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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

On the YouTubes: Reston: The Cartoon

OMG, just in time for Christmas, our BFFs at the Reston Museum have posted this "light-hearted" animated history of our favorite beige community, featuring an animatronic Bob Simon, the fabled Seven Goals, and the finest 8-bit videogame sound effects known to man. Not to be confused with Reston: The Opera or our own animated tours de force, Reston: The Cartoon is basically Cecil B. DeMille meets iMovie. It's all here. Everything.

A few favorite moments from Reston's Ur-creation myth:

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Power-ups and 100,000 bonus points for all, the end.


  1. Speaking of videos and the holidays, I recently had occasion to view the infamous Star Wars holiday special for the first time. Trees, regrettable fashion choices and political correctness? It might as well have been set in Reston!

  2. I hate to be a hater, but that video was unwatchably bad.

    Its creator should be cringing with embarrassment.

    I'll make this anon because I'm slightly ashamed at pointing out just how crap this video was.

  3. Haters gotta hate.

    Give them credit for trying something a bit different, and "fun." Yeah, let's go with "fun." Seriously, between this and the Reston opera thing, does no one have a sense of humor?


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