Ah, Friday night at The Stranger… Finally, the Slog is mine. The “writers” are all off getting drunk, and I’m basking in reclaimed bandwidth (and beer). Things that make a tech geek happy.
This video is, sadly, an ad for a Sony TV. Maybe I shouldn’t have said that before you watched it. Still, I find it strangely soothing and beautiful after a long week, not least because someone had to pick up those 250,000 bouncy balls, and it wasn’t me. Oh, and I want one of those TVs.
(Click image to watch video. Requires a recent version of quicktime. Don’t have it? Get it.)
Okay, okay.. forget that.. Check THIS out. A Disney-produced video from 1973 on the dangers of venereal disease, featuring ominous little animated syphilis and gonorrhea germs being led into battle by some weird semi-translucent germ general, who encourages them to “make every day, V-D DAY!”. It’s suprisingly frank about sexuality for it’s time, including casual references to homosexuality, condom use, and .. uhh.. “strange” discharges. Enjoy!
Maybe you should watch the bouncing balls video again now.