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Eine murul / Breakfast on the Grass is a stop-motion animation answering one of Art's most enduring mysteries: why are those people sitting like that? (SLVimeo, 4:30)
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posted by achrise at 9:18 AM on May 24, 2013

This seems less "make a funny joke about a famous Manet painting" and more "let's laugh at the stupid drunk homeless people being all drunk and stupid."
posted by yoink at 9:21 AM on May 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

"Homeless"? I was sure they were zombies.
posted by monotreme at 10:08 AM on May 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

"Homeless"? I was sure they were zombies.

Ever seen a zombie with a home?
posted by yoink at 10:51 AM on May 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

I thought they were zombies too, as somehow that explained their weird bendyness. I'll admit to not thinking that through. Regardless, if I never hear "Bolero" again, it will be too soon.
posted by donnagirl at 12:18 PM on May 24, 2013

I read it as a commentary on the modern society. I though "people randomly falling over" is a pretty accurate representation of the situation of the modern Man (or at least the modern Estonian). The Manet parody at the end basically lays bare the difference between what ideology tells us what we are (a Manet painting) and what we really are (bunch of drunk people in a random frozen pose).
posted by daniel_charms at 1:20 PM on May 24, 2013

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