Windows 7 commercial strikes an odd note

Microsoft's latest commercial brings back the impossibly cute Kylie, but its musical choice is questionable.

MONTREAL--Just as I was wrapping things up for the evening at the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association convention here, I happened to catch Microsoft's new Windows 7 commercial .

Bringing back the ever-so-cute Kylie from Microsoft's earlier Windows ad was a good choice, but evidently the musical choice could prove to be unfortunate.

As Europe's "The Final Countdown" played, I was nonplussed, but a fellow convention-goer immediately started laughing.

Apparently, that same song is used on Fox's "Arrested Development" just before the character Gob is about to see his magic trick go awry.

"Unless that's ironic, the choice of music is hilarious," said Trey Graham, editor of the NPR culture blog Monkey See and an self-identified Mac geek.

Music aside, Microsoft has a lot more than Vista's "wow" to tout, using various positive reviews (including comments from CNET) and touting the product's October 22 launch.

 

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