Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Michelle Obama: Deconstructing TIME–UPDATED

UPDATE: reloaded with new video link. If you’ve been having trouble viewing, try the newly uploaded video or this direct link to Raj’s Vimeo test page where you can view the source video.

Also, this is a direct link to the cloud which will allow you to download a Quicktime movie version to your computer for viewing at your leisure.

Raj will continue to troubleshoot (Vimeo reports that there is a known and unresolved issue with Firefox 4), butt please don’t give up HOPE. It will be worth it, if not for the sake of this song video but for the sake of your own peace of mind.

Normally you might think deconstructing TIME would require the IQ of an Einstein, butt really, all you need is PhotoShop and the powers of transmogrification.

Lucky for you, I’ve got both.

So today, we’re going to take a look at the photo that has had people buzzing since it was originally published for the 2009 TIME 100 ceremony. It has recently caused another kerfuffle since Lady M has once again been honored in the number 22 slot on TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world list. (Behind Amy Poehler and Joey B! What’s up with that?)

Since media hounds were sniffing around for a stock photo to run with this big announcement, they republished this:


H/T RealAmerican

And once again everyone has been asking me: “MOTUS, was this picture p’shopped?!” - as if that would be unusual. What is unusual  is the quality of the ‘shopping. Let’s just say that the TIME ‘shoppers had very little familiarity with the natural lines of our industrial strength containment systems. Plus they were probably thrown off a little by the presence of the fashion forward Peter Soronen corset worn, unusually, on the outside of Lady M’s gown. Still, there’s no excuse for sloppiness. The only way to explain the difference between a pro job and an amateur one is to demonstrate.

So, for education purposes only, I present MOTUS’ DECONSTRUCTING TIME video. Feel free to pass it around: the only way to prevent this sort of tragedy from happening again, to someone you love, is to educate ourselves.

Now let’s be careful out there. The ether is a dangerous and confusing place. I HOPE Lady M’s not on to me.

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