Retro: Hard times for the Dire Straits video CGI guy

When graphics improve, sadly some stars are left behind

OK, this one's a quickie. Remember the 1985 music video from Dire Straits, "Money for Nothing"? At the time, there was some computer graphics animation that blew everyone away, helping the song become a hit.

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Sadly, fame is fleeting, and 27 years later, we're left wondering, "Whatever happened to that guy in the video who was complaining about those rock stars?". Luckily, we now have an answer [via the BBC America Anglophenia blog]

In case you might not have remembered the earlier video I referenced, here it is (for you young-uns):

I suppose the guy could make an appearance in the "Wreck-it-Ralph" sequel - anyone know the guy's agent?

Keith Shaw rounds up the best in geek video in his ITworld.tv blog. Follow Keith on Twitter at @shawkeith. For the latest IT news, analysis and how-tos, follow ITworld on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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