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

Katherine Hannaford Digital Music 3 Comments

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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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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