Trying to prop up a failure, Microsoft style

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Ringmaster, Sep 6, 2008.

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    Ringmaster Guest

    Anyone that's watched even a little of bit of television the last six
    months has seen Apple's I'm a Mac, I'm a PC commercials. Funny, well
    written and staring a bit podgy, grumpy and clumsy Bill Gates look
    alike. They're effective ads and a riot to watch because they hit
    home. A good satire always has some truth in it. Apple's market share
    is rising because of them and it got Microsoft's attention.

    In a effort to prop up Vista and try to heal it's perception of being
    stodgy, not hip, sluggish, hard to use and prone to give users
    heartburn non other than Bill Gates himself and Jerry Seinfeld will
    appear in a new Microsoft add campaign budgeted at $300,000,000 to
    attempt to change the bad perception Vista has with the public at
    large.

    But wait... there's more according to Bill Veghte, senior VP for
    Microsoft Marketing Strategy. He told the New York Times in a recent
    interview his job is to get the word out that Microsoft has largely
    corrected the technical glitches that marred the roll-out of Vista
    last year and gave it a bad reputation as being crash-prone.

    Also soon Microsoft is going to unleash an army of "Vista Guru" types
    set to visit local computer stores and other retailers to try to sell
    Joe six pack that Vista really is easy to use and doesn't over nag or
    crash. I wonder if Yanaire and Frank will put on a monkey costume and
    hand out peanuts and bananas at a computer store near you. Just look
    for a sheep or two tied up outside. <snicker>

    What's that fanboys? You keep saying Vista wasn't/isn't broke and any
    problems users have is... oh, that's their fault? Not according to
    Microsoft brass. Otherwise why is it necessary for Bill Gates and top
    gun funny man Jerry Seinfeld to try to assure you everything has been
    fixed in a string of TV commercials. You know what they say, everybody
    has their price. Seinfeld sold out for a cool ten million to be a
    shill for Microsoft.

    I saw one of the new commercials already. Not funny. Seinfeld tries to
    help Gates buy shoes. Shoes? What do shoes have to do with computers?
     
    Ringmaster, Sep 6, 2008
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    NotEvenMe Guest

    Vista has athletes foot?
    I thought it was a virus not fungus...
     
    NotEvenMe, Sep 6, 2008
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    Rich Guest

    ** Uturning saliva snipped **

    Spitting into the wind is a futile endeavour.
    You should know this by now, spit face ;)


    Rich
     
    Rich, Sep 6, 2008
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    Paladin Guest

    "You don't tug on Superman's cape...Don't spit in the wind ..."

    I'd give the songwriter credit, but I forget who it was.
     
    Paladin, Sep 6, 2008
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    Rich Guest

    "You don't tug on Superman's cape...Don't spit in the wind ..."
    Common Sense doesn't need attribution
    but could use application by quite a few


    Rich, one with the way it is :)
     
    Rich, Sep 6, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Jim Croce
     
    Rick Rogers, Sep 6, 2008
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  7. Ringmaster

    Ringmaster Guest

    At lease we learned Bill Gates wears size 10 shoes. If you haven't
    seen the commercial it features the actual photo of Billy when he got
    arrested back in 1977. But they made it into a shopper's club card for
    the commercial. Seeing the commercial for the 3rd time it is kind of
    funny, but in the wrong way. You also see Gates walking away from the
    camera revealing in sagging butt which he wiggles at Jerry's request.

    Yes MS fanboys, Bill Gates for real has been arrested.

    http://www.mugshots.org/misc/bill-gates.html
     
    Ringmaster, Sep 7, 2008
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    Ringmaster Guest

    Oldie, but goodie

     
    Ringmaster, Sep 7, 2008
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    Paladin Guest

    You have a unhealthy disrespect for Bill Gates.
    It seems to sway your opinion of Microsoft in general.

    Did he beat you up or something ?
    Maybe his limo cut you off in traffic ?

    He has donated more to charity than the state you live in is worth.
    Can't be too bad a guy.
     
    Paladin, Sep 7, 2008
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    Ringmaster Guest

    Really, where did you get that idea? I actually like old Billy. It's
    his evil empire that sucks and under the moron Steve Ballmer Microsoft
    is sinking fast. Gates made two major blunders with Microsoft. Not
    realizing the Internet would be as big as it has become, hiring
    Ballmer in the first place and now giving him the top job. Still Gates
    has a softer side. He approved the laughable BOB foolishness, one of
    Microsoft's biggest failures because his future wife came up with the
    stupid idea.

    My opinion of Microsoft is it is now a ship without a rudder. Gates
    was the glue that held it together. Now that he's left, Microsoft is
    floundering. While neither Apple or Linux is a threat, yet, people at
    large have had a belly full of Microsoft because of their arrogance
    and total disregard of customers. Soon or later all companies hit the
    skids. Microsoft's time is approaching.
     
    Ringmaster, Sep 7, 2008
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    Frank Guest


    You are the typical loser. Always blaming someone else for your own
    failures and shot-comings.
     
    Frank, Sep 7, 2008
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    Ringmaster Guest

    What failures would those be Franky Fuckwit?

    You just a delusional old fool that can't handle the truth.
     
    Ringmaster, Sep 7, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    You're inability to accept failure. Failure is an integral part of
    success...something you know nothing about.
    Sorry old man, but I deal with the truth each and ever day.
    I am very happy in my life and have been very successful at most all of
    my endeavors.
    You should seriously consider getting some real mental health care help
    before you're a goner!
     
    Frank, Sep 7, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    Your inability to accept failure. Failure is an integral part of
    success...something you know nothing about.
    Sorry old man, but I deal with the truth each and ever day.
    I am very happy in my life and have been very successful at most all of
    my endeavors.
    You should seriously consider getting some real mental health care help
    before you're a goner!
     
    Frank, Sep 7, 2008
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    Ringmaster Guest

    You on new meds Frank? You seem much calmer. Good, maybe you can
    rejoin the human race. Keep trying.
     
    Ringmaster, Sep 7, 2008
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    Ringmaster Guest

    Yep, hanging them upside down would put their brains back on top and
    as a bonus their heads might also pop out their ass. ;-)
     
    Ringmaster, Sep 7, 2008
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    Paladin Guest

    LOL
    That's funny

    I have one of those inversion tables ... I use for exercise and
    back alignment. Wasn't aware of that benefit.
     
    Paladin, Sep 7, 2008
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    DanS Guest

    I saw that commercial as well. Talk about a lame comercial.

    There is no mention of anything even remotely related to computers
    throughout the entire commercial, until the very end where the very small
    Windows Vista logo is shown. I remember almost nothing about it, other
    than it was a shoe commercial.

    To contrast that, here's a campaign that is memorable, that actually
    tells you what the product is, and commercials that people actually want
    to see, and look forward to new ones........

    http://www.messinwithsasquatch.com/
     
    DanS, Sep 7, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    Like what? Be specific, if you know how.
    About what? Be specific, if you know how.

    Unfortunately for you, you are extremely
    You're problem capin' crunch is that you can't accept the fact that
    you're Vista hate campaign failed.
    Still singing the same old song huh.
    Give us the URL's of 10 web sites that you have developed, ok.
    Projecting again?

    Lets ask the people around you
    You too, along with ringbastard, are in very obvious and desperate need
    of mental health care.

    How long have you been having trouble with the truth, huh?
    All of your miserable failure of a life?
    Figures!
     
    Frank, Sep 7, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    leap frog vista wrote:
     
    Frank, Sep 7, 2008
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