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I don't know about you guys, but I'm super excited for boring week
September 16, 2009 7:19 PM   Subscribe

Everything is Terrible presents Boring Week: Ways to win bingo, rainbows around the moon, the secrets of simple packing, and hunting treestand safety.
posted by The Devil Tesla (21 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
pretty sure we just had two of these
posted by milestogo at 7:26 PM on September 16, 2009


Is this something I would have to like irony to understand?

Seriously, incredibly boring things aren't funny. They're boring.
posted by Roman Graves at 7:26 PM on September 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


I actually thought that treestand was kind of cool. As was the inferno birthday cake in it's advertisement.

I think this hilarity is lost on me.
posted by emperor.seamus at 7:30 PM on September 16, 2009


"Ways to win bingo" is like pixel art for seniors.
posted by autodidact at 7:38 PM on September 16, 2009 [4 favorites]


pretty sure we just had two of these
posted by xorry at 8:05 PM on September 16, 2009


It's a tree lounge.
posted by Flashman at 8:53 PM on September 16, 2009


The traditional division of boring and interesting on a linear scale does not allow for an explanation of phenomena such as the Tree Lounge or Bingo Cards. By plotting onto a circle, we can see that fascism and communism are closely related, meeting up at the top in the totalitarian quadrant of the graph.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:51 PM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Roman Graves: "Is this something I would have to like irony to understand?

Seriously, incredibly boring things aren't funny. They're boring.
"

Go format C. Everything is Terrible is devoted to the love of awful videos from the past, as well as obscure terrible things that are relatively new. It's all about finding footage that normal people would say would be better left unfound. It's not so much irony, as loving stilted presentation, awkward transitions, and dated effects, styles, values, and hairstyles. There's also some editing going on, which generally makes the clip more funny/terrible.

Maybe boring week isn't the proper gateway drug. Oh, or there's the weird stranger danger video that scarred me as a kid (The strangers were okay, the alien freaked me out). Come to think of it, that's probably why I like these crappy videos so much.
posted by mccarty.tim at 9:58 PM on September 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


Bingo: a strange game. The only way to win is not to play.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 10:30 PM on September 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


Slightly more seriously, apparently there are hundreds of ways to win at bingo. If you have more than five boxes checked off, you probably have a winning combo.

keeping up as fast as I can type, patterns you can win with include...

checkerboard
F
the bell
Dominos
the big dipper
picnic table
rocket
chair
poodle
G flat
the kickoff
crazy corner
champagne glass
hot dog

...it goes on for four minutes. Surreal.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 10:33 PM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't know how he did it, but the "How To Win At Bingo" video had me in hysterics. Literal tears. Was it the realization that he was going to be doing what he's doing for nearly four, wholly absurd whole minutes? Was it the way he changed up the cadence for "Tic Tac Toe" at 1:56? Pure insanity.
posted by mhum at 10:44 PM on September 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


Maybe boring week isn't the proper gateway drug.

Haha, you're right. It's cool though, not everyone has to like this stuff.

Anyway, I chose this week of all weeks to link to EIT because I really do like the videos a lot. I mean, something MetaFilter worthy ends up on EIT every week (if it became like The Onion where it's off bounds because of this fact I wouldn't be opposed) but this one especially. Boring week takes what is often great about EIT, that "why did someone film this?" question, to an extreme degree, resulting in videos that are as fascinating as they are painful to watch.

If you needs something more exciting check out some stunt rock.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 10:45 PM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I really enjoyed that "Rainbow around the Moon" video. What the heck is wrong with me?
posted by milnak at 1:02 AM on September 17, 2009


funny (?) thing is that the nazi swastika was actually mathematically defined in proportion to a 5x5 grid, so these bingo cards would make perfect Nazi wins.
posted by Palamedes at 1:44 AM on September 17, 2009


"How To Win At Bingo" video had me in hysterics

He just kept talking in one long, incredibly unbroken sentence moving from topic to topic so that no one had a chance to interrupt; it was really quite hypnotic.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:58 AM on September 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh hell, the baby-proofing video is hilarious. The looks of disgust on Martin Short's face are priceless. The peanut section, in particular.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:11 AM on September 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


and to the right of that
posted by fontophilic at 10:15 AM on September 17, 2009


The reason I like EverythingIsTerrible isn't irony, at least not exactly, but because it's a fairly universal experience to sit through these soulless, low rent, boring videos that they show. I'm sure everyone can remember a conference, orientation, or classroom experience with them. Not to mention day-time and late-night TV. They're the sort of things that you almost instantly forget about, but what EIT does is to revisit them and point out (through the act of selection, and the editing they apply) the especially absurd and banal parts.
posted by codacorolla at 1:16 PM on September 17, 2009


You got it, codacorolla. If you've never seen a cheesy educational/instructional film/infomercial that didn't get you to giggle, you may just not have any heart whatsoever. In which case you have a lot more to worry about than falling out of a Tree Lounge.
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:00 PM on September 17, 2009


I like MST3K, but at the end of the day, you just spent an hour and a half watching a really terrible movie. The EIT format certainly has its advantages.
posted by blenderfish at 5:27 PM on September 17, 2009


I would like to ask WTH in re: the stranger danger video but once I start asking that about this site, I will never, ever stop.
posted by DU at 7:01 AM on September 18, 2009


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