August 3rd, 2008

gankutsuou - the count - pimpin'

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So, a week ago I turned on closed captioning on my TV to watch HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban (broadcast, not DVD) because I couldn't figure out what the hell they were saying. The rest of the week has been full of lulz from said closed captioning.

- closed captioning does not work well with music videos. Every rap video has been something like 'ee a bzz p'. And then I was watching one that did actually get decent captions, and wanted to know what song it was so I Googled the lyrics and they were still wrong. It was a song by CSS, I later found out.
- sometimes the people making them just give up. I was watching SYTYCD and the captions just stopped in the middle of people speaking, and then '--' shows up and they skipped to the current dialog. It was funny because it was that segment where the dancers vote on viewer-submitted videos, so it was like 'and the winner is --' and then it went to Cat speaking.