Microsoft Says Sayonara to Seinfeld Ads

What would happen if bajillionaires Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates attended a Little League game? Visited a multiplex? Browsed a 7-11? Sadly, the world will never know. Valleywag reported this afternoon that after meeting with mixed reactions, the Microsoft/Jerry Seinfeld campaign will go on no longer.

Mashable is confused, as am I and anyone else who found these shorts perversely charming — though, as we discussed in this weekend’s Station Conversation, they do deliberately make light of how out of touch Microsoft is. But ending this campaign can only be construed as another sign of that disconnect. After all, buzz is buzz — and canceling a poorly-planned ad campaign won’t make it go away.