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December 5, 2010 7:27 AM   Subscribe

The Blindness of the Woods (NSFW -- yarn puppet people engaged in adult activities) is a short film from Amautalab.

Though the audio is in Swedish (with English subtitles), the film was actually produced in Buenos Aires. Interview with studio founders. For those looking for something worksafe, try Wild Nature: Little Silver Crocodile.
posted by fings (25 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Oh, my Bear"
posted by KokuRyu at 7:59 AM on December 5, 2010


Now I know what happened to Masturbating Bear after Conan let him go from Late Night.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:14 AM on December 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


By "yarn puppet people" you mean: people in full size yarn puppet suits. Didn't see that coming.
posted by ankurd at 8:15 AM on December 5, 2010


yeah, this went from slow and boring to slow and creepy for me....
posted by HuronBob at 8:17 AM on December 5, 2010


This isn't some sort of viral marketing for Woolite, is it?
posted by gimonca at 8:30 AM on December 5, 2010 [3 favorites]


This made its way around knitting circles awhile ago. It is just as weird now as is was then.
posted by Jodio at 8:30 AM on December 5, 2010


I'd seen this earlier and was trying to forget it. I don't even have to see it again to be pretty sure it scarred me for life the first time.
posted by Nixy at 8:32 AM on December 5, 2010


I loved it! This was very well done. Thank you for the link!
posted by rebent at 8:49 AM on December 5, 2010


The first, er, genre shift was appropriately sudden and really well done. Once I knew the conceit, though, I kind of lost interest as the novelty petered out. So to speak.
posted by danb at 8:51 AM on December 5, 2010


I see what you did there, danb...
posted by PROD_TPSL at 9:11 AM on December 5, 2010


I thought it was an amusing little yarn...
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:33 AM on December 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


odd and creepy. Interesting for the first few seconds until it was clear that these were humans in yarn suits, not little stop action animation creatures. Meh.
posted by arnicae at 11:11 AM on December 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was waiting for the scene where the woodspuppetman had to re-knit his knees.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 11:23 AM on December 5, 2010


I wonder if the little knitted birds were real birds stuffed into little bird suits, because, if so... points for creativity, massive points off for cruelty. Birds do not like to wear suits.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:43 PM on December 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


I was waiting for the scene where the woodspuppetman had to re-knit his knees.

Actually, considering the way wool yarn behaves, it's more likely the friction would have caused his knees to felt. So he'd have brand-new kneecaps rather than fraying. So if he used wool yarn, he'd be all set.

Hey, knitters! Yet another advantage to wool yarn -- your handmade sex costume won't fray!
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:46 PM on December 5, 2010


...And if you've ever felt your worn knees, you know how painful that can be!
posted by Greg_Ace at 1:15 PM on December 5, 2010


How the hell do you pitch this idea with a straight face?
posted by Brocktoon at 2:02 PM on December 5, 2010


Brocktoon: How the hell do you pitch this idea with a straight face?

Have one knitted up ahead of time, ready for the meeting?
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:24 PM on December 5, 2010


Me so yarny.
posted by benzenedream at 6:26 PM on December 5, 2010


I've got wood.
posted by Webbster at 8:07 PM on December 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't think the people at Cute Porn Productions know what "cute" means.
posted by Ortho at 11:47 PM on December 5, 2010


God, porn actors look more and more artificial all the time!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:31 AM on December 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


The intersection between "cute" and "porn" rarely ends well.
posted by SomeTrickPony at 7:51 AM on December 6, 2010


When I first started watching I was not that interested in yarn, but then as I watched a little more I became more interested in yarn. I continued to be pretty interested in yarn, and then even a little more interested in yarn, and then after a few more minutes I became REALLY INTERESTED IN YARN. Shortly thereafter I lost all interest in yarn whatsoever.
posted by mcstayinskool at 9:17 AM on December 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


Not to be dismissive [hah, The Disclaimer makes it's entry], but the open air scenes wouldn't work at all up there in the woods of Kiruna. In the winter you'd freeze your parts off before you could say "later", and in the summer you'd be covered in blood-sucking insects before your pants are down. Mid-July nighttime mini golf in northern Michigan is like a joke compared to what the insects have in store for humans north of the polar circle, during the summer.
So in a way this video only works because the people are made of wool.
posted by Namlit at 5:54 PM on December 6, 2010


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