Sunday, March 12, 2006

When big corporations enter the blog world

Remember this video flying around the Internet?

DATELINE has the scoop!

When big corporations enter the blog world (Josh Mankiewicz, Dateline correspondent)

One of the things I like about blogs is that they're kind of cool and subversive. Anyone can contribute anything, and the private thoughts of one person are posted right next to the latest pop-up from corporate America. But of course, you can block pop-ups.

Which brings me to Exhibit A: This video is flying around the blog world. If you've ever watched "The Simpsons," then you by now know that the video circling the Web is an expertly-made, live-action copy of the animated opening of the show. Video shows Homer working at the nuclear plant, Bart on his skateboard, little Maggie getting scanned at the supermarket --- and bloggers can't get enough of it.

Here's how ingenious it really is: It looks like a cleverly done amateur video, maybe a student film. But then you realize producing a film this good isn't cheap - so it would have to be a student with a huge trust fund.

And so who's really behind the Simpsons video?

Answer here

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