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April 10, 2010 12:42 PM   Subscribe

HEALTH - "We Are Water". Directed by Eric Wareheim. NSFW.

Recent Eric Wareheim/Tim & Eric posts: 3 2 1
posted by threetoed (51 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm so glad lunch was two hours ago.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 12:46 PM on April 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Uh
posted by everichon at 12:47 PM on April 10, 2010


Well, I could have done without that.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 12:51 PM on April 10, 2010 [5 favorites]


I see, it's cause he's the world's most aggressive machete salesman, and she doesn't want a machete but he keeps trying to sell her one but then she's like "I already have a machete thanks"
posted by ook at 12:52 PM on April 10, 2010 [9 favorites]


Run run run run poke drip drop slice waahhhhhhhhhhhhh (summary)

Liked it.
posted by hanoixan at 12:54 PM on April 10, 2010


Yeah, this is really good. It keeps the viewer off balance, shall we say.
posted by mr_roboto at 12:57 PM on April 10, 2010


We need something more apt than NSFW.
posted by jimmythefish at 1:00 PM on April 10, 2010


God, Eric Wareheim never fucking disappoints.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 1:00 PM on April 10, 2010 [4 favorites]


The man has vision. You can't deny that.
posted by mr_roboto at 1:01 PM on April 10, 2010


Alls well that ends well!
posted by Ron Thanagar at 1:05 PM on April 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was not expecting that.
posted by mccarty.tim at 1:07 PM on April 10, 2010


Sooo... was that a new perspective on water?
posted by uraniumwilly at 1:08 PM on April 10, 2010


We're All Water
posted by Oriole Adams at 1:10 PM on April 10, 2010


That was some gorgeous cinematography.
posted by Rory Marinich at 1:12 PM on April 10, 2010


I was expecting some sort of TED-style presentation that linked the ecological effects of climate change on the oceans to impacts on our physical health and our bodies, which as we all know, are largely composed of water.

But this was good, too, and I probably wouldn't have watched the other thing all the way through anyway.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:15 PM on April 10, 2010 [8 favorites]


I liked the part that was musical.
posted by uraniumwilly at 1:18 PM on April 10, 2010


Holy Christ. That must have been one sharp stick!
posted by Saxon Kane at 1:25 PM on April 10, 2010


Maybe I missed it. Why is this good?
posted by DarkForest at 1:41 PM on April 10, 2010


fap fap fap fap fap
posted by parhamr at 1:52 PM on April 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Nice. I think I just found another track to add to my workout playlist.
posted by Decimask at 1:53 PM on April 10, 2010


Man this was HILARIOUS! t&e you GOT ME AGAIN GUFFAW!

not rly. this is nuts and beautiful. i'm glad to see them move into the realm of seriously fuckedup rather than fucked-up comedy.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:56 PM on April 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


i'm glad to see them move into the realm of seriously fuckedup rather than fucked-up comedy.

You should take a look at some of Wareheim's other videos. Major Lazer, MGMT, Depeche Mode. They're all built around coherent, interesting visual ideas, they respect the music, and they're surprising and disconcerting, but not necessarily "humorous". There's some real talent here. I kind of can't wait for the inevitable first movie (which I'm guessing will not be a comedy, or at least anything that's immediately recognizable as comedy...)
posted by mr_roboto at 2:19 PM on April 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


I was not expecting that.

I knew it was a wig.
posted by hal9k at 2:24 PM on April 10, 2010 [7 favorites]


Cool video. I highly recommend seeing HEALTH live, they are fucking intense.
posted by ryaninoakland at 2:41 PM on April 10, 2010


all I could think about is how completely different the mood was on set as they were filming vs. the final product. Do you think the fat guy in dirty undies and the hip kid wearing a wig and a red dress were laughing like hell between takes?

Answer: yes!

I think this is what they were thinking before the whole genital mutilation incident....
posted by lattiboy at 3:13 PM on April 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


oww my balls
posted by pianomover at 3:21 PM on April 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


There should be a different NSFW tag for gore. I was flopped out and ready to go!
posted by doublehappy at 4:01 PM on April 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was flopped out and ready to go!

Wow! The power of words in action!


PS Thank you, I will be using that now.
posted by lattiboy at 4:05 PM on April 10, 2010


I knew it was a wig.
So was the girl Alice from Crystal Castles?
posted by Threeway Handshake at 4:14 PM on April 10, 2010


I was flopped out and ready to go!

What is girl equivalent for this
posted by angrycat at 4:22 PM on April 10, 2010


It's a dead ringer for sure eh. They're on the same label I think.
posted by glip at 4:24 PM on April 10, 2010


They're on the same label I think.
They are, and Crystal Castles achieved "stardom" from their remix of a Health song.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 4:25 PM on April 10, 2010


1. Take one RED Camera
2. Shoot video at 120 fps
3. Play back at 24 fps for instant super-slow-mo
4. LOOK! I GENIUS.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:30 PM on April 10, 2010


Have to say I like the track. The pay-off on the video is pitifully obvious. It's like The Running Man but not as sexy.

"He had to split".
posted by howfar at 4:32 PM on April 10, 2010


I have to say, I like Die Slow, both the song and the video better than this.
posted by dortmunder at 4:37 PM on April 10, 2010


They could have made this video OK if it had only contained oblique/confusing shots of the antagonist's face. Then as the head bounces on the floor you see a ball gag in his mouth. Would still be schlocky, but more fun.
posted by howfar at 4:42 PM on April 10, 2010


ENOUGH WITH THE TIM AND ERIC POSTS, ALREADY
posted by pxe2000 at 4:54 PM on April 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Meh.
posted by shino-boy at 5:06 PM on April 10, 2010


This sucks.
posted by Doohickie at 5:19 PM on April 10, 2010


All that cherry juice gone to waste.
posted by ardgedee at 5:24 PM on April 10, 2010


I didn't think it was particularly well done or interesting -- cinematically or musically.

Interesting that Youtube doesn't put an adult content warning on a video showing someone getting stabbed violently in the balls with a sharp stick, then getting decapitated with a machete with fake blood spraying everywhere.
posted by zarq at 5:51 PM on April 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


If you stab a man in the dick, the only decent thing to do is to quickly decapitate him.
posted by bardic at 8:14 PM on April 10, 2010


So this video prompted me to google "kevlar jockstrap" and this unrelated but enjoyable page was one of the more prominent results.
posted by _aa_ at 9:23 PM on April 10, 2010


sorry but that was utter shite. jeez, a bloke in a wig being chased to metal music? is this supposed to be some clever comment on violence or somethng or am i missing the point.

"I was flopped out and ready to go!

What is girl equivalent for this
posted by angrycat at 4:22 PM on April 10"

parted and ready to flick?
posted by marienbad at 6:00 AM on April 11, 2010


To the people who don't like it:

This video is cool because of the general Tim and Eric style of filming fleshy things is taken to a context outside the comedy show they already do, it does some cool things with gender stereotypes, and the music is good. Awesome.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 8:08 AM on April 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


For your HEALTH.

Great Job!
posted by swamptiger at 8:35 AM on April 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's funny if you imagine the guy from the new Old Spice commercial in either or both of the roles.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:53 AM on April 11, 2010


I liked it, and thought that the video was an effective compliment to the song. It's interesting to see Wareheim branching out a bit.
posted by codacorolla at 1:10 PM on April 11, 2010


For a second I thought that was Lady Gaga...
posted by CG at 1:29 PM on April 11, 2010


http://bennyhillifier.com/?id=toG4bHjPLEU

That is all.
posted by squalor at 4:16 PM on April 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Thanks, threetoed; that was amazing.
posted by hot soup girl at 8:10 PM on April 11, 2010


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