Google's Demo Slam Slams Through Language Barrier In the Name of Fish Curry

Ty Dunitz November 3 Google

Google has so much crap going on at once, I don’t blame you if you’ve never heard of Demo Slam, a Google site allowing users to upload videos demonstrating how they use Google products to… do… stuff, and put them head to head against videos of other users, doing other stuff. It’s totally cooler than I’m making it sound.

Now, the interesting thing about Demo Slam is that all the videos… well, they kind of resemble ads. All of them are suspiciously HD, and involve, for the most part, questionable antics you wouldn’t expect from the everyday end user. Consider the following – which is far and away my personal fave vid from the site – wherein two young women order dinner. In Hindi.

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Google swears all these videos are user-created, but I’m on the fence. That delivery seems a little staged, but then again, I can get past the girls ‘understanding’ the man speaking back to them – they’re probably just ignoring him and continuing their order.

Either way, Demo Slam is a great showcase of some of Google’s technologies and, in the case of videos like this one in particular, sort of like Jackass for nerds. Why? Because this is absolutely how I’m getting dinner tonight.

I’ll let you know how it goes. Promise.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.
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