Feb 8, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT
A lot of people I know enjoyed this Google “Search Stories” ad that aired during the Super Bowl, although to me it just highlighted how technology is slowly taking over, with the machines surely one day rising up to enslave us in their server farms. But the folks at Slate Video are fighting back, having created a spoof of yon Google ad that also works Tiger Woods into the mix (see it following the jump). Glorious. If Google had the moxy to buy this parody and run it during the Super Bowl, we would have had the game’s best commercial by far. People would be talking about it in the same reverant tones as the Apple 1984 spot.
Video following the jump.
One day before the Super Bowl, (Google CEO) Eric Schmidt posted the following update on Twitter: “Can’t wait to watch the Superbowl tomorrow. Be sure to watch the ads in the 3rd quarter (someone said ‘Hell has indeed frozen over.’)” This purposefully convoluted statement makes reference both to the 3rd quarter ad block and the fact that Google swore off traditional advertising in North American markets.
Ironic that Google’s ad, which was supposed to hit that warm, fuzzy spot in the heart, came off as if it was written by machines. And it was the Slate parody which will be talked about in months to come.
Google: Parisian Love [YouTube]
Google Super Bowl Commercial [Mahalo]
Hell Freezes Over As Google Runs Its First Super Bowl Ad [TechCrunch]
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