Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bunker Mentality

A truly hilarious subtitles mash-up from Kairos about the prospect of a digital rhetoric search in an embattled English department. Link via the glamorous and always well-coiffed Cheryl Ball.

Update: As SpoutBlog points out, after an alert by Chuck Tryon of The Chutry Experiment, the "Downfall meme" has a rich life on YouTube. Videos of Hitler as a frustrated Vista user are still available online, but ones in which he struggles with the Xbox or represents the doomed Hillary Clinton campaign have been pulled by the German production company on the grounds of copyright violations. Hopefully the Kairos piece will get some academic fair use consideration, although the blanket takedown policies of YouTube often foreclose dialogue about the critical functions of remixing.

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