Super Monkey Ball: It's about the monkey inside
February 18, 2021 8:37 PM   Subscribe

 
That's brilliant.
posted by downtohisturtles at 9:02 PM on February 18


That was disturbing! And reminded me of this
posted by bahama mama at 9:26 PM on February 18 [5 favorites]


Masterclasses are the Ted talks of education.
posted by benzenedream at 9:42 PM on February 18 [7 favorites]


Wow! This post is a real...“class” act! And I should know, I read a lot of FPPs.

The real art, though, is knowing how to comment: how to respond in order to really provoke and illuminate the post, to make a good response that yields a whole lot of feedback, or maybe to just shitpost in order to get a lot of favorites. In my FPP, I will...
posted by Going To Maine at 9:51 PM on February 18 [16 favorites]


Wow! This post is a real...“class” act! And I should know, I read a lot of FPPs.

The real art, though, is knowing how to comment: how to respond in order to really provoke and illuminate the post, to make a good response that yields a whole lot of feedback, or maybe to just shitpost in order to get a lot of favorites. In my FPP, I will...
posted by Going To Maine at 12:51 AM on February 19 [+] [!]
Fantastic! And this is exactly why it pays not just in pride but in cold hard cash to quote exactly what you've seen on Metafilter in a subsequent comment. Curious? I'll explain exactly how you, too, can do this in my comment on quoting comments.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 10:01 PM on February 18 [13 favorites]


I suppose it was inevitable that Too Many Cooks would evolve into an entire genre.
posted by ElKevbo at 10:16 PM on February 18 [7 favorites]


Looking forward to Too Many Cooks: the Movie. I get some Too Many Cooks vibes from WandaVision, too. Not to mention, it was clearly the inspiration behind the Trump administration.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 10:25 PM on February 18 [4 favorites]


Just asking: has anyone here paid for a Masterclass? Thoughts? (Not judging, just curious.)
posted by CCBC at 10:44 PM on February 18 [1 favorite]


Wow! This post is a real...“class” act! And I should know, I read a lot of FPPs.

The real art, though, is knowing how to comment: how to respond in order to really provoke and illuminate the post, to make a good response that yields a whole lot of feedback, or maybe to just shitpost in order to get a lot of favorites. In my FPP, I will...
posted by Going To Maine at 12:51 AM on February 19 [+] [!]

Fantastic! And this is exactly why it pays not just in pride but in cold hard cash to quote exactly what you've seen on Metafilter in a subsequent comment. Curious? I'll explain exactly how you, too, can do this in my comment on quoting comments.
posted by Ice Cream Socialist at 10:01 PM on February 18 [4 favorites +] [!] [quote]

A true power user tends to wait until there have been a few comments, sees what's picking up favorites, reads the room, considers various options and [I'd be happy to continue explaining if you click here to see my full series]
posted by chavenet at 1:30 AM on February 19 [6 favorites]


Balls.
posted by flabdablet at 3:57 AM on February 19


You know you watch too much GDQ when you know that Super Monkey Ball speedrunners don't move the ball or the stage, they move gravity.
posted by Eleven at 5:59 AM on February 19 [3 favorites]


has anyone here paid for a Masterclass

I have mostly wasted 2 years of MasterClass subscription. I first got it because they did a gift-one-get-one offer.

I watched most if not all of the David Lynch class, which was more of an insight into his creative process than any sort of class about filmmaking. I really liked that one, and I got the second year so I could revisit it.

I wish I had watched more of the Penn & Teller class. That seemed like a very practical magic class. I'm not sure how deep it got beyond what you could learn on some 14 year-olds youtube channel, though.

Since they are self-guided classes, you really need to bring a lot of your own motivation if you are going to actually treat it as a class, and not just some lecture you are auditing.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 6:09 AM on February 19 [1 favorite]


"Falling Asleep = Falling Behind" I think the lesson titles were my favorite thing.
posted by gladly at 6:43 AM on February 19


I appreciated the YT suggestion that I should next watch, “A Travel Show for Himbos, by Himbos.”

Also, I’ll admit I was a little annoyed that that epic man bun wasn’t a woman. Representation matters! Watch my Masterclass on Representation in Satirical Media.
posted by amanda at 6:46 AM on February 19 [3 favorites]


Looking forward to Too Many Cooks: the Movie.

The novel is going to be better, although I also enjoy the podcast.
posted by nubs at 6:46 AM on February 19 [1 favorite]


Best thing I learned was “keep your eye on the law.” Words to live by.
posted by njohnson23 at 8:04 AM on February 19 [1 favorite]


"I was a little annoyed that that epic man bun wasn’t a woman."

I also noticed the (almost) complete lack of women or people of color (if you blink you might miss the two women as extras).

It's a moderately clever idea, but honestly, haven't we had enough of white guys being moderately clever?
posted by oddman at 8:14 AM on February 19 [3 favorites]


noticed the (almost) complete lack of women or people of color

I wonder what their budget for inclusiveness and diversitiy is - and who is paying that for what amounts to a short, independent film? Considering it has less than 6,000 views at the time of this writing (and their channel has less than 400 subs), I am pretty sure that YouTube ads are not paying the bills.

However... if you look at their channel, and not just through the lens of this single video, they seem to have several that meet your criteria.
posted by rozcakj at 8:22 AM on February 19 [2 favorites]


It's a moderately clever idea, but honestly, haven't we had enough of white guys being moderately clever?

I mean, technically we could say that we've had enough of white guys doing anything. We have more than a sufficient amount of white guys.
posted by anhedonic at 8:28 AM on February 19 [2 favorites]


As to diversity, I was sort of convinced for awhile that all the guys were the same actor...
posted by njohnson23 at 8:35 AM on February 19 [4 favorites]


"I wonder what their budget for inclusiveness and diversity is"

Inclusive casting is literally free. So .....

(OK, I'm not in the industry, but I'm pretty sure that non-white-men actors aren't charging extra. If you're just casting your friends, maybe try to make some non-white-guy friends? So, like the cost of a couple of beers?)
posted by oddman at 8:44 AM on February 19 [2 favorites]


nobody is making friends right now
posted by OverlappingElvis at 9:14 AM on February 19 [5 favorites]


Ending things is hard. Stop watching at 6:25 and it's perfect. I laughed way more times than I expected. Even after the second one where you realize what the joke is going to be, I was still surprised and laughed at the twist of the next layer, and many of the details like the lesson titles are hilarious.

But then the last 2-3 minutes is a slow-motion fight scene offering no amusement whatsoever. I enjoyed nothing after that point. Are any of the jokes in the credits funny? Nobody knows. This is truly the Sunshine of short independent comedy films.

You can share a YouTube link that starts at a particular time. Is there a way to share a YouTube link that ends at a particular time?
posted by straight at 9:35 AM on February 19 [2 favorites]


I can understand the *Too Many Cooks* comparisons, but honestly I think the better correspondence is with a different live action Adult Swim infomercial that was also posted to the blue a while back: “Final Deployment 4: Queen Battle Walkthrough” (the post)
posted by Going To Maine at 10:05 AM on February 19


Was hoping it would zoom out one last time to be a Masterclass on Stage Combat.
posted by He Is Only The Imposter at 10:11 AM on February 19 [1 favorite]


Yes, or a masterclass about the making of the video
posted by Going To Maine at 10:42 AM on February 19 [1 favorite]


Was hoping it would zoom out one last time to be a Masterclass on Stage Combat.

The masterclass-watcher watching the masterclass of his own murder, which sets in motion the events leading to said murder.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 11:10 AM on February 19 [2 favorites]



Was hoping it would zoom out one last time to be a Masterclass on Stage Combat.

I thought it was going to be a YouTuber teaching a class on reacting to comedy videos.
posted by dances with hamsters at 2:22 PM on February 19 [1 favorite]


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posted by Guy Smiley at 2:29 PM on February 19 [2 favorites]


I mean, technically we could say that we've had enough of white guys doing anything.

This is exactly my excuse for why I don't ever do anything.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 6:27 PM on February 19 [5 favorites]


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