Microsoft conspiracy theory #472: Rihanna & Michael Jackson's subliminal 'Soft endorsement


Am I going completely nuts and verging dangerously close on Zune-guy’s obsession with Microsoft, for hearing the lyric ‘It’s the sound, the sound of Microsoft’ within winter-loving pop-strumpet Rihanna’s ‘Please Don’t Stop The Music’ song?

Our ever informative Stu from My Chemical Toilet has told me the repetitive background lyric in the song (more noticeable at 2.40 minutes into the track) is actually a sample from Michael Jackson’s ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Something’, which various lyrics directories claim is him singing ‘Ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa, ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa’. (Apparently originally taken from Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango’s ‘Soul Makossa’).

Tinfoil-hat-wearers, got an opinion? Is this just typical Michael Jackson gobbledy-gook or a subliminal brainwashing attempt from Microsoft to sell more copies of Word…

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Katherine HannafordMicrosoft conspiracy theory #472: Rihanna & Michael Jackson's subliminal 'Soft endorsement

Rwandan 'One Laptop Per Child' childrens' first word 'Google'

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It’s all well and good harping on constantly about the One Laptop Per Child scheme, but is it actually benefitting the children of Africa?

According to a chap on CNN the other day, out in Rwanda demonstrating the effects made on the kiddywinks, the….

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Katherine HannafordRwandan 'One Laptop Per Child' childrens' first word 'Google'

Offensive word taken out of Mario Party 8, Wii game re-released August 3rd

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Your poor, frazzled, politically correct soul can rest easy tonight, as WiiWii has reported that Nintendo just removed that naughty word from Mario Party 8, and it’ll be re-available from August 3rd, something which will no doubt please Martha Stewart, who turns 66 that day. As we know she’s such a fan of the Wii, after all…

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Katherine HannafordOffensive word taken out of Mario Party 8, Wii game re-released August 3rd