At 2/18/05 01:36 PM, Father_Time wrote:
He wasn't really a flash arthur he just put a video of himslef in flash.
I think it's sad that one person can get on the news for something that took him like 2 minutes to make (since all he did was film him danicnng to the song) and people who spend hours or days making animations that are just as good or better than the Numa Numa dance don't receive any news or pretty much any press at all like Madness, XIAO XIAO, decline of video games, joe zombie etc.. The only exceptions are jibjab and alien hominid but mainly because alien hominid has a console version.
Well, that's the way the world works isn't it? Do we turn on the news to see a report about some painter who just painted a master piece that took him 5 years to do? Nope. We just see that ass up in NYC who put up a bunch of metal gates and hung orange sheets from them and calls it art.
Political things and controversial things are more likely to make the news. I'm sure if we tried we could get things like the Bill Cosby game in the news, or other controversial games. As long as we can say "Look, it has over 100,000 views!" or better the media might bite. That sounds like a lot as far as they are concerned.
Part of what makes Numa Numa a news story is the fact that it is a simple video of some guy dancing, yet it's been viewed over 1 million times.