In anticipation of the release of Windows 7, Microsoft is attempting to drum up support and excitement by having consumers throw Windows 7 launch parties at their homes. And because people don’t really know how to throw a party, Microsoft released a video to guide them along the way. Seriously.
To be honest, when I first saw the video below, I thought it was a joke – maybe the folks at The Onion were up to no good again, I thought. But the video kept on going and going, and to my astonishment, the cringe worthy infomercial-esque video below is as real as a boat. I tried to shut it off, but was like a sailor floating by a Siren, I was unable to turn away and had to keep watching. I was just waiting for Kanye West to pop into the frame and shout, “This is the worst advertisement of all time!”
Check it out below – and you know things get off to a good start when just 20 seconds into the thing, a party goer notes, “In a lot of ways, you’re just throwing a party with Windows 7 as an honored guest. Sounds easy, and it is.” A party with a piece of software as an honored guest? Are you shittin’ me?!
This might honestly be the stupidest thing Microsoft has ever released, and it almost makes their Songsmith commercial seem decent.
I’ll be blunt. If you throw a Windows 7 launch party, you’re a loser. And don’t think I’m discriminating here, because I’d think the same thing about anyone who threw a Snow Leopard house party. It’s lame, through and through.
Luckily, though, Cabel Sasser remixed the above video into a hilarious and slightly filthy spoof. It’s as hilarious as the original video is atrocious. Check it out below.