Look, I love my iPod. I admit it. I've told stories here about how, when working out with it at the gym, with headphones strapped to my head, I get all excited and move around on the exercise bike. I've told you this stuff, right?
Well, now I've run across this fake ad...it is actually making fun of Microsoft's Zune mp3 player, Microsoft in general, and slow, old white guys. And I'll be DAMNED if I don't see my fat ass in it, as the dorky white guy who obviously can't dance yet who is desperately trying. When I think I'm rockin' out, I probably am just bobbing my head and walking around. It takes ENERGY to throw my arms in the air and hoot. Exhausting!
The guy in the video is Steve Balmer, the CEO of Microsoft. The image of him is taken from a Microsoft presentation (I think when Zune was announced), and his little over-the-top tirade was labeled as the "Monkeyboy Dance". Turning that footage into a commercial making fun of Zune is pretty damned funny. People who hate Microsoft are probably very familiar with this.
By the way, if you are one in the legion who hates Microsoft (like the guy on my crew who tells me everyDAY what he thinks of the company and its products), do you read "The Secret Diary Of Steve Jobs"? It's a blog that is so densely packed with inside jokes and business-geek humor, that much of it is over my head. But, whoever FakeSteve is, the man is surely a gifted writer and hardcore smartass.
[Please note the extra giggle of the video ending on the Blue Screen Of Death with the audio glitch. Dee-lish!]
Rumor has it that the guy who made this video actually worked for Microsoft, until someone found out about it and fired him.
None of that is the point. The point is : I am one of the "So-So". I see this, and I see me. Umm...without all the money.
And that sucks.