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April 7, 2010 3:03 PM   Subscribe

Almost Everything by Kirby Ferguson: A web series featuring a good-natured Canadian geek who uses slick, fast-paced video presentations to comment on the world's ills. Episodes: Apple's Stealth Jabs at Microsoft - Protecting and Maintaining Your Heterosexual House of Cards - Americans Love Lists - Trajan is the Movie Font - Thank You For All the Butt Cracks - Passive Resistance, Like Gandhi - Punchline Piracy - The Fag Bomb - I Love Progress Bars - Slumdog Controversy - The Distraction Machine - Talent is Hard Work - 2012 and the Conspiracy Conspiracy - I Don't Care About Tiger Woods' Penis (An Open Letter to the American Media). Like the background music? The full soundtrack by Windom Earle is available for preview or download on Amazon. A product of Goodiebag.tv (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, blog, more videos).
posted by Rhaomi (11 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ohhhhhhh, boy, these are great! Thanks. I finally now have a term to accuse people of when they finish my stories, too! Punchline pirates, beware.
posted by barnacles at 3:43 PM on April 7, 2010


these are great. I like the length; they don't overstay their welcome.
posted by Fraxas at 3:48 PM on April 7, 2010


Previously Trajan.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 3:56 PM on April 7, 2010


Is that how everyone pronounces the "Sans" in "Comic Sans"? Or is it just a Canadian thing? Because I always pronounced it like "sands" but without the letter D. OH GOD IT'S "MEEFIE" VERSUS "MEHFEE" ALL OVER AGAIN.
posted by ErikaB at 5:11 PM on April 7, 2010


ErikaB: "Is that how everyone pronounces the "Sans" in "Comic Sans"? Or is it just a Canadian thing? Because I always pronounced it like "sands" but without the letter D. OH GOD IT'S "MEEFIE" VERSUS "MEHFEE" ALL OVER AGAIN."

His pronunciation is the Canadian Anglicised version of the French word, where the final 's' is silent, except when it proceeds a word beginning with a vowel sound. The French pronunciation is also very nasal.

On topic, these were fun!
posted by bwg at 6:01 PM on April 7, 2010


I don't know,                               picture of a brain with a question mark on it
it's like it's not enough                  word "enough" with a "NO" symbol over it
to just tell us his damn thoughts,   first picture of brain with "thoughts" replacing the question mark
he has to illustrate                       picture of a painter in a messy smock standing before a canvas
them with quick-fire editing         giant MTV logo fills the screen
and sound effects                        still photograph of Foley artists slapping meat together
which I find incredibly annoying   stock photo of grimacing old man
for some reason.                         image of scientist looking intently at a test tube
posted by JHarris at 6:18 PM on April 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


Is that how everyone pronounces the "Sans" in "Comic Sans"? Or is it just a Canadian thing?

Well, FWIW, I'm Canadian and I am guilty of font-based puns involving Horatio Sanz.
posted by Sys Rq at 7:25 PM on April 7, 2010


Thanks for posting, Rhaomi. I found Kirby and his videos very likable. Beautiful production, too. But the popup ads were an annoying distraction.
posted by applemeat at 9:05 PM on April 7, 2010


Very Niiiice!
posted by flippant at 9:29 PM on April 7, 2010


Update: I just discovered that a lot of Windom Earle's music is also available for free in its entirety on his Bandcamp.com page. The two available albums: The Things I Do For Girls and Gold Wave.

I especially liked Touched By A Transvestite and The Noodle House, both of which were featured in Ferguson's videos.
posted by Rhaomi at 7:17 PM on April 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Touched By A Transvestite" might sound familiar because of the Pomegranate Phone (mefi). [disclosure: my brother's in the band...that's the second time I had to say that since Twin Peak's day]
posted by boost ventilator at 6:37 PM on April 11, 2010


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