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July 28, 2006 8:19 AM   Subscribe

787 pieces of clip art, in a loop -- mesmerizing, haunting, and amusing. I can't stop watching. [via coudal]
posted by mathowie (38 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
fun.
posted by Grod at 8:24 AM on July 28, 2006


see also: Clip Art
posted by blue_beetle at 8:34 AM on July 28, 2006


I believe that a warning that the site tries to start an ActiveX app through your browser would be in order.
posted by steviehero at 8:36 AM on July 28, 2006


Watching that with the right soundtrack really helps. I had "The Enemy Guns" by DeVotchKa on and it really enhanced the weirdness.
posted by thekilgore at 8:42 AM on July 28, 2006




Is is really appropriate to wear a Speedo whilst riding an ostrich?
posted by milquetoast at 8:42 AM on July 28, 2006


i think that's an emu.
posted by snofoam at 8:43 AM on July 28, 2006


"Okey Dokey" by the Incredible Bongo Band enhances the psychedelia
posted by pantufla at 8:47 AM on July 28, 2006


Strangely engrossing. And karate!
posted by everichon at 8:57 AM on July 28, 2006


It could have been improved with music of some sort, but otherwise, yeah, it was pretty awesome. Hypnotyzing is the right word. I was worried that like those optical illusions where you stare at the spinning lines for one minute & then everything you look at warps that somehow when I looked away from this everyone in the real world would be shifting & flickering.
posted by jonson at 8:59 AM on July 28, 2006




I feel strangely hypnotised.

I believe that a warning that the site tries to start an ActiveX app through your browser would be in order.

There is nothing in the page's source which would do that. Perhaps it's some strange thing internet explorer does when it sees an embedded quicktime file.
posted by Olli at 9:07 AM on July 28, 2006


i think that's an emu.

Same question:

posted by cillit bang at 9:08 AM on July 28, 2006


that was awesome!!!
posted by milarepa at 9:09 AM on July 28, 2006


Built To Spill's "Goin' Against Your Mind" works pretty well too. Trippy.
posted by QuestionableSwami at 9:11 AM on July 28, 2006


Fascinating.
posted by JanetLand at 9:14 AM on July 28, 2006


Direct link to video.
posted by Nelson at 9:18 AM on July 28, 2006


I like how the boxing morphs into kissing and hugging.

Watching that with the right soundtrack really helps.
I thought the exact same thing while I was watching it. My soundtrack was Mission of Burma's "Nicotine Bomb".
posted by hydrophonic at 9:22 AM on July 28, 2006


I've never seen clip art look so artful.

I loved the fight scene. Great choreography.
And quite charming how the Clip Art Characters resolve their tensions and end up dancing. But there sure are some odd conflicts going on. Please explain the backstory of this here conflict between The Amazonian Library Lady and the Contortionist Sailor:
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And not to abuse the image tag, but I had to curiously wonder about these two:
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posted by Milkman Dan at 9:33 AM on July 28, 2006


Utterly fails to work in my browser (FireFox 1.505). QuickTime gave me some kind of message about not having the software needed to perform some action or other, and "unfortunately this software is not available on the QuickTime server."

Have I ever mentioned I'm not a QuickTime fan? :P
posted by Foosnark at 9:38 AM on July 28, 2006


Watched it to The Go! Team's Junior Kickstart, and um, I think I messed myself.

Awesome.

The clips, not the mess.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:39 AM on July 28, 2006


this is excellent.

excellent.
posted by Busithoth at 9:47 AM on July 28, 2006


I was fully prepared for some pretentious artsy thing that would suck. I was very wrong. Which is to say that this is quite cool.
posted by pmurray63 at 9:58 AM on July 28, 2006


Milkman Dan: "And not to abuse the image tag, but I had to curiously wonder about these two:"

Clipart is so gay.






Seriously, I thought it was great to see gay/lesbian images in a clipart collection. Though it would be nice if they had a better picture than yellowjacket and orangehat.

Great post.
posted by rafter at 10:02 AM on July 28, 2006


Embedded content is a pain, direct link to the quicktime file which should play in most modern standalone players.
posted by fvw at 10:04 AM on July 28, 2006


Watching that with the right soundtrack really helps.

"21st Century Boy", Sigue Sigue Sputnik. That's all I'm sayin'.
posted by Vervain at 10:08 AM on July 28, 2006


Fantastic. My only complaint is that it ends on a boring note.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:33 AM on July 28, 2006


On the same subject, here are two funny clip art things, by a comedian I used to work with/ write for.
posted by dkirk78 at 10:45 AM on July 28, 2006 [1 favorite]


So long as we're on the subject of clipart, courtesy of the Wayback Machine (which means the pictures may not load or take a while, dammit): Last Cliparts strip
posted by JHarris at 11:01 AM on July 28, 2006


It doesn't end, it loops! That way, you never have to stop watching.
posted by Roger Dodger at 11:15 AM on July 28, 2006



posted by poweredbybeard at 11:46 AM on July 28, 2006


A Clipart Darkly?
posted by Milkman Dan at 12:08 PM on July 28, 2006


wonder if they sorted the images by hand or used some sort of program?
posted by signal at 12:53 PM on July 28, 2006


Thanks for the firect link to the movie, for some reason the main link crashes firefox for me everytime I try to go to it.
posted by Stunt at 2:37 PM on July 28, 2006


It goes really well with Linkin Park's "Somewhere I Belong."

Not usually my iTunes fave, but in this context something special happens.
posted by dontoine at 5:28 PM on July 28, 2006


I was worried that... when I looked away from this everyone in the real world would be shifting & flickering

But jonson, everyone in the real world is shifting and flickering!

Aren't they?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:09 PM on July 28, 2006



All I can think about is doing some Fight Club editing on this clip. Now where could I get the appropriate images to insert...where oh where ?
posted by fluffycreature at 6:51 AM on July 29, 2006


Watched it with The Hives "See Through Head," which seriously seems like tailor made for this.
posted by supercrayon at 10:50 AM on July 29, 2006


Can someone tell me a song it doesn't go with?
posted by nthdegx at 2:13 PM on July 29, 2006


Who knew clipart was so poetic? Nice post!
posted by heylight at 11:49 PM on July 29, 2006


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