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Annoying Can-You-Hear-Me-Now? Verizon Guy Actually Non-Annoying in Anti-AT&T iPhone Ad

BoomTown hates the Verizon “Can you hear me now?” guy even more than I do the Progressive Insurance lady.

But his lame schtick finally works in this commercial, which the wireless carrier just put out to herald its upcoming Apple iPhone launch.

It takes a clever, if unsaid, slaperoo at AT&T. Much deserved!

Enjoy the video:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald