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Living Photograph: Chris with Teacup One minute, one second of your time that you may or may not want back.
posted by cjorgensen (36 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's okay, I wasn't doing much with my life anyway.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:00 AM on December 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


The best part is at 0:43.
posted by hanoixan at 10:01 AM on December 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


Someone needs to edit this to give him a violent Dragon Ball Z-like powering-up halo. He has that perfect constipatededly angry expression to make me feel like he's about to go Super Saiyan on everyone's ass.
posted by griphus at 10:03 AM on December 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


Separated at birth.
posted by ericb at 10:08 AM on December 13, 2009


Oh no. I'm not clicking any video link with the word "cup" in the title. I learned my lesson the last time...
posted by Thorzdad at 10:11 AM on December 13, 2009 [10 favorites]


I do not wish to see his handle nor spout.
posted by loquacious at 10:14 AM on December 13, 2009 [2 favorites]


I find Brock Davis to be hilarious...thanks!
posted by jeanmari at 10:21 AM on December 13, 2009 [3 favorites]


What if this was looped endlessly and broadcast 24-7 on some channel you passed all the time, like channel 8. Eventually, that would make you go crazy.
posted by etc. at 10:25 AM on December 13, 2009 [4 favorites]


Finally the internet has given us the "moving pictures" like they have in Harry Potter.
posted by m0nm0n at 10:26 AM on December 13, 2009


This would be good in a frame at MoMA. As a SLYT, not quite so much.

That said, if Flash or HTML 5 makes it popular to have pictures that loop like this in place of conventional JPEGs, that's a good thing. Perhaps future versions of Photoshop will analyze photographs, determine what should and should not move, and make living photographs like this.

And then, once computers pass the Turring Test, we will finally live out Harry Potter's dream (Not jinxing you, monmon) of speaking to Michael Jackson and Ronald Reagan.
posted by mccarty.tim at 10:29 AM on December 13, 2009


Better idea: We use our singularitan photographs of the Christmas party to ask who, exactly, we slept with after drinking too much eggnog.
posted by mccarty.tim at 10:31 AM on December 13, 2009


I just had a staring contest with a youtube video and the video won.
posted by sugarfish at 10:34 AM on December 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Things you can't unsee!
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:35 AM on December 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


jeanmari's Brock Davis link it chock full of cool stuff.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:35 AM on December 13, 2009


I liked it better the first time.
posted by DU at 10:36 AM on December 13, 2009


Metafilter: higher standards than MOMA.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 10:39 AM on December 13, 2009 [4 favorites]


I'm pretty sure this is a test reel for Warhol's Blow Job. (Haven't seen the film? I highly recommend watching it).
posted by Nelson at 10:40 AM on December 13, 2009


I understand that at 1:02, Chris started beating his really irritating brother-in-law -- the one with the brand new cellphone / camera -- to death with a teacup but until police are able to find a body, they really have no grounds for pressing charges. (In fact, in one article, Dade County Sheriff's Office spokesman Will Kefflehauser said, "I'd've done the same damned thing myself!")
posted by Mike D at 10:45 AM on December 13, 2009


For the do-it-yourselfer: go here and upload any portrait photo you have handy. Result is guaranteed to be at least as creepy.
posted by PontifexPrimus at 10:45 AM on December 13, 2009 [7 favorites]


damn virals...
posted by Jody Tresidder at 10:47 AM on December 13, 2009


Well, I watched it, read the comments, and clicked away from the thread. Then I realized I was grinning; I enjoyed it more than I consciously realized. A bit of surreality that did, in fact, brighten my day. :)

I love the YT comment that one poster is going to remotely upload that to his parents' digital photo frame remotely. What a thing to come home to!
posted by Malor at 10:57 AM on December 13, 2009


The Butlerian Jihad cannot come soon enough.
posted by Ratio at 11:06 AM on December 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


I liked it. It had a David Lynch meets Jim Jarmusch feel.
posted by elwoodwiles at 11:08 AM on December 13, 2009


Fucking chilling. Seriously.

*reaches for camera to make his own*
posted by nevercalm at 11:21 AM on December 13, 2009


The meme is seriously strong with this one.
posted by stepheno at 11:25 AM on December 13, 2009


Where do I apply for the return of my minute and second?
posted by Cranberry at 11:29 AM on December 13, 2009


I particularly liked the small eyebrow raise at 0:15
posted by Petrot at 11:42 AM on December 13, 2009


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Flagged for being exactly what it says on the tin. I was warned, so I can't in good conscience say it was offensive.
posted by mccarty.tim at 11:54 AM on December 13, 2009


I am so grateful for the iPhone screencap feature right now.
posted by sourwookie at 12:03 PM on December 13, 2009


Needs a pinkie lift.
posted by Edward L at 12:05 PM on December 13, 2009 [1 favorite]


Where do I apply for the return of my minute and second?

You can't. You were warned!
posted by cjorgensen at 12:25 PM on December 13, 2009


What type of bird is singing in the background?
posted by fish tick at 12:27 PM on December 13, 2009


I blinked at :56.
posted by nosila at 12:41 PM on December 13, 2009


fish tick: i can barely hear the birds, but i think they're noisy house sparrows. they're kind of raucous like that.

and i liked this. it seems chris thought about the composition (or maybe he's just lucky), what with the bit of red flower on the teacup carrying through the red of the lamp and all the warm ruddy tones in his skin; it could have been a bit better arranged, but it wasn't bad at all.
posted by miss patrish at 12:45 PM on December 13, 2009


That reminds me of what is done now on network football broadcasts. Instead of a photo of players they have a few seconds of video where they lift their head up and smile.
posted by zzazazz at 7:40 PM on December 13, 2009


I'm glad I watched it in hi-def.
posted by chairface at 10:51 PM on December 13, 2009


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