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August 27, 2004 1:35 PM   Subscribe

For the love of Crusade. A short animation that may not be played at the 2004 Republican Convention.
posted by the fire you left me (19 comments total)

 
And with any luck it won't be played anywhere else... that was bad.
posted by Robot Johnny at 1:39 PM on August 27, 2004


Well, that was certainly ... heavy-handed.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:40 PM on August 27, 2004


"Commander Bush" - with that package a better name may be suited. Wonder if a Halloween costume has been created for "Captain Package."
posted by thomcatspike at 1:46 PM on August 27, 2004


Also, please take it here.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 1:46 PM on August 27, 2004


Oh, it was funny. You know that's exactly what he has in mind for the U.N.
posted by adampsyche at 1:47 PM on August 27, 2004


Why do computer nerds all sound the same when they do voiceovers for flash cartoons and stop-motion animation?
posted by Space Coyote at 1:54 PM on August 27, 2004


Why do computer nerds all sound the same when they do voiceovers for flash cartoons and stop-motion animation?

The secret is that it's just one uber-nerd.
posted by Krrrlson at 1:59 PM on August 27, 2004


Hoo boy.
posted by Outlawyr at 2:00 PM on August 27, 2004


priceless.
posted by mosch at 2:31 PM on August 27, 2004


Sublime post.



Absolutely transcendental.



Subtle, gorgeously rendered satire delivered with impeccable restraint and aplomb.

Somewhere midway through the Quicktime clip, I felt as though I'd been air-dropped right into the heart of Heaven. Lo, I should never descend to Earth again if common terrestrial Art is anything less than this movie.

This is It, people. It's what mathowie has been anticipating since he wrote those first few lines of Cold Fusion many moons ago. "Best of the web" was just Haugheyese for "Hackneyed Political Post". This is our highest watermark yet, the post to end all posts.

The apotheosis of bloggery.

The silver crest of the religio-political sphere.

It's the cumulative effort of a thousand years of political punditry and theology, neatly coalesced in this taut, stunning Quicktime piece.

And all of you who witnessed it now have a glorious story to tell your grandkids on some cold night fifty years from now when they ask if you've ever witnessed Greatness. "Yes," you'll say, "though it was badly compressed."
posted by dhoyt at 2:50 PM on August 27, 2004 [1 favorite]


Well at least this thread gave us Dhoyt's post.
posted by Ryvar at 3:01 PM on August 27, 2004


second that.
posted by leotrotsky at 3:11 PM on August 27, 2004


dhoyt actually penned the bible with God himself, ghost-wrote the Declaration of Independence for Thomas Jefferson, and is currently compiling his own language called "dhoytese".
posted by naxosaxur at 4:06 PM on August 27, 2004


"So glad they can take the piss out of their political leaders... That 'fweedom', it distracts them - to work so hard to get those, whaddya call 'em, ah yes, those 'votes'"

"What shall we do with this.. how do they say..Mer..no, Mormon missionary, your Excellency?"

"Off with his head!"

"Off with his head it is, sir. Shall I... thwow him to the gwound?"

"Thwow him to the gwound - and then - burn down his church!!"

"Right you are, sir."

"Then, get me Karl on the SatPhone - I need some guidance on these upcoming votes to the town councils...is it still Diebold, or can we hack EVS as well via modem?"
posted by dash_slot- at 4:31 PM on August 27, 2004


hell, mosch's anti-kerry link was better than this flashed up piece of crap ... and dhoyt ... you are the man
posted by pyramid termite at 5:12 PM on August 27, 2004


Subtle, gorgeously rendered satire delivered with impeccable restraint and aplomb.

...that made it all worthwhile.
posted by dejah420 at 8:50 PM on August 27, 2004


so why can't I play it? My quicktime says video compressor can't be found or something, but I can play other quicktime clips just fine...
posted by PigAlien at 11:04 AM on August 28, 2004


Ok, I upgraded to iTunes and can see it now. I love it. Harsh, but true. I don't believe it's off the record that Bush has stated he believes God put him in the White House.
posted by PigAlien at 11:22 AM on August 28, 2004


It would have at least been sit-through-able if the guy had just asked anybody he knew who had an actual LOW VOICE to do the voice-over. That pathetic scratchy voice was the most god-awful part. Oh yeah, except for the animation itself, of course.

Also: What Ryvar said re: dhoyt.
posted by soyjoy at 10:44 PM on August 28, 2004


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