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May 24, 2010 1:49 PM   Subscribe

Sorry I'm Late! is one of many sweet user-generated videos popping up on Atom.com.

Atom.com, Comedy Central's Web Video site, is having a tournament of user-made videos every week, with winners chosen by the site, by pure video views, and by user-votes.

Some highlights:
Expiration
Mantage
Hipster Job(e)
Pooljumpers
The Bear, the Cloud, and God
Chatroulette Freak Show
Windjammer Restaurants Employee Orientation Video
Plan B-Minus
WWJD
Die Hard-- I Love My Wife


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posted by Potomac Avenue (27 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
That "Sorry I'm Late" is the lamest thing I've ever seen.
posted by Lleyam at 2:02 PM on May 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


The first sketch is so bad I was convinced this was a self-link, but it's not, and so I shall give the others a chance.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:04 PM on May 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Astro Zombie: "The first sketch is so bad I was convinced this was a self-link, but it's not, and so I shall give the others a chance."

My thought exactly. What a disappointment. But perhaps there is treasure among the dreck. I'll explore tonight at home.
posted by yiftach at 2:09 PM on May 24, 2010


Yeah, after watching the first one I'm guessing this is a contest where third graders submit skits and adults act them out?
posted by mrnutty at 2:16 PM on May 24, 2010


Self-link

I assure you it was not. But I also assure you that the first sketch is actually pretty funny so either one of us is lying or there are eddies in the time/space continuum.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:18 PM on May 24, 2010


I thought it was kind of funny.
posted by Salvor Hardin at 2:19 PM on May 24, 2010


Chatroulette Freak Show was acceptable.

Whoever comes next, I assign you Plan B-Minus. Report back.
posted by boo_radley at 2:27 PM on May 24, 2010


I had a hell of a time getting any of the videos to load on atom.com, but I found a few on youtube and they weren't much better than "Sorry I'm Late".
posted by mrnutty at 2:28 PM on May 24, 2010


But I also assure you that the first sketch is actually pretty funny

I only watched half of "Windjammer Restaurants Employee Orientation Video", but I got the gist of it: the 80's were ridiculous. The writers of the short are the first people to notice this.
posted by Mayor Curley at 2:31 PM on May 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


If I interpret the tournament rules, these guys actually get paid for the number of views their movies get? Or are they just two data points put right next to each other? I have to agree. "Sorry I'm Late" is pretty lame, and I would be upset if I contributed to their booty by clicking on this link.
posted by crunchland at 2:35 PM on May 24, 2010


Oh, and Boo? Plan B-Minus is also not-at-all good.
posted by mrnutty at 2:37 PM on May 24, 2010


The 'Hipster Job' link goes to a 1-second blank video. Is this some sort of metajoke/reference that I'm too uncool to get?
posted by Hardcore Poser at 2:39 PM on May 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


So was the gorilla thing was a flash sideways? I'm confused.
posted by iamck at 2:39 PM on May 24, 2010


I would be upset if I contributed to their booty by clicking on this link.

The real metric is how many viewers bailed halfway through. That should knock OFF a point. Righteously for most all I might add.
posted by hal9k at 2:48 PM on May 24, 2010


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posted by cavalier at 3:04 PM on May 24, 2010


I thought the "sorry I'm late" one was pretty funny, especially as a user-generated video.

Oh wait, I forgot I'm on the internet where the point is to sit in a chair and bitch about other people who actually make things. My bad, everyone.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 3:36 PM on May 24, 2010 [3 favorites]


Meow!
posted by joe lisboa at 3:41 PM on May 24, 2010


WWJD is funny, well done.
Die Hard, I Love My Wife was dumb but I laughed.
Plan B- just came off as slut shaming.
Expiration was good, that is how I approach milk.
and I thought Chat Roulette Freak Show was quite amusing.

But how did Sorry, I'm Late! end up above the fold?

As far as Solon and Thanks, I think I'm allowed to not like everything other people create.
posted by MrBobaFett at 3:46 PM on May 24, 2010


Solon and Thanks: "Oh wait, I forgot I'm on the internet where the point is to sit in a chair and bitch about other people who actually make things. My bad, everyone."

i wanted to like ur snark but ugh did u ever think to put nE effort in2 it lol
posted by boo_radley at 3:50 PM on May 24, 2010 [2 favorites]


There. I have metarecontextualized your complaint. What now?
posted by boo_radley at 3:51 PM on May 24, 2010


This is a golden opportunity for some of the creative, funny Mefites to get together and create an awesome, funny video. We can then all vote on it and donate the money to some worthwhile cause, like saving girls from human traffickers or helping out loquacious or, well, whatever!

So, you know, get on that, you funny people.
posted by misha at 4:02 PM on May 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Hangin' on a cross makes ya think."

That is an awesomely sweet lyric. No fear, dawg.
posted by JohnFredra at 4:04 PM on May 24, 2010


The Pooljumpers one does a pretty good job of nailing the film festival rock and roll documentary trailer.
posted by nangua at 4:36 PM on May 24, 2010


Mayor Curley: "I only watched half of "Windjammer Restaurants Employee Orientation Video""

Try Marilyn Mozzarella's training video.
posted by boo_radley at 5:04 PM on May 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Die Hard: ILMW was spot on, I LOLd. Epilogue was unnecessary.
posted by yiftach at 9:07 PM on May 24, 2010


So, what did happen to his face?
posted by unliteral at 9:16 PM on May 24, 2010


Okay, the guys who made Pooljumpers NAILED it. Great video. Also, Hipster Job and Expiration were pretty funny. But The Bear, the Cloud and God was pretty horrible. Still, this post doesn't deserve the panning it's getting.
posted by malapropist at 2:23 AM on May 25, 2010


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