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May 14, 2007 1:11 AM   Subscribe

Innovation, originality, revolution... Oh.
posted by Blazecock Pileon (23 comments total)

 
Fixed link.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:14 AM on May 14, 2007


The sad thing is, the video is a joke and this isn't.
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 1:18 AM on May 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


Can I safely mock this unsubtle piece of parody, or is Microsoft gonna pull an Onion 5-blade on me?
posted by dreamsign at 1:20 AM on May 14, 2007


It's amazing how many of those youtube users are taking this seriously.
posted by stavrogin at 1:20 AM on May 14, 2007


Meh-crosoft.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 1:25 AM on May 14, 2007


I'm not sure I get what Microsoft was trying to say—in a humorous, self-deprecating manner—to its Win Mobile developer community. Whatever it was, I think they should take that whole “ballerina” metaphor and, um, bourrée with it. You're on your toes, goofy haircut near-adolescent Microsoft guy! And in a tutu below the waist! I can totally imagine it.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 1:25 AM on May 14, 2007


Oh this youtube website is great! I'll totally have to keep an eye out for this in the future! like OMG!
posted by French Fry at 1:30 AM on May 14, 2007


Sometimes I wish I could just punch technology right in the face. Even parodies of technology. Am I alone?
posted by maryh at 1:39 AM on May 14, 2007



Am I alone?

Yes.
(I mean, I agree with you but yes, you are alone.)
(Ontologically.)(that is)
posted by From Bklyn at 1:51 AM on May 14, 2007 [1 favorite]


The last quality technology satire.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 1:52 AM on May 14, 2007


(Ontologically.)(that is)

That looks just like the tattoo on Lefty's bum.
posted by pracowity at 2:15 AM on May 14, 2007


Good production values...and...that's about it.
posted by zardoz at 2:24 AM on May 14, 2007


Oh.
posted by trip and a half at 2:43 AM on May 14, 2007


Am I alone?

Yes.
(I mean, I agree with you but yes, you are alone.)
(Ontologically.)(that is)


Y-yes... I understand now.
*shakes fist at "god" concept*
*smokes bitterly*
*knees "technology" in the groin, sends cassette off to America's Funniest Home Videos*
*eagerly awaits check*
posted by maryh at 2:49 AM on May 14, 2007


Did the Wayans Brothers write this?
posted by chuckdarwin at 2:59 AM on May 14, 2007


Some people have too much time on their hands.
posted by caddis at 4:41 AM on May 14, 2007


I liked when he was reading the email. And he had to twist the phone around. O.
posted by OmieWise at 5:38 AM on May 14, 2007


I'm not sure I get what Microsoft was trying to say—in a humorous, self-deprecating manner—to its Win Mobile developer community.

As an occasional WM developer, I've found dealing with non-standard screen sizes can be problematic. The URL at the end of the clip takes you to the MSDN page that covers changes to resolution handling and new screen sizes.
posted by me & my monkey at 6:22 AM on May 14, 2007


I still don't get it. This was put together by microsoft? And it has something to do with adapting applications to different screens? And I guess it's a jab at the iPhone (I'm not sure how) - but by making fun of design in general? Can anybody explain this?
posted by fungible at 6:24 AM on May 14, 2007


I think they are making fun of marketing, not design.
posted by Chuckles at 9:20 AM on May 14, 2007


OHHhhhhhh... that was s'posed to be funny?
posted by katillathehun at 9:26 AM on May 14, 2007


A terrible blow for humor and technology that will take some time to recover from.
posted by boo_radley at 9:38 AM on May 14, 2007


I thought this was a bit funny, but I also thought it was an independent skit making fun of microsoft. And I also find the PC dude to be way cooler than the Mac dude in the mac & pc ads; maybe humor in advertising is always destined to go the wrong way.
posted by Citizen Premier at 10:41 AM on May 14, 2007


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