Microsoft withdraws controversial vomit advert
Microsoft has pulled an online advert from its dedicated Internet Explorer 8 website, Browser for the Better, after it sparked complaints from some viewers.
In the advert a wife looks on her husband’s laptop and vomits after seeing his browsing history. By the looks of it she had just finished off a bowl of custard. The husband then slips on her vomit whilst Dean Cain – yep, Superman Dean Cain – enters and explains how the whole situation could have been avoided with IE8’s private browsing feature.
Microsoft said the ad was supposed to be “tongue-in-cheek”. They said: “While much of the feedback to this particular piece of creative was positive, some of our customers found it offensive, so we have removed it.”
You can, unsurprisingly, still watch the advert on YouTube. Enjoy:
(via Brand Republic)
Spewer – a vom-o-rific flash game
If you’re eating, you might not want to read this. In the flash game I’m about to link you to, you control a little creature that looks a bit like Kirby who uses vomit as a projectile. Chuck up in one direction, and you’ll be propelled in the opposite.
In some cases, you end up in pits that need filling up with puke before you can swim out. Other times, you run out of chunder in your gut and have to ‘fill up’ by eating barf left by someone else before you can continue.
I’m starting to feel a bit queasy, so I’ll leave the rest to you. Play the game online on Newsgrounds here, and direct download it here.
(via Rock, Paper, Shotgun)
YouTube Video of the Week: Die! Santa! Die!
We’ve all been there. It’s Christmas Eve, and you’ve managed to accidentally kill Santa. What on earth do you do with the body? With all the blood, vomit, axes and knives you’ll need over the festive season, this trailer (sadly not for a real film) puts the “ho ho ho” back in “homicide”.
Oh, and for added hilarity, run it through the Bennyhillifier.
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