Sir, step back from the Mac

Some things just should be video. Like Slate. So far, I’m wildly unimpressed with its multimedia effort. How can a minute and a half be so boring: a explanation of Rhode Island’s size:

And then there’s Rudy Giuliani’s famous ferret call. This is Slate’s treatment in rather pointless animation:

And this is the much funnier version I blogged on PrezVid a few weeks ago:

Maybe Slate would be better off finding the funnier videos other people make.