I've spent most of my life wading through the Internet's trenches, so I'd like to think I'm not easily flabbergasted. And then something like this rolls along--a surreal trip through Bob Dylan's classic "Like a Rolling Stone," overlaid on a television set.
But there are dark magicks at work here: pay attention to the star-studded trek through the doldrums of modern television and you'll quickly notice that everything--from the faux-tennis match to Drew Carey's Price is Right-- is completely in sync. I completely lost it once I reached Just for Kids, and watched a magical floating kitten crooning Dylan's lyrics as cheerful flowers swayed in time to the beat.
The video runs in a proprietary "TV" player that lets you flip through various channels, each one with a different take on the video. No playthrough is quite the same--trust me, I've been mashing that replay button incessantly over the last few minutes.
The video coincides with the release of The Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. 1, jam-packed with over 40 CDs worth of stuff. It's also available as a harmonica-shaped USB stick, which will likely be easier to fit in my apartment.
What? You're still here? Go, watch it right now!