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skatecasting

news on ice
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Skatecasting is an innovative service for news delivery. It begins with the training of a broadcaster to wear a single skate on their head and to learn how to skate around upside down, their arms outstretched for balance. A small ink delivery system allows the resulting line made in the ice to take on either a red or black appearance for clarity. As the latest reports of global events are relayed to our skatecaster, they are filmed gliding around the rink, forming a string of scripted words behind them, as they make the latest head line news.
xenzag, Dec 02 2005

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       Invention? Or just a pun?
Minimal, Dec 02 2005
  

       I'm bunning this for the invention within a semi-invention of the ice-skate with an ink delivery system.
hidden truths, Dec 02 2005
  

       Corduroy pillows: They're making headlines.
fridge duck, Dec 02 2005
  

       [fridge duck] ha   

       (longest punchline-/laughter-response delay ever?)   

       Two points:
1) That BMW advert where the car skids around painting pictures with its 'ink delivery system'
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2) When ancient civilisations depicted unpleasantness (war, famine etc) i.e. multiple deaths - it was often by way of upside down people - I wonder if there remains any cultural resonance here - but would prefer good news delivered right side up please.
zen_tom, May 30 2009
  

       //That BMW advert where the car skids around painting pictures with its 'ink delivery system'// I've seen that advert, but it's recent, and I put this up four years ago.   

       Interesting about the upside down people linked to bad news... certainly didn't realise that.
xenzag, May 30 2009
  

       Oh I was just wondering whether the ad-guys read the HB - I'm sure Dave Gorman does.
zen_tom, May 30 2009
  
      
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