Thursday, October 13, 2005

Johnny Virgil takes on 24-hour news

And he thinks it's pretty stupid:

Hello... What have we here? This is HUGE!! I'm talkin' story of the year. Dare I say Pullit-surprise? Yes, it's Dolphins singing the fucking Batman theme song. What could be more newsworthy than this? BATMAN for chrissake!! But wait -- turns out, I got my hopes up for nothing. According to the news story, it's an "extremely high-pitched, short version of the Batman theme song." Don't think back to the Batman movies, either. They're not orchestrating any Danny Elfman themes here. Think back to the campy old 60's TV show. The one that went "na na na na na na na na Bat-maaaaaan!" Yeah. That's the one. Turns out that a "short version" of this incredibly difficult tune consists of the "Bat-maaaaan!" part. So after years of painstaking training and hundreds of thousands of dollars and untold man-hours spent, the dolphins have learned to sing:

Two notes. One short, one long.

That's it. Just two. And get this: If you remember the song, you will also remember that they are both the same note. And they are "extremely high," which means it's basically two regular dolphin whistles of differing length.

I think the whole project revolves around being "extremely high."

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