Comments on: Bill Gates + Jerry Seinfeld = What?!!??? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Katgurl_13 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352230 Mon, 08 Sep 2008 21:16:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352230 I’ve seen this spot several times and while it’s mildly amusing, it mostly leaves the viewer going “WTF?” Tries too hard and misses the mark. Quirky just for the sake of being quirky does not hilarity make. I give it a rating of LUKE WARM.

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By: Dave http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352226 Mon, 08 Sep 2008 01:42:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352226 I loved it. Of course, I have an entire blog dedicated to shoe-related humor and trivia.

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By: David Blomstrom http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352198 Sat, 06 Sep 2008 00:18:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352198 I’m no Microsoft fan, and I expected this ad to bomb, but HOLY COW. To me the ad suggests two washed-up professionals (or a retired comedian and the world’s most famous con man) struggling with Alzheimers in a shoe store.

Some have suggested that Bill Gates is not just a little eccentric but a little over the edge. Frankly, I think only a kook would approve such an ad.

I’m definitely going to discuss this ad on my Bill Gates “knol.”

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By: joesixpack http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352190 Fri, 05 Sep 2008 18:30:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352190 What’s with the Mexicano’s looking through the window? What’s with the whole thing? It’s not funny in the least. Microsoft is out of touch- maybe by a decade! Brings me back to the 1990’s. Amazing how they could screw this up this badly.

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By: growing young http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352189 Fri, 05 Sep 2008 16:06:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352189 the ad was forced humor….not funny. no laugh laugh. how can steinfeild put his name on something like this. oh yeah, now i see the light. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. i have respect for both of these guys, but please, please stop the humor!!! even js can’t make gates funny.

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By: SBronze http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352187 Fri, 05 Sep 2008 16:01:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352187 C’mon people – lighten up! What’s to “get”? Bill Gates in a shoe circus? He’s a 10! I had to rewind and watch it again, and I laughed, again! It’s time we stopped being so critical and laugh at something for a change…there are quite a few things to chuckle about in this ad. Great job MS!!!

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By: bjmc http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352186 Fri, 05 Sep 2008 15:46:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352186 I guess we need see where this one fits into the entire campaign before drawing conclusions.

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By: Erich Stauffer http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352182 Fri, 05 Sep 2008 14:09:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/05/bill-gates-jerry-seinfeld-what/#comment-352182 Those who expected to see an ad that looked like the PC vs. Mac ads were disappointed. Those who thought the ad would have some mention of Vista were also disappointed. And those who thought the ad would be at least funny were disappointed. This was not the point of the ad. It was a trailer fore a new type of sitcom, called an advertising opera, or “ad opera”.

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