Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Silly Site o' the Day

Via Robin, an all-too-familiar scene in a "high-end" audio store, utilizing limited animation and computer-generated (actually typing text-to-movie) voices:

This reminded me, I'd seen another video not too long ago featuring a woman's first day on the job at a mainstream media newsroom - can't remember which blog had this:

I think the black and white is an interesting twist. Here's another orientation video I found, there seems to be a whole subset of these:

This process is apparently known as "Xtranormal." This is now A Big Thing all over the YouTubes. Is it the 21st century's answer to Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation? Or is this just the latest version of the medium being the message, a la Marshall McLuhan on this day, the anniversary of his birth?