If you struggle with depression, or if you are struggling to help or understand someone who does, you owe it to yourself to watch this video:
I’m not sure if this is:
- a satirical look at guys who think their lack of money and fame is the main reason women don’t drop trou for them (as opposed to, say, their whiny and entitled attitude and insistence on a degree of physical perfection in a mate that they do not expect of themselves); or
- a passive-aggressive attempt to satirize women who move to Los Angeles, spend a great deal of time trying to build a career, as well as a great deal of time working out (the two are probably closely connected in LA), and yet dare to be picky when someone who lacks ambition or accomplishment but is a really nice guy expects to be able to sleep with them.
I’m leaning towards option 2, but satire is becoming more and more difficult to recognize as satire.
Even if this is actually the douche-tastic lament of a spurned Nice Guy™, I have to recognize that it has some effective song parody qualities.
Today is the eighth annual Wombat Day, an international celebration of all things wombat. If you know little to nothing about wombats, then you and I have a lot in common.
Here’s the pièce de résistance of the wombat phenomenon (in my opinion, anyway), via Dogwork.com:
I Love My Wombat, he is my best friend – Wombats should not be taken in as pets as they are an endangered species and illegal to own one. The wombat you see here was orphaned and grew up with humans and could not be returned to the wild. If you would like to learn more about wombats visit this website here
A video by Ajakwerth
Trust me, you want to wait around for the belly-scratching scene.
The 2012 election season has already been a smorgasbord of weirdness, but now it has crossed over into some sort of sublime remix wonderland. Witness President Obama’s 99 Problems Political Remix (lyrics NSFW):
You definitely want to stick it out to the last line.
How lucky we are to live in this time
The first moment in human history
When we are in fact visiting other worlds
When life has you down, just remember that:
This is your world – you’re the creator.
Best comment on YouTube, by user Rambw249:
Bob Ross didnt die. God just wanted to learn how to paint. “All you gotta do is believe”
Ray Bradbury, who passed away on June 5 at the age of 91, was a pioneering author, and he apparently inspired this, uh, video from 2010 (obviously NSFW).
Sorry about that.
And I’m posting it to my blog!
Since I won’t be blogging for a few days on account of being near a beach, I present Fantastic Planet, or La Planète Sauvage, a 1973 animated film by French animator René Laloux. The trailer is at left, if you don’t want to watch the whole thing. It is, simply stated, a mindfuck (via Wikipedia):
The film depicts a future in which human beings, known as “Oms” (a homonym of the French-language word hommes, meaning men), are creatures on the Draags’ home planet, where they are seen as pests and sometimes kept as pets (with collars). The Draags are an alien species which is humanoid in shape but a hundred times larger than humans, with blue skin, fan-like earlobes and huge, protruding red eyes. The Draags also live much longer than human beings – one Draag week equals a human year. Some Oms are domesticated as pets, but others run wild, and are periodically exterminated. The Draags’ treatment of the Oms is ironically contrasted with their high level of technological and spiritual development.
The movie is pretty damn dark. It opens with a group of Draag children (who are around 50 feet tall) toying with a human female and her baby. Eventually, one of them picks up the woman and drops her to her death. One of the children keeps the human baby as a pet, and, well, you can see where this is going. It’s fair, in my opinion, to call this a science fiction masterpiece, in its own strange way.