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October 4, 2012 8:25 AM   Subscribe

Microsoft and David Lynch team up for a new generation of internet communications. Microsoft LYNCH is your one-stop-go-to communicator for all aspects of your business. Share videos, chats, files, and pictures with everyone - even yourself. I mean, if that is actually you on the other end of the chat. Will you accept the message?

By filmmaker Parker Davidson, via Welcome to Twin Peaks.
posted by jbickers (23 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
After a certain point you stop making a David Lynch homage and you're just making a David Lynch movie.
posted by The Whelk at 8:32 AM on October 4, 2012 [12 favorites]


Excellent and an excellent example of what I said last night.
posted by DU at 8:36 AM on October 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


After a certain point you stop making a David Lynch homage and you're just making a David Lynch movie.
posted by Fizz at 8:36 AM on October 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


Of all the Lynchian things this is, Twin Peaks isn't part of it at all.
posted by hippybear at 8:37 AM on October 4, 2012


That was great -- both the music and the hesitation when they spoke to each other.
posted by Ms. Moonlight at 8:38 AM on October 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


 
 __                 
/  \        ___________________________________________
|  |       /                                           \
@  @       | We've met before, haven't we.              |
|| ||      | At your house. Don't you remember?         |
|| ||   <--| As a matter of fact, I'm there right now.  |
|\_/|      | At your house.                             |
\___/      \___________________________________________/
             

posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 8:39 AM on October 4, 2012 [73 favorites]


Twin Peaks isn't part of it at all.

Well, there was cherry pie and coffee at the end.
posted by Egg Shen at 8:40 AM on October 4, 2012


Spot on.
posted by fungible at 8:40 AM on October 4, 2012


It's also got the David Bowie in the hallway thing from Fire Walk with Me.

I've seen a lot of Lynch pastiches (a LOT) and this is one of the better ones, maybe because instead of trying to nail the mood it instead just apes a lot of very specific things from various films (the ear shot from Blue Velvet, the Winky's scene from Mulholland Dr., Jack Nance's bug eyed-stare from Eraserhead but I wish more folks noticed Lynch's sense of humor that's in everything he does. In other words needs more The Cowboy and the Frenchman.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:44 AM on October 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wait until you see what Apple and David Cronenberg have in store for you...
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:54 AM on October 4, 2012 [9 favorites]


"Hi, I'm a mac and my flesh is all falling off!"
posted by sendai sleep master at 9:02 AM on October 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


"Just put it in an orifice. Any orifice. Make a new one if you want to. In yourself or someone else. It's all about you, the consumer!"
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:06 AM on October 4, 2012 [5 favorites]


WHOOOOOSSSSSSSHHHHH

"What? I can't hear you...whatever's going on, it must be at your end-"

RRRRRUUUUUUUUMMMBBBBLLLLEEE
posted by Smart Dalek at 9:16 AM on October 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's pretty hard to satire Lynch as a whole, since Eraserhead and Twin Peaks have little in common beyond awkward...pauses. An attempt to fuse them would be...odd.

[wind blows]

I think this did as good a job as one could do.

[blinks]

Diane, this was a heck of a film. Heck of a film!
posted by spamguy at 9:20 AM on October 4, 2012


Weird. The videoconferencing component just repeatedly plays a clip of Dennis Hopper screaming "DON'T YOU F$@#ING LOOK AT ME," and then crashes after a few minutes.
posted by schmod at 9:26 AM on October 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, where are all of these unbelievably swanky offices that I keep seeing?
posted by schmod at 9:27 AM on October 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fuck. That XP start menu on an iMac.

I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight.
posted by eyeballkid at 9:29 AM on October 4, 2012


Sit with me.

You've done well.

Better than I expected.

Quite well. I'm very pleased.

I have a reward for you.

Take this knife. Just hold it. Isn't it lovely?

See how the blade plays with the light.

Turn it, just look along the edge, see there?

That's how you know the blade is sharp.

It is my favourite knife.

I've cut up pigs with it.

I want you to have it.
posted by seanmpuckett at 10:15 AM on October 4, 2012


I will buy that software. For my company.
posted by fallingbadgers at 10:28 AM on October 4, 2012


This is probably the place to mention that, if you didn't see David Lynch's guest shot in the Louie three-parter "Late Show," you should probably go do that.
posted by Apropos of Something at 11:12 AM on October 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


"Took you...one minute and 12 seconds to tell one joke. It's too long."
posted by anazgnos at 12:46 PM on October 4, 2012 [2 favorites]


Lynch as a comedy coach / producer was goddamn BRILLIANT on Louie, those episodes had me laughing myself blind.
posted by FatherDagon at 1:17 PM on October 4, 2012


Machine Gun Kelly gets mic pulled at Microsoft Store
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 3:18 PM on October 4, 2012


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