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Oh-kay -- I'd say this isn't quite ready for primetime (as it were). Looks like they take a closed captioning feed as the text source, then map hits in that to the "accompanying" video scene. Which seems pretty clever. What I instantly notice, though, is that the video & text aren't exactly accurately sync'd. This is especially entertaining when coming back out of commericials.

My personal favourite (so far): Looking for Sawyer, the hunky-but-self-hating-sleeze from Lost, I get this (video.google.com) result. Indeed, the episode "Whatever the Case May Be" (the 4th result) is a good match, but the Ben Gay image really isn't. :-)
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