‘A bizarro parallel universe where irony was never discovered’

1 Feb

When you read the headline, what did you think this post would be about? U.S. foreign policy, maybe? Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s delusional rants?

No, it’s about Microsoft. (I can see you now, hitting your forehead and beating up on yourself for not thinking of the most obvious possibility.)

But what about Microsoft? How about its inexplicable ad campaign trying to trick (I mean, persuade) customers using Vista into thinking they were really using a new program called Mojave? (As if that would fix Vista and all the problems it’s rife with.)

Or maybe Zune, which is Microsoft’s pathetic attempt to take on Apple’s iPod. (Impressively, Microsoft managed to have a Y2k-type problem at the close of 2008.)

Actually, in this case, what I’m referring to is Songsmith. Rather than set it up, I’m going to ask you to go straight to watching this video:

Read more about this Musak software freakshow here.

OK, before we enter that parallel universe, refresh your Van Halen memories with this:

And now, drum roll (just not one by Songsmith, OK?) please…

Check what happens when Songsmith meets Van Halen.

As these comments point out, it’s a bit horror-flick-meets-comedy-gold.  (“EVIL. This can’t be real. This can’t be real. This can’t be real. This can’t be real. EVIL, EVIL, EVIL.” “True fact: Rhythm deafness, or anapoetis, is a disease recognized in most developed nations, except New Jersey.” “My wife just burst out of the bedroom half asleep and concerned for what the hell was going on. Was I laughing, was I crying?”)

At least Microsoft is good at something.


One Response to “‘A bizarro parallel universe where irony was never discovered’”

  1. youwannaclickhere February 3, 2009 at 1:40 am #

    Fabulous. I laughed out loud more than four times.

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