Creepy MSN butterfly guy identified

Reg readers to the rescue

In a recent article dealing with Microsoft's advertising crimes against New York City I described their new MSN-8 butterfly advert as bearing "the silhouette of a ghastly adult male with ludicrous antennae reminiscent of the 'Killer Bee' skits from Saturday Night Live, and creepy, superhero gloves, with colorful 'butterfly' wings."

A number of Reg readers have argued that the figure most closely resembles a character named Arthur from a comic strip, an animated series and a live-action series called "The Tick".

I must admit that the resemblance is uncanny:

I might still argue that the MSN-8 creep's antennae match those of the famous SNL insects best, though overall it's clearly Arthur that Redmond is commemorating. ®

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