Gizmodo picked up Valleywag's posting of the mind-boggling Dell ad filed early yesterday. Gizmodo's headline and the question on everyone's mind is, "Who is This Dell 'Viral' Ad For?", today a Dell employee, JohnP, left a comment on Gizmodo's writeup.

It's not an ad. It was the lead-in video to Michael Dell's Oracle (Open)World keynote address to 41,000 tech types who know it means to kick proprietary a__s. — JohnP@Dell

More after the jump.

Somebody's ass should have gotten kicked alright. John is correct, it's not an ad, it is a PSA to remind you that rich a-holes are not humorous, they are not your friends; and no amount of marketing, ponytails or lame videos can change that.


I also received an email from JibJab concerning the Dell ad.

Dear Valleywaggers - This is Gregg Spiridellis, co-founder JibJab. I can promise you we had absolutely nothing to do with this video. We typically try to be funny :-)

We didn't believe JibJab actually produced the ad for that very same reason, only noting the video used a style of animation JibJab is well known for. We apologize to any Valleywag readers if our headline implied JabJab had anything to do with that craptastic video.


Who Is This Dell 'Viral' Ad For? [Gizmodo]
Did Dell Hire JibJab to Handle Advertising? [Valleywag]