Funniest Tweets from the Superbowl Blackout

Just thought that I’d pass this on, some very funny stuff here

And the rest here

The Perfessor.

The Superbowl Spots

OK kids, if you are like me, then you are more interested in the commercials than the game (although I am happy that the Giants won). Anyway, if you missed the spots (or simply want to see them again), then you came to the right place, as we have a link that can get you to all of them. Have fun!

Personally, we liked the Vampire Party, the Cheetah/Hyundai, Chevy Silverado, an the Skechers, Acura – “Seinfeld” ads. Some of the others were funny/cute, while others were just huh?

Anyway, watch and enjoy.

The Perfessor

Brand loyalty

You remember that classic Superbowl commercial where the Coke driver was drinking Pepsi (or was it a Pepsi driver who drank Coke). Truly it doesn’t matter (at least for this post), in that brand loyalty is de rigueur when working for a particular company, in that you should probably use their product while on site that company.

Imagine then being a tech-head working for Microsoft, and showing up to work with an Apple iPhone.

The perils of being an iPhone user at Microsoft were on display last September. At an all- company meeting in a Seattle sports stadium, one hapless employee used his iPhone to snap photos of Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. Mr. Ballmer snatched the iPhone out of the employee’s hands, placed it on the ground and pretended to stomp on it in front of thousands of Microsoft workers, according to people present. Mr. Ballmer uses phones from different manufacturers that run on Microsoft’s mobile phone software.

In fact, in a discussion about Microsoft employees using iPhones, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once told company executives that when his father worked at the Ford Motor Company, his family always drove Fords. Seems like a pretty clear stance, eh, however, Despite Mr. Ballmer’s theatrics, there are apparently plenty of iPhone users operating in in plain sight at the sprawling Microsoft campus in Seattle. In fact, among the top Microsoft executives who use the iPhone is J Allard (who helped create the Xbox game console and is chief experience officer for the entertainment and devices division). Further, there are nearly 10,000 iPhone users were accessing the Microsoft employee email system last year, say at least two people inside the company.

Interestingly enough, Brand loyalty over at Apple, is much stronger, because, in contrast, appear to be more devoted to the company’s own mobile phone. Several people who work at the company or deal regularly with employees there say they can’t recall seeing Apple workers with mobile phones other than the iPhone in recent memory. Makes you wonder, eh? (In a related item, we recall seeing a story of how Google was giving Google-powered Android phones out as year-end bonuses to their employees at the close of last year.)

Personally, I wouldn’t mind what Internet-powered smart-phone that someone wanted to give me. I promise to use it and say nice things about it.

The Perfessor

The Superbowl Ads are here

OK, OK, I understand that there are some of you who watch the Superbowl because there is some sort of sporting event going on there. However, as regular readers know, there are some of us who are more interested in the commercials than the game that keeps interrupting them.

Well, here are the the good, the bad, and the ugly spots that ran yesterday.

You can watch to your heart’s content, and then (if you choose) even vote on which was the best and worse.


The Perfessor

Super Sunday!

In honor of today being Superbowl Sunday, we thought we’d present the following vid.

Yeah, we laughed too.

The Perfessor

Post Game (Ad) Spin

superbowl-adsSo, I heard that thee was some sort of a football game breaking up the run of way-cool commercials that were broadcast last night. Not certain I could attest to that in court, but some of the ads thaI saw were very cool.

My son & I both agree that the first Bud Lite and first Doritos ads were the best. I also give high marks to Cash4Gold ad (with Ed McMahon & MC Hammer selling off their gold stuff) and the Coke Zero that aped the great Mean Joe Green Pepsi ad from years ago.

As for the rest, well they were all pretty ordinary:

For more on the ads and what others thought of them, you can check out this article in Monday’s Wall Street Journal.

Oh yeah, and while I’m on the subject, I loved the trailers for Transformers 2

and G.I. Joe

(which was the last ad to air, just after the pre-game show, and prior to the start of the game itself).

The Perfessor