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The W - Internet & Computers - Man Loses Job Over YouTube Cartoon
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J. Kyle

Since: 21.2.02
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Sing this special song. It's just for you.
Apparently Best Buy wishes to avoid corporate tension with Apple by instead engaging in a public relations fiasco.

Stupid on a lot of levels. The video is pretty funny. Even if it does get redundant towards the end, the initial series "I don't care"s had me rolling.

Remember when Pepsi hired the 12 year old girl that the RIAA tried to sue to death to do commercials? Microsoft, Google, and/or HTC need to do that here.

A PG version of that vid would make a nice 30 second spot.

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Cherries > Peaches

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Oh, that's good! :-)

"Best Buy has suspended him indefinitely and is currently taking the steps to terminate him ..."
I can't wait to see how the settlement averting that actual lawsuit turns out. Although hopefully BB's lawyers are smarter than their management, & include a "don't tell" clause in the settlement.

From the linked article ( "Maupin says he was asked to quit, which he declined to do, and so they suspended him this morning telling him that he would most likely be terminated after they review it with HR. He expects the decision in the next day or two. “I issued a statement to them explaining that the video was intended to be comedic and hence, not taken seriously by them or all these stockholders & customers they are worried about [being] turned off to buying from them due to the video,” Maupin says in his defense.

Oh yeah, just waiting for that rubber stamp from HR. No prob there.

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