Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hard Safety trailer

If you're not familiar with the Safety Not Guaranteed meme, it goes like this: the ad you just read (assuming you clicked on the Safety Not Guaranteed link, you imbecile) appeared in a paper somewhere. At some point, someone on ytmnd paired the be-mulleted jarhead pictured at left with the ad, pairing it with Paul Engemann's "Scarface (Push It To the Limit)", creating a ytmnd entry that captured the imagination of the internet and eventually resulted in this awesometacular little piece of editing.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Uncanny Valley of Popcorn

No doubt meant to instill us with a sense of wistful nostalgia, the digitally-resurrected Orville Redenbacher instead fills us with a sense of dread, compounded by the fact that he is clearly listening to The Geto Boys' "Still" on his iPod.

The office workers gather in disbelieving horror, gaping at the popcorn-shilling lich, fully aware that seconds after the camera turns off, he is going to disembowel and devour them all. They have no hope of escape, and can only hope for a few morsels of sweet, salty popped corn before they are slaughtered. They will be denied, and the last thing they will hear is his terrifying laughter ringing in their ears... and screaming. Such ungodly screaming.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chopped Music

I once had the intention to emulate this except with an entire 4-piece band (lead, rhythm & bass guitars + drums) but was never able to string it together; my samples sounded terrible and the songs would have all been mediocre even with a real band. It's much easier to just pick up a guitar and start teaching yourself (which I'm now doing). But still, this remains very cool.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead

Every now and then I find a weird-ass song that I really, really like a whoooole lot. This is one of those songs. If I was you, I'd click on the video twice and watch it in HQ on its YouTube page. But I'm not you, so it's really none of my goddamn business is it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

I Met the Walrus

God damn, is this ever cool. In 1969, a kid sneaks into a hotel and interviews John Lennon. Years later, he gets someone to animate the audio. It's amazing how just about everything Lennon says is even more relevant 40 years later.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Whitest Kids U Know - God Says

I suppose the band would be called AD/HD. You know, like AC/DC. Nothin'?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

5 Things You Think Will Make You Happy (But Won't)

I think reading this today actually did me a lot of good.

Five Things You Think Will Make You Happy (But Won't)

It's a little over-simplified, but good ideas nonetheless.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Drive By Truckers - Feb 14

Said I'd rather be alone
Take your chocolates and go home

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sebastian's Voodoo

This isn't one of those interweb videos where someone kicks someone else in the face, screams "BALLS!!!" and we all laugh. Instead, this is one of the most touching things I've ever seen in an animated short.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bad Timing

I love when the sponsors don't quite match up with the agenda.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Return

I've been away for almost two years. Only one video could possibly herald my return.

It's good to be back.