-- Another expat 'actor' (not Brook Hall this time) is seen hawking a popular snack food in TV ad going viral as we type!
[Source: Gimlet-eyed internet sleuth and TV couch potato Dan Bloom]
CORPORATE LOGO LINK PHOTO HERE;
Apparently, the Doppelganger Effect in Taiwan doesn't stop, and this
week, an entirely new TV commercial with a new American expat
playing the role of "Steve Jobs" has begun airing on TV screens across
Jobs-infatuated Isla Formosa. Again, no word on whether Apple
execs have seen the advert (most likely not) or if they intend to sue
for infringment of copyright and lookalike trademarkedness (most
there is no lawsuit in the pipeline).
This new fake Steve Jobs comes at a sensitive time in Apple's
corporate history, and while Taiwanese are more than respectful of the
tech wizard's health and are certainly cheering for him to make a
speedy recovery, the new TV spot -- just 15 seconds long -- was made
before the resignation letter was released and planned at least two
months ago when it was shot in a Taipei studio for a local snack
called Vedan Enterprise Corporation in central Taiwan's bustling
''second city'' of Taichung.
The new spot is also giving away a free iPad to those who buy the junk
food snack packs and enter a drawing, Kety Chen at Vedan told
this gimlet-eyed doppelganger sleuth by phone.
While not as good a lookalike as Mr Jobs as the Brook Hall was in that
earlier TV spot for a popular tea drink (now off the air in Taiwan,
but archived for all eternity on YouTube, with over 200,000 hits and
counting), this new fake Apple CEO looks the part if one stretches
one's imagination across the seas and plants it firmly in Asian terra
And yes, this new snack food advert is making waves in the
Chinese-language blogosphere and giving Jobs fans in Taiwan and around
the world another viral video to file away in the doppelganger
department. Sadly, it comes at a sad time in Jobs career, and we wish
him the best of health from here on out.