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Great Minds (like BoingBoing) think alike

200606201200.jpgThis is amazing! I must have been channeling Boingboing. As you can see below, I've taken the knife to three of Apple's latest Mac commercials. And blow me down if BoingBoing isn't running a story on the same ads today -

"My problem with these ads begins with the casting. As the Mac character, Justin Long (who was in the forgettable movie Dodgeball and the forgettabler TV show Ed) is just the sort of unshaven, hoodie-wearing, hands-in-pockets hipster we've always imagined when picturing a Mac enthusiast. He's perfect. Too perfect. It's like Apple is parodying its own image while also cementing it. If the idea was to reach out to new types of consumers (the kind who aren't already evangelizing for Macs), they ought to have used a different type of actor."

More here at boingboing.net

Oh yeah...I must point out that I made these mash-ups on a Mac! There's another one two posts down ("The Effects of LSD on Microsoft PC Users") that I made last Saturday (for all those cynics who think I nicked the idea from BoingBoing).

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