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Wholphin: DVD Magazine of rare and unseen videos
June 16, 2008 9:15 PM   Subscribe

Wholphin: DVD Magazine of rare and unseen videos Delightful and unexpected collections of videos. There's a lot here. Let me show you a few of the videos that caught my eye: The Country, a short animated film based on a whimsical poem by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins. The Strongest Man Drink all Day The Crying Game (AKA The Competition, Take 1) (with surprise ending)
posted by boo_radley (14 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Bravo
posted by nola at 9:39 PM on June 16, 2008


::SPOILER ALERT::

The Crying Game was fantastic, but now I really want to know what the girl was thinking about.
posted by cheeken at 9:44 PM on June 16, 2008


I thought "The Strongest Man Drink all Day The Crying Game (AKA The Competition, Take 1)" was one movie, and I was excited.

I want to challenge that girl to a contest. I will be practicing. 25 seconds is darn impressive, but I can cry pretty quickly. I also think she likely prepared better than the guys.

You need to go in with a game plan: think about your grandma on her deathbed, wishing that you could make it there in time to say good-bye but you're stuck in traffic because you decided to buy some drugs on the way to the hospital...
posted by mrgrimm at 10:32 PM on June 16, 2008 [1 favorite]


She was probably thinking about how Jesus died for her sins.
posted by Mr_Zero at 10:40 PM on June 16, 2008


Tears are just rationality escaping the body.
posted by Mr_Zero at 10:50 PM on June 16, 2008 [3 favorites]


Watching Emily cry on demand is one of the most beautiful things I've seen in awhile.
posted by futureproof at 11:25 PM on June 16, 2008


Watching Emily cry on demand is one of the most beautiful things I've seen in awhile.
posted by emelenjr at 4:02 AM on June 17, 2008


Fans of Wholphin will also want to check out Lumen Eclipse, an experimental film program out of Cambridge, Mass. The folks who run Lumen have collaborated with Wholphin, and a few of the shorts here (most notably the Billy Collins shorts) are streaming on their website.
posted by pxe2000 at 4:04 AM on June 17, 2008


The original crying game movie was better I thought, just because it didn't explain what was going on. And I think it was directed by the Encylcopedia Pictura guys, and those guys are awesome.
posted by fungible at 6:54 AM on June 17, 2008


I got the first wolphin as part of my subscription to The Believer. It had a guy singing the entire stairway to heaven backwards or something.
posted by absalom at 7:05 AM on June 17, 2008


I have no idea what happened to the formatting. It looked ok on preview. I blame jessamyn cortex.
posted by boo_radley at 8:20 AM on June 17, 2008


I really want to know what the girl was thinking about.

According to the theory of involuntary lateral eye movement, whatever Emily was thinking to make herself cry was probably something she was fabricating, not something she was remembering.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:00 AM on June 17, 2008


I thought it said "Whorfin" and I was all set for some Buckaroo Banzai/Emilio Lizardo goodness.

sigh...
posted by tadellin at 9:28 AM on June 17, 2008


One of my Mcsweeneys volumes came with the first Wholphin and I've been buying them obsessively ever since. There's a lot of great content on each DVD, and they had the entire Power of Nightmares series bundled in too. I'd recommend getting a subscription.
posted by bertrandom at 8:10 AM on June 18, 2008


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