Microsoft’s TV Ad

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,” which translates to: “When the accursed have been confounded, And given over to the bitter flames.” Which basically means: “When the accursed have been damned, and sent to Hell.”

Go Microsoft!