As Justin Long foretold, Apple has officially concluded their "Get a Mac" campaign, ending a particularly irritating chapter of tech advertising history. The window for nostalgia here is impossibly small, so watch this comprehensive recap while you still care.
Floppy-haired Justin Long has said in an interview with the AV Club that the 'Get A Mac' adverts "might be done...I think they're going to move on." Move on to more ads with disembodied hands and loud indie-pop?
Each day I get a little bit sadder that Billy Mays is no longer with us. Good thing there are so many spokeassholes vying for position in the marketing pantheon.
Apple has just dropped three new commercials in the Get a Mac series. The adverts have the same old Mac Vs. PC theme, but they are still funny. Plus, no one has shouted us down for being fanboys for at least four posts straight. That, quite frankly, is unacceptable. So, here we are showing some Apple love and giving…
We've seen Get a Mac parody ads before, but this has to be the first time we've seen someone repurpose the ads for something completely different. Community Christian Church uses the "ads" to show the difference between a Christian vs. a Christ-follower.
Of course, no matter how hard they try, they'll never be as cool as John Hodge-man. (Which is why the original Apple ads ultimately fail: Hodge-man is more desirable than the Mac twerp. John's a hug from a tweed library.)