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Dubstep Dispute
July 4, 2012 5:11 AM   Subscribe

A robotic disagreement turns serious when they drop the bass.
posted by vanar sena (35 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite

 
I don't know what this is. But I love it.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:53 AM on July 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well the physics simulation of the dropped objects isn't too uncanny, though there should be more arbitrary rolling around before things come to rest.

But the tunes and set design were good. Kind of reminds me of Animusic.
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:57 AM on July 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


This makes me really want some green cubes, but all the grocery stores are closed for the 4th.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:12 AM on July 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


That was wonderful.
posted by ook at 6:30 AM on July 4, 2012


I wish that had been about 40 minutes longer.
posted by 256 at 6:39 AM on July 4, 2012 [7 favorites]


That was cute. It seemed more like bots getting wasted than having a dispute, though...
posted by mondo dentro at 6:49 AM on July 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Reminded me of pinball.
posted by MtDewd at 6:54 AM on July 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Loved it. At 45 seconds, my 5 year old said "...is that music?"
posted by DU at 6:58 AM on July 4, 2012 [6 favorites]


This is the branch of R2D2's family he never wants to talk about.
posted by LN at 7:00 AM on July 4, 2012 [17 favorites]


This is exactly how I like my dubstep, a minute long and with robots.
posted by tommasz at 7:13 AM on July 4, 2012 [12 favorites]


Well the physics simulation of the dropped objects isn't too uncanny, though there should be more arbitrary rolling around before things come to rest.

As the video showed, that was the chef's fault.
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:16 AM on July 4, 2012


Now who's going to clean that mess up?
posted by droplet at 7:41 AM on July 4, 2012


Does anyone else have major problems getting vimeo videos to play on anything other than a perfect net connection? I got 15 seconds then it just stops. No buffering. And if I go back a bit, it won't even play from there...
posted by sodium lights the horizon at 7:43 AM on July 4, 2012 [5 favorites]


Awesome video, my eight year son and I have been watching it repeatedly. Thanks for posting it.
posted by saucysault at 8:25 AM on July 4, 2012


This is now how I envision all brostep. Drunken, belligerent robots, spilling glowing coals or phosphorescent metal chunks around. It has greatly enhanced brostep for me, though I giggle when listening to it, quite contrary the super serious nature of the music. *snicker*
posted by filthy light thief at 8:44 AM on July 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


The difference between how much I expect to enjoy something on the web and how much I actually enjoy it isn't usually this wide.
posted by rlk at 8:57 AM on July 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


getting vimeo videos to play - yeah, I always sigh when I see "vimeo", because it means "frustration ahead". At least this was on the vimeo site itself: the embedded players often just don't work at all.
posted by Mars Saxman at 9:16 AM on July 4, 2012 [4 favorites]


I was expecting more fish. This'll do, I guess. stupid homographs...
posted by Llama-Lime at 9:19 AM on July 4, 2012


Dispute happens at 0:0:27.
posted by 200burritos at 9:36 AM on July 4, 2012


Thanks for the pointer 200burritos, quite the subtle slap in the face. I'd love to see more of their petty arguments.
posted by mapinduzi at 10:06 AM on July 4, 2012


This is exactly how I like my dubstep: with the speakers off. I could see the triplets happening in the red light guy on the left and was so glad I couldn't hear them.
posted by univac at 10:31 AM on July 4, 2012


yes, I have also heaved the "vimeo sigh".

I know that dubstep is the genre that people love to argue about these days, and I've never quite figured out what it is, but every time someone links to something and says "this is dupstep" my reaction is never much more than "hunh, so that's what dubstep is".

But I do have a sudden hunger for glowing green cubes.
posted by benito.strauss at 10:38 AM on July 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


i had to watch this seven or eight times just to pick up on all the little bits of awesome! Great video!
posted by rebent at 10:43 AM on July 4, 2012


> Dispute happens at 0:0:27.

I think I might be missing something. Is the dispute that the chef robot tossed the pan of cubes so carelessly on the table that they spilled (which happens at 0:0:28 or 29)? Or is the chef robot reacting to something that happened a second or two earlier?

Either way: love this!
posted by hot soup girl at 10:49 AM on July 4, 2012


Tension has been building for a while over the distribution and frequency of chores amongst the crew of the ship (one of the downsides of giving robots self-will), and it all boils over when Pink gets sick of being assigned cooking duties simply because pink is traditionally a "girl colour."

The passive-aggressive "accident" sets off all the building resentment in one massive, perfectly synchronized tantrum. The worst of them is Yellow, who is a bit of a lout. Casually flinging his robocoffee mug across the room, he gesticulates wildly and points accusingly at Pink with his stubby little arms that are not even long enough to help him get upright when Pink gets tired of his shit and knocks him over.

That's just my theory.
posted by vanar sena at 11:16 AM on July 4, 2012 [9 favorites]


There was a scene in Star Wars Episode I where a robot at a meeting started to wig out a little bit and then he pounded on the oscilloscope in his chest and things seemed to go back to normal. I remember it being the best scene in that movie, and I feel comfortable proclaiming that this animation is at least as good as that movie.
posted by compartment at 12:09 PM on July 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of Printer Jam.
posted by moonmilk at 12:36 PM on July 4, 2012 [4 favorites]


Isn't this missing a bass drop? Or is the whole thing supposed to be the bass drop?
posted by straight at 1:34 PM on July 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


straight, the whole thing is the drop. It's an excerpt from this remix.
posted by Uncle Ira at 3:24 PM on July 4, 2012


Ha. I laughed at the "drop." This was exceptionally well done (unlike that slag! what are you doing? trying to give us salmonella?)
posted by schmod at 9:05 PM on July 4, 2012


And I still don't understand dubstep.

Cute video though.
posted by deborah at 10:38 PM on July 4, 2012


there should be more arbitrary rolling around before things come to rest

that's what she said
posted by hattifattener at 2:00 AM on July 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


More of this please.
posted by RolandOfEld at 5:59 AM on July 5, 2012


Lovely. Thanks for posting.
posted by Outlawyr at 8:04 AM on July 5, 2012


This made me so happy.
posted by Sayuri. at 6:54 PM on July 12, 2012


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