"Encyclopædia Britannica" Commercial 1988

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Alex McDouchebag : I have the 1999 version of these encyclopedias... they will make great firewood when the nukes hit and the nuclear winter starts.

Hari Seldon : "They got me a computer [...] hardly any of this stuff can help me with my schoolwork". Oh the irony of advancement in technology...

Rych3rInLyf3 : If that kid got a portable discman in 1988, he is one spoiled kid. Wait...the copyright says 1987...shit!

Fantom Reign - Gaming and more! : If I call do I still get my free book?

jumbowana : I want to punch that kid so hard.

Omar Ashour : they don't make commercials as rad as they used to back in the 80s xD

Chubachus : where is this kid now?

Nathan Cox : A computer can't help you with your schoolwork???

Mark Henderson : Boy that is a big ol' spoonful of half of the greatest decade ever. I'm talking about the 80's90's, of course.

John Tminustwentyminutes Mercier : You probably thought he was going to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, didn't you?

Drunken Hobo : "From the first beeps of Sputnik to the triumph of the Apollo Moon landing." There was only 12 years between those two events. Even in 1988 the Moon landings were almost 20 years in the past. This encyclopaedia sounds as if it sucks.

Kathy Meza : on SNL they said at one point the encyclopedia Britannica kid needs a serious beating.

Andrew A : Lol, the 80s... Just looking at this kid makes me want to shout in my best Ogre voice "NEEERRRRDDDSS!!!"

Reno Baker : Ha. My encyclopedia has 4 more volumes than his! What a loser!

Venus in Furs : This guy reminds me of Bruce McCullough from the Kids in the Hall.

Curtis Walker : App for The Information Age

Peter Thompson : I wanted to punch this kid so bad back then. Still do. Growing up, my family had "American People's Encyclopedia," which my folks got as a wedding present. I remember turning in a report on the Vietnam War that talked about about it as though we were about to wrap it up and how President Johnson had sent in more troops but we kept Vietnam from becoming communist.

Mike Sheppard : He's like a young Lumbergh from Office Space

Gorilla Monsoon : Wow, I haven't thought of this nerd in over twenty years, and now I realize that the passage of time does not erase the fact that he was a jerk and a turd, and he always will be. 

Torben Nielsen : Spoiler Alert - the library did close. 

Theodore Trilby : Need I say more about how the internet is the superior race? Checkmate theists. ~Theodore Trilby, Ph. d in atheism and stage 4 superatheist

Johannes : How stupid can a person be? Why didn't he just go to wikipedia instead of ordering a bunch of books? 

Milton Dew : It's great to see how far technology has come. Superior information from the greatest minds of our time is now only a click away at /r/science But it's also sad to see what is clearly a destined redditor being trapped in the internet dark ages. I'm sure he would have been a valued contributor over at /r/atheism and /r/theredpill

Merle Travis : I don't see a neckbeard tho. Downboated.  - Aaron Longbottom, moderator of /r/malefashionadvice and /r/beards

Collins Darkwa : nice

nomadcowatbk : the library that also needs updating every year

YouTube Remix : why not just use Wikipedia?

Andy Portico : This kid has all the ingredients to make a recipe for some homemade internet porn.

Peter Qiu : The moment that I saw that huge computer, I gave my moniter and PC a glance.

zymaymyn : One of the CDs he has is Genesis' "Invisible Touch".

Joseph Donnelly : is the narrator Tom Bodette?

Jason Jay : Simply un-cringe-able.

GraphicDesigner518 : Oh man haven't seen these commercials in like so long. I remember watching these on Nickelodeon in the early 90s. This is definitely the one I remember the most even though this came out in 1987.

K2Nemesis : I had that jacket (douchechills)

XFourty7 : Crazy how far we've strayed from then.. Now we have the vastest updating knowledge at our fingertips, yet the marketing, advertisement, and all around use of what we have has gone to unpredictably ignorant opposite end of the spectrum.

Brianna Field : Ah, the good old days.  Before the Earth was overtaken with heathens and zealots.  It is a shame about the fashion sense tho!!! Lol xx I kid I kid!!! But not about the first part.  Humans now have gone to the dogs Lol its sad how many of the heathens don't even praise the Lord. xoxo -BriBri

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Clint Morgan : i want that computer...that's totally sick!!!

justletmesigninokthx : His 'School cloths' and glasses are a bit odd. 

Silly Little Thot : lol where is the internet?

Airborne : Expensive nowadays

Silas ofNj : What... a.... weiner....

KJV 1611 Bible Believing Fundamentalist : I never understood why people paid money for this when every library in the world has owned encyclopedias since the beginning of time.

Jason West : and jfk had a milliin file on him

Jason West : now the moon landing is fake

Jason West : a smart tv van do more then that apple thing can do

Jason West : dif that junky pc had thr internet

Jason West : he has every thing but a big sceentv and a laserdisk player

Jason West : all that stuff would not help him get laid