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Ad it Up: Are you a Mac or PC?

I was all prepared to add on to Monday's excellent guest post and make it a Kanye week this week. I feel so conflicted about him because of those damn shutter shades sunglasses he got all the kids to wear. They're not sunglasses! They don't block the sun; they just block your eyes from seeing! But every damn hipster from here to Timbuktu is wearing them. Could have been a great Angry Amy post, but I was vindicated last week when I saw some half shutter, half regular sunglasses in a store window. Now you can be hip like Kanye AND still shield your corneas from the blinding sun AND still see ALL of the person in front of you! Looks like practicality wins in the end. Muahahahhahahahahha. I feel like this is a personal victory for some reason. Next, I'll have to tackle that increasingly popular/disgusting hipster fashion trend of tying a bandanna around your neck like a train robber in the old west. Another Kanye trend? I'm not sure where it was re-popularized, but I wouldn't put it past him. I've got to calm down before I can broach that subject in a semi-coherent manner, though.

Instead of gossiping about celebs, this week I'm trying out a new feature. The premise of "Ad it Up" is pretty straightforward - I am going to analyze my love or hate of certain advertisements. Side Note: I know "Ad it Up" is a stupid title for it, but bear with me cause I had a little mental block when asked to name this feature. The Blogulator IT department posted what I could come up under my features section with so for this week I'm stuck with "Ad it Up," but I am open to suggestions. Please comment with any ideas. Now, let's get to the meat and potatoes of this post...

Mac v. PC

Gotta say, I love Mac's ad campaign. They've been doing the whole "I'm a Mac and I'm a PC" series for a couple of years now. I almost didn't notice it at first. I thought it was a cleaver idea, but never guessed it would have turned into a campaign as recognizable as the Mastercard "Priceless" one. Some people thought that Apple was acting all smug with their hip, young Mac guy and their nerdy, professional PC guy who was constantly trying to execute harebrained ideas to make PCs more appealing. I guess it is a little bit smug, but I didn't really have a problem with it because Apple always stuck to attacking the inferiority of their competitor's product. That is, until recently. Tonight I saw a new "I'm a Mac" commercial that takes the comparison of products one step further. This new ad goes after, of all things, Microsoft's work ethic - and I think it's genius!

I love a good fight. And I can't even remember the last hard-core product war I witnessed on TV. Microsoft has remained virtually silent on the previous "I'm a Mac" commercials until well into Apple's relentless attack on the kinks with Windows Vista. A little while ago, Microsoft finally responded by demanding not to be pigeonholed into a nerdy stereotype in this ad.


I don't think many people bought the everything to everyone claim in the commercial, and Microsoft definitely missed the mark on this one by not answering the Vista question. Fine. No big deal. Till Apple made this attack on Microsoft's advertising choices.



And my favorite:


So could we be seeing a response from Microsoft? This blogger hopes so. Otherwise, there's always Kanye to keep us entertained and outraged.

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  1. Blogger Adam | 12:06 PM |  

    Ah, attack advertising, in the spirit of the campaign season! By the way, I have Vista and nothing has gone wrong yet, when will Vista ruin my computer, thus ruining my life? And what can I expect to happen? Will it give me cancer?

  2. Blogger DoktorPeace | 1:15 PM |  

    I argue, and will continue to argue, that a big reason Macs don't mess up as much is because the platform caters to the risk averse. I've always had some problems with Windows (I don't yet have Vista), but that's because I download a bunch of crap and user-created programs that Mac users can't use and would be to afraid to use. Your computer's not gonna mess up if you just use the pre-installed Apple programs and have an alt, Windows-based pornhost.

    Hey, I made it through college with Millenium alone and a cache of porn. Windows works.

  3. Blogger Sean | 1:34 PM |  

    nonsense! i install risky stuff all the times on my mac and have never had a problem. in fact, i never have problems installing risky stuff on my PC either. i think there are just a bunch of whiny idiots out there that don't know how to properly pirate dvd rom burning software for when they want to illegally download and pirate mainstream movies. bunch of jerks.

  4. Blogger DoktorPeace | 1:41 PM |  

    Sean may be right. He does do lots of illegal things.

    I've led my Windows down some dangerous avenues, where I have done unspeakable things to its motherboard, but I've yet to lose anything serious. If I had a Mac, the experience would probably have been similar. People just need to chillaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Blogger nicole | 3:11 PM |  

    Well, my mac laptop died, like completely dead, and I had to have the hard drive replaced. So I lost a year of my (computing) life. But everyone was really surprised, so I think my case is pretty rare...and of course I spilled stuff on it a lot and dropped it once:)

  6. Blogger Mr. Polley | 3:29 PM |  

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  7. Blogger chris | 3:30 PM |  

    People people people people, are we really forgetting the heart of this controversial post? THOSE SHADE SUNGLASSES ARE AWESOME! They were the number one thing I wanted when I was 12 because of the movie Summer School, starring Mark Harmon, where he the awesome surfing slacker teacher that he was (I am three of those things) showed his class how to write an angry letter to a company to get free sunglasses, because one of the students' "shades" kept breaking! Who cares if they actually keep the sun out of your eyes, MARK HARMON RULES!!!!!!!!!!

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