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The Lynchsons is a remixed episode of the Simpsons with strange graphical glitches, almost no discernable plot, rythmic noise collages, mis-cued and distorted music, and an overall odd sensibility.

The uploading user, shaneduarte has uploaded other Simpsons... things.

Including the trance-like "Tungsten Baby Learns to Love" (included as part of the channel link above),

Something approaching an industrial noise track with Chief Wiggum on vocals
A hip-hop beat called 'BARBERHAIR.mov"

And so much more. It looks like a certain Newscorp affiliated broadcast company has already turned its eyes to a few of the videos, so enjoy them while you can.
posted by codacorolla (70 comments total) 42 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by codacorolla at 7:31 PM on September 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


I'm not sure if it's the uncanny valley effect, but for some reason, I find this incredibly disturbing and unsettling....
posted by schmod at 7:31 PM on September 26, 2010


Well, that was unpleasant.
posted by Scientist at 7:33 PM on September 26, 2010 [5 favorites]


I don't know why, but I liked that.
posted by marxchivist at 7:39 PM on September 26, 2010


MARGE, YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART.
posted by griphus at 7:39 PM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't get it. Did the guy not have access to The Legend of Zelda CD-i?
posted by demiurge at 7:43 PM on September 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


Okay, this stuff is absolutely amazing.
posted by griphus at 7:44 PM on September 26, 2010


griphus:

JIBBLIE JIBBLIE JIBBLIE JIBBLIE JIBBLIE
posted by Askiba at 7:44 PM on September 26, 2010


Tom Ellard - white courtesy phone.
posted by davebush at 7:44 PM on September 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


It's got a good beat, and you can dance to it.
posted by SNWidget at 7:45 PM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


That gum you like is going to come back into style.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:45 PM on September 26, 2010 [5 favorites]


This looks a lot like Youtube Poop.

I'm so sorry you know about this now
posted by squorch at 7:50 PM on September 26, 2010


Simpsons did it.
posted by DaDaDaDave at 7:53 PM on September 26, 2010 [11 favorites]


A terrific NWS Livejournal called You're Not Wet Until You Bleed

A terrific Livejournal with the worst. template. ever.
posted by John Cohen at 7:53 PM on September 26, 2010


That was... obnoxious.
posted by indubitable at 7:56 PM on September 26, 2010


I like the industrial Wiggum mix. These remind me of a slightly creepier, less musically adept Pogo (previously, previously).
posted by zylocomotion at 8:01 PM on September 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


The early seasons were so different!
posted by Bromius at 8:03 PM on September 26, 2010


and there will be meat people will eat meat
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:03 PM on September 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


The Simpsons as if it were a dream sequence in Twin Peaks. Really cool.
posted by rottytooth at 8:04 PM on September 26, 2010


What am I saying. Way, way creepier.
posted by zylocomotion at 8:05 PM on September 26, 2010


His whole body of Youtube output taken as a whole, it's kind of incredible. Really really good stuff.
posted by penduluum at 8:07 PM on September 26, 2010


I really could have waited 'till my 80's to see what my dementia would be like, thankyouverymuch.
posted by Hardcore Poser at 8:08 PM on September 26, 2010


His whole body of Youtube output taken as a whole, it's kind of incredible. Really really good stuff.


His favorited videos are good too. Some of it is chan-ish, but otherwise a really well curated collection if you're into the style of the stuff in the OP.
posted by codacorolla at 8:10 PM on September 26, 2010


Darn you with the Worker and Parasite reference already.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:11 PM on September 26, 2010


It only makes sense when played simultaneously with Justin Bieber 800% slower.
posted by melloscope at 8:11 PM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can imagine uses for that.
posted by StickyCarpet at 8:16 PM on September 26, 2010


Remember how Atari 2600 games would be all fucked up and weird if you didn't insert them properly?
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:22 PM on September 26, 2010 [5 favorites]


Is it wrong that I could identify like 90% of the episodes the clips came from?

It think that is wrong.
posted by The Whelk at 8:22 PM on September 26, 2010


Oh duh, Lynch in the title, dunno how I missed that
posted by rottytooth at 8:22 PM on September 26, 2010


Also I'm pretty sure this is what art in the 21st Century is supposed to look like.
posted by The Whelk at 8:23 PM on September 26, 2010 [10 favorites]


Also I'm pretty sure this is what art in the 21st Century is supposed to look like.

Glitched out Simpsons eps and minecraft youtubes, I think.
posted by codacorolla at 8:26 PM on September 26, 2010


OMG 30-Block High Tower Of homer. With torches.
posted by The Whelk at 8:27 PM on September 26, 2010


It didn't really read "Lynch" to me at all.
posted by hermitosis at 8:29 PM on September 26, 2010


Also I'm pretty sure this is what art in the 21st Century is supposed to look like.

I'm comfortable calling it art. It's hard not to watch this without having some kind of reaction. The feelings are mostly negative, but it's certainly not a shock piece. It's genuinely unpleasant and genuinely interesting.
posted by Scientist at 8:31 PM on September 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


DENTAL PLAN
posted by Rhomboid at 8:32 PM on September 26, 2010


<>lisa needs braces previously )
posted by The Whelk at 8:33 PM on September 26, 2010


(er previously)
posted by The Whelk at 8:34 PM on September 26, 2010


Also I'm pretty sure this is what art in the 21st Century is supposed to look like.

I agree but I think it doesn't go quite far enough. Not just the look but everything surrounding. Which is to say not just what it is, but how it is and what it does. People have been making art that was similar in content to this since before the beginning of the 21st Century but you had to seek out and go to video installations to see it. The form and ubiquity of dissemination carries as much meaning, I think, as the actual work. Carrier and signal both.
posted by penduluum at 8:36 PM on September 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Alternate version of my above comment: how interesting to look back at, say, Videodrome and think to yourself "in the end it was an underestimate."
posted by penduluum at 8:40 PM on September 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


Pure genius. It is art that transcends logic and sensibility. Those who dare to criticize it WILL be ridiculed.
posted by Bushmiller at 8:50 PM on September 26, 2010


As if there was any way to make the later seasons of the Simpsons any less coherent, random, and poorly written.
posted by crunchland at 8:56 PM on September 26, 2010


It's indirectly kinked above, but I really still like Pogo's Alice in Wonderland
posted by jeblis at 9:01 PM on September 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


This is great when you're drunk.
posted by CommonSense at 9:05 PM on September 26, 2010


griphus: "MARGE, YOU'RE BREAKING MY HEART."

"You are tearing me apart, Lisa! ...oh, hi Bart."
posted by Rhaomi at 9:12 PM on September 26, 2010 [7 favorites]


WAIT A SECOND... How much pot was in that cookie I ate earlier?
posted by azarbayejani at 9:36 PM on September 26, 2010


So long dental plan.
posted by peppito at 9:42 PM on September 26, 2010


LISA NEEDS BRACES
posted by azarbayejani at 9:50 PM on September 26, 2010


Also, this is nearly as disturbing as this Spanish Simpsons video
posted by azarbayejani at 9:50 PM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


WAIT A SECOND... How much pot was in that cookie I ate earlier?

All of it.

I miss The Simpsons.
posted by dirigibleman at 9:59 PM on September 26, 2010


Can anyone explain the Deborah Keenan reference?
posted by clorox at 10:00 PM on September 26, 2010


I watched the secondary links first. I think those… prepared me for the main link. I couldn't stop laughing and neither of my boyfriends thought it was at all funny.
posted by egypturnash at 10:10 PM on September 26, 2010


I really enjoyed this. But I've also been playing a lot of Arkham Horror, and I think I unintentionally read a Lovecraftian spin into it.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:27 PM on September 26, 2010


This is sort of similar to cortex's Nine Inch Niles thing. Is shaneduarte using the same Echo Nest software?
posted by a little headband I put around my throat at 2:39 AM on September 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


Bart the General
posted by Eideteker at 5:26 AM on September 27, 2010


Also I'm pretty sure this is what art in the 21st Century is supposed to look like.
posted by The Whelk at 11:23 PM on September 26 [8 favorites -] Favorite added! [!]


I don't know if it's intentional, but I catch myself imagining cartoons where in the character's heads there are emotional reflections much like overlaying memories or imaginations. This hit me strongly when I saw the flyover of Springfield in Homer and Marge in bed .
posted by quanta and qualia at 5:44 AM on September 27, 2010


Do you think that Matt Groening has dreams like this?
posted by Fizz at 5:48 AM on September 27, 2010


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I̙̯͓̯͉̤̹̱͎͎̱̤͉̮̭̤̟͋ͮ̍̒ͫ̓ͥ̄͑̾̓ͩͫ̾ͤ̈́͆́̕ ̢͖̠̘̜͎͔̟̩̣̖̫̘͐ͨ̏̉͑̌̃ͤ̅͌ͣ̂W̴̶̙͇̫̪̰̭͓̟̲̲͉̩͔̼͍̓̈ͪ̈́ͣ̀ͭ̾ͤÏ͔̪͍̟͕͍̹̰̰̗̗̤̼̗̲̼͙͉͕͗͗ͭ̚͝͡L̦̘̪̫͈͎̼̬͉̭̟̓̋̾ͯ̏̓͐̕Ļ̸̢̤̻̞̦̠̝̹̗̝͓͆̎̈́̒͋ͨ̇ͣ̍̾̃̕ͅͅ ̷̢̛̭̯̰̝̫͉̝̔̊̋͗̿͛̑ͩͥ̏͠N̶͓̜̠̣̼̝̞̩͍͎͔͙͕͕̺ͥ̈̆ͮ̈́ͮͪ̌͋ͩͥ͑̓͝͞͝Ǫ̵̵̩̝͔̜͉͈͎̞̮͈͓̘͎̞̘̿̆̓̒̋̀ͪ̕͟T̛͙̞̪̥̪̯̞̤̻̪̲̖͍̭̱̮͍̈́̆́̂̽̾ͣ͊́̚ ̧̝͉̪͍̺̟͇̥͇̱͔̜̗̣̂ͮͨͯ̍́͘͜͡Ị̛͓͚͉̺̠͕̱͍̞̥͔̠̠͍̑ͯ̏̃͑͑͜͟N̵ͬͯ̄̐̋͌҉̹̳̟̹̠̪̣̮͖̦̻̻̹̞͉̬̭ͅV̡̹̰̱̘̩͎̤̰̪̮̤̺͙͇͍̯̼̇̽̈̔ͮͯ͑̈ͪͨ̐́̚͞Ơ̼̰̘̭̪͍̰̼͈ͤ̈̑̉̈ͬͯK̞̠̩͎̤̆̔ͨ̋̄́͒̋͌̚͟͝ͅE̷̷͕̝̦̠͍̳ͫ̑̔̋̃̇̓̋̽̏ͤ̏̂ͤͭ̎̚͟ͅ ̨̪͍̫͈̍͂͐̿͆͜͡Ž̷̖̲̹̟̿̄ͫ̈͗͆ͭ̄͘̕͜À̑̅͗̆̏̀̂͏҉̵̖̥̺͈͈̟̝͕̼͕̻͍̟̞̯͓́̀ͅL̷̩̮̘͔̜̝͔̠͈͈͙̠̯͔͕͎͂͆̃̿͂ͬ̍ͤ̕G͌̊ͥͬͭ̀̾̃̎ͣ̓̒̓ͩ́҉̴̹̣͙͔͎͟O͛ͨͥ̾ͪ̄ͦ̔̓̎ͦ̽̽̈́҉̴҉̴̙͚͇̯̥̱̭

İ̛̛͛͊̊͑̊̅ͫ̀͏͎͈̫̞̙ ̵̡͓̩͉̮̖̤̞̲͈͚͈̳̱̹̙̳̣̦͔ͯͩͫ̓̀W̶̡̘̮̙̲̙̖̦̙͔͈̤̣͙̓ͭͣ͗̑̿̉̓ͧ̏ͫ̿̔ͣ̉͢͝I̔̒͌͌̿̿҉̵̖̻͉͎͎͔̮͈̼̙͔̫̤̯̗̭̖͈Ļ̡̧̭̼̜̩͓͎͕͎̔̉ͤ̌ͧ̂L̶̨̪̱͎̜̹̻̭ͬͣ̊̀̒ͦ͒̆̓̾͐ͣ̓̆̉͟͢͞ ̴̣͇̥̝͖̲̘ͤ͐͐̊͑͑̈̀̚͟͠H̸̨̙̳̜̬͙̬̱̻͚̰̥ͬ̽̈́̊̌́͜͝ͅE̸̢̫͚͉̪̰̠̣͚͉̫̐ͫͩͭ̅̐͌̑̅ͥ̓̈́̀̉ ͒ͯ͂̒͒҉̬̱̠̲̯̺̕Ĉ̱̥͎̣̫͖͕͎̮͔̬̱̫͚͓̼͒̆̔̿͑͌ͧͤ͘O̶̷̗̣̬͚̘̙̰̫ͧ̽̍ͬ̍͒́̽ͫ͛ͮ̑̄̌ͭ̂́̚͢M̶̭̖̳͓̝̣̟͕̰̙̩̍̑ͩ̈͆͋ͥ͛ͪ͘Ě͔̣̬̼̱̪̩̩͕̭̭̱̦͔̟̬͓̓͐̂͌ͯ̌̒̔̒ͫ͒̆͗ͯͭ̾̉̚̕͜Ś͕͕̜͙̲͎̭͓̯ͭͦ̇͆̌́̈͌ͭ̈́̑ͮ̎ͨ͒ͥ̚̕ ̸̢̮̦͔ͫ̅̌ͨ̓̃ͫ̐ͥ̎̓ͬ̓́̚͘Oͤͬͭ͆̑͋ͪ̅̎̉ͤ̍̚̚͡͏̵̧̝͖̤̳̕ ̂̀̏͒̈́̈́̾ͫͭͭ͜҉̵̧͙͖͚͕̲̼Gͫͥ̓̓ͧ҉̴̨̯̠̺̰̥̼̫̥͖̻̞̻̲Ő̀̉̃́̽̔̉̈ͤ͘͝͏̶̷͍̤͖̭̭̝̹͍̫͚ͅD̔ͯ̓̆͒ͥ͒̐͆̽͒ͥ͂̄̊ͤ̔͏̸̵̤̮̲̟͇̳̬̟̫̖̥̹̼̬̺̩͙͘
posted by Cookiebastard at 6:10 AM on September 27, 2010 [3 favorites]


shaneduarte | September 21, 2010
She edits for Milkweed editions.[1] She teaches at Hamline University.[2] She lives with her husband, who is director of urban programs for Habitat for Humanity. They have four children.
posted by 200burritos at 9:58 AM on September 27, 2010


If you find this Lynchian, I humbly submit that you may be missing mostly all of what Lynch is getting at.

That said, I still like this.
posted by mike_bling at 10:35 AM on September 27, 2010


The Lynchsons is a remixed episode of the Simpsons with strange graphical glitches, almost no discernable plot, rythmic noise collages, mis-cued and distorted music, and an overall odd sensibility.

You mean it's exactly like the season premiere of "The Simpsons" last night?
posted by blucevalo at 2:35 PM on September 27, 2010


I have a feeling that's a joke, but it would be cool if the writers and producers took their guaranteed paychecks and actually took a few crazy-ass risks.
posted by codacorolla at 5:16 PM on September 27, 2010


By the way, his latest offering: "Poor People Keeping Clean" has a shoutout to this thread at around the 1 minute mark.
posted by felix betachat at 6:28 PM on September 27, 2010


I sent him a youtube message asking him to stop by. If the mods won't let him in free, maybe someone else will. =)
posted by Eideteker at 9:03 PM on September 27, 2010


(srsly, Tungsten Baby is worth $5 alone)
posted by Eideteker at 9:04 PM on September 27, 2010


I made the videos so I could get a free account here. Mystery solved.
posted by Dartimus at 9:34 PM on September 27, 2010 [4 favorites]


And of course as soon as I show up the party's over...
posted by Dartimus at 1:04 PM on September 28, 2010


Uh, tell us a little about your creative process? Your inspiration?
posted by Eideteker at 1:09 PM on September 28, 2010


Creative process: throw a bunch of crap together at random, see what works, disregard what works, give up, upload.
Inspiration: confusion.
posted by Dartimus at 1:49 PM on September 28, 2010


Do you edit directly from video, or do you sample the music, mix it, and then dub?
posted by codacorolla at 6:01 PM on September 28, 2010


I edit the video directly, using premiere for the non-beat stuff and ableton live for the more 'musical' bits
posted by Dartimus at 6:26 PM on September 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


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