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Windows 7: Microsoft pulls offensive vomit ad


03 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
Microsoft pulls offensive vomit ad

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Today, Microsoft pulled its latest ad for Internet Explorer 8, which featured gratuitous amounts of vomiting. The ad, was part of a series of ads starring actor Dean Cain and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait.

The removed ad features a wife vomiting uncontrollably after finding hardcore porn on her husband's computer. The man slips over and she continues vomiting over him. Cain, narrating, then pops in to tell viewers that this wouldn't have happened had the man used an I.E. feature called "InPrivate Browsing". The ad was criticized, not only for its excessive use of vomiting, but also because it seems to be offering tips for how to browse porn without your spouse catching you.

According to an interview with Techflash, Goldthwait said these were the first commercials he's ever directed and believed Microsoft brought him on board to bring an edge to their marketing efforts.

Goldthwait created four commercials for Microsoft. The offensive one above titled "O.M.G.I.G.P" or "Oh My God I'm Gonna Puke", plus "S.H.Y.N.E.S.S." (Sharing Heavily Yet Not Enough Sharing Still), "F.O.M.S" (Fear Of Missing Something) and "G.R.I.P.E.S" (Gripping Rage Internet Pathetically Extra Slow').
Here is the add for all those interested:


http://www.examiner.com/x-8155-Seatt...ensive-Puke-Ad

~Lordbob

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03 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

RLY?! RLY MS you OK'd that AD?
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03 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joshatdot View Post
RLY?! RLY MS you OK'd that AD?
Well it got pulled so...........

I would have the same reaction if someone had IE8 with a massive taskbar (I have seen this, believe it or not! Over Half the screen was the taskbar....)

~Lordbob
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03 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Saw this a day or so ago.

The main reason they Allowed it;
  • For the younger audience
  • An eye-catcher (sure was!)
  • Comedy

The main reason they Pulled it out;
  • Many of the older audience thought it was disgusting and offensive.
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03 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Saw this a day or so ago.

The main reason they Allowed it;
  • For the younger audience
  • An eye-catcher (sure was!)
  • Comedy

The main reason they Pulled it out;
  • Many of the older audience thought it was disgusting and offensive.
They did call it offensive. Don't know why, I thought it was cleaver. Even if I hate IE.

~Lordbob
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03 Jul 2009   #6
LFB

Windows7 Enterprise SP1 x64 (Technet)
 
 

Already watched this...

this video is pretty disgusting

Microsoft people are F** nuts... LOL...
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03 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I thought it was great! Wonder if MS beta tests videos.

Makes a really chopping/poor quality one at first then works on it lmao
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03 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
I thought it was great! Wonder if MS beta tests videos.

Makes a really chopping/poor quality one at first then works on it lmao
LOL this is on YouTube though, so by definition, it has to look like that.

~Lordbob
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03 Jul 2009   #9

Win 7 RC 64-Bit, XP Pro 32-Bit, Suse Linux
 
 

That's what happens when business people listen to marketing types. I'm not surprised at the ad...Bobcat Goldthwait is a pig and always has been. I am, however, surprised at MS. I'll bet you Bill soiled his drawers when he saw it and made an immediate call to the idiot in charge. Bill may be retired...but not that retired.
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03 Jul 2009   #10

 
 

Geez, no wonder it got pulled. It looked like a parody skit
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