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I like to think of myself as a culturally diverse kind of guy. I enjoy foreign films, I've dated women of at least four different ethnic backgrounds, and I'd go for Asian food over American any night of the week.

All right -- that seemed far more impressive in my head. Maybe it's time to expand my horizons.

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Today, we're taking a trip around the globe in search of the world's funniest foreign tech ads. Some of them are funny by design; others are amusing in a more accidental sort of manner (see also: Bee Gees cassette commercial, circa 1981). Either way, they're all sure to give you a chuckle or three, maybe even four if your funny bone's feeling particularly robust.

Want some more laughs? When you're done here, click over to our collection of the 15 funniest vintage tech ads. Hey, where else can you find videos of a young William Shatner, an IBM 5100, and a white guy rapping about MS-DOS?

1. Windows Gone Wild

I don't know what they slipped into that little dude's dinner, but I'll take two.

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2. Bow Wow What?

Ahah -- Snoop was in the fridge. Mr. Windows' behavior in that last ad suddenly makes a lot more sense.

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3. The Mirror Game

Just be glad she chickened out. If she hadn't, I wouldn't have been able to include this clip in the story.

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