Hours after being launched I’m nonetheless not completely satisfied this isn’t a ransom video from Jim Irsay, or at finest some bizarre AI deepfake.
In it, you possibly can see Irsay, standing a superb six ft from the digicam, on a loud jet — all whereas filmed on a potato with the digicam from a 2005 Motorola Razr hooked up. I’d ask him to blink twice if he was being held in opposition to his will, however the polarized lenses make it not possible.
Transcription isn’t my favourite factor, however it’s a needed job requirement. Over time I’ve gotten fairly good at taking video and turning it into readable textual content shortly, however I’ll be damned if this one didn’t break me. After dozens of pauses and playbacks, right here it goes.
“Alright. Leaving Las Vegas. Heading to Palm Seaside for some NFL committee conferences… however wow, what a weekend we had. The live performance was unbelievable. The time shift transfer (?) was very troublesome, however we acquired off to a midday begin because of Mark Davis and Criss Angel for making an attempt to assist with various venues, however we acquired it in and what a present it was Billy F. Gibbons, Vince Gill, Stephen Stills, Kevin Cronin and REO Speedwagon, the entire thing was unimaginable. So, we had a good time in Vegas … firing off the bottom (?) and simply wanting ahead to 2023, and the place the subsequent present is … nobody is aware of!”
Okay, so Irsay was speaking about his “Jim Irsay Live performance Expertise,” which is what would occur should you dad channeled his all his midlife crises right into a touring present. It’s Irsay taking part in music with rock stars he loves and exhibiting off his memorabilia.
To his credit score the live performance is free. Perhaps placing on an occasion like this is the reason Irsay doesn’t have a greater digicam than one he dredged up from a lake mattress.