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I'm Not a PC: John Hodgman Hearts Apple

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Say it ain't so!

John Hodgman is famous for playing the nerdy, awkward and very uncool PC character in Apple's "Mac vs. PC" ad campaign. Given that he's starring in Apple commercials, it shouldn't be surprising to hear Hodgman loves all things Apple but that doesn't mean it doesn't sting just a little.

AppleInsider reports that in a recent Diggnation interview, Hodgman revealed that he was given an iPod and a MacBook Pro on the first round of commercials he did for Apple. The self-professed Mac-fan used his own MacBook Air for the duration of the show.

Does this change the way you feel towards Apple's portrayal of PC?

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    08nwsula , December 3, 2009 5:28 PM
    so apple users are actually fat old rambling men in suits
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    JeanLuc , December 3, 2009 5:28 PM
    Jane McEntegartDoes this change the way you feel towards Apple's portrayal of PC?


    No.

    BTW the PC character isn't 'nerdy, awkward and very uncool' he's honest and true to himself and doesn't pretend to be something he's not unlike the obnoxious twat next to him.
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    ssalim , December 3, 2009 5:26 PM
    He's doing it for money, I don't blame him. I would do the same.
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    Parrdacc , December 3, 2009 5:25 PM
    Should it?
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    ssalim , December 3, 2009 5:26 PM
    He's doing it for money, I don't blame him. I would do the same.
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    captaincharisma , December 3, 2009 5:28 PM
    hey if apple was paying me loads of cash for being a bad guy on one of there ads i probably would go with apple too
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    08nwsula , December 3, 2009 5:28 PM
    so apple users are actually fat old rambling men in suits
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    JeanLuc , December 3, 2009 5:28 PM
    Jane McEntegartDoes this change the way you feel towards Apple's portrayal of PC?


    No.

    BTW the PC character isn't 'nerdy, awkward and very uncool' he's honest and true to himself and doesn't pretend to be something he's not unlike the obnoxious twat next to him.
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    captaincharisma , December 3, 2009 5:30 PM
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    No.

    BTW the PC character isn't 'nerdy, awkward and very uncool' he's honest and true to himself and doesn't pretend to be something he's not unlike the obnoxious twat next to him.



    so true. him and those people who say they are going to mac in those commercials too come off as complete assholes too
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    flurrball , December 3, 2009 5:32 PM
    So the guy in Apple's commercial is a Mac fan?

    /sarcasm
    I'm shocked...
    /end sarcasm

    Was this article even necessary?
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    Socnom , December 3, 2009 5:34 PM
    And this is supposed to be surprising? Who knows, maybe he gets a bonus on his contract for saying hes Mac only and using only Macs for the duration of his contract.
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    trevorvdw , December 3, 2009 5:35 PM
    So their ads should be "I'm a Mac and I'm a Mac"
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    lorddude , December 3, 2009 5:40 PM
    flurrballWas this article even necessary?

    It was completel necessarey... as far as ads go anyway
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    warezme , December 3, 2009 5:45 PM
    that just proves the "actors" used in this farce are just as fake as their message attempts to be.
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    zachary k , December 3, 2009 5:46 PM
    no s**t sherlock. you think a pc would go on there and do that for apple? john is probably a bigger douce than the mac guy.
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    soo-nah-mee , December 3, 2009 5:55 PM
    trevorvdwSo their ads should be "I'm a Mac and I'm a Mac"
    Yeah, and after they recite those words respectively, the two men begin making out passionately. After about 20 seconds of tongue kissing, they simultaneously turn their heads towards the camera and declare in slow, sensual unison: "The worst of both worlds. We're a Mac." [fade to black]
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    duckmanx88 , December 3, 2009 5:58 PM
    everytime he says the world apple or mac he gets 5 cents.
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    njalterio , December 3, 2009 6:06 PM
    flurrballSo the guy in Apple's commercial is a Mac fan? /sarcasmI'm shocked.../end sarcasmWas this article even necessary?


    Oh man...if you are going to be nerdy and use fake code as your comment at least do it the right way! It should look like this:

    sarcasm



    /sarcasm
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    cadder , December 3, 2009 6:10 PM
    They're both just hired actors. It is more surprising that either one of them knows anything about computers. Of course "owning" one and "using" one are still 2 different things. Maybe they should have just given him a couple of iphones, he could probably relate to those better.
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    waikano , December 3, 2009 6:15 PM
    njalterioOh man...if you are going to be nerdy and use fake code as your comment at least do it the right way! It should look like this:sarcasm/sarcasm


    I like to use ....
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    waikano , December 3, 2009 6:19 PM
    LOL code stripped by forum nice.

    2nd Try

    "..."
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    waikano , December 3, 2009 6:19 PM
    Ok I submit your way is better.
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