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absolutely one of the best things I've ever seen on Metafilter.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 3:28 AM on November 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is from The Elegant Gentleman's Guide to Knife Fighting, which is not everyone's taste but is to mine. YouTube playlist for more of the show here.
posted by the duck by the oboe at 3:42 AM on November 7, 2013


This post is indeed a model. If only it had cat videos, it would actually stay on the front page.
posted by efalk at 3:48 AM on November 7, 2013


Superb. Stuff just came out my nose.
posted by dowcrag at 4:06 AM on November 7, 2013


Outstanding. Feel the burn, indeed.
posted by kinnakeet at 4:08 AM on November 7, 2013


Woah, that's Trudy Cooper of oglaf and Platinum Grit fame? Gosh she's great.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot at 4:08 AM on November 7, 2013 [4 favorites]


which is not everyone's taste

I bet.
posted by pracowity at 4:12 AM on November 7, 2013 [11 favorites]


Hilarious. I <3 raspberries.

The digestive blouse, not so much.
posted by psoas at 4:14 AM on November 7, 2013


Terry Gilliam should sue.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 4:16 AM on November 7, 2013 [7 favorites]


That is fucking fantastic. I have to figure out a way to have just the ending as its own video for my 5-year-old.
posted by Mchelly at 4:43 AM on November 7, 2013


Obviously the finale is the best thing ever, but it's kind of unfortunate that it kicks off with the weakest one. You'd think they'd start it out with one of the better ones instead.
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:01 AM on November 7, 2013


I have to figure out a way to have just the ending as its own video for my 5-year-old.

Just the raspberries?
posted by pracowity at 5:04 AM on November 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


If you like this, you need scorpion dagger (previously)
posted by oulipian at 5:06 AM on November 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


If you don't like this, you will also not enjoy Barnacle Bill's Semi-Factual Tales, which involves at least one of these hooligans.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:32 AM on November 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is marvellous. Raspberries make everything better.
posted by arcticseal at 6:28 AM on November 7, 2013


Hee hee hee.

That's all.

*raspberries*

Hee hee hee.
posted by xingcat at 7:02 AM on November 7, 2013


Cool -- thanks pracowity!

Also just realized this reminds me of Battle of the Album Covers
posted by Mchelly at 7:03 AM on November 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


I don't appreciate the link to the guy getting stabbed in the head. No one else seems to mind, so I'm clearly in the minority. But it would have been great to not see that. :-(
posted by popechunk at 7:26 AM on November 7, 2013 [5 favorites]


No, I'm with you popechunk: the American Gothic one was really off-putting and felt very out of place compared to the awesome whimsy of the rest.
posted by ook at 7:42 AM on November 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


As well, the American Gothic shows a father and daughter discussing the father's sexual dysfunction. Incest is hilarious, amirite?
posted by ricochet biscuit at 7:49 AM on November 7, 2013


naw, i'm with you popechunk. Like ook, I found it off-putting and did not watch past it because slapstick death only interests me when it's Peter Jackson and orcs (or possibly Peter Jackson and zombies).
posted by crush-onastick at 7:52 AM on November 7, 2013


Mr biscuit, I was unaware that they were father/daughter, sorry, and I never claimed that the video was hilarious. I didn't mean to completely derail this, sorry.
posted by popechunk at 7:55 AM on November 7, 2013


Huh?
Grant Wood used his his sister and dentist as models. Where do you get father/daughter? They look like husband and wife to me. Projecting? Or am I missing something.
posted by cccorlew at 8:42 AM on November 7, 2013


My dentist has stabbed me in the head tons of times. Usually in the part of my head that is my mouth. Sometimes it seems like he thinks that's his job. What's good for the goose, I say.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 8:45 AM on November 7, 2013 [3 favorites]


did not watch past it

You should, the rest is really quite good.
posted by ook at 8:47 AM on November 7, 2013


Where do you get father/daughter? They look like husband and wife to me. Projecting? Or am I missing something.

Wood never made it explicit, but his sister Nan (one of the models) has always maintained it was father and daughter. I am also going on what the Art Institute of Chicago, which actually has the painting, has written:

American Gothic depicts a farmer and his spinster daughter posing before their house, whose gabled window and tracery...
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:05 AM on November 7, 2013


Well, next time I'm at a gallery of any renown looking at a painting of someone kissing someone else anywhere but the mouth, I'll know what the people next to me are giggling about.

And by "people next to me", I of course mean myself.
posted by dry white toast at 9:09 AM on November 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


I had always assumed them to be husband and wife as well, but I just came across this letter from Grant Wood in which he also asserts that the subjects of his painting are father and daughter.
posted by Lame_username at 9:18 AM on November 7, 2013


The plot thickens. Apparently, he wrote in 1933 that he "envisioned the pair as husband and wife" and later changed his story due to controversy. I plan to return to my previous belief that they were originally intended as husband and wife.
posted by Lame_username at 9:27 AM on November 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


The cross training one had me erupt coffee through my nose. Now my coworkers are looking at me funny.
posted by Hairy Lobster at 9:48 AM on November 7, 2013


Oh man, the Barnacle Bill videos louche mustachio linked to above are wonderful, well deserving of its own FPP. First four episodes here
posted by ook at 9:54 AM on November 7, 2013


This is why I love Metafilter.
posted by cairnoflore at 12:49 PM on November 7, 2013


In related news, ABVH has been animating Banksy works.
posted by carsonb at 12:57 PM on November 7, 2013


Not much offends me in life. Cross training was the exception that proves the rule. First, the obvious reason. Second, for anyone who was executed in that fashion, it is a most excruciatingly painful and long drawn out way to die. NOT funny at all.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 1:36 PM on November 7, 2013 [1 favorite]


Second, for anyone who was executed in that fashion, it is a most excruciatingly painful and long drawn out way to die.

Always look on the bright side of life.
posted by crossoverman at 1:56 PM on November 7, 2013 [2 favorites]


Pope rocket made me laugh out loud at work.
posted by stormpooper at 7:36 AM on November 8, 2013


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