Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Kneel before Zod!!
'Truth' mashup videos are two a penny on the Internet these days and I find myself grazing through an awful lot of them
Many of the vids aren't that well made and betray the lack of experience and judgment of their producers whose average age is, I suspect, about 15
Still, it's truly heartening to know that at least some kids aren't spending all their time fiddling with themselves and playing GTA. An 80:20 Self-Abuse to Truth Video production ratio seems like a reasonable and sustainable balance to aim for
OK, maybe 90:10
And even though the genre is relatively young, many Truth mashup videos already tend towards cliche and seem to be made on the understanding that inclusion of All Seeing Eyes, Pyramids and clips from old Sci-Fi movies is mandatory
I love ASEs, hierarchical symbolism and John Carpenter flicks as much as the next Loon and understand why people refer to them but the problem is that by doing so those people line themselves for the accusation that they have trouble confusing reality, whatever th f**k that is, with movies
Does a video which seeks to communicate the fact that every US President and British Prime Minister of the last few years has had a hard-on for the expression 'New World Order' communicate its message any better because it includes clips from Superman which also refer to a NWO?
Unless those clips are being used as part of a parody, I'm not sure that it does
It's infotaining enough though, particularly if you throw in a New (World) Order backing track...