Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
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.
Engadget post and comments @ http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/04/seinfeld-and-gates-pair-up-for-intense-shoe-fitting-session-cry/.
Macrumors post and comments @ http://www.macrumors.com/2008/09/04/microsofts-first-seinfeld-ad-airs-shoe-circus/
TechCrunch post and comments @ http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/09/04/microsoft-ads-first-phase-to-engage-consumers-spark-conversation/
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.