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February 12, 2007 10:36 PM   Subscribe

"A Ninja Pays Half My Rent" (YouTube 5:23) A short film directed by Steven K. Tsuchida.
posted by rfbjames (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
The sequel should involve battles between ninjas and pirates.
posted by ZachsMind at 11:09 PM on February 12, 2007


wow.

I actually saw a screening of this at rez fest 3 in ny years ago. I love this film and talk about it to people to this day.
posted by shmegegge at 11:32 PM on February 12, 2007


The last scene was a bit predictable.
posted by jne1813 at 12:28 AM on February 13, 2007


Needed more syrup scenes.
posted by chrismear at 3:45 AM on February 13, 2007


Didn't do much for me. Either change the title or don't spend 2 minutes of of a 5 minute film telling us what the title already did.
posted by dobbs at 5:32 AM on February 13, 2007


I read "YouTube 5:23" like it was a Gospel.

That's what we need. A YouTube Bible, with videos of different lengths making up the entirety of the verses.
posted by cashman at 6:32 AM on February 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


That's what we need. A YouTube Bible, with videos of different lengths making up the entirety of the verses.

YouTube 3:51 - And, yea, though the kittens did fall from many things, the light upon the wall remained uncaught.
posted by katillathehun at 6:45 AM on February 13, 2007 [3 favorites]


Either change the title or don't spend 2 minutes of of a 5 minute film telling us what the title already did.

I'm sure the director wanted to call it something like Roommates, thus preserving at least one laugh (when the ninja shows up), but his genius marketing adviser told him something like, "Make sure the title has 'Ninja' in it, so that we can attract the Ninja demographic! It's critical that these people can find your film!"
posted by popechunk at 6:55 AM on February 13, 2007


Saw this at a film festival ~3 years ago, thought it was great. I remember coming home and googling it, and at least back then there was a high quality (i.e. non-YouTube) version on the web.
posted by statolith at 8:58 AM on February 13, 2007


I don't know... I don't think I'm the world's most creative person, but I think there needed to be a lot more ninjaing and a lot less talking in order to make that thing hi-freakin'-larious. Give me a camera, a ninja, and 3 days and I think I can do better.
posted by MildlyDisturbed at 1:21 PM on February 13, 2007


Good idea, poor execution.

What was the ninja doing when the non-ninja was watching TV? Playing with a Lite-Brite, or something?
posted by Flunkie at 5:04 PM on February 13, 2007


I liked it. Lots.

And for those that don't already know? My word is gospel. Therefore you all like it too.


/eyes the room with one brow raised in defiance
posted by Brockles at 5:58 PM on February 13, 2007


I like the snarky comment at the bottom about how a ninja would never sit in an attack vector.

Why are ninjas so cool?
posted by oxford blue at 2:21 AM on February 14, 2007


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