I am a bit behind in my TWiT viewing so I have only just come across this. When Leo Laporte on TWiT starting playing this I just about actually fell of my chair laughing—and as I get older I don’t seem to laugh at very much any more.
This was apparently done as an April 1st ‘joke’ so you can see how far behind I am in catching up with TWiT. If you have already seen it then I guess you can just ignore this post. If you haven’t seen it and you use the Internet and/or YouTube then you might get a laugh out of it depending on your sense of humour.
I love the bit at about the 50 second mark into the video where they tell you that you don’t lose interactivity with the DVD collection. You can just fill in a provided comment form, remembering to put in a green thumbs up or a red thumbs down before sealing the envelope, and send it off. It will go directly to the person responsible for the producing the video.
I also like the bit where they point out that if you pay for the subscription for updates then, because about an hour of new video is uploaded to YouTube every second, you will receive a new truck load of DVDs to look through every week.
There is more fun and cleverness when you click on the “Order Now” button. I didn’t try all the combinations but if you select “Kittens and Puppies” the next screen tells you that the selected collection contains 38,114 DVD discs and your shipping method options are: (1) Shipping Trucks; (2) Freight Vessels; or (3) By Post by you will have to expect extended delivery times. When you get almost to the end of ‘ordering’ you will get your order total including shipping costs.
After clicking the final ‘Continue’ I got told that my order had been placed and that, due to heavy demand and extended shipping delays, I should expect delivery in 2045.
Go on . . . have a look. What is another two minutes out of your day?
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Presumably the costs indicated are more or less ‘real’ and are based on the actual DVDs required for content, and cost estimates based on the media needed and time to press the media. Which sort of makes the point of just how much content there is on YouTube.