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A History of Evil
February 19, 2008 4:02 PM   Subscribe

A History of Evil. A beautiful animation, from Zeus to Elvis to Bin Laden.
posted by dmd (19 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cute animation, but the message is a curious mishmash: some obvious truth, some oversimplification, some oddly muddled thinking parading as sarcasm (or vice versa).

One thing's for sure, though: Elvis wasn't evil. Colonel Tom was evil.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:41 PM on February 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't think the topic of the film is, "These things are evil," but more, "here are the things that were considered evil at the time they occurred." Not bad for incomplete student work, not bad at all.
posted by Richard Daly at 4:55 PM on February 19, 2008


Elvis's giant peanut-butter-bacon sandwich, now that was evil.
posted by everichon at 4:56 PM on February 19, 2008


There were bananas in that sandwich as well. I'm pretty sure, at least.
posted by malocchio at 5:01 PM on February 19, 2008


See: bacon + bananas? The bananality of evil.
posted by everichon at 5:04 PM on February 19, 2008 [5 favorites]


Or, "Arendt you going to finish that?"
posted by everichon at 5:05 PM on February 19, 2008 [2 favorites]


I don't think the topic of the film is, "These things are evil," but more, "here are the things that were considered evil at the time they occurred."

Oh, absolutely, and I agree, overall, with your assessment: it's really not a bad piece of work.

Just wish they'd clarified that Colonel Tom WAS Satan. I'll betcha it was the Colonel that gave Elvis that first peanut-butter-bacon-banana sandwich, too.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:08 PM on February 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


This thread is making me hungry.

For EVIL!!!!!!

and yes, peanut butter-bacon-banana sandwiches. now that we've determined they're one and the same.
posted by malocchio at 5:15 PM on February 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


Loved the animation to pieces. But the ending felt a little... not like one? (And whose idea was it to leave the black screen that long?)
posted by jinjo at 5:16 PM on February 19, 2008


Mystery
posted by hortense at 5:42 PM on February 19, 2008


I like the fact that YouTube chose to link this as a related video.
posted by KokuRyu at 5:46 PM on February 19, 2008


Evil !
posted by nola at 5:46 PM on February 19, 2008 [1 favorite]


OK animation; could use a better script. Also nice borrowing of the "witch" from Holy Grail, complete with funnel hat and carrot nose. Sadly, it reminded me that Holy Grail was much funnier.
posted by emjaybee at 5:54 PM on February 19, 2008


emjaybee, I don't think this was meant to be funny, except in that "holy crap I am one sick and hypocritical asshole for laughing at this" kind of way.
posted by localroger at 6:15 PM on February 19, 2008


Evil !
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:23 PM on February 19, 2008


For the interested: The fool's gold loaf

recipe

and

history
posted by [son] QUAALUDE at 9:35 PM on February 19, 2008


simply dreadful sound. you could hear him hit the microphone several times.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 10:49 PM on February 19, 2008


Jesus, I was evil!
posted by Sparx at 4:33 AM on February 20, 2008


The 'about this video' is illuminating...

Richard Daly: I don't think the topic of the film is, "These things are evil," but more, "here are the things that were considered evil at the time they occurred."

"The film was intended to show what people have believed in and pointed to as evil throughout history. It was meant to get you to think about what evil really is. It is meant to show that when we get too obsessed with "evil" we might end up taking part in it ourselves."

jinjo: But the ending felt a little... not like one? (And whose idea was it to leave the black screen that long?)

"This was a student project, hence the "unfinishedness" and abrupt ending. I ran out of time. I might update it later."

posted by stumcg at 5:21 AM on February 20, 2008


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