Earlier we showed you the horrifying, adult Mouseketeer-like "commercial" for Microsoft Songsmith (do not click that) that could drive the gentlest among us to murder. But at least it's inspiring a YouTube artistic explosion.
As bad as the commercial (which stars two Microsoft scientists who are, surprisingly, not trained actors) is, the product advertised is even worse. You sing, and it automatically creates a tinny, childish background track that would get bottles hurled at you in any open mic in America. It's all part of Bill Gates' plan to destroy cool things—in this case, music—with computers, resulting in global nerd domination. The Times points out that the ultimate proof of this can be found in all the YouTube videos by brave pioneers who fed classic songs into Songsmith and taped the results. What monster could promote something such as this?: