Internet Explorer 8: Puke Less

This might be an actual Microsoft ad that was pulled after it upset people. Below the fold because it is …. well, it’s below the fold.

Analysis (or parody) here, HT Lee.


  1. #1 MattR
    July 2, 2009

    Alternatively: Puke less — switch to any other browser.

  2. #2 The Science Pundit
    July 2, 2009

    Who else here has been flying the new FF 3.5? So far I like it. I haven’t tried any of the newest functions yet, but they look pretty cool.

  3. #3 Greg Laden SPOILER
    July 2, 2009

    Not me yet.

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    July 2, 2009

    That wasn’t really a spoiler.

  5. #5 Wilson
    July 2, 2009

    Parody. Very funny.

  6. #6 Tony P
    July 2, 2009

    Bah, Firefox 3.5 – in only three and a half versions they do so much more right than IE 8 ever has.

    It’s simple, just tell Firefox to keep 0 days of history and it’ll do exactly that. No history whatsoever.

  7. #7 Paladin
    July 3, 2009

    Well, i imagine that for Microsoft not keeping your private data was an epic battle, that’s why they are so happy about this feature. And i imagine all the haired pulled by marketing department: “We could’ve done so much with all that data…”

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    July 3, 2009

    Who says they don’t keep your data? They just don’t let our wife see it!

  9. #9 MadScientist
    July 3, 2009

    What’s “Internet Explorer 8”? Is it some kind of computer virus?

  10. #10 thinkoplex
    July 3, 2009

    Not a parody; here is that ad plus others in Microsoft’s new IE8 ad campaign. It is really telling when your ad campaign is so inept that people can’t tell it apart from a parody of an ad campaign. There has to be term for that.

  11. #11 Paul
    July 3, 2009


  12. #12 XD
    July 3, 2009

    Apparently, they’ve pulled the advert due to complaints.

  13. #13 BAllanJ
    July 3, 2009

    If it was a virus it would be easier to install, so no.

  14. #14 Jason Thibeault
    July 3, 2009

    Um, that’s Dean Cain. Soon as I see a celebrity (even a b-list one), I assume “real” until proven otherwise.