August 15, 2020

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Here’s a Cringeworthy Coopers & Lybrand Super Bowl Ad From 1993

Super Bowl ads usually fall into one of five categories: ones that make you laugh, ones that get you in the feels, ones that elicit no feelings whatsoever, ones that make you think, and ones that make you cringe. (We’re looking at you, Intuit.) This ad from Coopers & Lybrand (one of PwC’s parental units), […]

Here’s the Extended Version of the Horrible TurboTax Ad You’ll See During the Super Bowl

$5.6 million. That’s how much it costs for a 30-second advertisement to air on Fox during the Super Bowl this Sunday. But that ad time cost is chump change for Intuit, maker of TurboTax and staunch proponent of charging millions of customers for tax filing services they should’ve gotten for free. Intuit will be airing […]

Hey Look, This CMA Commercial Is Actually Pretty Funny

Well, this is a pleasant surprise. The guy with the handlebar mustache really sells it, doesn't he? I laugh harder each time I watch it. The ad is going to run during late night programming like SNL, Fallon, Colbert, etc. Let's hope that it results in for a rash of CMA tattoos on hipster accountants. […]

Tax Day Is Barack Obama’s Favorite Day of the Year, Says Dude Running for Texas Land Commissioner

Dude is also nephew of a former President. So I guess that's why it's news. Any tax professional who celebrates this day because it means they can finally go home at a reasonable hour should take this as a personal insult. THIS IS YOUR DAY AND NO ONE ELSE'S.

The Very First Microsoft Excel Ad Was Even More Clairvoyant Than Anyone Could Have Known

Human beings spend, on average, a third of their lifetime sleeping. They spend six total years eating, four years cleaning the house and a little over a year on the toilet.  If only someone would do a study to determine how many years the average spreadsheet jockey spends with their nose buried in multiple Excel […]

PwC Partners Take Their Appreciation for Employees to the Pages of the Wall Street Journal

A "Senior Associate" who was not impressed with the firm's effort tipped us to an ad in today's Journal. SUBJECT: How the hell have you not done a story on PwC's terrrrrrrrrrrrrible ad in the WSJ????   What are you guys asleep at the switch?    PwC ran shitty ad featuring our new brand in the WSJ.  […]