Head-Spinning Flight Safety Videos

Yes, I’m back home. I went to CSUN, the first time in four years. I flew two United flights, and thankfully, they didn’t try to break me or Tansy on either one. Very good news!
But I did think their safety video seemed really weird. The words were normal enough, but the surrounding music was just messed up. And, what’s up with the barking dog? My reaction to it kind of reminded me of the story of the patients with aphasia thinking a president’s speech was absolutely hilarious simply because the facial expression didn’t match the tone. They couldn’t understand the words, but his appearance and gestures were so fake that they thought it was a really good joke.

So here’s the video. For me, things get weird at about a minute 10 seconds and just continue to get weird. I can understand the party music at the beginning, maybe they’re imagining that we’re all headed for some vacation or something, but the dogs and the crazy Flight of the Bumble Bee-like music and the ripping something or other and the other weird music is just odd.

Am I the only one that finds the music really distracting? I’m glad I’ve flown before and have gone through more than a few safety briefings.

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  1. I can’t say I found it super distracting. My only thought was oh, they made a mini movie so people might actually pay attention. That’s not to say that it couldn’t do with some DVs if that were possible without talking over all the important bits, because there seems to be an awful lot going on there. I can understand why you might be distracted by it.

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