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February 17, 2006 10:22 PM   Subscribe

Clik. Clak. (embedded Quicktime video.) Short animated film featuring little robots who make their own language using Rube Goldberg contraptions.
posted by jann (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
This is my favorite thing I've seen on Metafilter since the music video with vikings in giant transformer robot ships. Excellent link, thanks!
posted by jonson at 11:06 PM on February 17, 2006


Very cool.
posted by iamck at 11:11 PM on February 17, 2006


I am astonished at how much I love this. Thank you.
posted by vacapinta at 11:13 PM on February 17, 2006


Très bien!
posted by numlok at 11:14 PM on February 17, 2006


Awesome!

But sad, too.
posted by Gator at 11:20 PM on February 17, 2006


that was so much better than I thought it would be from the description.

when the robots learn to appreciate homonyms from the kids mistake... awesome.

thanks for this.
posted by shmegegge at 11:21 PM on February 17, 2006


[this is good]
posted by edgeways at 11:27 PM on February 17, 2006


beautiful
posted by subaruwrx at 11:31 PM on February 17, 2006


funny and sad... top-notch.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 11:37 PM on February 17, 2006


direct link.
I like this alot.
posted by pointilist at 11:39 PM on February 17, 2006


Now I want to curl up with a stiff drink and cry.

I have a soft-spot for doe-eyed artificial lifeforms.
posted by bcveen at 11:46 PM on February 17, 2006


yes, it is sad, but I didn't want to give it away in the description!
posted by jann at 12:40 AM on February 18, 2006


anyone else? car talk?
posted by sourbrew at 2:49 AM on February 18, 2006


Loved it.
posted by creeky at 2:55 AM on February 18, 2006


Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder. Brilliant.
posted by Orange Goblin at 4:16 AM on February 18, 2006


Loved it too.
posted by sswiller at 5:21 AM on February 18, 2006


There's also a french version, presumably the original. Which makes me doubly impressed with the english puns.

Wonderful link, jann.
posted by ook at 5:23 AM on February 18, 2006


in robot, balloon popping = comes?
posted by es_de_bah at 7:13 AM on February 18, 2006


There's also a french version, presumably the original. Which makes me doubly impressed with the english puns.

The French version is a treat! I was wondering why they needed three words to say "thimble" in the English one. And the "Noël au balcon, Pâques au tison"/"soleil en août, pâtée en croûte" reminded me of this Wiki on false proverbes in French which always cracks me up ("Noël aux tisanes, Pâques aux Rabannes," indeed).
posted by creeky at 8:44 AM on February 18, 2006


Damn Jann, this is both fabulous and heartbreaking. Thanks.
posted by Meredith at 9:54 AM on February 18, 2006


it really is wonderful, but so sad--an excellent excellent work.
posted by amberglow at 10:10 AM on February 18, 2006


Very nice, thanks.
posted by effwerd at 10:53 AM on February 18, 2006


Actually, that should be: tink plunk, brrrr.
posted by effwerd at 11:02 AM on February 18, 2006


Lovely.
posted by soundofsuburbia at 4:13 PM on February 18, 2006


I, of course, didn't need the subtitles.
posted by Robot Johnny at 4:31 PM on February 18, 2006


Pixaresque.

That's a compliment.
posted by fungible at 4:32 PM on February 18, 2006


it was odd that i was really moved by this, i liked it a lot.
posted by stilgar at 6:33 PM on February 18, 2006


omg, I LOVE this FPP! Great site jann, what a beauty! Thank you so much!
posted by nickyskye at 7:52 PM on March 2, 2006


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