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October 10, 2008 11:20 AM   Subscribe

You fell asleep, watching a dvd. It's Friday, so after a long week, you decide to put in a movie and tune out the world. When you regain consciousness, you wonder if you even made it 5 minutes in.
posted by ninjew (57 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nifty. That better be a pipe full of medicinal marijuana on the coffee table, mister!
posted by porn in the woods at 11:25 AM on October 10, 2008


Does this do anything? Or did I break it?
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 11:26 AM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Also: funny, considering the product placement post a few doors down.
posted by [NOT HERMITOSIS-IST] at 11:26 AM on October 10, 2008


A very common theme these days?

Because I CAN RELATE.

Happens again and again.
posted by gcbv at 11:27 AM on October 10, 2008


Found on reddit:

While this is up in your browder, paste this into your address bar:

javascript:createPlayer('vidbox','http://download.garyshood.com/video.flv')


(You can probably see this one coming, but its still cool)
posted by Senor Cardgage at 11:28 AM on October 10, 2008 [30 favorites]


Aw, I thought it was gonna be a puzzle, where you have to trickily click your way out of the room. But it's cool anyways.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 11:29 AM on October 10, 2008


they should have a site just like this, except it's a DVD of Akira, and before the opening credits finish rolling it slowly fades to black, and then almost immediately snaps back on to the sound of a giant fleshy veiny Tetsuko screaming "KANEDAAAAAA!!!!" as loud as possible. then the screen should say "there, that's what it's like when you watch Akira before bed. Now just go upstairs and get some real sleep and leave the fucking DVD down here."
posted by shmegegge at 11:30 AM on October 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


Ever fall asleep listening to a CD... and on the last track they've put in a bunch of silence and then some kind of screeching or terrible noise and you wake up confused and annoyed?
posted by starman at 11:31 AM on October 10, 2008


(You can probably see this one coming, but its still cool)

Excellent!
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 11:36 AM on October 10, 2008


Saw this earlier. Still don't get it.
posted by nthdegx at 11:38 AM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


> Ever fall asleep listening to a CD... and on the last track they've put in a bunch of silence and then some kind of screeching or terrible noise and you wake up confused and annoyed?

If "passing out when you're drunk" counts as falling asleep....yes, I have.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:39 AM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


I don't get it. Is there somewhere I can click to make something happen? Do I have to wait longer? Does it just loop the DVD main menu indefinitely?
posted by Perplexity at 11:41 AM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Does this do anything other than play DVD menus and rickroll?

I need more coffee, I can't even tell if I'm missing something or not.
posted by utsutsu at 11:41 AM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ever fall asleep listening to a CD... and on the last track they've put in a bunch of silence and then some kind of screeching or terrible noise and you wake up confused and annoyed?

Beck- Mellow Gold. Ugh.
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:44 AM on October 10, 2008


Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but no, I don't think it does anything but play DVD menu screens at you. As far as I can figure some people react by saying ha ha, that's happened to me. Maybe there's something technically cool about how it is executed that I'm too dense to get. The rest of us I guess just wonder "who sets three capped beers (and, uh, two Guinness and a Bud?) on the table, gets stoned and falls asleep in front of the TV?" I mean, waking up to the menu screen is something that's happened to me but it's not an experience that seems to deserve its own website.
posted by nanojath at 11:49 AM on October 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


Ever fall asleep listening to a CD... and on the last track they've put in a bunch of silence and then some kind of screeching or terrible noise and you wake up confused and annoyed?

Matthew Sweet's Altered Beast, which ends (after a very low-key song) with an excerpt from Caligula featuring people yelling and sheep bleating like crazy. Yeesh.
posted by kittyprecious at 11:53 AM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


The period of mourning is now over!!!!

(he's mad!)

heh.
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:56 AM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ever fall asleep listening to a CD... and on the last track they've put in a bunch of silence and then some kind of screeching or terrible noise and you wake up confused and annoyed?

Flaming Lips "hit to death in the future head"
is a bad one,

and Tool's "Lateralus"
will scare the shit out of you if you fall asleep to it
with headphones on.
posted by gcbv at 12:10 PM on October 10, 2008


Being roused from your slumber by an endlessly repeating loop, often much louder than the show itself is an extremely annoying experience. (Star Trek TNG DVDs are the worst, I actually had to rip and copy mine to take the sound off the menus). I don't know why anyone would take the time to make a website replicating the experience.
posted by yellowbinder at 12:11 PM on October 10, 2008


it's not an experience that seems to deserve its own website.

Making websites for things that don't deserve websites is what the internet is for.
posted by ericost at 12:11 PM on October 10, 2008 [19 favorites]


But do we have to put them here?
posted by yellowbinder at 12:15 PM on October 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


I've tried watching the Russian version of "Solaris" twice, and I've fallen asleep both times
posted by KokuRyu at 12:19 PM on October 10, 2008


I always wonder what kind of subconscious imprinting has gone on after I fall asleep in front of the TV. At least with a DVD you know it's a limited loop-the-loop hamsterwheel of necessity.
posted by Xoebe at 12:20 PM on October 10, 2008


The Arrested Development one was so common to me last year that it might as well have happened more often than not. (I have trouble falling asleep without anything on, you see).
posted by Navelgazer at 12:21 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


When I am king DVD menus will all be replaced by easy to read text menus with a clear curser that makes it obvious what you’re selecting. Submenus will appear instantly and without any silly, time-wasting animations.

Life will be fun when I am king, there will be plenty of room for creativity, it just won’t get in the way when all I want to do is watch a fucking movie.
posted by bondcliff at 12:26 PM on October 10, 2008 [10 favorites]


When I am King of DVDs, there be a "start the fucking movie right now" button on the remote.
posted by lee at 12:30 PM on October 10, 2008 [5 favorites]


this am stupid...

i used to live in a an artist's loft situation in seattle. the asshole upstairs from used to fall asleep with his dvd player going and set to magnificently high volumes. that thing would go all night occasionally and no amount of pounding on his door would wake the drunken slob.

once when i was very drunk and had gotten sick of hearing all that bland blather from the opening of the sopranos playing for hours i decided to do something about it. our floors were very thin and you could even see some light coming in from his space above. i grabbed a hammer and nails and got to work.

a swami cushion built into his floor would teach him a thing or three, i thought, maybe some stab wounds in his feet would alert him to our plight. i'd managed to get a handful of nails pounded in when my much more sober roommates came home.

"what the fuck are you doing?"
"teaching that asshole a lesson!"

thankfully they concluded that there were better ways to deal with the problem and helped me to remove the nails before someone got a nasty point driven home and someone else got driven to jail. we never did really solve the problem as dumdum wasn't going to quit drinking or give up his dvd player. there is no moral to this story or proper resolution, either. don't do drugs.
posted by artof.mulata at 12:31 PM on October 10, 2008 [8 favorites]


Saw this earlier. Still don't get it.

Have you ever done it? This captures the mood quite nicely.
posted by brundlefly at 12:37 PM on October 10, 2008


I fell asleep waiting for the page to load.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 12:46 PM on October 10, 2008


While this is up in your browder, paste this into your address bar:

Don't do it - it's a Rickroll.
posted by mike3k at 12:47 PM on October 10, 2008


I liked the one for Punch Drunk Love.
posted by marsha56 at 1:01 PM on October 10, 2008


Have you ever done it? This captures the mood quite nicely.

Pfft! Yeah!

Of course!

Tons of times!

Girls... you know, girls can't get enough of me!

pfft. have i done it. Of course I have!

pfft.

pfft.
posted by shmegegge at 1:16 PM on October 10, 2008


Ever fall asleep listening to a CD... and on the last track they've put in a bunch of silence and then some kind of screeching or terrible noise and you wake up confused and annoyed?

adding to the list ... Sonic Youth's Experimental Jetset, Trash and No Star is probably the worst, or right up there with the Beck albumed already named, and 'Endless Nameless' on Nirvana's Nevermind
posted by mannequito at 1:18 PM on October 10, 2008


that is pretty funny. what is funnier is that someone took the time to make a website to capture it.
posted by tarantula at 1:19 PM on October 10, 2008


(and, uh, two Guinness and a Bud?)

Fuck, this happens all the time. You finished the good beer and you're too damn lazy to go to the 7-11 at 1130 pm. But you need to feed your buzz just a little bit more so you dig into that six of Bud someone left at your house after a party 6 months ago.

This was very nicely done.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 1:36 PM on October 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


Holy crap, that page was amazing! I'm sitting here Just. Blown. Away. I didn't think my old crappy computer was capable of producing those quality graphics, I mean the bit with the crystals and the revelation through that prismatic flare? Genius. The music was awesome too... Jesus, how much money did they spend putting this together? And the cast? I'm normally pretty tapped into the news, how the hell did I not know that all these people were involved in this? Honestly, I have no idea how much of that was real, or CG, or airbrushed, or sculpted in real life... just wow. That shit was life changing.

nanojath : I don't think it does anything but play DVD menu screens at you. As far as I can figure some people react by saying ha ha, that's happened to me. Maybe there's something technically cool about how it is executed that I'm too dense to get.

You may have to click around a bit, it's tricky.
posted by quin at 1:40 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Don't do it - it's a Rickroll.

Is this something that people are genuinely afraid of nowadays?
posted by jimmy at 1:40 PM on October 10, 2008 [2 favorites]


Who drinks Guinness out of a bottle? That's just wrong.
posted by philip-random at 1:42 PM on October 10, 2008


I also thought it was a Friday flash fun room-escape game until I chose Arrested Development and thought, oh yeah, I've heard this loop about 20 times. I think I was listening to a CD and the next disk was that DVD, but I can't remember why I couldn't just turn it off or change it or whatever and it's driving me crazy. Thanks a lot, internet. How about a simulation called "You just got home from work and your dog is dead"?
posted by Stylus Happenstance at 1:56 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


When I am king DVD menus will all be replaced by easy to read text menus with a clear curser

I like to do my own cursing.
posted by Phanx at 1:58 PM on October 10, 2008


Is this something that people are genuinely afraid of nowadays?

Oh, are you part of the 5% of people who aren't mentally wired to have a goatse-like reaction to that video? Then you must be one of the jerks who keep posting it.
posted by roll truck roll at 1:59 PM on October 10, 2008


Anyone ever fall asleep to the DVD "Party Monster". Rude... rude... awaking to the menu music.
posted by hillabeans at 2:00 PM on October 10, 2008


man.. these intro screens are so annoying during sex... hours and hours and then it's like 'aauuggghhH! shut up!'
posted by xorry at 2:08 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Who drinks Guinness out of a bottle? That's just wrong.

Actually the "draught" bottles with their fancy little nitrogen charger in them instruct you to drink them out of the bottle. But either way, it's nothing like real Guinness Draught.
posted by Big_B at 2:16 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh, are you part of the 5% of people who aren't mentally wired to have a goatse-like reaction to that video?

You seriously expect me to believe that 95% of the human race, upon seeing the rickroll, stretch their anus to superhuman widths?

I'm proud to be a 5%-er.
posted by owtytrof at 2:19 PM on October 10, 2008 [6 favorites]


i grabbed a hammer and nails and got to work.

I was hoping that you were installing the old ceiling-mounted, upward-pointed speaker.
posted by rokusan at 2:31 PM on October 10, 2008


Christ, that fucking Sean of the Dead intro screen. We have a projector at home hooked up to a stereo, and that is horribly creepy to wake up to. The red light. The rolls of thunder. The flashing. The creepy, twangy music. Seriously, once I woke up after that had been playing for maybe an hour as we snoozed on the sofa. Fucked up dreams.
posted by Happy Dave at 2:47 PM on October 10, 2008


*wakes up*
*notices that this thread is still here*
*is very confused*
posted by nthdegx at 3:01 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure I understand the site, but I like that it has nothing to do with politics or economics.
posted by mazola at 3:35 PM on October 10, 2008


I liked the part where the DVD menu just played over and over again.
posted by kcds at 3:42 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


starman: "Ever fall asleep listening to a CD... and on the last track they've put in a bunch of silence and then some kind of screeching or terrible noise and you wake up confused and annoyed?"

While driving with my dad I fell asleep with Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd playing, didn't get all the to the end just to when the song Time. Lets just say I wasn't very happy. My dads response? Whoops.
posted by lilkeith07 at 3:57 PM on October 10, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm glad it's not a list of 20 cute kitten, star wars, pranks on drunk people sites.

oh it is?

well then I'm not glad.
posted by garlic at 4:26 PM on October 10, 2008


OK, I can see marinating a chicken in that.
posted by mrgrimm at 5:15 PM on October 10, 2008


Chino XL's Here to Save You All ends with several minutes of silence, then a couple minutes of (non-hilarious) OJ jokes.
posted by box at 6:23 PM on October 10, 2008


While driving with my dad I fell asleep with Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd playing, didn't get all the to the end just to when the song Time. Lets just say I wasn't very happy. My dads response? Whoops.

Same thing happened to me once. Except I was in a college library with my high school class, supposedly working on a project. And I woke up shocked and swore loudly.
posted by paisley henosis at 9:57 PM on October 10, 2008


Marsha56:I liked the one for Punch Drunk Love.

Seconded. I just realized that I've had it looping in the background for about and hour and a half. I want to give Jon Brion a kiss.
posted by Panjandrum at 5:27 AM on October 11, 2008


You know what really pisses me off about DVD menus? They don't loop. How difficult could it possibly be to put a minute and a half of audio that smoothly transitioned from end to beginning? Instead they've always got some horrible cut back to the the start just as things swell to a crescendo. It reeks of laziness on the part of DVD menu designers. Have some bloody pride in your work you lazy fucks.
posted by Jawn at 5:51 AM on October 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


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