Links From May 2011
Who knew near-death experiences would be so awesome? I had to add this when I saw him play Epona's Song to summon a dirtbike, that made my geeky little self very happy.
It's been a while since I've seen anything from The Whitest Kids U Know... Glad to say it didn't disappoint.
The whole Pledge of Allegiance thing is pretty damn creepy, there's nothing like the indoctrination of children to raise the haris on the back of my neck.
People keep asking us to put up some recordings so they can show their friends, and we're finally caving to your demands! While these are a bit rough compared to the way we play them now, we have a couple of demos here for you to show off.
We'll always have the most up to date recordings available at wrongtown.org/listen.
I think I've posted their Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer here before, but who knew that they had a cooking show as well!? Worth going on a binge through their clips, there's some good stuff there. For example did you know that there are precisely 9 Ways To Treat A Woman? I like learning!
Wow... This almost as bad as that Angela Lansbury Excercise Video. Okay, so they're not looking steamily into the camera while running a bubble-bath in preparation for some well-earned Onanism... but there's still something vaguely creepy about this.
Old-school Videogame References? Cartoon Violence? Ludicrous Gibs? Yes please I'll take two!
See just how many references you can pick out from this music video, they've really packed them in tight.
Here in Australia we take our Occupational Health & Safety policies very seriously.
Okay, so this is a 6 minute short film done as a graduation piece for five film students. I love the credits homages, and I now crave a hamburger. You can see it in 3D as well if you're into that sort of thing.
To quote one of the comments on Reddit "I'm just glad the tattooed guy went with a simple "goddamn it" instead of getting into a huge debate with OP." A little forethought with tattoos is always a good idea.
Wow. That... That looks uncomfortable. Yeah I think that's the appropriate word. One can only imagine how surreal it is to sit up in your car impaled like this while emergency workers cut the pipe... all that movement... then sitting up in the ambulance... then during surgery...
Wrongtown.org accepts to responsibility for readers passing out.
Drop It Like It's Kirby Funny. Geeky. Cute. Wrong. Old-school. Time-thief. Video. I found this at Boing Boing.
Jesus fucking christ I never thought I would laugh so hard at Snoop. Yes I know it's simple, I know it's stupid, I know I'm a huge dork, but that shit tickles me. So goddamn much.
Aaaaah I'm gonna be smiling all day.
I'm really not sure how to feel about this... I mean it confirms my suspicions... but in such an awesome way I'm not sure I can be mad at the little bastards. Who knew that armageddon would begin like this?
I for one... something something... overlords.
Marvel.com have made many of the animated shows based on their characters available to watch in full. Shown here we have Japanese Spiderman (not to be confused with Italian Spiderman; Japanese Spiderman contains more giant robots and less fewer macchiatos), but you may be more familiar with The X-men Animated Series.
Now if you'll excuse me I need to walk away from the computer before I waste the whole day binging on cheesy animated TV series.
Oh shit. Well played Marvel... Well played...
When I started watching this video I was pretty unimpressed... It's a strange little video sure but not especially noteworthy. Then more start up... followed by more again.
It's okay to be vaguely intimidated by cotton balls right?
I'm curious to see whether they waited too long to get Napoleon Dynamite: The Animated Series out into the world, but I figure at very least it'll end up with a small but intense fan-base. I'm certainly willing to give it a shot, if only because the lead character has such sweet skills.
This made me laugh. Possibly because I'm a nerd.
This makes me more happy than it really has any sort of right to do. If I start browsing ebay for Huge Electro Magnets I am totally screwed.
This is just... it's perfect. That's exactly the sort of thing I'm going to record for my grandkids to view so they don't miss out on Grandad action due to oppressively strict visiting hours at the local mental institution.
So they're been fundraising (and have already hit their modest target) over at Indiegogo for a film about "The Greatest Dungeon Master of All Time" who runs into a crisis when a Hipster Neo-Nerd joins his game, setting his insecurities into overdrive.
I imagine this one will be a bit of a niche, but what with all the Hipster Neo-Nerds out there that niche is getting pretty big these days. Hit the link to check out the trailer.
Hoooooooo boy! This little girl is kinda cute, in a creepy, this-dead-squirrel-is-my-pretty-baby kinda way...
By now most people have seen the picture of Obama and his staff in the "Situation Room" during the Osama Bin Laden operation, it's been everywhere. So of course the enterprising gnomes that run the internet have been hard at work producing alternative versions for your viewing pleasure.
Thanks to Mat Lane for pointing this one out to me.
I'm sure you'll all know that that infamous terrorist figurehead Obi-Wan Kenobi has been killed after the public statement by Lord Vader. A crack team of Imperial Stormtroopers raided the compound where he was hiding, careful to ensure there were no civilian casualties.
We can all rest easy now, the rebels will surely give up now that they don't have a figurehead to rally behind.
Let me set the scene for you. Miami. Saturday night. A few deaf people are hanging out at a bar, having a conversation using Sign Language (what with the not being able to hear and all) when they are approached by a 45-year-old woman who thinks they're throwing "Gang Signs" at her. She throws a few signs of her own and they motion for her to leave them alone...
So she does the only reasonable thing and brings in a couple of guys for back-up one of whom pulls a knife and stabs the deaf guys.
So earlier this month I posted this about Troll Bridge, the Terry Pratchett Film that's now looking very likely to get funded via Kickstarter. Well, some of you might be wondering what happens if they exceed their target; turns out they have epic plans. Epic ones. Daniel explains here.
Now go get in on it!
UPDATE:I told you they'd exceed their target, they're currently 3k in excess, I imagine $55k isn't that much of a stretch after all.
I've got to admit I'm tempted to watch this now just to see if I can figure out what the point is supposed to be. I can see straight away that a few of the fights are available on youtube, but surely there's some sort of deep subtex... nope... nope I'm watching one now and the elastic building throwing monster just laid eggs in an office building before flipping it's comb-over back into position. This might just be totally gratuitous.
Still think I want to see it. It can't be worse than Funky Forest.
UPDATE: I found the end of the film, where the grandfather of our Hero turns up to save his bacon... and then things get weird.
Well, weirder than normal.
Holy crap I have no fucking idea what possessed them to make this thing... I have to admit I was wrong all those years ago when I said a badly drawn game comprised of a one-armed bear throwing badgers around his car as he drives it into ponds looking for fish to prepare for his hibernation wouldn't be entertaining to watch.
Mainly I like this because he references this clip from the Clerks Animated Series.
For bonus points, check out this Sperm Simulator. Although it's only really a simulation if your sperm sings about swimming around in a vagina.
I like this series of images, in which Catrina Dulay attempts to put together the framework for ways a "Perfect World" would differ from that which we live in.
Admittedly most of them are strictly First World Problems (her comments on menstruation and perhaps allergies being the exceptions to this rule), but her simple illustrations are effective in communicating her point.
I promise you, I'm spending all my time scouring the internet for videos of cats being made uncomfortable via the application of water. Nor do I spend all my time searching for stuff on urination. It's just turned out that way. Honest.
Apparently Craig has a problem with cats urinating... well, lots of place really, despite not having one of his own. He responded by whipping together a solution to automatically deter them from visiting.
I think my favourite lines might come from his time in the shed making things look good for the camera.
I'll admit it, I'm a little bit upset that this wasn't around when I was still young enough to be considered the target audience. It's all a bit Monty Python, covering Caligula, the Tudors, Boudicca, Helen of Troy and more...
Thanks to Grace for letting me know about this.
I can only imagine that when drunk, this sort of thing could get out of hand quickly... I do love the prose on this post though "...paint psychedelic rainbows on its surface using only the steaming fury of their piss-streams."... and people say that the internet robs the written word of romance...
It's weird that it's taken me this long to link to this on here, because this has to be one of my favourite music videos. I can watch Rube Goldberg Machines all day... I know that this one seems to have been debunked as not shot all in one take, but rather a few stitched together, but I still think it's cool.
Strangely enough, they did another music video for the same song, and I do believe this one was all done in one take.
I think an excerpt will prepare you for what the Bad Sex Ed Tumblr has waiting for you.
During one summer’s Church Camp, they decided to split the boys and girls up for their own version of “sex-ed”. The visiting pastor, which was male, decided to go for the guilt angle, by telling us girls, that after sex men can just take a shower and be rid of the evidence, while women can’t get rid of the “evidence” so easily.
Thanks to Eric for this one.
Kickstart A Terry Pratchett Film Funny. Geeky. Old-school. Time-thief. Video. Selling Out Like A Rug Store.
Surely you know a geek. If you know a geek, they're probably either a Terry Pratchett Fan, or they know one. You should tell them about this opportunity to help fund a short film based on Terry Pratchett's Troll Bridge.
The rewards for donation are pretty cool, I love that the top pledge includes a small slide of the directors blood, and I have very little reason to doubt that he'll pay up. Which is creepy.
Seriously, go check it out, hopefully watch the video to see what Terry Pratchett himself has to say, and if you've any interest at all throw a couple of dollars their way. Preferably more than a few. If you have no interest, well it can't hurt to show it to your geeky mates, can it?
In the interest of full disclosure: I've been waiting for 8 years for this film too, I'm one of those "Supporting It From Day One" people Daniel talks about in this video. I also think he can do it.
Y'know what, for anyone who actually knows me, donate to this instead of getting me a birthday present this year. I'm super serious. Unless you want to do both, that's cool too.
Well... this seems simple enou- GOD DAMMIT! Not shooting the puppy is a little harder than one might imagine. I can't remember the last time I faced such a simple yet effective opponent.
I prefer to stay away from really huge content providers, but sometimes you just have to share. Like when there's a Cracked.com article about creepy plants, including a type of fungus that looks like it's oozing blood.
I'm a horrible person. I can tell that I'm a horrible person because my stomach is a bit sore from laughing at this poor cat being washed by an automated machine. Whoa he's not such a happy little guy.
Yeha I can totally do that stuff, I just hate it when the change falls out of my pocket...The control he has is pretty damn impressive, I want him around when our Zombie Overlords rise up...
Actually scratch that, the little bastard would just out-run me.
It always seems like cheating to me when I see someone doing this...
I agree that the end result is all shiny and everything, and I suppose you have to have some plan of what you're going to do, but the amount of chaos involved cheapens it for me somehow. Maybe this is why I can't draw.
I've seen this image before, but when it was linked to me recently I stopped to think about it rather than simply clicking on to the next video of a cat drinking beer. I realized I know people who could probably actually benefit from this information.
I'll be honest... if you're wondering if I'm talking about you, I probably am.
Thanks to Cass for this one.
If you do, you might be interested in this list of the first series worth of episodes available on youtube. Y'know, so you can watch them, reminisce and cry yourself to sleep, wondering whatever happened to your dreams of living in a castle with a monstrous boss, a dangerous portal to an unsavoury world and a talking skull for a companion. Along with some sort of irritating spider-thing.
I can't stop laughing at this kid, this makes me happy in ways I've not experienced before now. When presented with the opportunity to join the Jedi Academy instead of bowing to Lord Vader she rejects it outright in favour of the Sith!
Bonus link: Existential Star Wars - The effect is somewhat ruined if you know any French.
Harto has provided the interwebs with a heretofore lacking service: advice on cooking while drunk. Of course, she keeps the dishes appropriate; Mac and Cheese, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Omelettes... she even tries her hand at Drunk Baking Cookies.
Finally something that really does qualify as wrong. It's not a short short film but it's worth watching through to get to the crazier sections as Miss Lovecraft teaches a boy and his classmates (including Norween Dunwich and Larissa Insmouth) about the sex organs.
His growing horror as he comes to realize that these monstrosities reside within him and each of his classmates is palpable.
After prepping to provide alternative commentary on the recent wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton on ABC 2, The Chaser were informed only a couple of days before the big day that they would not be permitted, on pain of ABC losing all rights to coverage. Of course, they'd already put together and filmed several skits, and you can view them here.