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July 16, 2014 8:12 PM   Subscribe

Joaquin Phoenix's Forehead (SLYT)
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED (21 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 
Since I would watch a whole movie just about Joaquin Phoenix's face, this was relevant to my interests.
posted by silby at 8:21 PM on July 16 [1 favorite]


Oddly familiar.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:22 PM on July 16 [1 favorite]


OK everyone this is important: Don't watch this as is. Load it up, pause, mute it.

Then: open the Meet The Spy theme music - "Right Behind You" - in another tab. Press play.

Then switch back to Joaquin's forehead, leave it muted, and play.
posted by mhoye at 8:23 PM on July 16 [5 favorites]


body horror day continues on Metafilter.

and the whole movie that is Pheonix's face is The Master, thank you.
posted by The Whelk at 8:29 PM on July 16 [2 favorites]


I got bored 20 seconds in and started looking at the bar to see how much video was left and something about how my eyes were focused made me see THE FACE

I had to close the tab after that.
posted by kagredon at 8:35 PM on July 16 [5 favorites]


(nice use of the pareidolia tag)
posted by kagredon at 8:37 PM on July 16 [3 favorites]


On mute it gains a lot of pathos. But then it looked at me.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:40 PM on July 16 [5 favorites]


I did not need to see a lipless feral elf-child wearing football undereye makeup looking at me just before bedtime.

Ugh time to sleep with my head under the covers with the bedroom door booby trapped.
posted by winna at 8:58 PM on July 16 [5 favorites]


I like. I suspect jazz cigarettes may be involved.
posted by Lardmitten at 10:06 PM on July 16 [3 favorites]


Tears are streaming down my face and I can't stop laughing.
posted by Windopaene at 10:21 PM on July 16


So good. Just watched it, laughing with my son and he said OH MY GOD HE HAS A BEARD
posted by chococat at 10:23 PM on July 16 [1 favorite]


That was table slapping good, but I had to look away. I'll just pretend they got stuck laughing at it on pause until they all eventually dropped dead from asphyxiation.
posted by Invisible Green Time-Lapse Peloton at 11:27 PM on July 16


That was both fascinating and terrifying at the same time. I desperately wanted to look away but couldn't. There has to be a long German word for what I'm feeling right now, right?
posted by downtohisturtles at 11:43 PM on July 16


das FleischKrankheit.
posted by Pudhoho at 12:09 AM on July 17 [2 favorites]


Hey, look what's on Best of Youtube!

Joaquin Phoenix's Forehead (Rotated)
posted by jjj606 at 5:16 AM on July 17 [6 favorites]


I was all "what are people talking about?" and then at 29 seconds EVERYTHING CHANGED. For the better, because look at that content little smile.
posted by The corpse in the library at 7:13 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


This might be one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
posted by Flashman at 7:15 AM on July 17


OK everyone this is important: Don't watch this as is. Load it up, pause, mute it.

Here's a YouTube Doubler version of mhoye's suggestion. (you might need to unmute the second video).

This thing reminds me a lot of Thumb Wars, a thing about which I had not wanted to be reminded.
posted by sparklemotion at 7:27 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


sparklemotion's doubler of myhoye's suggestion with jjj606's rotation: voilà!
posted by morganw at 9:34 AM on July 17 [1 favorite]


I watched this whole video earlier today (hours ago) and had no idea what was funny about it. I didn't see what was funny about the wrinkles in Joaquin's forehead.
Until just now when I came to check again to see if this had been deleted for being too random and dumb, and saw the "rotated" video.

It makes so much more sense now.
But maybe it says something about my brain that I didn't see the "face" on its own.
And now, of course, I can't unsee.
posted by jozxyqk at 9:48 AM on July 17


I literally laughed til I cried watching this. I have shown it to people several times today and each viewing resulted in my helpless, snorting hysterics. I am surprised how many people don't see it at first.
posted by biscotti at 1:31 PM on July 17 [1 favorite]


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