Why is this a big deal? I have no idea but some people think it is. Last night the Academy Awards was plagued by some sort of strange digital feedback that increased as the show progressed. The noise went on for two hours and for some reason they couldn’t fix it. I guess we expect one of the most important and watched shows in the US to have a working sound systems.
My favorite theory espoused by conspiracy sites is that it’s some sort of mind control. This is hysterical in more ways than one. Did it work? Anyone out there feeling different today after having watched it?
I can’t embed this so you have to go to the site and wait for commercials. Once you have patiently watched the ad, forward the video to the 1:45 mark. Listen carefully and you can hear it. It sounds sort of like digital blips. Link is here or click image. (Insert: Some of you say you can’t watch it for some reason. Here is the address to type in: http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/2012-oscars-highlights/58tkuby So far it’s the only site I can find that has the Oscars highlights. You may have restrictions in your country.)
Okay, you must be wondering why I’m talking about this because it’s clearly just a malfunction in the sound equipment. Well maybe you’ve seen the below video from Tropicana Field in Florida from last August. It too freaked out the internet because the sound was so strange. It was blamed on lightning striking the audio equipment. Of course many people don’t believe this.
Think about how weird it is that we live in a time when malfunctioning audio equipment freaks people out. Why is this? Why are we so distrustful nowadays? Can you imagine even ten years ago people being so freaked out by such things. What has changed? Is it millennial angst?
MORE AFTER THE JUMP…
I think this very slow and boring movie below sums up the way some people feel. A feeling of impending doom, depression, distrust and helplessness as we watch our environment slowly destroyed.
From the YT description.
Lars Von Trier is back with his new film, officially premiered in Cannes 2011.
Described as “A beautiful movie about the end of the world”, MELANCHOLIA tells the story of two sisters (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg), who find their relationship challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide into the Earth.