The new Microsoft ad might make you want to vomit
by Mike Moody, posted Jul 1st 2009 2:02PM
Actually, the entire series of ads might make you want to lose your lunch. Sure, watching '90s Superman Dean Cain randomly pop up in people's homes dressed like Bentley from The Jeffersons is a little funny. But it's all over once the "jokes" and the puke start to fly. I'm not sure why Microsoft thought the image of a woman violently vomiting after stumbling upon her man friend's favorite porn site would sell more copies of Explorer 8. View the ad after the jump
Does this ad show us all the cool Web surfing features Explorer 8 has to offer? Does it tell us whether or not it comes pre-installed on new computers? Nope. It shows us a dude slipping and falling on vomit. Because that what we, "the Twitter generation" want to see.
Microsoft, you're shocking no one by continuing to green light these terrible, terrible ads that tell us nothing about your product. And we know you want to distract us with vomit and "Internet humor" because your products suck.
Dean Cain, we're cool. You cash your checks and do your thing. By the way, I like those pants.