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April 1, 2007 1:21 PM   Subscribe

The most effective Surreality is that which is entirely Unintentional (15-minute Google video). A delightful balance between amusing & disturbing. Harvested from Doctor Macro's MGM Shorts page. Previously.
posted by squalor (19 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
I can only imagine the kind of roped-up-testicles, pole-up-the-ass rigs and devices that were employed to achieve such a film 70 years ago.
posted by chococat at 1:35 PM on April 1, 2007 [4 favorites]


Chococat, I'm sure if you typed "roped-up-testicles, pole-up-the-ass rigs and devices" into Google, you would get some interesting results.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 2:18 PM on April 1, 2007


Hrm, nothing.

Good post, btw.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 2:31 PM on April 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Those dogs look So Happy. Interesting cultural artifact. Thanks!

I can picture the grandmother in A Good Man Is Hard To Find watching the doggie film and clapping her hands in glee.
posted by fleetmouse at 2:41 PM on April 1, 2007


David Lynch should do a movie like this.
posted by darkripper at 3:36 PM on April 1, 2007


holy weird!
posted by Flood at 4:12 PM on April 1, 2007


I can only imagine the kind of roped-up-testicles, pole-up-the-ass rigs and devices that were employed to achieve such a film 70 years ago.

The AristaDogs!
posted by hal9k at 4:27 PM on April 1, 2007


I can picture the grandmother in A Good Man Is Hard To Find watching the doggie film and clapping her hands in glee.

"'She would of been a good woman,' The Misfit said, 'if it had been somebody there to use some kind of roped-up-testicles, pole-up-the-ass rigs and devices on her every minute of her life.'"
posted by squalor at 4:27 PM on April 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Stooges fans will note that this short was directed by the legendary Jules White. Mr. White directed a few fine silent comedies in the 1920s. But in the 1950s, he had descended to doing Three Stooges shorts -- most notably, the shockingly nihilistic "noir" series of Shemps. (If I'm not mistaken, the "Hold Hands You Lovebirds" Shemp excerpted in Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction" was directed by Jules White.) In any case, Jules White was way ahead of Tarantino in the field of sensless, Beckettian violence in the service of mordant, autistic humor. Hell, look at this dog pic. Seesh!
posted by Faze at 4:54 PM on April 1, 2007


Dog floor show! ra!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 6:00 PM on April 1, 2007


I bet you could never make a film like that with cats. Not with ropes and poles anyway. Maybe duct tape and valium....
posted by haikuku at 6:02 PM on April 1, 2007


"The last time I ordered wieners, I ate my grandfather!"

Ha ha ha! Oh, wait, WTF?
posted by miss lynnster at 6:29 PM on April 1, 2007


These are kinds of freedoms we enjoyed before the S.P.C.A.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 9:31 PM on April 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


I came across this same type of film a few months ago, but is was some kind of crime drama. Very strange. Obviously took some effort to shot, but the over all effect seems just perverse.
posted by nola at 8:58 PM on April 1, 2007


I had no idea dogs could do such things! Simply amazing. these dogs are.....Just... wow... bow wowwowbowwow! They were playing the drums and everything!
posted by Wonderwoman at 9:10 PM on April 1, 2007


I can only imagine the kind of roped-up-testicles, pole-up-the-ass rigs and devices that were employed to achieve such a film 70 years ago.

My thoughts exactly.
posted by knave at 11:53 PM on April 1, 2007


Metafilter: roped-up-testicles, pole-up-the-ass rigs and devices.
posted by Parannoyed at 4:28 PM on April 2, 2007


I was waiting for someone to do that, what took you so long?
I think that's the first Metafilter: tagline someone's quoted me on.
posted by chococat at 4:47 PM on April 2, 2007


Oh I'd just like to add that google has exactly one result now.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 5:52 PM on April 27, 2007


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