Monday, June 25, 2007
I hate to drag this played-out clip to the surface, but the damn thing’s racking up hits on-line and I can’t really figure out why. After all, its been almost three years since a remote-controlled vehicle tried to kill me and my newsgathering brethren. It’s a l-o-n-g story, but let’s just say when the demon truck turned our way, no one on Tripod Row was the least bit surprised. Maybe that’s why we shagged-ass so early. What none of us saw coming that day was the rise of on-line video, an unthinkable medium that would extend our then predictable dash into internet perpetuity. So far, its garnered thousands of hits on YouTube, Break.com and the soon to be ubiquitous b-roll.net TV. That’s fine by me, though I do find it weird that somewhere in cyberspace I’m scrambling for cover like Wile E. Coyote running from some horrid ACME product gone awry. Still, with comments like ‘Big truck go rampaging like angry elephant’, who can complain about being a cartoon character?