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Megan Fox's Acer Ad is the Weirdest Thing You'll See All Day

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 42 comments

So that's what Megan Fox gets up to in her spare time.

Remember Acer's crazy Jack-Bauer-Makes-Cupcakes commercial? Well, if you thought it couldn't get any stranger than that, you were definitely wrong (it's okay, we were wrong, too). It seems Acer is looking to make that ad into a series, as the company has just released a second commercial featuring a well-known celebrity doing something that might be seen as totally out of character.

This one stars Transformers actress Megan Fox as a dolphin expert, working tirelessly to communicate with dolphins. Seriously. What does this have to do with Acer computers? We're not really sure. Perhaps we'll figure it out the second time around...

Check it out for yourself down below. Let us know which you prefer, Megan and dolphins or Jack and cupcakes?

Megan Fox Acer - VoxFox

Acer: BAKE IT

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    wannabepro , November 6, 2012 12:57 PM
    I like the 'bake it' ad. It's actually quite funny.
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    bavman , November 6, 2012 12:54 PM
    The F is this?
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    heavy_metal , November 6, 2012 1:03 PM
    The "bake it" one is better, but they are both strange.
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    bavman , November 6, 2012 12:54 PM
    The F is this?
  • 25 Hide
    wannabepro , November 6, 2012 12:57 PM
    I like the 'bake it' ad. It's actually quite funny.
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    rohitbaran , November 6, 2012 1:00 PM
    What?
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    wannabepro , November 6, 2012 1:01 PM
    The other one is just kinda weird.
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    heavy_metal , November 6, 2012 1:03 PM
    The "bake it" one is better, but they are both strange.
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    cptnjarhead , November 6, 2012 1:09 PM
    wtf was that?
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    Sacr , November 6, 2012 1:16 PM
    As a big fan of the 24 series, I enjoyed the Sutherland ad. However, both ads completely overshadow the intended point. The Megan ad is too weird to care, and the "bake it" is too cool/funny to care about the computer involved.
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    scythe944 , November 6, 2012 1:24 PM
    Just goes to show, a hot girl in a commercial can sell anything. Where can I buy an acer, now!
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    enewmen , November 6, 2012 1:24 PM
    I understand it. Maybe I'm weird.
    BTW, I'm too old to know/care who is Megan Fox
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    captainblacko , November 6, 2012 1:31 PM
    if only she touched my screen like she does on that ultrabook.
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    Anonymous , November 6, 2012 1:38 PM
    3 things:
    1.the magen fox ad is stupidly weird
    2.the bake it ad is awesome but i forgot its a pc ad...
    3. its THIS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitaya
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    safcmanfr , November 6, 2012 1:44 PM
    totally wierd, but I'll remember the advert - and isn't that the entire point?

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    cookoy , November 6, 2012 1:51 PM
    Hello Megan, can i have a cupcake? Wonder if Acer is planning to make one for the superbowl. Those SB commercials are an event itself.
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    jerm1027 , November 6, 2012 1:55 PM
    Maybe my standards of weird are above average, but I found ads to be just plain stupid. They also fail to get the point across.
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    jojesa , November 6, 2012 2:23 PM
    Maybe it does not have to do anything with Acer, but I will remember those crazy ass ads. :o 
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    michalmierzwa , November 6, 2012 2:23 PM
    Acer has a weird sense of humor! ROFL
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    dgingeri , November 6, 2012 2:30 PM
    Megan Fox is kind of weird in her own right.
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    skaz , November 6, 2012 2:41 PM
    They had the chance to use Megan Fox and they picked a weird focus on the desire to talk dolphins. Hhaha. Okay.

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    ta152h , November 6, 2012 2:43 PM
    Wow, she's already losing her looks.

    Why they show her talking to Dolphins is pretty simple. Computers are commodities. There's really no differentiation done at the OEM level, and instead they have to sell the sizzle instead of the steak. You try to make a commercial to hold interest, show it as a tool (even though a different computer could have done it, this is irrelevant), and people associate this sub-consciously with a tool that can be used to do exciting things.

    You have to remember, people using computers now are in many cases morons. It's not the 1970s, 1980s, or even early 1990s when computers were owned by only a segment of the society. So, you get Coke/Beer/Corn Chips type advertising. They don't tell you why their computer is better, no one would understand it anyway. They sell the sizzle. They do understand that.

    It's sad, really, but not as sad as the fact women lose their looks so quickly. She seems to have set a record. Yuck.
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