On Saturday 27 December 2008 20:28:10 da...@lang.hm wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Dec 2008, Samuel Klein wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The Lennon video that's been murmured about for weeks has been
> > released.  I'm curious to see reactions from the list.  If anyone
> > makes a screensaver version of the opening sequence, which I love,
> > I'll send you my first attempt at a memory-doubled XO.  I'm hoping to
> > get more details about how it was made to post as well...  It's had
> > 50,000 views (wow, make that 65k since I wrote this draft at lunch) in
> > the past day.  Details and a couple other awesome video links are up
> > on the blog.
> >  http://blog.laptop.org
> personal opinion here, I don't like using digital fakery to make dead
> celebreties say things that they never said (movies that are clearly
> fiction are an exception to this)
> In this case I think the quality of the audio splicing also leave a lot to
> be desired (but then again, I've never listened to recordings of Lennon
> talking, so it could be his real speech pattern)
> the other videos on the blog are very interesting. I hadn't heard of this
> blog before, thanks for the pointer.
> David Lang
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  I also wouldn't feel comfortable articulating dead people imagery to make it 
seem like they said something they didn't. No matter how obvious it may seem 
that it is an actor, no matter how much his wife agrees with the statement. 

  I feel Sagan's voice in this video would have made a true a deep message: 

  I would suggest Sagan's Cosmos and Pale Blue Dot passages for future ads of 
this nature. There are countless great poets out there, no need to fake them 

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