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Viral Video: BBC’s Weirdly Victorious Animated Olympic Promo

I really was surprised by the BBC, using this very arty and animated promo video for the upcoming Olympic Games there.

But it’s head and shoulders better than the rah-rah-agony-of-defeat ones you see in the U.S. In this case, at least, CGI is better than the real thing.

Enjoy:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald