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July 11, 2004 12:49 PM   Subscribe

The G.W. Talking Sockpuppet
The Idiot's Guide to Presidentiable Speechwriting For Dummy
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posted by y2karl (9 comments total)

 
The Idiot's Guide to Presidentiable Speechwriting For Dummy Hey?

Blimey.
posted by ed\26h at 12:58 PM on July 11, 2004


feelingcrunchland
posted by y2karl at 1:00 PM on July 11, 2004


I feel like Karl Rove.

Ewww.

I'm really impressed with this bit o' flash.
posted by Busithoth at 1:03 PM on July 11, 2004


yeah, what a great site. the speech is novel, but it's really put together excellently, i think.
posted by oog at 2:52 PM on July 11, 2004


Internet gold
posted by chrid at 3:44 PM on July 11, 2004


Many points for good execution of the idea. Good stuff. (I hope the vocabbalary grows a little. I know there's a restriction to what he's said on the teevee, but still.)
posted by chicobangs at 4:50 PM on July 11, 2004


Six months ago I finally learned how to make a sphere move from left to right in Flash. After viewing this site, I'm giving it up forever.

How do they do that? Lots of action scripting?
posted by dhoyt at 5:20 PM on July 11, 2004


Doesn't work on my mac. :(
posted by LittleMissCranky at 6:14 PM on July 11, 2004


dhoyt- yeah. They probably assign a variable to each video clip, and each time you select a clip it adds it to an array. Then when you play it runs down the array, variable by variable, with commands to "play clip #(variable)

As far as the scripting goes, it looks far more time-consuming than difficult (not saying I could do it though; I mean it IS really good)

I would have liked it if they smoothed out the ends of the clips though- the audio-only speech generator from last year sounds much more realistic.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:26 PM on July 11, 2004


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