The classically minded among us may have noted a new TV ad for
Microsoft's Internet Explorer e-mail program which uses the
musical theme of the "Confutatis Maledictis" from Mozart's Requiem.
"Where do you want to go today?" is the cheery line on the screen, while
the chorus sings "Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis." For
those of you who have not studied Latin, this translates to "The damned
and accursed are consigned to the flames of hell."
Good to know that Microsoft has done its research!
Warning label on
Nytol (a sleep aid): "Warning: May cause drowsiness."
From Time magazine, "Numbers" section:
Estimated annual cost for a 10-year program that
would identify large asteroids most threatening to earth.
Budget for "Deep Impact", a film about the devastation
caused when a comet hits earth.
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