The Pitch Jim, a typical office drone, has apparently switched to Verizon Wireless so he can download AC/DC tunes for his LG Chocolate. (Sorry, I don't know the HTML code for a lightning bolt, so live with the slash.) This not-so-amazing (and, for that matter, not-so-believable) revelation is over and done with by the commercial's 10-second mark; the rest of the ad is taken up with Jim flailing around in Angus Young's trademark schoolboy outfit, like a stand-up comic who really wants an unearned laugh. Oh, yeah, and a nerdy coworker chimes in with an insightful quip—"That's awesome"—before the back-end hype begins. The narrator notes that you can now download AC/DC albums via VCast, as well as "exclusive videos and concert footage." Wow, unfunny and misleading—a lethal combo that makes this ad worthy of derision.
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