JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/11/another-depressing-thought.html (7 comments)

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jsid-1164112052-542008  FabioC. at Tue, 21 Nov 2006 12:27:32 +0000

Yeah Kevin, when you see socialist allegories everywhere, it' truly time to take a break.

jsid-1164168595-542063  Guest (anonymous) at Wed, 22 Nov 2006 04:09:55 +0000

There is the reality of the final effect to the whole experience for the little bird, right as the video ends. *splat* of the ground coming up to meet it.

jsid-1164168629-542064  Montieth at Wed, 22 Nov 2006 04:10:29 +0000

Blast, I didn't mean for that to be anonymous.

jsid-1164180726-542070  Purple Avenger at Wed, 22 Nov 2006 07:32:06 +0000

remains of the forest that the Kiwi had to strip to build its dreamworld, and all the creatures whose habitats had been destroyed in the pursuit of that dream.

Sounds like East Germany ;->

jsid-1164210065-542086  Stephen Rider at Wed, 22 Nov 2006 15:41:05 +0000

The first thing that struck me as it ended was how you're supposed to think "Aw... how sweet", but they conveniently cut away before the bird goes "splat".

Clearly the animator thought it was just _great_ that the bird is able to fulfill his DREAM... of plummeting to his death. Awww... huh?

jsid-1164576165-542348  Mr. Completely at Sun, 26 Nov 2006 21:22:45 +0000

Since you don't see what happens at the very end, you get to create that part in your own mind. You can choose "Splat" for the ending, or whatever you like. I choose for a snowbank, or a lake, or maybe a cartoon trampoline to safely arrest his fall. Then I imagine him climbing back to the top to do it again. Given a choice between a happy ending and a sad one, I choose the happy endings every time...

...... Mr. C.

jsid-1164578714-542352  Kevin Baker at Sun, 26 Nov 2006 22:05:14 +0000

Play it again. Just after the screen goes black, you hear the impact.

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