So it is now August and I never did find the time to do my critical analysis of the Get a Mac ads. I no longer see them on TV and they are as culturally irrelevant as “Where’s the Beef?”
So forget it. Apple got away with their lies this time.
I’ve been setting up Safari a lot lately, which obviously has the Apple site as the default home page. I find it amusing that all of the “Top Stories” are things like “The iPhone is the best phone you can buy!” or “iMac the coolest-looking desktop on the market!”
For comparison, I decided to go to the Oscar Mayer website to see if they litter the page with “Our wieners are the thickest and longest out there!” But they don’t. They have an interesting timeline of all of their ad campaigns. Apparently in 1952, they gave away a “Wiener Whistle” with the hot dogs so all the kids were running around blowing each others wieners. You gotta love the 50’s.