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July 8, 2019 2:37 PM   Subscribe

Cool 3D World (previously) has some interesting animations, including

Jacob and the Giraffe;
Q-Tip; and
Chefs.

Many of these are NSFW.
posted by Johnny Wallflower (33 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite


 
h/t fistshake at maxsparber
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 2:37 PM on July 8, 2019


This post is The Gift that keeps on giving.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 2:41 PM on July 8, 2019


Cool 3D World is how I lose friends...
posted by The Power Nap at 3:08 PM on July 8, 2019


I love these guys so much sometimes. Other times I wonder where their body horror and surrealism give way to straight-up fetish art. Still, I wouldn't trade them for a giant pulsating globe. They clearly were influenced by the early experimental CG videos that I myself saw as an '80s kid.
posted by Countess Elena at 3:09 PM on July 8, 2019 [2 favorites]


Wait, is there a new Aphex Twin record out?
posted by gwint at 3:14 PM on July 8, 2019 [4 favorites]


alright, that's enough internet for today
posted by numaner at 3:23 PM on July 8, 2019 [10 favorites]


* watches another one *
posted by numaner at 3:24 PM on July 8, 2019 [12 favorites]


There’s some surprise strobing in these; maybe a warning?
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:44 PM on July 8, 2019


Might want to fix the typo, think you meant NSFL.
posted by rikschell at 4:04 PM on July 8, 2019 [4 favorites]


yikes.
posted by rude.boy at 4:13 PM on July 8, 2019


The hell did I just watch?
posted by jzb at 4:13 PM on July 8, 2019 [1 favorite]


Anime guy with the butterfly saying “Is this art?”
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 4:53 PM on July 8, 2019 [4 favorites]


This is some seriously weird shit.
posted by Liquidwolf at 5:01 PM on July 8, 2019


They used a lot of CGI, and I think it shows.
posted by Joe in Australia at 5:13 PM on July 8, 2019 [7 favorites]


hmmmmmm
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 5:21 PM on July 8, 2019


My favorite one next to "Jacob and the Giraffe" is "Once Upon A Pretzel", just because the ending doubles down on the surreality in an entirely different way that can only be executed once
posted by QDeesp at 5:36 PM on July 8, 2019 [1 favorite]


or how about no
posted by Sing Or Swim at 6:30 PM on July 8, 2019


That q-tip one reminded me of the time I lived in Spain with a gangster who fed toenails to his dog, Cookie.
posted by dobbs at 7:52 PM on July 8, 2019 [1 favorite]


I think being able to stop yourself from watching these is a signifier of adulthood.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:49 PM on July 8, 2019 [6 favorites]


MetaFilter: “If you’re bored of sleeping well at night…"
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:56 PM on July 8, 2019


The Jacob one was really sweet! The chef one not so much. There's so much gay porn aesthetic in these. Not sure what to make of that -- is it to make the straights uncomfortable or is it to laugh at the gays? Both I'm guessing. Tim and Eric go there sometimes too and I've never been entirely comfortable with it but... comfort isn't the point. It's just, is it ultimately coming from a place of affection or meanness? I think the 90's really amped up that ambiguity and this seems like a throwback to that vibe. Anyway, now I'm probably watching more now. Dammit.
posted by treepour at 10:01 PM on July 8, 2019


What hath Tuber's Two-Step wrought

(this would go straight into Spike and Mike's if that was still a thing... is it still a thing? did it also get killed by the internet?)
posted by gusandrews at 10:13 PM on July 8, 2019 [2 favorites]


Funny, I couldn't sleep, and then I found this post. The music, at least, is very soothing. We'll see how well my nightmares are fueled.
posted by Room 101 at 10:16 PM on July 8, 2019


This is wonderfully horrible.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:41 PM on July 8, 2019 [1 favorite]


There's so much gay porn aesthetic in these. Not sure what to make of that -- is it to make the straights uncomfortable or is it to laugh at the gays? Both I'm guessing.

The first thing I thought of was Ultimate Muscle Roller Legend, which is even more NSFW, but shares much of the same manic, uncanny-valley aesthetic.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 3:56 AM on July 9, 2019 [2 favorites]


The pose of the guys in Ultimate Muscle Roller Legend reminded me a lot of Ace and Gary from the Ambiguously Gay Duo cartoons. I'd lean toward "make the straights uncomfortable", especially as a lot of these feature pretty homely guys. As disturbing and, yes, uncomfortable as these can be, I'd prefer these to the very male-gazey aspect of some of the shorts in Netflix's recent Love, Death & Robots (obviously not the jscalzi ones, of course).
posted by Halloween Jack at 6:31 AM on July 9, 2019


Is it wrong that I find all the underpants to be the most disturbing feature?
posted by panglos at 6:32 AM on July 9, 2019 [1 favorite]


I shared these with my little damp skinned smirking goblin men, it was a delightful moment of household bonding.
posted by idiopath at 6:50 AM on July 9, 2019 [4 favorites]


Kinda liked the Pepper one.
posted by es_de_bah at 9:08 AM on July 9, 2019


Something about the animal-people switching is really throwing me for a loop. Giraffe running bipedal on its hind-legs and soaring through the sky, nbd. Human man DASHING TOWARDS YOU on all fours with an empty-eyed grin, no! No thank you!

> This post is The Gift that keeps on giving.

:(
posted by rather be jorting at 2:00 PM on July 9, 2019 [1 favorite]


Panini is geotagged as BROOKLYN, which made me laugh, unlike the actual video itself, which I watched with a kind of grim fascination.

I linked some of the videos to my friends and delighted in their horrified reactions.

Johnny Wallflower, I can't necessarily thank you for linking to Cool 3D World, but in a broader sense, thanks for reminding us that sometimes the internet can continue to surprise in a way that is beyond easy description
posted by rather be jorting at 9:44 PM on July 9, 2019 [1 favorite]


Please provide an Internet antidote, for the love of God. I need something spectacularly beautiful as I have run out of eye bleach.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 7:22 AM on July 10, 2019


Try this.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:52 AM on July 11, 2019


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