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"Again, it almost seems as if the peenworm possessed human feelings"
March 2, 2009 9:18 AM   Subscribe

Reproduction Cycle Among Unicellular Life Forms Under the Rocks Of Mars A 9-minute claymation exploration of the various reproductive stages of the Martian peenworm, so crucial to our nuclear beer and the Martian war. [Some monster nudity, simulated stop-motion sex] [via]

A 1978 pre-Subgenius film by Douglass St Clair Smith. See also 1973's travel doc "Let's Visit the Future."
posted by mediareport (15 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was pretty excellent. And sexy!
posted by aubilenon at 9:54 AM on March 2, 2009


That was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. On so many levels.
posted by Alex404 at 10:05 AM on March 2, 2009


Hilarious and disgusting.

(MetaFilter: Hilarious and disgusting.)
posted by DU at 10:08 AM on March 2, 2009


Truly the best of the web.
posted by jquinby at 10:24 AM on March 2, 2009


Ok someone has to be the contradictory asshole in this thread or it will assplode, so:

Meh. Blow job jokes. Boring.

Carry on.
posted by spicynuts at 10:48 AM on March 2, 2009


Yeah. I didn't really dig it.
posted by tkchrist at 11:01 AM on March 2, 2009


Is that Bruce Sterling narrating?
posted by zippy at 12:12 PM on March 2, 2009


Oh.

OH!

Oh?
posted by Drasher at 12:15 PM on March 2, 2009


Meh. Blow job jokes. Boring.

Carry on.
posted by spicynuts at 1:48 PM on March 2 [+] [!]


Eponystypocritical!
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 12:30 PM on March 2, 2009


Well, blow job jokes aside (and some of the humor is juvenile, sure, especially early on), I think the claymation is pretty amazing, especially for being what seems like a clearly very indie project. The part after 7:30 or so where "sex E" comes in has some great stuff for animation freaks.

And the link to Subgenius pre-history is neat, too. I'd never seen this before, and used to love Subgenius stuff. Anyone up for a treat should definitely scan through that "Let's Visit the World of the Future" mockumentary, too. It's got some hilariously dada moments and pointed political satire mixed in with the juvenile stuff. I'd call both of these films kind of key documents in the history of underground media in the United States.

That's probably just me.
posted by mediareport at 12:52 PM on March 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


The site did not ask if I had achieved 18 years of age and was eligible to view this adult subject matter. Fail!
posted by Cranberry at 1:56 PM on March 2, 2009


Stang sta-sta stangstang. Don't forget to praise Bob
posted by billb at 5:53 PM on March 2, 2009


Meh. Blow job jokes. Boring.

Aha, since there's only one blowjob joke and it's at the start of the video, I deduce you only watched a few seconds of it and then posted a snarky comment! Do I get a prize now?
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 11:15 PM on March 2, 2009


I must say, I got a HUGE kick out of reading the comments on this.

When we first started working on SubGenius, we thought we were EXAGGERATING the gullibility of humans. But we learned that P.T. Barnum was right all along.

posted by caddis at 4:19 AM on March 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Heh. caddis' comment is a quote from Stang, who showed up yesterday at YouTube.
posted by mediareport at 5:07 AM on March 3, 2009


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