So we get that Google’s really keen to gobble a little more market share from its rivals in China, and one of the most ingenious ways they’ve figured to do so is their free mp3 download service. We applaud that. What we don’t applaud is their ads promoting the service, which seems to have taken the DIY ethic of viral videos to mean “crappy flash creations evoking the earlier parts of this millennium.” Add that to Chinese history tales and you get G.cn’s newest ad rush:
This one follows the story of Zhu Geliang, the brilliant Three Kingdoms strategist, as he plays seasonally-themed mp3s to stave off an enemy attack.
And in this one, Han Dynasty beauty Wang Zhao Jun marries the Xiong Nu (now Mongolia) King, and is only comforted in her brand new home by mp3s from her homeland.
Terrible? Or kind of cute in a silly Homestar Runner way?