“I thought the ads were some of the dumbest I'd ever seen - instead of telling us how powerful, versatile and useful - we have dancing young people making the click sound with the keyboard. That was it... why would I be interested in that at all? (maybe if they had been half naked dancers.. well maybe not even then)”
Trompe loeil on Jul 19, 2013 at 16:46:18
“I hate those ads! They too hard be cool. The robot-like, group synchronized dance moves, is the wrong message to send workers who already feel like they are mere cogs in the workplace.
They are so bad, one wonders whether Steve Ballmer came up with the concept.”
NHBill on Jul 19, 2013 at 16:24:00
“You are very right.
The ads should have trumpeted MS very first major computing device EVER! instead of cartwheelers clicking the keyboard.
Didn't anyone point out that Apple has managed to sell a few tablets without even making a keyboard?
By putting ALL the emphasis on an accessory than most people don't need they trivialized the product.”
DeckK on Jul 19, 2013 at 16:14:05
“Agreed... And they got annoying.... The actors were too cool... They didn't tell me a THING about what the surface could do. --sent from my iPad.”
“I find it funny that the images on the front page are Apple, Microsoft and Nike... it's system wide, it's EVERY company if they can get away with it and our politicians continue to allow this to happen and fill their pockets.”
“Religion is the root of most evil. The justification of most wrong doing. I thought our country was founded because people didn't want to be forced into a particular religion - why would we want to go backward?”
“"If some people on this committee want to call this tragedy the worst since 9/11, it misunderstands the nature of 4000 plus Americans lost in the War in Iraq under false pretenses." I love that”
Marine3340 on Jan 23, 2013 at 16:49:37
“Oh yeah? Did Sadaam EVER have weapons of mass destruction (WMDs)? Ans: Yes. Did Sadaam EVER USE WMDs? Ans: Yes. Do you think he USED ALL of them before we invaded? Ans: Probably Not. He certainly had plenty of time to hide them or transfer them to neighboring countries! You seem to conveniently forget that even Hillary supported our invading Iraq. I LOVE THAT!!”
“obviously they've never read the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy... ;-)
I haven't read all of the books nominated, and the ones I did I found boring, except for the winner. But it seems odd that most of these are rather old books. Should we assume the judges haven't liked anything written recently?”
Jul 12, 2012 at 09:44:03
“I myself don't buy albums that are exclusive to Target (or Walmart, K-Mart or whatever) so whatever... but Target is missing out, it's a pretty good album”
Midnight Son on Jul 12, 2012 at 10:18:05
“I'm interested to see how much it affects Ocean compared to other artists for the age demographic he sells to. While I get why places like Target would retaliate against such online sales schemes, I wonder how many of the people who are buying a Frank Ocean album would want a physical CD instead of a digital download.”