Thursday, July 12, 2007

We Can Outsource ANYTHING

I wanted to answer a co-worker's question about whether Michael Jackson's "Thriller" takes place at a drive in. Before I could answer the question (it doesn't), I ran across this video.

The artist is Chiru, the song "Goli Mar." SplitLevel has some more detail:

Chiru [is] a fantastic Telugu actor, also known as Chiranjeevi, or Konidela Siva Snara Vara Prasad. He apparently founded the Chiranjeevi Charitable Trust for Eye and Blood Donations. According to Wikipedia, he's also won four Nandi Awards and seven Southern Filmfare awards for Best Actor.

But that's not important. What is important, though, is this trio of videos on YouTube, posted in approximate order of excellence. Chiru, it seems, really likes Michael Jackson. And Axel Foley. And Boogaloo Shrimp. And cowboys. Which makes him pretty awesome in my book.

If you watch only one, watch this, Chiru's take on Michael Jackson's Thriller. They appear to have roughly grabbed scenes from Thriller and done away completely with the storyline of the original video. The song is way more kick-ass than Thriller, though - check the crazy synth-line, and the addictive Goli Mar! refrain. Also, note how hard Chiru works to keep the fangs in the beginning as he opens his mouth....

Ultrabrown comments:

Redoing it filmi style robs it of menace, but the red leather is priceless....

And another blog points out:

Hey, at least this guy looks normal. Most likely quite safe around your children too.

P.S. I did find a full version of the real "Thriller" video, including the introductory sequence in which Michael Jackson says he isn't like other guys.

P.P.S. re my outsourcing comment in the title. Incidentally, I suspect that the person who helped me with my previous technical problem may not have been U.S.-based. For the record, he was very helpful.

Now perhaps we just need to outsource Bush's job, and get someone else in there to commute the Ramos and Compean sentences (is sentence commutation the job that Americans won't do, unless the convict has the name Scooter?).

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