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May 21, 2011 5:54 PM   Subscribe

Hambuster: when your lunch goes berserk. Vimeo; Warning, funny, violent, and gory as Hell, so maybe NSFW. Also available in 3D. posted by bwg (18 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

Some thoughts:

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This kind of reminds me of Bill Cosby's "Chicken Heart" bit. (which, I had no idea until now, was an actual real radio show)

Alright then, off to McDonald's.
posted by empath at 6:04 PM on May 21, 2011

McDonald's? No, definitely In-N-Out (which SPOILER was what the monster burger did to the baby).

Or Five Guys, because that's how many the burger ate today.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:11 PM on May 21, 2011

Stupid fat Americans with their stupid fat killer hamburgers.
posted by ColdChef at 6:12 PM on May 21, 2011

Lunch: it's not just for breakfast anymore
posted by Redhush at 6:35 PM on May 21, 2011

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Not NEARLY enough naked ladies for this to be PETA propaganda.
Fun little short though!
posted by bloody_bonnie at 6:42 PM on May 21, 2011

See, now I'm hungry.
posted by tomswift at 7:06 PM on May 21, 2011

Somewhere along the line, that went from "I'll show my little nephew this" to "I'd be arrested if I showed my little nephew this."
posted by Taft at 7:11 PM on May 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


burger now...


to save the world.
posted by Samizdata at 7:15 PM on May 21, 2011

Cool, but, oddly enough it did not leave me with the desire to eat a hamburger. And full props for referencing 'Dead/Alive' at the end.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 7:30 PM on May 21, 2011

I love how it all starts out as "Hey! I'm a student thesis! Hire me, Pixar, my stuff is just like yours!" and then turns into "Hey! I'm a student thesis! JAMES CAMERON AND SAM RAIMI RULES!"
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:05 PM on May 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

If I owned a hipster indie burger joint, the kind scattered all over Seattle/Portland/Vancouver I'd have this on a loop over top of my tills so fast it'd make your head swim.
posted by Keith Talent at 8:26 PM on May 21, 2011

Would you like fries with that?
posted by BeReasonable at 9:26 PM on May 21, 2011

I've been wanting -- sortof aching for, really -- a greazy/sleazy/cheezy-burger and fries all evening and night, and not that I was hungry, just hungry for junk, and the local greaziest-dive has this special on Saturdays, burger/fries/coke for xx amount off normal price, maybe thirty percent off, I wanted two of those bastards and I mostly still do, I wanted and want to jam that shit into my head. Somehow I was able to put it off all night. Watching that vid, I'm not sure if I want to eat a gr/sl/ch-burger more because of watching it or not; regardless, I'm glad I watched. Fun.
posted by dancestoblue at 9:35 PM on May 21, 2011

I have no money and I want a burger. So badly.
posted by Slackermagee at 9:47 PM on May 21, 2011

Very cute.

I haven't really paid attention to demo reel stuff since the early 00's... (a friend of mine was in Digipen, and another at Cap College)

Question to 3D people: were there any technically difficult things that were accomplished in this reel? The "wet look" reflections on the burger patties and the "inside intestines" kind of stood out as looking more realistic than they used to (at least in reels), but I have no idea.

For a while, having "realistic" physics, iirc, was "thing" but it was obviously not present here. Especially the buildings/bridge crumbling bit. It felt very cartoonish and I've probably seen better in video games.
posted by porpoise at 9:52 PM on May 21, 2011

That was disturbing. But I sort of want a burger.
posted by bendy at 10:48 PM on May 21, 2011

I can watch CGI blood and guts all day, but the [SPOILER] lady's fingernails snapping off while she got dragged into the trash receptacle still made me cringe. Nice clip.
posted by bayani at 11:36 AM on May 22, 2011

oneswellfoop: "In-N-Out (which SPOILER was what the monster burger did to the baby)."

Taft: "I'd be arrested if I showed my little nephew this."

man I know MeFi doesn't do LOLCP but I was worried for a second.
posted by idiopath at 4:12 PM on May 22, 2011

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