One after the other, Martin Sargent's shows-on television, on cell phones, and online-have been brutally cancelled. When his most recent effort, Infected by Martin Sargent, was axed by Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback, Martin finally cracked. At the show's final taping, Martin doused himself in... Read More
Hello and welcome to Lil Internet Superstar, the fried wonton-sized version of my family dinner for ten of a Revision3 talk show, Internet Superstar.
Today's Lil Internet Superstar was nominated by Richard Escobar, who is obviously, horrifyingly demented.
Take a look at the Chinese woman at the site. Now observe how her dead stare follows my mouse pointer wherever you move it on the screen. Kind of a neat trick, huh? How do they do that?
But that's the least of my questions, the technical mumbo jumbo. The real questions come when you stop moving your mouse pointer and just let her head bob, as the seething creepiness of the life size virtual head that stares back at you becomes overwhelming.
Who is this woman? Is she in danger? If she is not, then why are her eyes so horribly bloodshot? Clearly, she has been drugged by her captors. And every once in a while, when her lips spontaneously part, why does she look so retarded? Is she retarded? Well yes, obviously, so why are the Chinese exploiting a retarded woman for fun and profit? And who does her hair? Are the products that she uses in it available in the U.S., or just in China? How might I get my hair to achieve that layered effect? But do those Chinese hair products... make one retarded?
Yes, it's too much for my fragile mind to process, but one thing is clear: this woman is an Internet Superstar.
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And be sure to watch the full-length version of this show. We release a new one every Wednesday, right here on Revision3.