Thursday, October 09, 2008

A Windows into Microsoft's insanity...

Seriously, what kind of nitwits are handling the Microsoft advertising account?

First there was the Jerry Seinfeld and Bill Gates ads fuck up (three filmed, two shown, $10 million spent (on Seinfeld alone), more people laughing at Jerry than in the entire rest of his career), then the cringe-worthy "I'm a PC" ads (riffing off Apple and thus implicitly admitting that company's superiority) and now this toe-curlingly embarrassing load of shit...


This latest is one of the best, and we challenge you to get more than half way through before hiding your eyes in your hands, your teeth so on-edge that it feels like you have been rubbing a mixture of Ajax and cocaine into them for the past week. With a wire brush.

Here we see a newly-minted boy band (4 Softies and a Pizza Guy) singing their latest outing, "PDC 2008". What's it all about? PDC 2008, the Professional Developers Conference, at which Microsoft will be giving away 160GB hard drives loaded with Windows 7 to attendees. What's that you say? They fit it into just 160GB? It can only be magic.
You take me closer to heaven,
I'm talkin' 'bout Windows se-ven!

Do keep watching until the end. The chirruping crickets are a great touch.

Fucking hellski...

11 comments:

Shaun said...

Wow, it took until 1 minute 57 seconds until I actively wished I was dead. I can't tell if that's good or bad for a Microsoft product but it is what it is!

Roger Thornhill said...

The lab coats at CERN made a better fist of a vid, almost an infinitely better one, in fact.

For a moment I was expecting a Sikh to come on half way through with a broom and start the real dancing to a decent Bhangra beat. I suspect he turned it down as it would be clearly beneath him.

Anonymous said...

Bilge of the highest order.

the doctor said...

Oh My God , just tell me that was just a spoof . MicroSoft have lost the plot , big time .

Shaun said...

I have relapsing remitting Multiple Sclerosis and its quite like having any other MS product: occasional BSOD, visual disturbances, intermittent effects where sometimes things work and sometimes things don't and otherwise just a thing which introduces an entirely random will-it-work/won't-it-work nature to any endeavour. Just like Windows...

Anonymous said...

I stopped watching after 47 seconds as I was losing the will to live
A great advert for MS sheer crap

Anonymous said...

come on guys. Its clearly not an "ad" - its a homemade viral made for geeks. Its clearly not very serious.

Anonymous said...

Brilliantly bad. Yeah it was meant to be.

Like the spoof Mac type box as designed by microsoft, full of flashes boxes and type no one would ever read. I think they know they're seen as geeks so are playing on it. A better ad would be Bill Gates in the stocks getting a good kick in the cobblers by passers by....

Anonny Mouse said...

Yes, I think that this is a spoof. I recognise the woman at the beginning from this gem: Redesigning the Stop Sign...hmmm, hope the link works. The preview function seems to have died...

Anonymous said...

Fake.

Wind your neck in mac user.

Mike Rouse said...

WTF