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April 15, 2012 4:11 PM   Subscribe


 
What I learned from this: Yahoo has a great moustache.
posted by hippybear at 4:23 PM on April 15, 2012


Okay, I was prepared to hate this, but the Blackberry character wearing a suit and saying "Skin in the game! Fuzzy math! Jargon jargon!" was pretty good.
posted by jcreigh at 4:23 PM on April 15, 2012 [5 favorites]


Better than expected. Good on you, my gastropodic friend!
posted by Samizdata at 5:18 PM on April 15, 2012


I didn't watch the whole thing but I have to think if there was a scene with a vagrant-looking fellow talking to himself as he assembled a hodgepodge of odd things in a shopping cart, that would be Linux.
posted by mcstayinskool at 5:24 PM on April 15, 2012 [2 favorites]




Is this funny?

I think they were just going for a cheap pun on Blackberry, but it can be?
posted by Edogy at 5:41 PM on April 15, 2012


What does the pot / jug mean?
posted by Bwithh at 5:44 PM on April 15, 2012


Bwithh: What does the pot / jug mean?

Them creating a pot together was a Ghost reference. The kid asking about kissing was a Princess Bride reference. Hotmail running up to Siri at the end was from another movie I can't place right now.
posted by bluesapphires at 6:14 PM on April 15, 2012


Shouldn't there be a "FirstBeSmartFromTheVeryBeginning" tag?
posted by maudlin at 6:23 PM on April 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


The shape of the finished red pot with the handle seemed to be a reference to the somewhat similar pot on the cover of the usability classic, The Design of Everyday Things. Or I could just be beanplating.
posted by jamaro at 7:13 PM on April 15, 2012


My guess: "hey, GMail changed something! I HATE IT!" and then several weeks later "oh hey, this GMail feature seems useful, when did they put that in?" But that'd be a weird thing for Siri to think.

Actually, the whole concept doesn't really make a lot of sense in general, unless I'm missing a whole lot. Siri and G-Male's characters don't really resonate with their associated services and the whole thing just seems like an excuse to throw a bunch of vaguely associated puns and jokes at you. Which, you know, okay, Hotmale was funny. But.
posted by chrominance at 7:47 PM on April 15, 2012 [3 favorites]


....So I'm the only one who thought the "pot" they were making looked more like....something phallic?
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:48 PM on April 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


No, I think that was part of the joke.
posted by hippybear at 8:52 PM on April 15, 2012


This is just terrible. And yes, seems to draw a lot of corny puns together- and AOL? it's relevant somehow? They should have given the Microsoft Network a kicking too.
posted by mattoxic at 10:04 PM on April 15, 2012


Oh, that was hotmale? I thought they'd gotten that photogenic guy.

I think Cracked did it better, but this was cute. Things have to scale down for mobile devices, anyway.
posted by lysdexic at 9:11 AM on April 18, 2012


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