Young Edd Gould
always enjoyed drawing comics of himself and his friends. Growing up in the internet age, his doodles
evolved into Flash animations of increasing complexity, and in time Edd and pals Tom Ridgewell
and Matt Hargreaves teamed up to produce an "Eddsworld"
series of online webtoons and comics
At first crude and halting, the group's "eddisodes"
progressed from surreal shorts
into full-fledged productions that pushed the boundaries of amateur web animation, with expressive characters
, full soundtracks
, complex effects, and a fast-paced, off-kilter sense of humor: MovieMakers
- Rock Bottom
- Hammer & Fail
At its height, the college co-op was producing shorts for Mitchell & Webb
and the UN Climate Change Conference
, fielding offers
from Paramount and Cartoon Network, and racking up millions of hits on YouTube
Work slowed, however, when Gould was diagnosed with leukemia
-- a relatively survivable form, though, and Gould carried on working gamely
through his hospital stays. So it came as a shock last week when Matt and Tom announced that Edd had passed away
, prompting an outpouring
in his short 23 years.
posted by Rhaomi
on Apr 2, 2012 -
Aw look, another cute flash game. Help the sweet lil' doe-eyed bunnies, monkeys, and their friends get to the promised land after a big bad cigar-chomping human came and chopped down their forest. It's so sweet. Until you hit the shift button and Thumper slowly pulls out a knife and takes one for the team
. Play SeppuKuties
(flash). [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on Dec 8, 2008 -
A woman walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a double entendre, so he gave it to her. Ba-dum dum.
What's green and has wheels? Grass. I lied about the wheels. Ba-dum dum.
A baby seal walks into a club. (pause) Ba-dum dum.
How many kids with ADD does it take to change a lightbulb? LET'S GO RIDE BIKES! Ba-dum dum.
A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender says, "What is this, some kind of joke?" Ba-dum dum. Instant Rimshot
. For all those times you need a big red Flash button that'll give you a well-timed rimshot. (Jokes courtesy of Ask Mefi.)
posted by WCityMike
on May 12, 2008 -
Duelity - the beginning in two parts
The Vancover Film School does a really cool visual retelling of creation.
The 'biblical' version with a science edge.
The 'evolution' version with a biblical edge.
And you can watch them both at the same time!
posted by filmgeek
on Dec 14, 2007 -
Which Way Adventure
, a weird-ass choose-your-own-adventure-type "game" with several different endings and some manticores. A few scenes are not safe for work.
The other game on the site, Hunter of Vampires
, is completely different in that it's cute, it appears to have a point, and it has a gizmo to toggle the sound off. (Both in Flash.)
posted by Gator
on Mar 12, 2006 -
McDonald's: The Videogame
. A scathing critique of lousy corporate and environmental practices, or an entertainingly complex little game about the fast food industry? A little from column A, a little from column B. Torch diseased cows with the flamethrower, corrupt politicians and environmentalists, plant genetically modified soy in what used to be the rain forests of South America, force your employees to smile all the livelong day, and try not to bankrupt the company. Be sure to read the tutorial first. (Flash.)
posted by Gator
on Feb 10, 2006 -
A Case of the Crabs
, and its sequel, The Goat in the Grey Fedora
, are a couple of point-and-click black-and-white Flash games that parody the old Sam Spade-type noir films. You are Nick Bounty, private detective, and it's up to you to solve the mysteries of the counterfeit crabs and the miniature goat statue, respectively. Very, very jokey; guaranteed to induce eyerolling. Look at everything, talk to everyone, and pick up everything that's not nailed down. Hints are available, but they're crammed with jokes too.
posted by Gator
on Jan 29, 2006 -
Not safe for work
: Shoot Your Wad
(warning: Flash, porno music, and John Holmes
). "You are Johnny Wadd, the hottest private eye/cocksman in America. You need to distribute your own unique brand of justice by sharing some loving with your adoring female fans." Avoid trannies and skanks, and say no to drugs; power up with Spanish Fly.
posted by Gator
on Dec 9, 2005 -
(43 pages o' flash) is about 80% hackneyed obvious jokes, but there's some gems here and there. Which is dissapointing, because I don't get enough of the "Cleaning the Spitten Coffee off of the Monitor" workout. It also has very little to do with driving a tricycle drunk or throwing a javelin limpwristed against the Alpha Betas.
posted by Stan Chin
on Sep 4, 2003 -
Here's a fine way to start a Thursday: pour a cup of joe, settle into your ergonomic chair, and enjoy 80s Ending
, a funny little film by Douglas Jordan. Six minutes long, well worth the watch.
posted by Shadowkeeper
on Jun 5, 2003 -
is a little bit of socio-political commentary that doubles as Friday Flash.
More likely to generate chuckles than comments...
posted by BentPenguin
on May 23, 2003 -
(Really Good) - a new build for the demanding windows user, and an early christmas present for all mac users.
posted by gravelshoes
on Mar 28, 2003 -
Metafilter, you are my friend.
This made me laugh A LOT. Plus you can replace "metafilter" with your friends' names and win brownie points! (Requires Flash and if you're at work, turn the sound down...)
posted by adrober
on Dec 13, 2002 -
John Ashcroft, I'm Only Dancing
--- What goes on behind closed doors in the Oval Office, late at night? The Taliban may be holding out, but they have yet to experience the cringe-inducing trauma of the President's disco dancing. They should fear for their lives. (Number one in e-mail
in France, Italy and Portugal, right now. Oh, the excitement!)
N.B. A "no comments" link in the old stylee, for entertainment purposes only. Be sure to click on all the left-hand side options, specially No.2. Flash or something probably required; no idea actually.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Nov 5, 2001 -
All out war! A call to arms for those pixelpushers out there. Sick sense of humor (like the kabul coverage) combined with really great gfx. caution: bandwidth!
posted by heimkonsole
on Oct 30, 2001 -
About as creepy as an old copy of Creepy,
but much funnier and much more crude. Flash stuff in the old Mad
magazine vein. And best of all, no banner ads and largely non-commercial.
So why aren't their more original, non-arty, non-techno-ey, non-animal-abusing, non-commercial Flash things like this?
posted by foist
on Mar 20, 2001 -