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Ad Agency's Bizarre Steve Jobs Tribute Flash Mob Hits Seattle 75

theodp writes "File this one under it-seemed-like-a-good-idea-at-the-time. The Filter digital agency decided to show off their Steve Jobs spirit on the first anniversary of Jobs' death by declaring Friday Steve Jobs dress-up day. But where things really took a turn for the worse was in Seattle, where Filter employees took it to the local Apple Store where they formed a Flash Mob of Steve Jobs dress-alikes dancing Gangnam Style. Hey, even our best of intentions sometimes go awry."
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Ad Agency's Bizarre Steve Jobs Tribute Flash Mob Hits Seattle

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  • by Revotron ( 1115029 ) on Saturday October 06, 2012 @01:47PM (#41569661)
    It was a pretty lousy flashmob, badly choreographed, and not really that funny, but I wouldn't say anything went awry. TFS makes it sound like someone got clocked in the face by a startled bystander or knocked over a table full of expensive laptops.
  • by stephanruby ( 542433 ) on Saturday October 06, 2012 @03:00PM (#41570339)

    Best intentions! My ass.

    Ad agencies don't sit around dreaming of good intentions. Also, I feel bad for the employee sheep and temps that were made to do this (if you're reading this, and some of you probably are, because it's probably your job to gauge the reaction of what happened, know that no job is worth this kind of demeaning behavior. It's grand time that you find something else).

    At least, if the flash mob had been a bunch of genuine volunteers, they would have had enough sense to stop before even starting, and at most just one person, the one idiot who came up with the idea, would have partaken in his one person flash mob.

  • by Ogive17 ( 691899 ) on Saturday October 06, 2012 @03:52PM (#41570715)
    Otherwise Steve Jobs might have sued them all for wearing a black turtleneck.
  • Well if anybody needed proof that the "Cult Of Mac" was a real phenomena? Well...there ya go. Can you picture anybody doing that for Google or Microsoft? not a chance in hell.

    That's why I even though I don't care for Apple products I always give Steve Jobs credit, other people built companies, he built a happening with fans every bit as crazed as Star Wars nerds and Trekkies. Considering that he did it not once but twice, and the second time everyone said the company was dead, might as well "return the money to the stockholders' because its going nowhere but down the toilet? That is pretty damned impressive.

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