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Jerry Seinfeld Goes Back to Mac

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Jerry Seinfeld has gone back to Mac after a brief stint starring in Microsoft commercials.

Earlier this year, it emerged that Microsoft was paying Jerry Seinfeld $10 million to appear in advertisements along side Bill Gates. Shortly before the "I'm a PC" series began airing, the company released two very confusing commercials starring Seinfeld and Gates. If you don't remember them, check them out below.

Microsoft Jerry Seinfeld Bill Gates Shoe Circus Commercial

Windows Ad #2 :: New Family - Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld

TUAW reports that in the latest episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jerry Seinfeld is seen discussing ideas with Seinfeld creator Larry David. In the scene, a MacBook Pro is prominently shown on Jerry's desk. Not exactly surprising given the fact that when the Microsoft commercials aired, a lot of people pointed out that Macs have appeared in Jerry's apartment in Seinfeld before. That said, Microsoft probably still isn't pleased. I mean, they did give him ten million bucks to be in a commercial about nothing.

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    Noya , October 29, 2009 4:42 PM
    I'm retarded, I need a one button mouse...
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    cybrcatter , October 29, 2009 4:47 PM
    NoyaI'm retarded, I need a one button mouse...


    No, you need the Macbook Wheel!
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    gbismack , October 29, 2009 4:46 PM
    The "commercials" where hilarious. Pointless, but hilarious.
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  • 26 Hide
    Noya , October 29, 2009 4:42 PM
    I'm retarded, I need a one button mouse...
  • 14 Hide
    gbismack , October 29, 2009 4:46 PM
    The "commercials" where hilarious. Pointless, but hilarious.
  • 23 Hide
    cybrcatter , October 29, 2009 4:47 PM
    NoyaI'm retarded, I need a one button mouse...


    No, you need the Macbook Wheel!
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    Spanky Deluxe , October 29, 2009 4:48 PM
    NoyaI'm retarded, I need a one button mouse...


    You might want to go back to 2005 then when Apple last sold one buttoned mice.
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    ssalim , October 29, 2009 4:49 PM
    Love the Macbook Wheel vid, so funny.

    Anyway, who cares about Jerry? I don't. If a superstar is using a mac (or PC), do I follow just because? hell no.
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    JMcEntegart , October 29, 2009 4:56 PM
    cybrcatterNo, you need the Macbook Wheel!


    Priceless video!
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    akhodjaev , October 29, 2009 4:58 PM
    Oh...
    Everything about means and means that can afford that taste.
    Jerry got Apple pro book, it does not mean i will get it.
    Watch next episode of Jerry S.
    - What...? Why this crap is doing on my table, and why we had to pay 1800 while i could have something better for 500???
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    ominous prime , October 29, 2009 5:06 PM
    I want 10 million dollars to talk about non-germane material in an advertisement.
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    jonpaul37 , October 29, 2009 5:07 PM
    Dan Marino should die of Gonorrhea and rot in hell!
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    megamanx00 , October 29, 2009 5:08 PM
    The problem with those commercials is that they were trying too hard to be clever. A commercial only has so much time to convince people to buy a product, and even people who get the commercial and think it's clever, spend more time thinking it's clever than thinking they should buy what MS is selling. Of course in trying to hard to be clever those commercials also sometimes failed completely and just ended up being stupid, like the shoe one.
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    jonpaul37 , October 29, 2009 5:12 PM
    Spanky DeluxeYou might want to go back to 2005 then when Apple last sold one buttoned mice.


    FANBOY!
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    adamovera , October 29, 2009 5:24 PM
    jonpaul37Dan Marino should die of Gonorrhea and rot in hell!

    HaHaHaHaHa, Soooo Awesome!
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    hellwig , October 29, 2009 5:24 PM
    Spanky DeluxeYou might want to go back to 2005 then when Apple last sold one buttoned mice.


    LOL. It only took what, 21 years to adopt a proper mouse (going from the first Mac back in 1984)? That's a pretty good response to emerging technology if I ever saw it.

    Personally, I can't stand the limited functionality of 3-button scroll-wheel mice anymore. Give me at least 2 additional thumb buttons!!!
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    Yoder54 , October 29, 2009 5:26 PM
    gnice3dWho in their right mind is going to take IT advice from a half jewish, half scientologist comedian?Serves MS right for paying 10 million bucks to a spokesperson who probably can't flush his browser cache.If MS had any clue, they would be running ads showing 3-4 way SLI systems with liquid cooling kits running the Games for Windows titles. It's just retarded that they insist on focusing on the budget PC demographic.One day Microsoft will figure out how to market their platform.Unless the world smartens up and goes completely Linux 8)


    What does his ethnic background or religious beliefs have to do with anything?

    What you suggest is absurd. How many people could afford one of the builds you suggest? How many would even know what was being said in such an ad? No, MS needs to focus on winning back consumer confidence, and needs to continue targeting all consumers and not an elite few.
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    ptroen , October 29, 2009 5:33 PM
    Um I think the average consumer would be more confused. Somehow I don't see Seinfield at this point being a credible spokesman. Likable yes. Credible no.
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    audioee , October 29, 2009 5:35 PM
    Did you ever think that Apple is paying Larry David for product placement? When did "journalists" stop doing research for their articles? Ask the producers of Larry David and Seinfeld if they got paid for product placement?

    "That said, Microsoft probably still isn't pleased." Why not ask MS their reaction to the picture instead of assuming what their reaction would be? Or does that take too much time?

    Tom's at times seems to post these little tidbits of "News" to insight Mac vs. MS hatred flame wars.

    Come on Tom's get to real Journalism and do some research, ask questions of both sides and then write the article.
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    Spanky Deluxe , October 29, 2009 5:36 PM
    jonpaul37FANBOY!


    For pointing out a fact? Not really. Yes I use a Mac but I don't use an Apple mouse. I use a Microsoft mouse (Habu).

    hellwigLOL. It only took what, 21 years to adopt a proper mouse (going from the first Mac back in 1984)? That's a pretty good response to emerging technology if I ever saw it.Personally, I can't stand the limited functionality of 3-button scroll-wheel mice anymore. Give me at least 2 additional thumb buttons!!!


    Yeah Apple have managed to produce some pretty shocking mice over the years. I was hoping the new multitouch one would be better but alas they didn't put in pinch to zoom and rotate support which means its a whole lot of multitouch surface with little use beyond up/down scrolling. A complete waste of technology if you ask me.
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    Verrin , October 29, 2009 5:38 PM
    Jerry isn't a Scientologist. He's spoken against it before, and he's even made fun it in his own series. Just watch "The Parking Garage" episode (Season 3).
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    Yoder54 , October 29, 2009 5:45 PM
    hellwigLOL. It only took what, 21 years to adopt a proper mouse (going from the first Mac back in 1984)? That's a pretty good response to emerging technology if I ever saw it.Personally, I can't stand the limited functionality of 3-button scroll-wheel mice anymore. Give me at least 2 additional thumb buttons!!!


    The first Xerox mouse had a single button, and Xerox PARC also designed a three-button model, but reduced the count to two for Xerox products. Apple retained the one button mouse for accessibility reasons, and they also thought that users would be less confused.

    In reality, how many people know how to use the full functionality of a mouse? It is a low percentage, though kids pick it up faster than adults. Try explaining how to use the right-click of a mouse to adults...you'd think you were covering planetary mechanics.

    Regarding the thumb wheels...I use Logitech Revolution MX mice with both my Windows and Mac OS. Both work the same way regardless of the OS. Two button mice have been available for Mac's for years, it is just that Apple chose not to ship them.
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