there anymore.

  • I really don't get it. Is it supposed to imply something? It makes me want mac more, because it leaves me confused.

  • I don't get it.  Maybe it's because I'm not a huge Seinfeld fan.  Unfortunately I can't remember the last Microsoft ad that made me laugh.

  • LOL.  John, your comment made me laugh.  

    For the record, it made my wife laugh (the booty wiggle) then she shot me a perplexed look.  She watched the 60 second version which I recorded from the Jay Leno.

    I wouldn't worry about "getting it".  Did it spark any conversation with you and your friends?  If so, mission accomplished.  At least I think that is the intent at the moment.

    I did see a brlliant analysis of the metaphors in the commercial.  I don't know if the analysis I read is valid. I sure didn't "get them" either if it is.

    Lots of talk internal here.  It was a big secret for most of us, too.  More to come.

  • I don't know what it meant but I found it to be pretty darn funny.