Apple gives 'Mac guy' the boot
Radar Online says Justin Long, the nerdtacular star of Dodgeball and Galaxy Quest, will no longer play the "Mac guy" in new Apple commercials. John Hodgman, the geeky "PC" in those same commercials, however, has signed on for more ads.
The problem with the ads? Hodgman, as the PC, is more likeable than Long's hipster Mac. Here's the Browser's bet: We're going to see Hodgman make the switch to the Mac side in a new series of ads. And we're already picturing the first one, coming out as Microsoft launches its new operating system in January: Hodgman walks onscreen and says, "Hasta la Vista, baby."
If Apple want a really "likeable" spokesperson, they can use a puppy ...
Arrogant Apple uses the arrogant ads.
I hope that Microsoft or Dell will mock these ads by something like:
I am a PC; I am a Pomp
I am a PC; I am Hype
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