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'Family Guy' and Microsoft: We Have No Words

OK, so "Family Guy" can be a little controversial and a little edgy. It can also be ridiculously funny. And, despite Peter Griffin's appearance on a Subway commercial, FG is still pretty cool.

That's why we were so disappointed this week to read that Microsoft has bought a whole 30-minute episode of the show -- not commercials during the episode, but the episode itself -- to promote Windows 7.

Worlds are colliding here, to borrow a phrase from George Costanza. We cover Microsoft during the day, which is great. But in the evenings, we enjoy a "Family Guy" rerun or two on non-football and non-hockey nights (not that there are many of those). Now, the day job and the night entertainment are going to mesh into one 30-minutes cringe-fest. Is there anybody out there whose soul isn't for sale?    

Posted by Lee Pender on October 15, 2009 at 11:55 AM


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