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January 12, 2011 5:47 PM   Subscribe

Casual is a cute series of shorts about what happens after a one night stand.
posted by empath (36 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
3 times out of 10

"Ugh okay. I am ...going to ...leave."

2 times out of 10

"Well that was fun oh wait we are having burgers now, am I still drunk? No? Whats your- Oh hey awesome curly fries."

3 times out of 10

" Okay so I had like another shirt. Yeah this was fun. Call me."

1 time out of 10

"Whew, well okay. I wasn't expecting that. We're still-Oh you are watching cartoons now. Oh hey wait cartoons. awesome, pass the cereal."

1 Time out of 10.

"Gah! What did I? No I was never here, dear god where is my wallet? God. *shudder*"

Once.

"Wow. That was amazing. Hey want to live together for a few years? I thought so. Sweet."
posted by The Whelk at 6:04 PM on January 12, 2011 [12 favorites]


Watching now but... why is the dude unshaven with bed head and groggy voiced yet the girl has brushed hair and perfectly applied makeup ARRRGH CUT
posted by danny the boy at 6:12 PM on January 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


When she said "Well, I mean, I think that people can change what they do but not who they are" I wanted the guy to say:

"Well, what you do is what you are, right? I mean, Socrates said, 'to do is to be', right? And then Sinatra said 'doobey doobey do', right? So for me, that kinda sums it up".

She would've thought about that for a minute, and said: "Wow. That was amazing. Hey want to live together for a few years? I thought so. Sweet."
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:13 PM on January 12, 2011 [6 favorites]


zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
posted by robbyrobs at 6:23 PM on January 12, 2011


I have no frame of reference for anything in these videos. It's like watching clips of an alien planet's culture.

I think I'm kinda bad at being a human and/or male. I don't know if I feel smug or ashamed by that.
posted by Scattercat at 6:28 PM on January 12, 2011 [8 favorites]


You're not alone, Sacttercat. The only one-night-stand I've ever been party to has lasted 13 years, so far.
posted by lekvar at 6:31 PM on January 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


I really wanted these to be great, because I like the idea.

I think I'll go write some of my own. I'll report back!
posted by rosa at 6:42 PM on January 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


Ten, Whelk? Seriously, ten?

I guess I had this happen half of once, kind of, although on reflection probably not really. I've always wondered what it's like. Does this stuff really happen to people?
posted by koeselitz at 6:46 PM on January 12, 2011


You guys are lucky, the only thing worse than waking up with a hangover is waking up with a hangover in a strangers bed. That's it, only one nights stands at my place. On second though, how will I sneak out? I've got to rethink my life.
posted by Ad hominem at 6:47 PM on January 12, 2011


You guys are lucky, the only thing worse than waking up with a hangover is waking up with a hangover in a strangers bed.

Bed by 12, home by 2. It worked in the 70s, it can work for you.
posted by The Whelk at 6:54 PM on January 12, 2011 [7 favorites]


I actually really enjoyed these.
posted by saul wright at 6:57 PM on January 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


you know chunky shaggy dude who drinks 12 white russians never gets his own show.
posted by The Whelk at 7:01 PM on January 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


You guys are lucky, the only thing worse than waking up with a hangover is waking up with a hangover in a strangers bed.

No, what's really bad is waking up with a hangover in a stranger's bed and then getting on an airplane.
posted by kenko at 7:06 PM on January 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Waking up with a hangover on a stranger's airplane might be kinda cool.
posted by Ad hominem at 7:09 PM on January 12, 2011 [5 favorites]


Until they grill you about your involvement in SPECTER
posted by The Whelk at 7:16 PM on January 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


you know chunky shaggy dude who drinks 12 white russians never gets his own show.

He doesn't need his own show. He abides, man.
posted by The World Famous at 7:21 PM on January 12, 2011


So, I understand these two people are dating, at a time in their lives where they're each questioning their own life paths?
posted by not_on_display at 7:44 PM on January 12, 2011


The Whelk: you know chunky shaggy dude who drinks 12 white russians never gets his own show

What are you talking about? He had his own movie.
posted by paisley henosis at 8:08 PM on January 12, 2011


rosa: I really wanted these to be great, because I like the idea.

Yeah, I was expecting something funny and maybe animated and I got soft piano music and people mumbling about zomg liefs misteryes.

Who finishes a one night stand and has a prolonged, in depth chat about the meaning of life with a stranger? I mean really.
posted by paisley henosis at 8:10 PM on January 12, 2011


**It's all good if you leave - I don't recall saying anything about breakfast.**

I have a somewhat colorful one-night-stand past. There was the one time I fell in the bar and needed 12 stitches in my forehead, but we stopped by my house to get the stand part out of the way before heading over to the emergency room. Nothing like still being drunk, holding a stranger's hand (but a stranger you just had a pretty good go with) in the bright lights of the ER while you get sewn up. I guess it was pretty nice of him to stick around for that! That's all in another life though- a million years ago.

Now here I sit - married, 38, with a mortgage, daughter in kindergarten, 401k, and a gym membership. I feel fairly certain that my one-night-stand days are well behind me. I think they went by the wayside along with my drink-like-Bukowski days. Now, I'm lucky to get a couple of mimosas in me at brunch or a glass or two of wine without having a massive hangover. Somewhere along the way, in the no-booze days of pregnancy probably, my liver hung a sign on the door that says "go fuck yourself".
posted by PuppyCat at 8:36 PM on January 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


I thought these were great - i just watched all of them in a row. They felt really real to me, but like the idealized version of real... Like bits of all the good one-night-stand experiences i've had, lumped together to make an actual good experience, rather than the actual set of a bunch of awkward/embarrassing/depressing experiences that had bits of loveliness buried in them. I wish romantic comedies were like these videos, instead of the crap that hollywood pumps out.
posted by Kololo at 9:18 PM on January 12, 2011


I thought the dialogue in the bar and and on the date was really genuine. It was so benign and uninteresting, with each person struggling to keep up in the conversation, keep things flowing smoothly, and keep sounding interesting and fun. The result is spot on and compelling. Sometimes the dude felt a little too much like Jim Halpert. Usually they were both great though.
posted by milestogo at 9:22 PM on January 12, 2011


I wish romantic comedies were like these videos, instead of the crap that hollywood pumps out.

Yes! Well put.
posted by milestogo at 9:23 PM on January 12, 2011


Enjoyed watching this as well. Quite a different storyline watched 1 – 5 and then 5 – 1. Boring, awkward dialogue, real-ish characters. Tastes like a Sundance entry.
posted by nickrussell at 1:38 AM on January 13, 2011


They were way more good than bad, I thought. Which means they were really probably pretty good. The dialogue didn't stink or clog along, the production was clean and invisible, the story was familiar but also not boring.

That said, not really my cup of tea. But good tea. They'll be able to make more nice things after this, and that's good, I'd watch them too.
posted by From Bklyn at 3:41 AM on January 13, 2011


So do your posts mean one night stands are mostly bad experiences? I never had one and feel like an alien.
posted by Omnomnom at 3:46 AM on January 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm the dorkiest guy on earth and I've had a few. The worst is when you have one night stand with someone and later find out that you have a ton of mutual friends and go to the same places all the time and hadn't really noticed before, and now 'things are weird'.
posted by empath at 5:22 AM on January 13, 2011


Huh, I've never had a one-night stand and things are always weird. So, nothing to lose, right?
posted by Eideteker at 8:16 AM on January 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


Running into someone again and not only do you not remember their name, they don't remember yours is pretty bad. When you put someones number in your phone but you found it very hard to work your iphone in your drunken state and give them a name like Gwarlm, then they txt you, and you have to figure out who it is via clues.

Gwaerlm: Hi how are you, I'm about to go grab some drinks with a few friends.
Me: What bar?
Gwaerlm: Just my local, the bartender hooks me up.
Me: Which Friends?
Gwaerlm: College roomate and a friend from back home.
Me: Damnit just tell me who you are.
posted by Ad hominem at 8:24 AM on January 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


The only one-night-stand I've ever been party to has lasted 13 years, so far.

My god, you've got to get out of there! Just say you are going to the bathroom, grab your pants and slip out!

Waking up with a hangover on a stranger's airplane might be kinda cool.

Really depends on whose plane it is.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 8:48 AM on January 13, 2011 [6 favorites]


Running into someone again and not only do you not remember their name, they don't remember yours is pretty bad. When you put someones number in your phone but you found it very hard to work your iphone in your drunken state and give them a name like Gwarlm, then they txt you, and you have to figure out who it is via clues.

Gwaerlm: Hi how are you, I'm about to go grab some drinks with a few friends.
Me: What bar?
Gwaerlm: Just my local, the bartender hooks me up.
Me: Which Friends?
Gwaerlm: College roomate and a friend from back home.
Me: Damnit just tell me who you are.


I'm bad at recognizing faces out of context. Every fourth or fifth time I leave the house is like this.

I can't blame the iPhone, but maybe it's a UI design flaw in the physical universe.
posted by nebulawindphone at 9:07 AM on January 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think it's interesting that the actor Brian Smith got his start as a contestant on The Amazing Race in 2005.
posted by smrtsch at 11:02 AM on January 13, 2011


If you haven't had a one-night-stand, your not missing anything. They're called that for a reason. They're one-night flings, that's it. These videos intimate something more than that and thus these are not representative of one-night-stands.
posted by P.o.B. at 1:10 PM on January 13, 2011


huh, the last one-night stand I had, it turns out we're getting married. I must be doing something wrong.
posted by lonefrontranger at 2:59 PM on January 13, 2011


Nothing like talking about one night stands to highlight how…unusual MeFites are.
posted by paisley henosis at 7:25 PM on January 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


/sticks head underwater
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wait. Sticks fucking blowhole under water
posted by porpoise at 10:31 PM on January 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


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