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Wiley Vs. Rhodes
December 2, 2010 9:10 AM   Subscribe


 
Is that Tom Waits? That should be Tom Waits.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:11 AM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'd love some prints of those Acme blueprints.
posted by DU at 9:13 AM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


A+
posted by ericost at 9:16 AM on December 2, 2010


I gotta say this runner is a much bigger jerk than the Road Runner. The Road Runner doesn't want to get eaten... this guy refuses to share his water.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:17 AM on December 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


Dang, I totally recognize the Coyote actor, but can't put a name to him.
posted by sciurus at 9:18 AM on December 2, 2010


A friend of mine has been a river guide in Southern Utah and points south for about 15 years or so. Sometimes, near the beginning of a river trip, she will include in her description of the canyon topography, history, and whatnot a comment that "this is where they filmed all of the Road Runner cartoons." She tells me that the folks on the raft generally just credulously accept that little piece of "information" and comment on how interesting it is and that they never knew that before.

Sigh.
posted by The World Famous at 9:21 AM on December 2, 2010 [6 favorites]


Wayne Coyne? Treat Williams?
posted by battleshipkropotkin at 9:22 AM on December 2, 2010


That exceeded my expectations is every way. Nicely done.
posted by Verdant at 9:23 AM on December 2, 2010


If my tour guide told me that, I'd assume they meant "this was the landscape that inspired the background drawings" and was just kind of an idiot, unless they indicated via body language that they were trying to make a joke.
posted by Scattercat at 9:28 AM on December 2, 2010 [4 favorites]


This was far better than I expected. Who are the actors?
posted by zarq at 9:37 AM on December 2, 2010


The Coyote is Sam Trammell who plays Sam Merlotte in HBO's True Blood.
posted by sciurus at 9:41 AM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


The base cruelty is much more evident when humans are involved, don't you think?
posted by willF at 9:43 AM on December 2, 2010


I too would just assume the tour guide was stupid, and would not say anything to be polite.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:45 AM on December 2, 2010


The base cruelty is much more evident when humans are involved, don't you think?
Yeah, I got thirsty, too.
posted by Namlit at 9:48 AM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


If my tour guide told me that, I'd assume they meant "this was the landscape that inspired the background drawings" and was just kind of an idiot, unless they indicated via body language that they were trying to make a joke.

I too would just assume the tour guide was stupid, and would not say anything to be polite.

Although I did not include such information it in my prior comment, I assure you that my friend delivers the joke effectively as a joke, that her body language and voice inflections are sufficiently indicative of mirth, and that she also generally responds to the "oh really?" comments with "no, not really" or words to that effect, delivered in a clearly humorous tone. A good time is had by all. I also assure you that, if you met my friend, you would never assume that she is just kind of an idiot or stupid. But you'll just have to take my word for all of that.
posted by The World Famous at 9:51 AM on December 2, 2010


Wile E. Coyote vs. Acme Company
posted by various at 9:59 AM on December 2, 2010


Live-action Wile E. Coyote vs. the Road Runner.

I was expecting a live-action coyote and a live-action roadrunner. Those were just some lousy old people.
posted by wreckingball at 10:02 AM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Something about this is just slightly unnerving, like when Wile E. (err... 'Crafty') made an appearance in 'Animal Man'.. treading up to the lip of the uncanny valley, in regards to 'what if this sort of thing happened to a 'real' person?'
posted by FatherDagon at 10:26 AM on December 2, 2010


Made my day.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 10:39 AM on December 2, 2010


"this is where they filmed all of the Road Runner cartoons."

Well, now she's right. :)

(I'd guess Arches.)
posted by weston at 11:05 AM on December 2, 2010


Needs more meep.
posted by dgaicun at 11:11 AM on December 2, 2010


Where that video is going, they don't need Rhodes.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:45 AM on December 2, 2010


This 3D version is funnier than I thought it would be.
posted by bonobothegreat at 12:32 PM on December 2, 2010 [3 favorites]


It doesn't work.

If the guy can mail-order a missile, there must be a nearby mail box that is regularly serviced by a postal worker who could give him a lift out of the desert. At the very least, he could mail a letter to someone asking for help.

Wile E. Coyote wanted to eat the Roadrunner. This dude just wants some water. Couldn't he just flag down the guy in the jogging suit, who has no reason to avoid him, and ask for some help?

Plus the continuity re: bottle cap on or off is a bit wonky.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:28 PM on December 2, 2010


Yeah that totally makes it unrealistic.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:36 PM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's not a question of realism. The central premise is a plot hole. The narrative has been fundamentally fudged.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:57 PM on December 2, 2010


I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder.
posted by The World Famous at 2:00 PM on December 2, 2010


No fake tunnel painted on the side of the mountain? That woulda worked.
posted by Danf at 2:02 PM on December 2, 2010


But, is that plot hole a real plot hole or is it just painted on the bluff?
posted by bonehead at 2:05 PM on December 2, 2010


The central premise is a plot hole.

You have to wait until they release Episodes I - III, wherein it is revealed that in the future, only the Runner shall have access to water.
posted by shakespeherian at 2:12 PM on December 2, 2010


I liked the part where he did that one thing that had unexpected consequences.
posted by Halloween Jack at 2:31 PM on December 2, 2010


Seems like ACME could make a killing on bottled water.
posted by mysterpigg at 4:32 PM on December 2, 2010


Gotta say, that was a good Carl Stalling impersonation.
posted by fontor at 4:47 PM on December 2, 2010


I was hoping he'd whip out a little umbrella before that rock came down, but alas, no.
posted by bwg at 5:10 PM on December 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


The remote control gag, when the dials flipped around, showed Wiley's face on all three windows. That should have fired him, at himself, and turned him into him.
posted by JHarris at 6:29 PM on December 2, 2010


Also, I was expecting that when he fell he'd punch body outlines through a few clouds before pancaking on the desert floor.
posted by bwg at 7:46 PM on December 2, 2010


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