Reality Is a News Show (and a Work in Progress)
A couple of months ago I made a mock issue of a newsletter that would use the old school, dry, simply-reporting-the-facts journalistic voice to summarize the weirdest of the recent events.
Examples included Canon using face recognition tools to force its office workers to smile, a discovery of wild fish addicted to meth, and Coors trying to put advertisement in people’s dreams.
Now I’m working on an animated news show with the same premise.
One idea for the title is End Times News. (It’s Russian in origin: I used to keep a magazine-like journal titled Posledneye Vremya, which can be translated either as “Lately” or “The End Times.”)
Another idea for the title is Reality.
The term is meant as a kind of a one-word oxymoron: on the one hand, it highlights the high and all-to-rare journalistic standards we would hold our reporting to—straight facts only, no emotional or moralistic slant to the wording; but on the other, it’s a nod to my psychedelic, Buddhist, and Gnostic influences—my crowd c…
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