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Firefox Flicks a mixed bag

Apr 20, 20061 min
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These build-you-own-commercial contests are becoming all the rage. Firefox has gotten into the act with its Firefox Flicks competition that concluded this week with some 280 entries.

Here’s my one-line review: There’s a reason that advertising is a multibillion industry — not everyone can do it well.

Actually, some of the Firefox commercials I looked at aren’t all that bad: You might want to check out “Drama Queen” and “Billy’s Browser.”

But the entry voted most popular — “Wheee!” — escapes me entirely.

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