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New Get a Mac Ads Released...
Apple Computer ^ | 10/9/2006

Posted on 10/09/2006 5:29:35 PM PDT by Swordmaker

Another release of three ads in the set of amusing and sometimes controversial Apple Macintosh advertising campaign starring "Mac" and "PC"...


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1 posted on 10/09/2006 5:29:36 PM PDT by Swordmaker
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To: 1234; 6SJ7; Action-America; af_vet_rr; afnamvet; Alexander Rubin; anonymous_user; ...
More "Get a Mac" ads released...

New Ads in Quicktime

Funny PING!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

2 posted on 10/09/2006 5:31:28 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker

"Mac" is one of my coworker's cousin.

Even though my coworker is much older than "Mac", you can see the resemblance.

(Okay, not that this means anything, but just by posting here, everyone who reads this is only 4 degrees os separation from "Mac") :-)


3 posted on 10/09/2006 5:34:53 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Swordmaker

Heh...I'll never be a Mac user but I have to admit these ads do make me laugh. Justin Long (the actor who plays the "Mac") is pretty funny in a lot of what he does as well.


4 posted on 10/09/2006 5:38:18 PM PDT by Turbopilot (iumop ap!sdn w,I 'aw dlaH)
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To: Swordmaker

The only problem for Apple with these ads is that "PC" steals the show....


5 posted on 10/09/2006 5:42:25 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)
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To: Yossarian

I LOVE my Mac!!!


6 posted on 10/09/2006 5:46:30 PM PDT by ladyinred (RIP my precious Lamb Chop)
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To: Swordmaker

I love the home movie one!


7 posted on 10/09/2006 5:49:04 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (I've had it with these &%#@* jihadis on these &%#@* planes!)
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To: Swordmaker
New Ads in Quicktime

Ping me when they're available in Windows Media

;^)

8 posted on 10/09/2006 6:01:43 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: SlowBoat407
The Mac "Home Movie" was played by Gisele Bündchen, reportedly (by Wikipedia, at least) as "the richest supermodel in the world", worth a cool $150 million.

All that, plus: she's single.

(And since she's a "Mac", she'll have nothing to do with Echo Talon.... :-) )

9 posted on 10/09/2006 6:05:36 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)
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To: Swordmaker

bttt


10 posted on 10/09/2006 6:08:39 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel
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To: Yossarian
Darn it, I hate photosites that don't allow linking!

Let my try that again:


The Mac "Home Movie" was played by Gisele Bündchen, reportedly (by Wikipedia, at least) as "the richest supermodel in the world", worth a cool $150 million.

(And since she's a "Mac", she'll have nothing to do with Echo Talon.... :-) )

11 posted on 10/09/2006 6:09:50 PM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)
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To: Yossarian; ladyinred

I love my Mac too!

After 8 to 11 hours a day on a PC I can't wait to come home to my Mac!


12 posted on 10/09/2006 6:23:23 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Never Forget)
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To: Swordmaker
Quirky and charming.
I like that.
13 posted on 10/09/2006 6:26:28 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Yossarian
"worth a cool $150 million." worth every penny
14 posted on 10/09/2006 7:21:02 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Swordmaker

Oh the new ads don't amuse me as much as the first ones, although I did like the "therapy session".

Really looking forward to the new .Mac web mail...

Love my Macbook Pro!!


15 posted on 10/09/2006 7:39:12 PM PDT by spower
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To: Yossarian

That is my favorite of the three by far. I was dying when she came onscreen.


16 posted on 10/09/2006 11:21:28 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: Swordmaker

Those of us who bought Beta wouldn't touch a Mac with a ten foot pole.


17 posted on 10/10/2006 5:02:50 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: Yossarian
The only problem for Apple with these ads is that "PC" steals the show....

What?

It's more like George Costanza on Seinfeld. He stole the show on occasion, but there was no doubt that he was the Seinfeld village idiot.


18 posted on 10/10/2006 7:22:54 AM PDT by cowboyway (My heroes have always been Cowboys)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Those of us who bought Beta wouldn't touch a Mac with a ten foot pole.

Mac software represents (by my memory) 18% of software sales, and has "survived" for almost 23 years now. Beta it ain't!

19 posted on 10/10/2006 9:53:57 AM PDT by Yossarian (Everyday, somewhere on the globe, somebody is pushing the frontier of stupidity.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Those of us who bought Beta wouldn't touch a Mac with a ten foot pole.

Sorry... but this Mac user still has two Beta VCRs and several hundred Beta pre-recorded movies (I bought out a couple of rental stores when they dropped their Beta movie rentals).

Excellence is still excellence.

20 posted on 10/10/2006 5:59:00 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker
Excellence is still excellence.

I've heard it said that Beta was technically superior to VHS...but the marketplace spoke.The result was that during its "useful" lifespan,the number of movie titles released on Beta was a minuscule fraction of what was released on VHS.

IMO,today's "universality" of Windows PC's trumps any technical superiority that Mac might have.

21 posted on 10/10/2006 6:15:33 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("An empty limousine pulled up and Hillary Clinton got out")
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To: Gay State Conservative
I've heard it said that Beta was technically superior to VHS

It was... Beta provided 290-325 lines of resolution compared to VHS 240 - 250. Sound was imbedded in the video signal as an FM Stereo signal compared to VHS side track. Color handling was far better in the Beta format.

IMO,today's "universality" of Windows PC's trumps any technical superiority that Mac might have.

The Mac is actually the most "universal" of personal computers... it can run FAR MORE software than can a standard PC Windows box. Macs run OS X, UNIX, LINUX, and Windows... including Vista... all natively.

In addition, a comparitively configured Mac is LESS EXPENSIVE than a PC with the similar specs.

22 posted on 10/10/2006 8:55:44 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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