Saturday, December 27, 2008

I hate this ad

I just saw the creepiest ad in my life. It is a TV ad for One Laptop Per Child in which John Lennon is brought from the dead to endorse this program. First you hear a voice similar to Lennon's talking about the idea behind One Laptop Per Child and then we see old Lennon footage talking to camera. what's worse the lip synching is not even that good.
It is a strange concept for a commercial. Maybe it will work since it will certainly get people talking. But still, the fake Lennon voice is really, really creepy.
Type "Lennon laptop ad on You Tube"

3 comments:

lostfoundagain said...
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lostfoundagain said...

It is a very strange ad. The program seems nice in theory but I'm not sure how I feel about it- if it's really all that great and beneficial as they make it out to be.

Check this out:
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talk/nicholas_negroponte_takes_olpc_to_colombia.html

Jaime said...

That kind of concept tends to turn people off, doesn't it? Remember that Dirt Devil ad which showcased Fred Astaire twirling around vacuums? Technically, it was flawless. People obviously talked about it; the Dirt Devil sales went down.