In case you haven’t seen CNN recently (good for you), you may not know about Josh Levs. This guy essentially broadcasts his favorite youtube videos on CNN. It’s the kinda thing that my mom will call me over for and say, “Did you see this video?” Inevitably, it is something we’ve all seen months ago.
In short, I hardly ever paid him the time of day. Sure, he’d he’d occasionally talk about some cool think on some Japanese show like ナニコレ珍百景 (which filled the void left by トリビアの泉‘s cancellation) and I’d get phone calls to explain what Japan is thinking, but again, I gave him the benefit of the doubt. But now… there is this:
To give you some background, no one knows how the shadow Bad Apple animation was made. We know it was inspired by the silhouette iPod ads, but it has never been revealed how it was done. Theories of MMD usage and motion capture abound, but in the end, it is still a mystery.
Recently, a photography student then made a fantastic stop motion animation as a project out of printed frames of Bad Apple:
Now, Mr. Levs here, he says about the photo project video, and I quote, “This is how they made it.”
Oh man. Seriously? He thinks that this is the making of BadApple??? He is correct about Bad Apple being #1 for weeks and weeks, but does that mean this guy has a NicoDou account?! But, if he can get a NicoDou account, can he at least take two seconds to do some fact checking with a friend who can read Japanese? Hell, CNN, please hire someone bilingual as your Japanese “viral” video guy (as a side note, the phrase viral video makes me want to puke chunks, much like a bad apple might).
Anyway, this guy went from an annoyance on a channel I never watch to #1 on NicoDou.
Of course, there are people who think he isn’t stupid, but rather is performing a 釣り (tsuri) the likes of which the world has never seen. I really would love to believe that, but I really think he just has no idea what the fuck he is talking about.
Tags: animation, バカ, ⑨, Bad Apple, Cirno News Network, CNN, 釣り, Josh Levs, NicoNicoDouga, photography, stop motion, touhou, tsuri, viral videos, 東方
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