Saturday, January 28, 2006

Super News: Have the Gods Gone Bowling?

Al Gore's latest TV adventure, is a rather intriguing grappling with the culture of interactivity on the net. Why sit and watch the programming choices of others when with broadband you can flit in and around as many varied shows as you want? Current TV, broadcasts pods, which are miniature productions uploaded by the sites users and then if considered good enough by downloaders make their way onto the cabel and satellite TV twin of the site.

The best of these so far seems to be Super News. The creative off spring of South Park cross breeding with an animated version of Brass Eye, Super News is the ruthless comedic hand grenade in the rabbit hole of current affairs coverage. Josh Faure-Brac, the 32-year-old writer behind it describes how viewers don't need to be political junkies to get the point, but he hopes the show will deflate to such a degree the goons bouncing off each other in positions of power, that people will go out and purposefully re-read their understandings of the mechanics of power and leadership.

This is a pop cultural fix with a keen eye for the absurdities of current affairs. Anyone who liked the Jib Jab piss take of the last US elections will be fond of this. See more at the Current TV site and Wired's take on it.

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Looks like Josh got censored. They pulled the "gods must be bowling" piece off and blurred mohammad's face on the webpage. Chickens.
Fecking ridiculous...

They left this witty comment to make up for it:

"The Gods break from bowling to hold Godapalooza."
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