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Microsoft Vomits New Internet Explorer 8 TV Spot

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 6 comments

Because watching people throw up definitely makes me want to download IE8.

We’ve reported on a lot of the advertisements from the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Intel but none of them have made us feel physically ill. The following video is not for those burdened with a weak stomach.

For those of you who’d prefer not to watch, the commercial is an attempt to highlight the advantages of private browsing, one of the features offered with IE8. In summary, a woman borrows her husband's laptop and manages to send herself to a site so disgusting and displeasing to the eye that it makes her puke.

Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse, enter Dean Cain -- an older, chubbier Dean Cain than most of us would remember. He talks about some stuff and private browsing but really, I wasn’t even listening because I was too busy watcing the woman in the background toss her cookies, again. On her husband. In total, the lady throws up three times. Not yet clear if the second and third time were Dean Cain related.

Watch the ad below and let us know what you think.

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    LePhuronn , 2 July 2009 02:47
    Yeah, Internet Explorer makes me wanna puke too.

    The site she saw was either dog fucking or Windows Update. Probably the latter.
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    skalagon , 2 July 2009 03:58
    2 girls one cup anyone? :D 
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    LePhuronn , 2 July 2009 04:08

    In all honesty I think that's what Microsoft were getting at.
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    JMcEntegart , 2 July 2009 06:38
    skalagon2 girls one cup anyone?

    LePhuronn@skalagon:In all honesty I think that's what Microsoft were getting at.

    It's pretty much exactly what I thought of when I saw her throwing up all over that poor dude.
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    mosdapwn , 3 July 2009 00:12
    video has been removed by user.
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    ubertiger , 8 July 2009 11:00

    Haha, it's kind of funny but I don't think it sends out the right image. The kind of humour it uses and use of net acronyms targets the kind of people who are probably tech savvy enough to make their own decision about which browser they use and not those who wouldn't think to change or update their current browser to IE8, which I'm guessing is the biggest market and who they're trying to target. OMGIGP? WTF is all that about?