Pennsylvania Middle Schoolers Trained To Sing Bing Goes The Internet

Posted Oct 31, 2009

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) decided to take Jonathan Mann’s Bing jingle and teach it to a bunch of middle school students in Pennsylvania. Mann won a $500 content that Microsoft held for creating a song about Bing. TechCrunch’s MG Siegler criticized the song so Mann retaliated by making a song about the editor.

Mann sent the below video to TechCrunch with the e-mail message:

I literally cried a little bit when I saw this video. On the one hand I?m happy I was able to provide some kids with an excuse not to do school work for a few hours. On the other hand, not sure how I feel about these kids being indoctrinated into the cult of, well, whatever. It?s kinda creepy. But on the other-other hand, the kids do look damn happy. So?oh well?

Hopefully the students at Keith Valley Middle School get some sort of compensation for synchronized singing and dancing Microsoft services. Especially because the school cheerleading instructor spent about 12 days teaching 6th graders the dance.