When Zeitgeist came out, one of the ways in which it was promoted was "Ask a Pumpkin", the Youtube promotion in which fans could ask Messrs. Corgan and Chamberlin questions like, "Dude I love your music?" and, "you put on a great show in 92, I just want you to know I was there?", and receive answers such as, "I don't know what you're talking about", "I used to subscribe to Famous Monsters of Movieland", and "would you ask Tom Petty that?"
The incredibly half-hearted participation of fans and musicians alike having made the event such a barnstorming success, Smashing Pumpkins Dot Com is proud to announce a sequel of sorts, the differences being:
1) There isn't even the halfhearted pretension toward interactivity; and
b) You have to pay for it.
$US40 gets you 60 video diaries from "behind the wizard's curtain", documenting the process of making the band's new rekkid. The site provides a helpful breakdown: at $40 for 12 weeks, with 5 updates per week at a minimum of 5 minutes each, that's at least 5 hours of sad, hollow attempts to recreate the studio-japery vibe of Vieuphoria.