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Parody ad hits on why people don’t read papers

It probably shouldn’t, but this parody ad, which I saw linked from Romenesko, about the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times made me laugh. It’s based on the I’m a Mac/I’m a PC ads that are pretty funny themselves.

My favorite part of this is the end:

Sun-Times: Hey what’s that white thing with the wires coming out of that guy’s ears?
Tribune: Oh. That’s an iPod. They’re all over the place now.
In unison: TREND STORY!

It wouldn’t be so funny if it weren’t true. But there are other funny quips in the ad, too.

While on the topic of parody ads, here’s one for the Microsoft Zune phone. It’s pretty lame, but the point it makes is funny.

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