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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!
Police in New Jersey pulled over what they thought was a drunk driver and
it turned out to be a couple engaging in oral sex. The officers issued a
stern warning and a high five.
Suit Alleges MS Racism
Software Linked Black Couple to Monkeys
The Associated Press
S A N D I E G O, June 30 — A lawsuit accuses Microsoft of including a
“racially-charged” message linking black people to monkeys in its
Publisher 1998 software. The company has agreed to alter the program.
John Elijah, 32, filed the suit Tuesday in San Diego federal court,
claiming users will see images that include a black couple sitting on
monkey bars when they type “monkey” to access pictures of the animal.
“I felt the blood rushing out of my whole body,” said Elijah, a black
construction worker who was shown the image by a co-worker. “I was
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