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You are not ready for Microsoft's penis-joking, drug referencing, old-school rave tribute to software developers

That headline is no exaggeration. I'm not dressing this up to sound weirder or cooler than it actually is. You might not believe that I'm not embellishing this story in any way, but I'm honestly not. What I describe above is exactly what you're about to witness, and what you're about to witness is going to blow your mind. 

Created (presumably) as a joke for Microsoft's Windows Azure presentation at the recent Norwegian Developers' Conference, the above track is quite frankly one of the most perfect things I've ever witnessed. It paints software development as one of the coolest, most high-energy counter-culture pastimes available. It blends coding terminology with drug-based acronyms. It makes a "Microsoft" joke regarding the optimally potent state of the male genitalia. It is, put plainly, one of the most rock-and-roll things ever to come out of a discussion of software creation practices.

In fact the only disappointing thing about it is that having run this brilliant in-joke, Microsoft back-pedalled and apologised for the "vulgar" and "inappropriate" routine after footage became public, and is apparently now investigating. What happened to you, MS? You use to be cool. Well you were for the duration of this routine, anyway.

Altogether now: "I'm a software developer, and the words "Micro" and "Soft" don't apply to my penis (or vagina)"

13 comments

  • punkmetalmage - June 14, 2012 8:58 p.m.

    Guess I just have different set of standards when it comes to those who said this was "the best thing ever."
  • Hobogonigal - June 13, 2012 1:52 a.m.

    That was legendary, but I am totally weirded out right now!
  • Travia220 - June 11, 2012 3:03 p.m.

    hahaha.. How awesome.
  • jackthemenace - June 11, 2012 1:13 p.m.

    This was amazing. It has, literally, made my day perfect. Seriously, this had better appear in the soundtrack SOMEWHERE in one of MS's next big games. Or in the Top 40 chart.
  • KnightDehumidifier - June 11, 2012 1:12 p.m.

    There you have it, software developers love to party. Back to you in the studio.
  • rxb - June 11, 2012 12:50 p.m.

    Good find Dave, coolest thing MS has done for a while.
  • Ilyere - June 11, 2012 12:43 p.m.

    What the actual hell. XD
  • IceBlueKirby - June 11, 2012 11:33 a.m.

    ...What the actual fuck?
  • Cyberninja - June 11, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    That might be the single best thing I have seen all year.
  • Sniped50 - June 11, 2012 10:25 a.m.

    o.O I think that chorus is stuck in my head now. I'M A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, I'M DEVELOPING, AND I'M HERE 2 PARTY! OH GOD GEDDITOUTOFMYHEAD! P.S. Towelly, you can't possibly know that. It might get better if Sony or Nintendo jumped on this particular bandwagon... :) (HINT: Cundy, contact them. NAOW.)
  • Gazanator101 - June 11, 2012 9:07 a.m.

    Microsoft will certainly be at the next Ibiza Rocks. But seriously, what the f**k did I just watch?!
  • Oliolioliooo - June 11, 2012 8:57 a.m.

    Oh Microsoft, you should know we don't want your example of how fun Microsoft, we want games and new stuff!
  • GR_JustinTowell - June 11, 2012 8:35 a.m.

    Well, that's that then. Might as well pack up and go home - it's not going to get any better than this.

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