I learned about this from an article at PC World online by Narasa Rebbapragada, who learned about it from an article at Engadget, which in turn got it from somewhere else. Anyway, it's legit, funny, and inevitable: a spoof of the recent Apple television ads in which the roles of the Mac and the PC are played by two human beings. The spoof shows just how obnoxious the Apple guy is. You'll have to have Flash Player 8 installed to view the content. WARNING: Very mild vulgarity, befitting a poke-in-the-eye spoof, so you might not want to show it to your Sunday school class.
The only thing I don't quite understand is why Microsoft didn't make its own response to the Apple ads. I mean, the ad in which it is suggested that the Mac can connect to everything in the world (for example, all the latest cameras), etc., cries out for a response. I can only guess that Microsoft simply doesn't regard Apple as a threat worthy of a response; in other words, Microsoft views Apple's ads the same way the leading candidate in a political race views a challenge to debate from the Green Party candidate.
(Originally published on Typepad 7/13/2006)