The Realm of the Verbal Processor

Jarvis's Ramblings

Closed Captioning

I had a dentist appointment this morning. My dentist has flat panel TVs mounted to the ceiling directly above the chair so that while you are getting your teeth cleaned/drilled/pulled/etc you can watch TV. All of them are muted with the closed captioning showing at the bottom.

So while I’m in the chair this morning, I’m watching the news. Every time they would reach the end of a segment and head to commercial, the closed captioning would read:

“adlib teaser. [a bunch of gobbledy-gook]   fade to black” 

Essentially, what they were pushing to the CC feed was what was going to the teleprompter for the newscasters to see. It was amusing to watch them adlibing a teaser for the next segment and then the screen fading to black right after reading those instructions on the screen.

January 31, 2008 - Posted by | comedy | , , , ,

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