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Now this seems like a really good fit: Virgin America, the fledgling airline, will be showing in-flight episodes of the new Boing Boing TV, free and on-demand. A captive audience looking for distraction outside of the normal TV-watching environment of the living room is exactly what […]

Now this seems like a really good fit: Virgin America, the fledgling airline, will be showing in-flight episodes of the new Boing Boing TV, free and on-demand. A captive audience looking for distraction outside of the normal TV-watching environment of the living room is exactly what every quirky online news show needs.Boing Boing, the immensely popular blog, is neither agenda-free or fit for all audiences, but then again neither is Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson. Today’s episode of Boing Boing TV, for instance, features a vagina-scented cologne. A press release promises “the same irreverent and eclectic content that has made BoingBoing.net a favorite with pop culture junkies throughout the world.”

Jackson reviewed Boing Boing TV — which is produced and marketed by new online studio DECA — when the first episode came out on Tuesday.

The swirling background colors and spacey synth soundtrack make me wonder if I just stumbled upon an est-esque hypnosis video attempting to indoctrinate me into the Church of the SubGenius.

I flew Virgin America to New York last week and was impressed with the overhauled airline experience as compared to the frumpy planes we’re all used to. The lighting was terrible and the food service wasn’t great, but I’d do it again for the seat-side power plugs and cheap prices. In addition to the Boing Boing deal — which is no sweat off its back, really — the airline is taking the absurdly hip tactic of employing web celebrities — see the online video ad above.

  1. [...] and related items: Valleywag, Information Week, NewTeeVee. (Thanks, Charles [...]

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  2. This is exactly what Boing Boing TV needs – a captive audience so bored out of their skulls with the other airline pap that they will put up with this half-baked, mind-numbingly dull video drivel and the washed-up train wreck robotic presenters. Yay!

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  3. [...] and related items: Valleywag, Information Week, NewTeeVee. (Thanks, Charles [...]

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  4. [...] BoingBoing have signed an exclusive deal to supply Virgin Airlines with their BoingBoing.tv content. Nice fit. [...]

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  5. [...] Live Launchpad: DECA Partnerships NEWTEEVEE LIVE, SAN FRANCISCO — Hot on the heels of BoingBoing TV, web entertainment studio DECA today announced its lineup of content partners for [...]

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  6. [...] Virgin Atlantic Gets Modern Web series KateModern will be taking off on Virgin Atlantic International flights, thanks to a new deal between the airline and producer LG15 Studios (the creators of Lonelygirl15). Passengers will be able to watch the first 31 episodes of the UK-based mystery (that is, if they’re not watching BoingBoingTV). [...]

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