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Google Airs Super Bowl Ad

kdawson posted more than 4 years ago | from the feeling-lucky dept.

Google 315

theodp writes "CNET's hunch that Google might run a Super Bowl ad entitled 'Parisian Love' proved to be well-founded. The ad just ran (did you know that you can search the Internet using Google?), and Apple certainly doesn't have to worry about losing its claim to having produced the best Super Bowl ad ever. In fact, you might want to check out the spoof 'Parisian Love' apparently inspired — 'Is Tiger Feeling Lucky?' — if you want to see a better pitch for Google."

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First Polanski (4, Funny)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057444)

Here are the searches from the commercial, in order:
  • "study abroad paris france"
  • "cafes near the louve"
  • "translate tu es tres mignon"
  • "impress a french girl"
  • "chocolate shops paris"
  • "what are truffles"
  • "who is traffaut"
  • "long distance relationship advice"
  • "jobs in paris"
  • "AA120"
  • "churches in paris
  • "how to assemble a crib"

Did anybody else find that kinda...creepy? Like some Roman Polanski just met a possibly underage girl* in a chat room and now he's going to stalk her* while fantasizing about moving near her*, gettin married*, and having a kid* all while he dosen't even know French*.

* the "girl", "AA 120" airline, "jobs", "church", "crib", and "translate" searches; respectively.

Re:First Polanski (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057474)

I have been described as seriously cynical and highly lacking empathy. Hell, even my girlfriend calls me souless. But I nearly cried at the end.

Brilliant ad.

My Google searches (0, Offtopic)

fibrewire (1132953) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057582)

Search on my home town - http://www.cityoflakecharles.com/ [cityoflakecharles.com]

Mardi Gras early? - http://www.wwltv.com/sports/superbowl-tease/French-Quarter-bracing-for-ultimate-party-if-Saints-win-83450602.html [wwltv.com]

What can i do to help - http://www.squidoo.com/freevoodoodollspells [squidoo.com]

Tickets home after the Saints win - http://deals.farecompare.com/2009/01/29/cheap-flights-for-carnival-and-mardi-gras/ [farecompare.com]

- Who Dat Motherf**kers

Re:My Google searches (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31058152)

It's like 4chan got themselves a slashdot account ^^^

Re:First Polanski (5, Insightful)

CecilPL (1258010) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058116)

It's so touching knowing that a soulless, multinational, 100 billion dollar company thinks you should integrate it into every part of your life.

But yeah, I almost cried too. Kinda scary how easy it is to manipulate our emotions for commercial gain.

Re:First Polanski (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057482)

No, actually. Would never have crossed my mind.

I think you just have issues.

Re:First Polanski (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057852)

>>31057474 [slashdot.org]
>>31057482 [slashdot.org]

Samefag detected.

I see how you might be confused (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057484)

This being Slashdot, I understand how this might seem confusing to some readers, but that's actually the way some romances happen. A guy meets a girl, likes her, tries to impress her, and amazingly, it works.

Re:I see how you might be confused (5, Funny)

nicknamenotavailable (1730990) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057532)

That is utter nonsense.
There must be some mathematical equation or perl or ruby script involved somewhere.

Re:I see how you might be confused (4, Funny)

sentientbeing (688713) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057596)

begin; while {tits36c} find tits; end;

Re:I see how you might be confused (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057624)

Be careful. Some of the male readers here might be caught by that.

Re:I see how you might be confused (2, Insightful)

robot256 (1635039) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057828)

begin
while (tits.size < "36c") find tits;
end

FTFY

Re:I see how you might be confused (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058118)

Infinite loop detected

Re:I see how you might be confused (1)

bertoelcon (1557907) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057946)

You could just try import tits or yum install tits (using the yum tool for obvious reasons) on one who can run the rest of the body.

Re:First Polanski (5, Insightful)

poormanjoe (889634) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057554)

No I didn't find it creepy. I was very impressed with the commercial. It instantly came to me near the end that they were illustrating they're long term commitment to excellent searches. Google has been in business now (if your a 20 something) for over half our lives, and this was a sped up version of what an "average" person may have Googled over their lifetime. It has always been there for you. It has always got you what you wanted to know. The top result is always what you wanted. All this was illustrated very elegantly and effectively. Unlike most technology commercials that have a very busy, and annoying feeling with people who are nothing like "you."

Re:First Polanski (2, Informative)

sakdoctor (1087155) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057698)

There were technical inaccuracies in the advert.

The cursor moved, which in reality triggers that bullshit, javascript fade thing.
The google SERPs page only looks like that to an adblock user.

Re:First Polanski (1)

biryokumaru (822262) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057768)

I would presume that the people who work at Google would use adblock. I know I would.

Re:First Polanski (1)

PeanutButterBreath (1224570) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058150)

Google has been in business now (if your a 20 something) for over half our lives, and this was a sped up version of what an "average" person may have Googled over their lifetime.

If you're a 20 something, WTF do you think you know about an "average" lifetime?

At best, this was Google shorthand for the plot of some hackneyed romantic movie.

Re:First Polanski (5, Funny)

sakdoctor (1087155) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057572)

  • Buy cafes near the louve on ebay
  • Buy impress a french girl on ebay
  • Buy long distance relationship on ebay
  • Buy churches in paris on ebay

Re:First Polanski (4, Funny)

Trepidity (597) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057708)

I really do get a similar result for your 3rd example:

Buy long-distance relationship at Amazon! Qualified orders over $25 ship free

Re:First Polanski (0)

value_added (719364) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057738)

Buy cafes near the louve on ebay

Unlikely. It would spelled correctly [wikipedia.org] .

Re:First Polanski (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057774)

*Didn't watch the commercial*

Re:First Polanski (2, Interesting)

lyinhart (1352173) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057578)

Well, of course, there's supposed to be a passage of time in between each search, but they do a pretty bad job of showing that in the ad. They should have shown the Google home page on a monitor while the backdrop changes after each search, and provide some indicator of how much time has past in between in each search (e.g. a calendar, a window showing the weather of the season and location).

The way I figure it, the next logical search after the last one would been:
"ashley madison" :P

Re:First Polanski (1)

dwillden (521345) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057646)

Hmm, when I saw it the flight was DL1820 not AA, the rest was the same.

Perhaps they targeted the markets, I do live near a major Delta Hub.

Re:First Polanski (5, Funny)

russotto (537200) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057974)

It's just you. Any idiot could see the story: An American guy went to study abroad in Paris, went to a cafe, met a French girl who told him he was cute, bought her some chocolate, found out about her favorite films, and eventually moved to Paris to be the handyman to her and her husband.

What? (4, Insightful)

stonecypher (118140) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057454)

Major company runs television ad during profitable sports event.

Gasp. Newsworthy indeed.

Re:What? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057486)

And since this is /., there should be no reason whatsoever to make reference to Apple.

Re:What? (1)

daveime (1253762) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057526)

Searching for Superbowl Ads for your iPod ? There's an app for that !

Re:What? (5, Insightful)

elashish14 (1302231) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058066)

For a company that doesn't advertise very much (all that they have so far is that stupid Chrome browser commercial [youtube.com] that still barely makes sense to me), and a company that's pretty closely tied to the /. community, I think it's pretty newsworthy. And let's not forget that they didn't just crawl into the advertising realm - their first major ad on TV airing during the Super Bowl? That's pretty significant. And besides, it suggests that Google is starting to acknowledge some competition from Bing. They never had any reason to advertise much before, but it shows that they acknowledge that things are starting to change.

In any case, for a night full of silly car ads and tasteless beer commercials, I thought it was delightfully refreshing. I'm glad to see a story like this making waves.

Wait... (1)

Nemyst (1383049) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057470)

Searches on Google about lacerations and blood stains and no mentions of raptors?!

Man, where is the world going...

I don't watch much superbowl... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057602)

Searches on Google about lacerations and blood stains and no mentions of raptors?!

Oh, the raptors. I didn't know Toronto was playing. Did they win?

France? Football? Google? (1)

theodp (442580) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057472)

Jeff Jarvis [twitter.com] : "Disappointed Google didn't make a new commercial appropriate to the Super Bowl. France? Football? Google?"

Why hath hell frozen over? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057480)

I don't get it.

Interested in something else. (3, Funny)

Asadullah Ahmad (1608869) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057490)

Forget the ad, I want that Internet Connection.

Re:Interested in something else. (4, Informative)

nicknamenotavailable (1730990) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057996)

Try google DNS [google.com] .

No, I'm not joking.

I upgraded everything, but still found that it took very long to begin loading a page.
A heavily 'ad-laden' page has to make many DNS queries before the page even starts to appear.
Google DNS is an order of magnitude faster than the one provided with my Bell WiMax.

But make sure you test it first. Your ISP's DNS might not be as bad as mine.

Those who ask, receive! (5, Funny)

fibrewire (1132953) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058040)

Haven't you heard of Google TiSP?

http://www.google.com/tisp/ [google.com]

I wonder why they didn't advertise this - everyone already uses google search.

And for those wondering, Clearwire is just a franchise of Google TiSP

Even more interesting (5, Funny)

rinoid (451982) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057502)

Try this in your Google Suggest enabled search field (Safari, Firefox, Google home page):
Just type the word "Why" ...

First suggested results:
Why do men have nipples
Why is the sky blue
Why is my poop green
Why are black people so loud


Recently bumped off the top list of suggested search results: "Why does my vag smell"

What would we do with out such an enormous cultural asset such as Google?

Re:Even more interesting (2, Insightful)

Asadullah Ahmad (1608869) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057544)

I don't blame Google that much for this, it is just showing what most users are wondering [out loud].

Re:Even more interesting (1)

Trepidity (597) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057584)

Well, some of these are introduced through deliberate organized campaigns to get funny and/or offensive things to show up as autocompletes for common terms. Not Google's fault per se in that case either, but it does mean that Google's presenting the user with not-very-useful information, as they've failed to filter out ungenuine searches.

Re:Even more interesting (2, Insightful)

Asadullah Ahmad (1608869) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057626)

They need a pretty big recoding to filter out non-genuine results completely.

Re:Even more interesting (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057556)

Why the hell are these not legitimate questions? What is wrong with trying to find out more about the world, as opposed to staying willfully ignorant of topics that might seem vaguely uncomfortable?

Re:Even more interesting (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057812)

Vaguely uncomfortable, eh? Like "why can't i own a canadian"?

Re:Even more interesting (0, Troll)

Johnathon Walls (27265) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057846)

Wow, why so aggressive?

I think the point is not "why would anyone ever ask those questions" but rather "why are those questions asked SO FREQUENTLY as to be the most likely phrases to follow the word 'why'?"

Jesus you sound like someone found your google history of "why does my penis look like a vagina".

Re:Even more interesting (1)

Bloopie (991306) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057918)

I get the exact same suggested search results. Doesn't their appearance there signify that they are the most frequent Google searches starting with "Why . . ."? Of all the millions of Google searches that are performed?

Isn't that a bit . . . strange, for some reason? You don't think so?

Re:Even more interesting (1)

bertoelcon (1557907) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057978)

Not really, the first two are fairly reasonable questions that many have probably asked growing up anyway. I admit the last two in that list are a little wtf.

Re:Even more interesting (1, Redundant)

Bloopie (991306) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058048)

So you're not surprised that "Why do men have nipples?" is the most frequent Google search of all the searches that begin with "Why?" The most frequent one? Boy, people here are more bizarrely weird than I thought.

I can imagine a bunch of Slashdotters sitting alone in their basements saying, "No, seems perfectly normal, dude."

Re:Even more interesting (4, Funny)

bertoelcon (1557907) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058102)

Boy, people here are more bizarrely weird than I thought.

This is the internet, may I ask what it is that you were expecting?

Re:Even more interesting (1)

Bloopie (991306) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058110)

I guess you do have a point there.

Re:Even more interesting (1)

mkiwi (585287) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057954)

Go to google, type "Why" and you'll also get:

"why can't i own a canadian"

I guess in some places that's a pretty legitimate question...

Re:Even more interesting (4, Funny)

JackieBrown (987087) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057592)

Are you sure that your results are not based on your personal search history :)

Re:Even more interesting (3, Funny)

retchdog (1319261) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057594)

This was even in the ad and it made me chuckle:

"how to assemble a crossbow"

I think consciously they left it in as a nod to the asocial male geek set.

Re:Even more interesting (1)

The Wooden Badger (540258) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057862)

Well count me in with the "Why can't I own a Canadian?" group.

Re:Even more interesting (1)

elashish14 (1302231) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058086)

Yeah, it was interesting the suggestions that they chose to include and remove. I think the one that stuck out to me was their suggestion for 'How' omits 'How I met your mother' on the commercial. I'm sure that there are other examples. Shouldn't raise any eyebrows really, but obviously they wanted to hold back from appearing to endorse anything through their suggestions

Spoiler alert. (0)

spisska (796395) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057528)

The ad seems to suggest that they're doing the 2010 Census. That would be big news.

omgstfu (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057540)

Apple certainly doesn't have to worry about losing its claim to having produced the best Super Bowl ad ever

Take the cock out of your mouth, we can't hear you.

Am I the only one...? (5, Insightful)

thatseattleguy (897282) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057546)

...who thought this ad was pretty damn brilliant? Low-key, sure, but also sweet, memorable, and focused on the product/service itself rather than hype and glitz? I thought it promoted the both the company's values and the value of what they provide to their customers extraordinarily well.

Maybe I'm just not cynical enough, but it sure gets my vote. /tsg/

Re:Am I the only one...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057580)

No. I enjoyed

Re:Am I the only one...? (4, Interesting)

friedmud (512466) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057604)

My wife and I thought it was well done as well. We've also recently gone to Paris... and it brought back good memories for us.

I think it did a beautiful job of showing the service off... and reminding people that Google still works and is extremely efficient. It didn't need to be all in your face and loud... unlike other search engine adds. (Yaaaaaaaaaaahooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

I'm sure it will get ripped apart here on Slashdot... but it definitely wasn't aimed at the Geek crowd.

Re:Am I the only one...? (1)

biryokumaru (822262) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057794)

I beg to differ. In fact, the majority of comments here appear to be overwhelmingly positive. Maybe we're just a little more soft-hearted than you give us credit.

Re:Am I the only one...? (1)

willutah (556976) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057864)

Agreed! I thought that Google's commercial showed a plausible series of interactions with a customer and how his/her life could be improved because of them. Lots of other companies could learn from that model.

Re:Am I the only one...? (4, Informative)

TooMuchToDo (882796) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057956)

If you watch all the Super Bowl ads through Hulu (AdZone), they show the aggregate ratings people gave to each ad (like/dislike). The Google ad has the highest like rating so far.

Re:Am I the only one...? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057642)

Google could bend you over and give it to you up the ass and you would tell us what an amazing experience it was.

Re:Am I the only one...? (1)

bertoelcon (1557907) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057880)

Google could bend you over and give it to you up the ass and you would tell us what an amazing experience it was.

Your thinking Apple.

Re:Am I the only one...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057932)

You're

Re:Am I the only one...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31058046)

You're a gay fucking homo

FTFY

Re:Am I the only one...? (2, Insightful)

retchdog (1319261) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057782)

It was a great ad on many levels. For one, its emotional content countered the Bing! attack (of claiming more relevant results), without appearing to be defensive.

If you want to be cynical, point out how the slashdot summary is pandering to its own stereotypes and in so doing missing the point entirely.

Re:Am I the only one...? (1)

penguinchris (1020961) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057840)

I thought it was excellent as well. Why I even watched part of the game I don't know, but I'm glad I did because I really enjoyed this ad. I don't even remember any of the others, and I was actually watching them, not getting a sandwich (saved that for the actual game). Others have pointed out what's brilliant about it already.

It struck a personal chord for me, since I fell in love overseas recently myself and am at a certain point in the relationship that's covered in the ad, and it makes me hopeful that it will work out as in the ad... advertising is about getting into people's heads, and I think that even if one hasn't been in a similar situation that this ad really succeeds. It's a great fantasy (especially for nerdy types!) and the ad made a touching story.

It's an effective short film... the kind of thing someone might make as art. Keep in mind that like any good slashdotter, I loathe advertising - even other Google-related advertising - and I still feel this way about this ad.

The poster is a little deluded to think that everyone is going to think this was a dumb ad - I suspect that even among the slashdot crowd most people will like it. Seems typical of slashdot... strong opinions get posted in the summaries and it's worded in a way that makes it seem like you'd have to be an idiot to not agree, and then it turns out 95% or more of slashdot disagrees. Well, it gets the comments rolling, anyway.

Re:Am I the only one...? (1)

microbee (682094) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058054)

No you are not the only one. I think it's very sweet and touching.

I loved the ad. (3, Insightful)

Labarna (945915) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057562)

It was well done. It described what many people use Google for.

Obligtory (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057590)

Worst Commercial Ever!

Not quite the same... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057606)

In the ad during the superbowl, the airline was Delta. In the transcript posted above, it's AA.
(I might be wrong)

Actually, I liked it. (5, Insightful)

moosesocks (264553) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057620)

Actually, I thought it was simple and to the point (something you don't see very much in Super Bowl ads).

I didn't watch the Superbowl (cable's out), and so far three friends have called me to tell me to watch this ad, while I haven't heard a peep about any of the other ads that aired. I'd qualify that as a pretty significant success.

Also consider that the ad's simplistic nature can be thought of as a reflection of Google's products. Apple's used same strategy very successfully while marketing the iPhone, albeit from a somewhat different angle.

I also wouldn't list Apple's '1984' as a particularly good ad. It was expensive, confusing, and made absolutely no mention of the product being advertised. My favorite super bowl ad is still the E-Trade monkey ad [youtube.com] .

Re:Actually, I liked it. (2, Insightful)

DJRumpy (1345787) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057748)

"I also wouldn't list Apple's '1984' as a particularly good ad. It was expensive, confusing, and made absolutely no mention of the product being advertised."

Yet here we are, still talking about it years later. It is the definition of a good ad. It evokes curiosity, and people talked about it. They told two friends, and so on. The end of the ad basically said that Apple would be releasing the Mac. That was pretty much all that was needed.

Re:Actually, I liked it. (1)

billsayswow (1681722) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057808)

...didn't watch the Superbowl... because the cable's out? You know, they make these great pointy metal things you can plug into the back of your TV... let's you watch CBS even while the cable is out.

Re:Actually, I liked it. (1)

bertoelcon (1557907) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057916)

Might have an old TV that doesn't have a digital tuner. Many people who have cable didn't bother buying boxes at all.

Re:Actually, I liked it. (1)

moosesocks (264553) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058130)

Indeed. I don't have an ATSC box. I'll likely be getting an antenna and box one of these days, and hopefully canceling the cable.

Unbelievable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057654)

I guess money can get you anything... even a SuperBowl ad. I had NO idea. VERY impressive, I must say. Who would've thought?

Strip clubs in Paris (1)

SlappyBastard (961143) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057666)

ATM machines in Paris

How to make quick cash in Paris

Where is the consulate in Paris?

How to say "I am broke" to French airline official

Homeless life for foreign nationals in paris

What can I say? I would have made better use of the weekend in Paris than this dude did.

Best Ever? (5, Insightful)

fm6 (162816) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057696)

Apple certainly doesn't have to worry about losing its claim to having produced the best Super Bowl ad ever.

Oh gawd. That ad was based around a lame, confusing reference to a certain novel — a novel that the makers obviously had not read. It doesn't make sense to anybody who doesn't already think that Apple products are Destined to Save the World. Anybody who thinks this is "best ever" needs to get out more.

Re:Best Ever? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31058042)

It may not be the best, but it certainly is considered the quintessential.

DBE VIOLATION (-1)

cosm (1072588) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057700)

Paying 3 million dollars for 30 seconds of television time. And it wasn't even funny!!! I am jaded, forgive me, but damn, not as impressive as it could have been. I imagine the majority of people are familiar with the suggestive search, what market segment were they going for?

The ad was cute (1)

symbolset (646467) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057824)

I don't know why Google needs to advertise - their domain name is the verb "to inquire". But the ad was cute. I was entertained for 30 seconds. Not moved, not inspired, entertained. They went with the mini-movie boy-meets-girl trite story theme in a search engine context and it worked for me. The next time I search for information I'll use Google - not because of the ad but because it's a reliable solution to that need, until it's not.

And it didn't have Bill Gates shaking his butt in my face, which is nice. That was bad enough in standard def, but I was watching this one in HD.

Holy shit, Google knows everything about him! (5, Funny)

Dr. Spork (142693) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057710)

So the ad is telling us that some horny dude knocked up some chick in Paris and was looking for a church to confess his sins, and they told him that he can't leave the country or Jesus will zap him, and that he better buy a crib, but he's so poor that he has to build it instead, and next he'll probably search for "best suicide method" ... so thank God for Google, the benign giant who knows every minute detail of his pathetic life.

I Don't Get It (5, Funny)

pipingguy (566974) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057730)

Is a super bowl some kind of large toilet?

Re:I Don't Get It (5, Funny)

biryokumaru (822262) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057814)

Yes, and all the major corporations throw their money into it.

Undertones (1)

dougmwne (958276) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057732)

I detect a big Googly brother undertone. Anyone remember the accidentally released Yahoo searches that told the story of people's personal lives through their search queries?

Why not Chrome? (2, Interesting)

Nightspirit (846159) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057756)

Doesn't everyone already use google search? Wouldn't they have gotten much more bang for the buck with a Chrome ad?

Re:Why not Chrome? (4, Insightful)

LordLucless (582312) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057912)

They weren't looking for more exposure. They were looking to get people to associate Google with warm fuzzies.

Autocomplete Search Results (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057776)

Did anyone freeze frames on those search autocompletes? I saw one that said "Who is the antichrist?" I was hoping to see some more nasty stuff, but they were censored out. Sopmeone should compare the TV ad. and the real search engine results. [grin]

I thought it was sweet. (3, Funny)

Orp (6583) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057798)

I thought it was a sweet ad. At the end, though, I had him googling "divorce lawyer."

Plebs Eat Up More Useless Corporate Bread (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057928)

Enjoying your stuperbowl, useless plebs?

after the titty bar, another binged weekend of beer, you'll be back to work and consume even more, then celebrate this mindless consumption and slavery to produce more useless goods by watching a gay circus known as football where sweaty men dance around in tights and unending repetition.

Then you will say octomom and you betcha and that will be the extent of your participation in public life and politics.

ooooh! ooooh! who will catch the ball next?

I did study abroad in france! (1)

dawilcox (1409483) | more than 4 years ago | (#31057936)

Those were my Google searches! I just recently built that crib!

Re:I did study abroad in france! (1)

zerospeaks (1467571) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058124)

Better let techdirt know about your upcoming lawsuit then.

all that and no porn? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057940)

Every search I saw on that google commercial, I kept thinking... oh yeah porn coming up from that one.
Safe search must have been on I guess. /got unintentional porn tonight searching for "ethnic persian" /WTF

Re:all that and no porn? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31058128)

I was waiting for him to "feel lucky"

Apparently google doesn't know about it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31057948)

How's this for not having your act together: http://video.google.com/superbowl.html [google.com]

(incidentally one of the first search results)

Missed a big opportunity... Just saying. ;-)

Apple? Apple! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31058022)

Apple apple apple apple apple apple apple apple apple apple apple? Apple! Steve jobs. Macintosh. iPod iPad iTunes Quicktime. Best best best. 1984 Nineteen Eighty Four. Slashdot? Apple! Google? Apple! Microsoft? Apple! Linux? Apple! Apple? Apple!

Gotham (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#31058090)

My farvorite Search Story was the Gotham-themed one, but it seems to be gone from YouTube now! What happened to it?

Could this be....? (1)

zerospeaks (1467571) | more than 4 years ago | (#31058096)

Could this be a sign that google (the company famous for NOT needing to advertise), decided it was time to start advertising? Why? Are they scared of losing marketshare? I loved the commercial, simple to the point, and relaxing, while pulling at heart strings. But what gives? Why is google advertising when they are a noun and verb?
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