Stanley Kubrick's cardboard box
February 8, 2011 10:46 AM   Subscribe

Stanley Kubrick liked things just so. Including cardboard boxes. (2:05 .wmv)
posted by Joe Beese (16 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by clavdivs at 10:50 AM on February 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Previously.
posted by dhammond at 11:00 AM on February 8, 2011


ALL THESE BOXES ARE YOURS EXCEPT THE ONE MARKED EUROPA. DON'T OPEN THAT ONE.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:09 AM on February 8, 2011 [7 favorites]


So, he doesn't have anything to do with these, 'cuz these are kind of perfect too.
posted by djrock3k at 11:12 AM on February 8, 2011


Whenever I hear Jon Ronson speak, I think, Jon Ronson, why do you talk like that? It's gotten so I can't listen to him on This American Life. Great storyteller, very prolific, interesting man - just, why do you talk like that?
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 11:24 AM on February 8, 2011


This American Life has a "house style" of radio narration.

One which makes me want to punch people in the face.
posted by Joe Beese at 11:32 AM on February 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh Europa joke, how we all rush in to make you.
posted by GuyZero at 11:35 AM on February 8, 2011


ALL THESE JOKES ARE YOURS EXCEPT THE ONE CALLED EUROPA. IT'S KINDA TOO OBVIOUS AND PLAYED OUT.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:42 AM on February 8, 2011 [6 favorites]


Europa joke will always be right there with "NEEDS MORE UNKNOWN KADATH" in my metafilter comment playbook.
posted by GuyZero at 11:51 AM on February 8, 2011


AND UPON MY DEATH, STEVE, THE BOX MARKED EUROPA -- WHICH I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH IS STILL NOT YOURS -- TAKE THAT BOX, STEVE AND BURN IT IN THE FIELD BEHIND MY HOUSE.

etc. I liked the "it's the 2001-the-space-odyssey of boxes! Hey? Hey? No?"
posted by boo_radley at 11:57 AM on February 8, 2011


IT'S KINDA TOO OBVIOUS AND PLAYED OUT.

Plus the box maker guy already used it in the video. I'm sure he had it ready.
posted by longsleeves at 11:59 AM on February 8, 2011


It makes such clear sense that he settled on England to live. "Boxes, eh? sure we could make you some custom snug ones. 'Ave you a measurement?"

That's got to be Disneyland for Kubrick's mentality.
posted by CNNInternational at 1:16 PM on February 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


ALL YOUR BASE ON EUROPA ARE BELONG TO US.
posted by New Frontier at 1:17 PM on February 8, 2011


Am I the only one who wants to make one of those boxes ?
Who is going to settle for a lifetime struggling to get a lid off ?

Its like peering into hell.

Sorry, I thought this was lifehacker, never mind.
posted by epjr at 2:06 AM on February 9, 2011


Perhaps ironically, the Europa line was from 2010 (directed by Peter Hyams) rather than 2001 (directed by Stanley Kubrick), but don't let that cramp your style.
posted by Grangousier at 3:37 AM on February 9, 2011


Perhaps ironically, the Europa line was from 2010 (directed by Peter Hyams) rather than 2001 (directed by Stanley Kubrick), but don't let that cramp your style.

ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, INCLUDING "PEDANTRY," A NEW WORLD I JUST MADE UP FOR THIS JOKE. ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS ON PEDANTRY. PLEASE. JUST DON'T.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:55 AM on February 9, 2011


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