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Jeffrey Zeldman's Layer 2 Commentary

My Way or the Highway

Ouch, that's smart! To Migsy's monochromaticism, Noper replies with lurid, living color and a geophysical road to nowhere only a cartoon filmmaker could love. You've got your flaming motorcyclist, complete with Michael Jackson hair afire (too soon?), your cinematographer atop a speeding dolly-lorry (a Legoesque reference to Layer 1), your impossibly curvy road peopled with an awkwardly un-curvy bathing beauty (the only other reference to Layer 1), a strange child, and a lonely dog.

Dog, did we say? Or is it a werewolf, from Romania's Transylvanian Capathian mountains, come to terrify the babe in the woods from an adjacent hill? Does said babe represent Mig? A belittling taunt, if so. Does the werewolf stand for Noper, about to eat the babe for lunch?

And what is the symbolism of the crepuscular jetliner, reduced in these trying economic times to flying a meaningless ad banner in a woods where no one but a werewolf and a distracted cinematographer will see it? If an ad falls in the woods....


Play by play commentary for this match is provided, as it happens, by Jeffrey Zeldman.

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