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Winklevoss twins are selling nuts

Poke fun at Facebook in pistachio ad
Tue Sep 13 2011, 11:04

THE IRREPRESSIBLE Winklevoss twins have taken a light hearted dig at their battles with Facebook in a television advert for a nut company.

The Twins appear in an ad for the Wonderful Pistachios brand, which does a fine line in low brow humorous clips, one of which features a monkey and another Angry Birds.

In the Winklevoss twins advert the brothers are shown cracking and eating pistachio nuts, and then engaging in a discussion about the tactic that one uses to get to the nutty treasure.

"Hey that's a good idea, cracking like that," says twin A as twin B opens a nut with his hand,"[it] could be huge".

"You think someone will steal it?," replies Twin B, before both say, "Who would do that?". Get it? They are suggesting that Mark Zuckerberg might stop whatever de-shelling method he uses, perhaps a fingernail or two, and starts using their version. He might do. But who cares?

We are then told in a voice over that the Winklevoss brothers "do it cautiously", but do they? Do they really?

Their case against Facebook turned from serious challenge to laughable farce as they moved from looking like greedy rich kids to looking like unrepentantly greedy rich kids.

Having already won $65m from Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, the twins could have ended their feud with Facebook there, but on this evidence it looks like they never will.

The last we heard they had received a fresh 'No' in their attempts to get a bigger payout from the firm, and the last we heard before that was that they'd had an earlier 'No'. µ

 

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