Oh God, My Ears

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Oh God, My Ears

All we have to say is, why? Why Microsoft? Isn't Bill friends with Bono? All those billions and this is the video they come up with. The following video will make you cringe and severly damage your good taste. You have been warned.

 

From this point forward, if anyone asks why you use a Mac instead of Windows. Point to this video.
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mac_daddy

That was just WRONG! That has absolutely no place on the internet. I can't believe that what I just saw was actually serious. I mean REALLY????? Microsoft PAID for THAT? REALLY??????? Microsoft wanted this video to reflect them. They brought it on themselves...

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Anonymous

They just didn't want to shell out the bucks to the Rolling Stones again. You get what you pay for.

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b_dubb

how many of the people in this video have taken their lives since then out of shame and embarrassment? i mean ... just because you know the check will clear isn't a reason to take your dignity and put on the shelf. i guess it came down to this or a career in porn.

choose porn.

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Kevin

I could not even stand listening half way through... it made me feel suicidal !

What were they smoking or freebasing or injecting that made them pay for that utter crap !! What a retarded song and add...

... I feel embarrassed for them...

... I feel so DIRTY...

... God I am glad I own a MAC ! :)

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Walker Quine

Actually, Microsoft does make some good products, Windows just isint one of them.
What about the xbox and xbox 360?
sure, they have their share of problems, but i just spent a week playing "The Orange Box" on my brothers xbox 360 and I must say, it was certainly fun.

And yes, Im a mac user, we have five macs at my house.

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Michael Rosenthal

This video has the fingerprints of the Vista development teams all over it. Those crazy software engineers and product managers sure are an endlessly creative bunch! Like all Microsoft products it's loaded with features that someone might possibly want. Umm, Umm MDOP + AIS.

That Microsoft team sure is well tuned to the user experience (not).

Someone put them out of their misery.

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Khürt Williams

This video made me more than cringe. It suddenly made me realize that this must be why the rest of the world thinks that computer people are such dorks.

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Kendall Tawes

I wonder why the video was pulled already. I guess I should be happy because I was going to watch it.

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Steven Casteel

Wait a minute. You mean that video was for real? I could have sworn it was a joke. The Vista team needs to hire better Marketing... something. Wow, that had to be a joke!

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Anonymous

HAH! Okay, I guess you can't blame Mr. Softy for trying to be cool, but that was just over-the-top. It wasn't puke horrible, but it was imitative and unoriginal. Can anyone say High School Musical? *jumps*

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Scott in DC

What do you want from the company that gave you the CEO Monkey Dance!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsboPUjrGc

This is so lame it makes Steve Urkel and Screech look cool!

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Josh

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!

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Anonymous

What am I supposed to do with all this vomit??

And they say waterboarding is torture....

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Anonymous

Another fine reason to euthenise any person on the planet with marketing in their job title.

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DocB

Bomber Ballmer on sax!

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mac08

This is a good reason to explain to most of the xp users that Microsoft is done. Once again Microsoft is using it's powers against the consumer forcing them to buy something they don't need. I don't understand the views these guys take. You have the money to produce the best products on the market but instead you push people into what they don't need or want Hey micro soft do you hear the consumers now.... Vista sucks ! most can not pay for the upgrade and most don't need the bell and whistles you offer Mac comes to consumer simple without the hardcore restrictions. and also the products work. Now with that said Mac has issues to but not to the extent that mac has to scrape a whole os like was done in the windows case before I switched to mac I was looking into the code name "longhorn" at the time it looked like Microsoft was on the right track and then it was gone a replaced with Vista. To Microsoft I suggest you fire a lot of people that continues to wastes your money and the public time on stuff that is out dated.
replace them with people that think outside the box and get then to create some cool products that Micro soft users will enjoy. I want Mac to have some competition in the market and at the moment they don't,
competition is good for both because it gets the crews reaching beyond the realm that they are used to
lets get this party started and turn the page to get Microsoft back on track you did it with windows 98 and you can do it again. Last note recent the army has said they are switching from windows to macs do you get the picture, smell the coffee it's time for micro soft to get off the compliance couch and hit the new idea tread mill.

Mac08

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Ward

I think this is a wonderful wholesome video showing the family values we often hear about but don't get a chance to see too often these days. Why when was the last time you saw such good old fashioned clean American entertainment unlike the hip shaking bosom bearing hip-hopping videos these kids watch. I for one will be lining up for Windows Vista SP1 with a vengeance!

By the way, who is Bruce Sprungstein?

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Troy F.

I agree 100% , M$ has no taste , i am deeply disturbed by this video, seems wrong on so many levels.....
Maybe we are nearing the apocalypse, i hope not.
I don't even know what those acronyms were that they were using, and i don't really care, it's not my world.

Uncle Steve, please make the bad people go away.

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Anonymous

I have now just been scared for life.this will haunt me forever!
I cant believe people would actually pay money for this crap!

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Aaron

There's Approximately 3 minutes I'll never get back in my life.

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b_dubb

are huge corporations protected under the parody / free speech umbrella? they're using the Boss's image to sell a product. which is a little different. i think. but i'm not an attorney.

the Boss should sue. he has a right to protect his image as much as Apple. and MS shouldn't be appropriating that to further their own ends (brainwash people).

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Anonymous

"they're using the Boss's image to sell a product. which is a little different. i think. but i'm not an attorney."
yes they are using his image, but they changed the name. Its the same thing weird al does. Look at some of his music videos (smells like nirvana is the best example). It exactly like nirvana's video and the music is the same, but al changed the lyrics and name of the song, so nirvana couldnt sue if they had wanted to.

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Mr. G

It's not exactly the same thing as Weird Al. Yankovic also gets permission from whoever owns the song (though not always the artist who recorded it [Coolio]).

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Anonymous

I'm sorry but that video was f***ing *** and lame!!

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Anonymous

I'm from jersey, from the same town as the boss (Freehold) and this is just a disgrace to him and the rest of the E-street band. I'm with whoever said they should sue, except that parodies are protected by law...... o well this is just that bad that people should overlook that.

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Ben

Well, that has easily been by far the most disturbing thing I've ever watched. It was confusing and made no sense. I honestly could not tell weather or not this was a gag or serious.

All I am sure of is that I feel bad for Bruce Springsteen for having any ties to this.

Microsoft, seriously, your heyday of fun and popularity of Windows 95 is over.

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Slinker

That was just so unbelievably awful. So wrong on so many levels. It was the video equivalent of being in 5th grade and having to listen to that one stupid kid in class try to read aloud from a book.

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Anonymous

This will haunt my life forever....

Too bad this is typical of most corporate internal videos and the people who make them.

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Anonymous

If you live a bad life and go to hell, you will have to watch this video for all eternity. So be good.

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b_dubb

this proves Steve Jobs' observation from years back - Microsoft has no taste. None. Zip. They have no culture. They have no sense of humor. Style. Class. Ideas. They should lay off all their programmers and convert themselves into a law practice cause they SUCK at making software. And everything else they do. SUCK. I mean .... SUCK.

Did I mention that they SUCK!!?

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pauldacheez

Once even Bill Gates said he envied Steve's taste. (Search bill gates steve jobs in iTunes for proof.)

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Guestage

My ears! My soul! That is painful on so many levels . . . my gods do they pay for this crap? Springsteen or Little Steven should sue. Or kill. Or maim. Now I need to lay down.

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Mike

Courtney Cox, too.

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