"There's a commercial currently on TV that, to me, is quite disturbing. It shows a couple of old sports clips. In one, Michael Jordan misses a jump shot at the buzzer which would have won the game, had he only made it. He spins away in disappointment and anger, firing an air punch toward the floor. In another clip, a pass to Dwight Clark of the SF 49'ers slips past him, just grazing his fingertips - again, it would have been a game-winner, and Clark reacts as one would expect, clutching his helmet - doom and gloom.
Here's the thing - that stuff never happened. In reality, Jordan hit the shot, and Dwight Clark made "The Catch" (as it known to SF fans). At the end of the commercial, the real clips are played, showing the true, successful, outcomes. I have no idea how the bogus clips were done - they're perfect. The whole thing creeps me out immensely.
These days I react to what I hear or read with ever increasing skepticism (cynicism?). I'm not at all pleased that I now know I can't believe what I see either. I'd love to know who produced that commercial and where the technology came from - or maybe I wouldn't."
Sunday, July 09, 2006
the provenance of the osama tapes
* oldschool in the comments, nervous about the provenance of the osama tapes (I presume):
Posted by lukery at 7/09/2006 12:48:00 PM