Wednesday, November 16, 2005


I've watched two PBS aired videos in my Geography 100 class in the last two weeks and both have almost induced fits of laughter.

1.) Watching something on the el Nino effect, narrated by an off screen, pleasant sounding female. Halfway through, we see the narrator. Alanis Morrissette, against a backdrop of the universe, is telling us all about warm ocean currents and sub tropical high pressure systems. I nearly lost it everytime the camera cut to her.

2.) We see polar bears enjoying life throughout the winter, eating all the delicious seals they want. Things turn south as it gets warmer, and in the words of the narrator, "It's summertime, and the living is far from easy." Are Sublime references common in nature videos these days?


Lincoln Davis said...

Offended music nerd: It's actually a reference to "Summertime," by George Gershwin, from Porgy and Bess. Sublime also were alluding to said work.

mg said...

well i'll be