Saturday, May 02, 2009

The Max Headroom Pirate Broadcast

This is both the coolest and the creepiest thing I've ever seen. I think the VHS fuzz makes Max Headroom look all the more sinister. Add in the electronic distortion to the voice....wooowww.

What amazes me about this act of video piracy is that the actors escaped. They were never caught, and to this day, the identity of "Max Headroom" remains a mystery. Their ultimate motives also remain a mystery. Was this a simple prank? Was it an attack on WGN? An attack on mass media, and modern society? Are there any parallels to the Max Headroom sci-fi show, which dealt with corporate dominace and video piracy?

Nobody knows.

Read about the Max Headroom Pirate Broadcast here.

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