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October 11, 2010 3:55 PM   Subscribe

End of the World (flash animation). Or, at least one way the world could end.

This classic animation has been around for many years and is available at many websites. (I couldn't find any previous posts, sorry if this is a double)

The original creator's identity is not clear, though some forums link to this person (403 Forbidden link) at MIT.
posted by vidur (30 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hokay. So. I forgot how much I love this. Old-old-old, but thanks for reminding us of how great the internet was even before 2.0. Screw facebook, I'm le tired.
posted by phunniemee at 3:59 PM on October 11, 2010 [5 favorites]


An oldie but a goodie. So have a nap!
posted by chavenet at 4:03 PM on October 11, 2010


Really? WTF, mate?
posted by azarbayejani at 4:05 PM on October 11, 2010


Is this the bang or the other one?
posted by shakespeherian at 4:18 PM on October 11, 2010


I did a paper on the end of the world for one of my silly Honors classes and used it in the presentation. One of my fellow students was able to recite the entire thing from memory.
posted by NoraReed at 4:28 PM on October 11, 2010


Oh man I love that animation. We used to talk like that among friends for a while. (yes it was probably annoying)
I'm pretty sure we found out the (some?) origin for the thing tho... I remember finding a similar style animation (& most importantly, same voice) which was an ad for, I believe, Nike?
posted by ClarissaWAM at 4:30 PM on October 11, 2010


Needs a HTML5 version.
posted by monospace at 4:31 PM on October 11, 2010


Of course, the kangaroos will be the last to go.

But the last part is not accurate; when California splits off the continent to hang with Hawaii, we are NOT letting Alaska anywhere near. Seriously, I don't care how much you apologize for Palin, JUST... STAY... AWAY...
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:39 PM on October 11, 2010


Heh, blast from le past. Funnily enough I've had MARIO TWINS and Bang bang bang! running through my head the past few days, for some reason.
posted by m0nm0n at 4:44 PM on October 11, 2010


Using the scissors of a swiss army to stab the "Chinese Sons Of A Bitches" sign is clutch.

That's how I always dramatically emphasize my war plans to the cabal, now.
posted by i less than three nsima at 5:12 PM on October 11, 2010


It's apparently peanut butter jelly time.
posted by crunchland at 5:24 PM on October 11, 2010


Why is the moon in a polar orbit?
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 5:28 PM on October 11, 2010


He does say "us Californians" so that may narrow it down a little bit.
posted by livejamie at 5:42 PM on October 11, 2010


Why are the Chinese chilling in a sauna with a Japanese flag?
posted by googly at 6:02 PM on October 11, 2010




A classic. I still occasionally mentally precede sentences with "chhhokay, so-"

I miss the days of Flash animations being the equivalent of YouTube.
posted by BungaDunga at 6:32 PM on October 11, 2010


This is still my favourite flash animation, and I can't imagine anything will ever knock it off its perch.

Several phrases from it are now part of my vernacular—hokay, so; but I'm le tired; Alaska can come too.

Top stuff.
posted by robcorr at 6:35 PM on October 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


My dog speaks with that accent, whenever we dub for him (my son and I). I forgot where the accent came from.
posted by Doohickie at 6:39 PM on October 11, 2010


The original creator's identity is not clear, though some forums link to this person (403 Forbidden link) at MIT.

I thought everyone knew it was Group X, it's not a big secret. Also, my favorite is still Schfifty Five.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 6:46 PM on October 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh you mean the creator of the flash animation, well, that I don't know as different people have done all the flash animations.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 6:50 PM on October 11, 2010


Ok, last comment I swear. It's just that I spent a great amount of time sharing and watching these videos years and years ago. Watching them brings back a lot of good memories and laughs. I actually still quote some of the videos still and only a select few understand. My sister and I still laugh and sing along to Don't Touch That. I actually remember watching that video for the first time and I laughed so hard, I had tears streaming down my face. There's also the lesser known Cereal Bawks which is pretty good too. "For my daid" is one of the quotes I still use. And along the same lines and from the same time, who could forget Weeeeeeeeeeeee!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 7:01 PM on October 11, 2010


'And Mars is laughing at us.'
Ah, the glory days of flash animation. This is probably my favorite non-Homestar Runner Strong Bad flash animation.
posted by thebenman at 7:20 PM on October 11, 2010


I did a paper on the end of the world for one of my silly Honors classes and used it in the presentation. One of my fellow students was able to recite the entire thing from memory.

Oh yes. I can still recite it from memory. I took a bunch of polisci classes in college and it was always fun to start essays with "hokay, here's the earth," and then launch into the actual paper. I would erase that part before handing it in.

They AYND!
posted by jschu at 7:51 PM on October 11, 2010


"About that time, eh chaps"?

"Righto"

That's the ticket. No sense getting all het up about a little annoyance like global nuclear war. That's the trouble with Johnny Foreigner. So damned excitable. Why, I believe some of them hug each other instead of shaking hands. Even saw one cry once. Damned girls. And that's just the men. Couple of A-bombs up the backside'll sort the blighters out.
posted by Decani at 12:52 AM on October 12, 2010


Is this the one with lots of sticks on it, with the little boy and 400 dollars?
posted by vrakatar at 11:54 AM on October 12, 2010


I saw this about seven years ago and thought at the time it was really well done & funny. Now, not so much!
posted by QueerAngel28 at 12:36 PM on October 13, 2010


When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
posted by crunchland at 12:38 PM on October 13, 2010


When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

"Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
posted by MaryDellamorte at 12:53 PM on October 13, 2010


Pfft. What kind of a loser reads nursery rhymes at 50?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go work on my level 73 hunter in World of Warcraft.
posted by crunchland at 12:58 PM on October 13, 2010


ClarissaWAM is correct, the "squirrel" thing was an ad for Nike and the creators name was Jason. He was 18 at the time.
"Ho-kay, running in the cold, so much in the suck....". He also had a site at fluidweb.net
posted by dabitch at 2:52 AM on October 14, 2010


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