Ads with top-class humor and a certain sarcastic attitude towards the advertised product itself? I mean, really, what where they thinking? Why hire John Cleese when a dozen actress-wannabees and a splash of tacky gfx can sell absolutely anything and cost less than a truly big fish. Anyway, seems like the Compaq of yore was going for that ..uh.. je ne sais pas.
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