Family Guy: Microsoft blunders, and Apple may already be a winner


Here's an idea for Seth MacFarlane, creator of the raunchy cartoon Family Guy on News Corp. (NWS)'s Fox Network: Take the script for the Nov. 8 episode that Microsoft just backed out of as sole sponsor. Find any mention of "Windows 7," cross it out with a pencil, and replace the term with the phrase "Snow Leopard."

If Microsoft (MSFT) is too scared to attach its image behind your off-color show, then there may be no better substitute than its archnemisis, Apple (AAPL).