Winklevoss Twins’ Wonderful Pistachio Ad References Facebook, Idea TheftBy: Josh Wolford - September 13, 2011
For the past couple of months, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have been trying to get various judges to believe that they deserve more than $65 million for their part in the creation of Facebook. You know the story – they claim Zuckerberg stole their idea, he says no way, and there was a movie about it. A good movie, mind you.
Earlier this year, the Winklevii decided that their $65 million settlement with Zuckerberg and Facebook wasn’t good enough, so they attempted to go back on it in order to seek more. In April, an appeals court judge ruled that the Winklevii must accept the $65 million settlement. They filed another appeal to have their case heard by more judges – and it failed as well. Then they announced that they were taking the matter to the Supreme Court, but later thought better of it.
Now that it looks like our long national nightmare is over, what are the Winklevii to do?
Apparently, that answer is “make commercials.”
The now infamous zombie litigators are starring in an ad for Wonderful Pistachios, you know, the guys that love lime green clothing and minor celebrities. They have previously called upon the talents of people like Snooki and Rod Blagojevich.
This ad has the twins referencing the whole Facebook thing with a crack about idea theft. The voice-over then says “The Winklevoss Twins do it cautiously,” referencing how they crack their pistachios, or whatever. Check it out below –
Since the video debuted on YouTube last Friday, it’s gotten some negative feedback. Haters gon hate, right?
Tyler Winkevoss is proud of it, at least –
What do you think of the ad? Let us know in the comments.