Monday, October 27, 2008

Onion News Story Of The Day: Microsoft Ads Crashing TV Sets

From The Onion. Duh.

Microsoft Ad Campaign Crashing Nation's Televisions

OCTOBER 27, 2008 | ISSUE 44•44

WASHINGTON—According to an FCC report released Monday, a new $300 million Microsoft ad campaign is responsible for causing televisions all across the country to unexpectedly crash.

The Microsoft ads, which began airing earlier this week, are being blamed for generating critical system errors in more than 70 million televisions.

In addition, thousands of frustrated Americans said that the ads have caused their TVs to become unresponsive, their screens to turn blue, and a small box with the message "terminal application error" to suddenly appear.

"I was in the middle of watching Monday Night Football when, all of a sudden, that stupid ad comes on and my TV freezes up," said Scottsdale, AZ resident Michael Chaplin, adding that he never wanted to see the commercial in the first place.

(Article continues HERE)


  1. Funny enough - or maybe not - we had tech people calling from all over the country on Friday because some Microsoft virus had invaded our new Virtual Network.

  2. HA HA! So the Seinfeld/Gates commercials were behind it all--that explains everything! I hated those commercials--now I know why! :D

    The mugshot of the day story today made me laugh. Usually if you are going to dine and dash, it is better to take your pocketbook with your driver's license and your pot stash inside it with you instead of leaving it behind at the table. ha ha ha!

  3. Daisy, maybe she thought that there was enough money in her pocketbook to pay the bill, and the pot was the tip for the waiter. And such as.



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