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Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses
January 30, 2012 3:39 PM   Subscribe

Eagles Are Turning People Into Horses
posted by davidjmcgee (43 comments total) 65 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is literally the most brilliant thing.
posted by koeselitz at 3:49 PM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


We have reached Peak Horsey
posted by The Whelk at 3:54 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Good to see the Swagger Soaring Eagle is getting work.
posted by Cyclopsis Raptor at 4:01 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is like a double entendre wrapped in a triple burrito.
posted by analogue at 4:08 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's rare that I see something that takes me past admiration and into jealousy.

But oh good grief, does this ever do it.

the last time was in SNL's Chronicles of Narnia rap. I was so angry at myself for not having thought of the "dropping Hamiltons" line..

But this is just genius.
posted by davidjmcgee at 4:10 PM on January 30, 2012


From the same crowd: the brilliance that is Lonny
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:16 PM on January 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


HANNAH! DID YOU TAKE MY GINGER ALE?! OH YEAH, 'CAUSE I HAVE A LOTTA THINGS – NO I DON'T, I HAVE GINGER ALE! I HAD GINGER ALE, AND THEN YOU DRANK IT!
posted by koeselitz at 4:17 PM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


I know this is gonna make me a killjoy, but while I did like this, I would have liked a tighter, shorter version of it a whole lot better. The first thing that would have gone was the whole Kill Bill music montage, which isn't very funny and is really, really dated. You could have shaved a minute and a half off the thing right there, and it would have been much improved for it. I fear that bloated, never-ending SNL skits may have seriously fucked with a whole generation's comic timing forever.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:25 PM on January 30, 2012 [14 favorites]


...more like Peak Preposterous...

Let's just hope Michael Bay never gets a hold of the concept...
posted by evilmidnightbomberwhatbombsatmidnight at 4:30 PM on January 30, 2012


I dunno, kittens, I know what you mean but I enjoyed every minute of it.

From the same crowd: the brilliance that is Lonny
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94


AHA! I thought something about it seemed familiar.
Obviously this is this generation's Lonely Island.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:31 PM on January 30, 2012


YOU GET BACK IN YOUR CAGE
posted by The Whelk at 4:32 PM on January 30, 2012


They need to make this into a feature film. See also Sexual Roleplay.
posted by Brian Puccio at 4:36 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh god yesssss
posted by The Whelk at 4:42 PM on January 30, 2012


I feel I am about to have a sudden revelation about the nature of Horse Ebooks. Eagles. Ebooks. Horses. Peobooks Eaglahorsoboopeeps.

Just me? Oh well.
posted by Hogshead at 4:43 PM on January 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Oh my goodness this was freakin' amazing. THANK YOU oh god so good.
posted by lazaruslong at 4:43 PM on January 30, 2012


YAY - someone else has discovered the magic of Britanick!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 4:46 PM on January 30, 2012


Finally, an explanation for Sarah Jessica Parker.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 4:46 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


kittens for breakfast, if this is indeed an NYU thesis film, they were required to make the running time over 15 minutes. I thought they actually succeeded in sustaining the comedy and did a much more brilliant job than the usual SNL skit where they beat a joke to death.
posted by cazoo at 4:54 PM on January 30, 2012 [4 favorites]


That was awesome and now I can't stop watching Lonny.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:03 PM on January 30, 2012


Meh.
posted by timsneezed at 5:04 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh man, that was pretty great. That's one of the best thesis films I've seen in a long time.
posted by Sticherbeast at 5:12 PM on January 30, 2012


My favorite parts: the number required to activate the branding paint, and "MY MAGIC HEAD."
posted by Sticherbeast at 5:14 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


5318008?
posted by leotrotsky at 5:18 PM on January 30, 2012


5318008
posted by koeselitz at 5:21 PM on January 30, 2012


I was feeling crappy this evening. Then I watched this. Now I feel better.
posted by Songdog at 5:34 PM on January 30, 2012


More from Britanick: The Kiss
posted by Gordafarin at 5:50 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


THEY HAVE BEAKS!
posted by Hoopo at 5:57 PM on January 30, 2012


Right after I watched it, I found this!

Coincidence? I think not...

Okay, hawks ain't eagles, and it's pink spray paint, but hey...
posted by arzakh at 5:58 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, never saw "Lonny" before and they just scored major points with me for the subtle nod to The Jerk
posted by Hoopo at 6:26 PM on January 30, 2012


kittens for breakfast, if this is indeed an NYU thesis film, they were required to make the running time over 15 minutes. I thought they actually succeeded in sustaining the comedy and did a much more brilliant job than the usual SNL skit where they beat a joke to death.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Well, then, yeah. I too had to write the occasional 5000-word paper that would have been a great 1500-word paper. I'd still like to see an edit! Or, barring that, a feature. This could really go either way, I think.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:26 PM on January 30, 2012


They need to make this into a feature film. See also Sexual Roleplay

OK see that was WAY better.
posted by odinsdream at 6:45 PM on January 30, 2012


Meh.
posted by timsneezed

Thank you timsneezed, I do concur.
posted by BlueHorse at 6:45 PM on January 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


More from Britanick: The Kiss

Whoa. That's.. that's award-winning shit.
posted by odinsdream at 6:50 PM on January 30, 2012


Wow. This is brilliant. I'm too stunned to say anything else. Just wow.
posted by elwoodwiles at 7:39 PM on January 30, 2012


Brilliant. Also, it made me think of Eagle vs Shark.
posted by vac2003 at 7:58 PM on January 30, 2012


That was awesome. Exactly the sort of thing that I patronize metafilter for.

Kudos
posted by Phreesh at 8:07 PM on January 30, 2012


Just watched all 6 episodes of Lonny. Great, great stuff!
posted by Gordafarin at 8:19 PM on January 30, 2012


I'm not a horse. I'm a hornless unicorn.
posted by not_on_display at 9:31 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm a hornless unicorn.

Hello.
posted by Nomyte at 9:53 PM on January 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


In the vast world of funny internet videos this is a 5 or 6 out of 10. But if you've ever suffered through a film school screening, this is the most amazing video ever.
posted by j03 at 10:12 PM on January 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh man, I think Lonny is my new favorite thing.
posted by cirrostratus at 10:23 PM on January 30, 2012


Oh man, I think Lonny is my new favorite thing.
posted by cirrostratus


where were you a month ago X(

i couldabennacontenda
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:26 AM on January 31, 2012


"In the vast world of funny internet videos this is a 5 or 6 out of 10. But if you've ever suffered through a film school screening, this is the most amazing video ever"
 j03


This!

I did burst out laughing at the "ginger ale" bit.
posted by not_on_display at 1:38 PM on January 31, 2012


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