Intel staff 'fired' in ring piece stunt
End of bells - or bell ends?
In a bid to distract hacks from Intel's upcoming battle with the Federal Trade Commission, the chip giant's spin team have come up with a "funny" video of five Finnish employees firing themselves from cannons in a bid to play the Intel five-note jingle.
Said staff were shot at a giant set if chimes, the impact of crania on steel tubing sounding the notes we've all heard on ads that feature kit containing Intel chips.
Or maybe they were advertising the Nintendo Wii with a couple of extra notes after the key three for good measure.
Incidentally, we'd love to hear from Intel's legal team as to whether they think the Wii jingle strikes too close a note to their company's own.
But we digress. The Finns had their efforts filmed and uploaded to YouTube.
"This Cannonbells video is so funny and definitely worth taking a look," chirps Intel's blogger outreach team. "It’s great for people who need a pre-Christmas pick me up – especially if they’re in the office counting down the days to the holidays."
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Why is it that EVERY time I hear the intel notes (sung, or played on a synth), I want to repeat the phrase:
Bong...A Piece of S***
It just fits (and quite well I might add). Unfortunately, I can't seem to get Microsoft into the notes (Oh, well...)
El Reg style
Mumbo jumbo numbers
Finnish is one of only two European languages that is not descended from the ancient Proto Indo-European tongue which ultimately produced Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, German, Celtic and English, amongst others. So it's hardly surprising that the numbers sound odd.
1 to 10 in Finnish: yksi kaksi kolme neljä viisi kuusi seitsemän kahdeksan yhdeksän kymmenen
Thanks for getting me all excited and then letting me down. In those few short seconds between clicking the link and the article page being rendered what was flashing through my mind was indeed very different to what the article actually tells.
Though I can't complain, It is after-all why I read El Reg - Tech news with an additional smut add-on (Or should I say strap on!)