The 404 178: Where it's probably bad for you

After 12 solid hours in a coma-like sleep, Wilson has been miraculously cured of consumption. It's a good thing, too, as we discuss Bill Gates' Apple ad counterattack and Michael Moore's insatiable appetite for junk food and justice, all while dodging gia


After 12 solid hours in a coma-like sleep, Wilson has been miraculously cured of consumption. It's a good thing, too, as we discuss Bill Gates' Apple ad counterattack and Michael Moore's insatiable appetite for junk food and justice, all while dodging giant cheeseburger-eating mantises!

Dan the Mantern here. At a caller's suggestion, the guys led the show off with a discussion of the new Microsoft ad featuring Bill Gates, Jerry Seinfeld and a strip mall. Apparently the 'soft spent $250 million on this ad, $249 million of which went to Seinfeld for one day of shooting. If you haven't seen it yet, it's like a Seinfeld episode condensed into two minutes minus Kramer. We yearn for the days of the Rolling Stones promoting Windows 95. In other news, Michael Moore plans to release a film online, available for free, that aims to motivate young people to vote. And the future looks bright, it seems, as America's youth rock the vote to give Disaster Movie a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. Oh yeah, and three Canadians pass out from garbage smell inhalation.


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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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