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Apple throws sledgehammer at innocent old ladies…

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on November 16, 2005

…while making the classic 1984 commercial.

Many of the professional fashion models and actresses had difficulty spinning in place and then accurately throwing the sledgehammer as called for in the script. In fact, one errant sledgehammer toss almost killed an old lady walking down a path in Hyde Park where the casting call was being held. As luck would have it, one model, Anya Major, was also an experienced discus thrower and was hired to play the female lead because she looked the part and didn’t get dizzy when spinning around preparing to hurl the hammer.

Read the entire thrilling story, and see how a classic advert nearly didn’t get shown…

And remember:

“My friends, each of you is a single cell in the great body of the State. And today, that great body has purged itself of parasites. We have triumphed over the unprincipled dissemination of facts. The thugs and wreckers have been cast out. And the poisonous weeds of disinformation have been consigned to the dustbin of history. Let each and every cell rejoice! For today we celebrate the first, glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directive! We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology, where each worker may bloom secure from the pests of contradictory and confusing truths. Our Unification of Thought is a more powerful weapon than any fleet or army on Earth! We are one people. With one will. One resolve. One cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death. And we will bury them with their own confusion! We shall prevail!”

Just a little bit of politics. My name’s Big Brother. Goodnight.

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  1. sclerotic_rings said,

    All I can do is quote my Steve Kosh action figure: “If you go to Windows XP, you will die.”


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