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BLOCK
* From Page 5A
bine everyone's desire to play along
with same kick-ass tech. Could there
honetly be anything more enjoyable
than playing along with a full episode
of "Tie Price is Right?" To bid on every
show to play every pricing game, to
spin that lovely illuminated wheel -
oh,'twould be rapturous. And to play
"Lingo" and "Chain Reaction" against
those nincompoops they disguise as
contestants, even just on my com-
pute screen where only I would know,
woud be the greatest vindication
against GSN I could ever imagine.
'The LiveScience.com article
alsocites data from Nielsen Media
Research - for which I made my feel-
ingsquite clear a fortnight past - that
many people are also interacting with
other viewers online while watching
shows. This is called an "interactive
experience," though taking a shot of
your favorite mind-number every time
"Family Guy" pulls a cut-away gag or
referencesa previous episode seems
more interactive to me. But there are
plenty of TV shows using the Internet
as well. ESPN's "SportsNation" uses

online polling to the point of irritancy.
Maybe someday live online polling
could actually guide the course of a
television show as it airs. Multiple end-
ings are often filmed for movies and TV
shows alike - why not make a veritable
vote-your-own-adventure show? Sure,
it would be extremely time-consuming
to shoot, and a lotof footage would be
wasted, but it would also be, without
question, the bestthing to ever happen
to my TV screen. Ever.
The best thing, that is, before we
combine these two kinds of interactiv-
ity. The pinnacle of television and the
ideal future of new media (a vague
term to which this column should also
supposedly pertain) would be partici-
pating visibly via avatar in a television
broadcast ina way that can actually
change an outcome. Sure, racing in
NASCAR would be fun and gratify-
ing. And voting the outcome of a TV
show could be incredibly intriguing,
both seeing the show unfold and see-
ing how America tends to vote when
it comes to potential moral dilemmas.
But the ultimate enterprise would
be to combine the two, watching a
character you control yourself going
through one of many possible live-
action stories written by some of the

best TV writers in the business.
Some people would argue this
has already been done. Video games
follow generally this formula. Obvi-
ously, some distinctions between the
two exist, and more would have to
be made. In the new-media utopia
of interactive TV, you aren't able to
"lose." Also, there are no save points
or going back and trying again in
interactive TV - if you fuck up your
character's life, you have to deal
with it, because there's no rewind or
load button on interactive live TV. It
essentially becomes "Second Life,"
but with well-written plot twists,
pretty celebrities and a half-hour
time slot to stop you from pissing
away your life.
So that's probably way too ambi-
tious for right now, but hey, why not
put it out there? For now, let's start
kicking "Law & Order" cast members
in the crotch and throwing tomatoes
at the little tykes of "Secret Life of the
American Teenager." It may not be
able to alter world just yet, but dear
lord would it be satisfying.
Block's next column is a write-your-
own-adventure. To write it, e-mail
him atjamblock@umich.edu.

GET LOUD
From Page 5A
performance footage,
shredding through a ren-
dition of "Blue Veins" that
makes his fingers bleed
profusely over his guitar's
body.
Now, we could get into
nitpicky, personal things
with "Loud." We can admit
that it's annoying when a
picturesque shot of Times
Square, accompanied by a
voice-over from The Edge
gushing over how his first
visit to New York City was
"like the movies," is fol-
lowed almost immedi-
ately by grungy footage of
Detroit as White makes
a lot of ambiguous, may-
or-may-not-be-dismissive
statements about his old life
there. Detroit made White
who he is today, and the
city's influenced so many
other rock musicians over
the years that its subdued
appearance in this film is

an insult, especially when
compared to the elegant
treatments that London and
Dublin are given.
Yes, White's made it
very clear in other inter-
views that he still admires
Detroit. But whether he just
didn't want to talk about his
hometown here or the film-
makers had already decided
they were going to paint
Detroit as a music waste-
land, there's almost none of
that admiration on display
in the movie.
But ultimately, of course,
where they came from only
supplements the music that
they play. And "It Might
Get Loud" is unquestion-
ably about the music, from
the opening credits that
fetishize every possible
aspect of the guitar to the
end credits that scroll
over the guys' dirty, gut-
tural cover of The Band's
"The Weight." Come for
90 minutes of pure unfil-
tered guitar bliss, and leave
chanting, "Long live rock."

PIRATE
From Page 5A
silent midnight DJ who, at the baf-
flement of everyone else, attracts
scores and scores of women without
uttering a word.
It's the interaction of these kalei-
doscopic personalities that gives
"Pirate Radio" its engrossing driving
force. From the harmless jokes they
play on each other to the betrayals
that threaten to tear them apart, the
crew's experiences aboard the Radio
Rock are bittersweet, memorable
and ultimately triumphant. Charac-
ter development is such that it's easy
to instantly love or hate someone, but
at the same time, it's just as easy to
identify with everyone.
"Pirate Radio" is a magnificent
film that places the limelight on
men not normally accustomed to
it. But beneath the debauchery and
ridiculousness is a story of friend-
ship and steadfast resolution. Each
DJ is imperfect by himself (except
for maybe Mysterious Mark), but
together they make an unstoppable
team united under one cause: the
love of music.

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