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Something to Watch While You're Procrastinating
March 9, 2008 11:28 AM   Subscribe

This post goes out to everyone who is supposed to be working right now. Perhaps you can relate.
posted by salvia (19 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, and the via: it was IMed to me but came originally from here.
posted by salvia at 11:29 AM on March 9, 2008


National Film Board of Canada FTW. I remember seeing this on O Canada.

A couple years ago, I heard that NFB was going to make their entire archive of animated shorts available online. I signed up for an account, but could never figure out how to see the cartoons. And now I get emails from them all the time.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:36 AM on March 9, 2008


Actually, it's originally from here. Always loved it, though.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:37 AM on March 9, 2008


Hey, no fair, YT is blocked at work!
posted by desjardins at 11:37 AM on March 9, 2008 [2 favorites]


Condie's The Big Snit is also great, eh?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:42 AM on March 9, 2008


You all got round to writing those comments far too quickly and efficiently. You're doing it wrong.
posted by flashboy at 11:43 AM on March 9, 2008


Condie's The Big Snit is also great, eh?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:42 AM on March 9 [+] [!]


"Stop shaking your eyes at me!"
"Stop sawing!"

Those are two easy ways to diffuse an argument in my house.
posted by sleepy pete at 11:51 AM on March 9, 2008


You asshole! Watching someone else procrastinate is a really lousy procrastination strategy. Now I've gotta go do something with my afternoon or I'll go nuts.
posted by nebulawindphone at 11:51 AM on March 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


I remember seeing this at some animation festival and getting all nervous, thinking of all the things I'd been blowing off doing, and how easily I can be distracted. For my entire life. I laughed, too, but in the "this hits too close to home" way.

, he thought, typing it into the comments box.
posted by not_on_display at 12:03 PM on March 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


You are making me feel guilty for not working on a Sunday.
posted by Lillitatiana at 1:37 PM on March 9, 2008


Funny. I am at work right now, but should be practicing my trombone.
posted by rossination at 2:28 PM on March 9, 2008


About This Video
Added: May 27, 2007
Animated short by Richard Condie entitled "Getting Started". A very humourous look at procrastination and human nature--what we do when alone and bored. In this story a pianist attempts to practice but keeps getting distracted and procrastinates.

posted by mediareport at 3:13 PM on March 9, 2008


You are making me feel guilty for not working on a Sunday.

Oh, sorry, Lillitatiana -- wait and watch it when you're supposed to be working tomorrow!
posted by salvia at 3:31 PM on March 9, 2008


More on the self-control needed to get the job done via the monkeyhaus.
posted by wendell at 3:41 PM on March 9, 2008


Had me laughing! This is exactly what I needed on this Monday morning, salvia, thanks. I've been sitting here procrastinating writing and research in favor of too much time on the internets. This has inspired me to call up friends and go watch a slideshow I MEAN DO WORK shit I'm screwed.
posted by barnacles at 5:38 PM on March 9, 2008


My procrastination strategy: I keep adding interesting projects (and things like MetaFilter) until all my procrastinations accomplish something. This makes me a "Rennaisance Man" instead of a "complete fuckoff". Or something like that.
posted by msalt at 5:57 PM on March 9, 2008


See also Gotta Get My Stuff Done (MeFi thread)
posted by Sharcho at 7:49 PM on March 9, 2008


I'll watch these tomorrow...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:49 AM on March 10, 2008


Ironic that it is currently 4:45 AM and I'm supposed to be preparing a presentation. Hmm.
posted by Phire at 1:46 AM on March 12, 2008


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