Companies go to great lengths to sell their products to you. They'll try to pull at your heartstrings, make you laugh, or do their best to come off as cool and hip. Hey, and for some of the top companies out there, it works. But for each commercial that does strike a chord, there's one that completely flops, is a little bit too weird, or just falls flat. It's a hard line to walk, but you have to give them credit for trying to be innovative. (At least we don't have those boring wholesome commercials from the 60s.) Here's a Brief History of Outrageous Tech Commercials that will make you laugh just as fast as it will make you do a facepalm.