Microsoft's IE9 suffers vicious parody treatment

You've seen that rather dynamic Internet Explorer 9 ad, haven't you? The one that's pulsating and powerful? Well, here's a slightly different take.

Oh dear, oh dear. WorldWide Interweb/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

If you've been watching the occasional sporting event lately, you might have seen -- and even enjoyed -- the IE9 ad that seems to have been around for a little while.

You must know the one: willfully dynamic, pulsatingly powerful, it reveals all the wonderful reviews that this fine browser has enjoyed.

And yet you'd guess that someone would come along and, as they say in England, take the piss.

So here is a version of the IE9 ad, complete with the original music -- Alex Clare's "Too Close" -- that suggests the browser might cause a furrowed brow.

Created by WorldWide Interweb, who do this so that cats can live, this version offers that there might be some sticking points with IE9.

I am not sure Internet Explorer is completely popular any more, though my search for evidence finds a little schizophrenia.

Here's a suggestion that IE share is surging. And here's one that says it's dropping.

Numbers can be so uninteresting sometimes. All I know is that I haven't seen anyone using it lately.

For me, the highlight of this little movie is the quote from reviewer and RedTube user Bendover69: "Surprisingly bad for porn."

So I hope that someone will tell me if this parody is funny because it's true -- or merely funny because, well, it seems quite funny.

Oh, dear. WorldWide Interweb/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET
 

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