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April 16, 2012 6:03 AM   Subscribe

Rage - An amusing little animated short showing a rage-fueled chain reaction and the impact it can have on the world.
posted by quin (19 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Huh. Expected something about the impact of our emotions on the world, got a Rube-Goldberg machine of misfortune.
posted by Shutter at 6:12 AM on April 16, 2012 [5 favorites]


Barack Obama smoking two cigarettes at once was a nice touch.
posted by triceryclops at 6:13 AM on April 16, 2012


Reminds me of that old Flash cartoon, Smoke Kills. (Remember when people uploaded Flash cartoons instead of making YouTube videos?)
posted by Gator at 6:20 AM on April 16, 2012


(Remember when people uploaded Flash cartoons instead of making YouTube videos?)

Yes, indeed. IIRC around 2000 there was a site called Icebox. (I may have the name wrong). Many hilarious Flash cartoons there.
posted by Dean358 at 6:32 AM on April 16, 2012


Typical butterflies.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:36 AM on April 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


You rage, we lose.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 6:54 AM on April 16, 2012


OK, so when proposing, don't have your beloved stand on a drain. Noted. Also, speak to the Works Department about the quality of their fireplugs.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:00 AM on April 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Obama works in the White House. It makes me so mad when people screw that up!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:05 AM on April 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


What was that Ray Bradbury short story with the time machine and dinosaur and the butterfly and the guy shooting the other guy at the end because the Nazi won the election?
posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 7:14 AM on April 16, 2012


Bobsled, that was A Sound of Thunder.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 7:16 AM on April 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


The obvious solution is to just kill all the butterflies. As near as I can tell, they're the little bastards that keep flapping their wings and screwing up the whole world.
posted by Lokheed at 7:38 AM on April 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


7 sports related mishaps...not so much a rube goldberg device as a caution against playing baseball with rubber balls. [insert "balls" joke here]
posted by edgeways at 9:32 AM on April 16, 2012


Reminiscent of the NFB classic, The Big Snit.
posted by v-tach at 10:34 AM on April 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


So, the title - "Rage" - is a reference to how Danny Elfman will feel when he watches/listens to this?
posted by The World Famous at 10:41 AM on April 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


My beautiful limes!!!
posted by bonobothegreat at 1:08 PM on April 16, 2012


This assures me that I was right not to crap in the holo-2Pac thread.
posted by herbplarfegan at 1:10 PM on April 16, 2012 [2 favorites]


Reminded me of the 'chain of screaming' from How I Met Your Mother.
posted by Scottie_Bob at 1:24 PM on April 16, 2012


The tribute at the end "For Edd Gould" is in reference to this fellow.
posted by Petrot at 3:08 PM on April 16, 2012


this makes for a nice chain reaction. why pit a mailbox do close to a fire hydrant when people are juggling anyway?
posted by Redhush at 6:57 AM on April 18, 2012


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