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Can this matrixy eye candy be considered bunraku?
posted by Specklet (17 comments total)

 
Hmm. The puppets are cool, but I gotta dock you for the double post.
posted by grabbingsand at 10:09 AM on December 13, 2004


We've seen matrix-pong several times before, but the Bunraku stuff is interesting.
posted by falconred at 10:11 AM on December 13, 2004


Man, I thought I'd be safe because I'd searched "ping pong" and "pingpong" and combinations with "matrix" thereof. I didn't try "ping-pong". Apologies!
posted by Specklet at 10:21 AM on December 13, 2004


I think I'm going to make my first FPP tomorrow. I bet nobody's heard of Zombo.com, Strongbad, geocaching, confluences, or the seven-story jesus.

I might follow-up with a compendium of links to albinoblacksheep.
posted by dmd at 10:30 AM on December 13, 2004


Hey DMD, don't you think I might already be feeling enough contrition at my double post that you don't need to blow your holier-than-thou veteran horn all over my post? I'm learning, man. Don't be so snotty. Sheesh.
posted by Specklet at 10:56 AM on December 13, 2004


Specklet, people generally are much bigger assholes on the internet than they would ever be in real life. He's venting because you're invading on his e-turf, forgive him. He knows not what he does.
posted by spidre at 11:12 AM on December 13, 2004


He's venting because you're invading on his e-turf

I don't see how that can be when dmd hasn't posted any links, ever. Let the apologies stand - the point has been taken.
posted by scarabic at 11:27 AM on December 13, 2004


Okay guys, chill. Time to talk about bunraku.

I'm a big fan of the film Double Suicide, and would love to see the play upon which it is based, . Are bunraku recordings available? Subtitles would be nice, but aren't strictly necessary.
posted by Eamon at 12:26 PM on December 13, 2004


Ha ha, who's the n00b now? Sorry about that. The play is Love Suicide at Amijima. But really, I'd love to watch any bunraku performance, and I don't know how long it'll be before I get a chance to do it in person.
posted by Eamon at 12:33 PM on December 13, 2004


Wow, I'll have to check out Double Suicide, looks fantastic. I've never heard of Masahiro Shinoda... Thanks for the links!
posted by Specklet at 1:25 PM on December 13, 2004


Man, people are really obsessed with Japanese crap.
If you only knew...
posted by nightchrome at 5:50 PM on December 13, 2004


Specklet: I missed Matrix Pong until now.

Hilarious! Thanks.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 6:52 PM on December 13, 2004


Man, people are really obsessed with Japanese crap.
If you only knew...


I'm really intrigued by this comment. If we only knew what? Japanese crap really is better than American crap; just compare the contents of a dollar store to that of a hundred-yen store. Please, nightchrome, continue.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:48 PM on December 13, 2004


My introduction to the art of bunraku was through a phenomenal theatrical performance titled The Flood Drummers, where real human beings were costumed as puppets, manipulated by 3 pupppeteers in the banraku style.

Still can't get over how amazing the performance was - funny how quickly an audience can suspend disbelief despite being able to see all the "wires" :)
posted by elphTeq at 8:27 PM on December 13, 2004


hey - thanks for the flood drummers reminder! an absolutely wonderful performance by the Theatre du Soleil.

would be very happy if they could do a similar performance, but i have some sneaking feeling that it might be a case of "well, that was a good idea and we were the first to do it (?) so let's do something totally different now, just to prove what great artistes we are..."
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:52 PM on December 13, 2004


Specklet: This was the first time I saw Matrix Pong. It was DOPE!! THANKS!
posted by The Perfect Killer at 6:08 AM on December 14, 2004


For the comments.
[this is good]
posted by jmccorm at 8:32 AM on December 14, 2004


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