It looks as if just about every expat in Asia with a black turtleneck and some specs is working as a Steve Jobs impersonator.
The video above is of another random guy in China parading around a stage as Jobs in a commercial where he hawks snacks as iPads. Or iPad snacks. Or something.
An earlier one, for a tea company, was pulled from YouTube shortly after making a splash. It also follows a Taiwan politician dressing up as Jobs for a campaign.
These are becoming so common — in Asia, at least — I hear from pseudo-Steve Jobs spotter Dan Bloom more frequently than I hear from my own dear mom. (I know, I know, I’ll call her later.)
Bloom explains: “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 company called Vedan Enterprise Corporation.”
One wonders if they proliferate because the “costume” is so simple: black turtleneck, specs, jeans (with some wonky high-wasted jeans subbing for the signature Levis here) and bam! for all intents and purposes, you’re Steve Jobs.
Via Dan Bloom