February 28, 2006 9:14 PM   Subscribe

So ODD it just HAS to be funny. (via)
posted by Doorstop (32 comments total)
I don't care what the rest of you say. This made my otherwise crappy day just a little brighter.
posted by Doorstop at 9:15 PM on February 28, 2006

I should flag this as noise.
posted by slogger at 9:43 PM on February 28, 2006

As soon as I figure out what that video was about I'll write what I think of it.
posted by clevershark at 9:47 PM on February 28, 2006

For some reason, this just made me think of those damn flying buzzsaws in Half-Life 2.
posted by dougunderscorenelso at 9:49 PM on February 28, 2006

"A walkman playing screaming sounds being thrown down ziplines through weird industrial hallways. Very abstract, but had be in tears laughing."

I wonder who 'be' is. Anyway, quicktime isn't configured with firefox properly, so whatever.
posted by delmoi at 9:50 PM on February 28, 2006

what the christ
posted by Mikey-San at 9:56 PM on February 28, 2006

Let me guess... grad students?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 10:00 PM on February 28, 2006

I also fund it funny.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:08 PM on February 28, 2006

Could someone ask that Enigma-cracking team to decipher this? Thanks.
posted by brain_drain at 10:10 PM on February 28, 2006

Gone - Death by metafilter
posted by 2sheets at 10:12 PM on February 28, 2006

Yeah, this was pretty funny, actually. In its own way, a little of the Dada spirit from earlier...
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:01 PM on February 28, 2006

Reading the short description when I opened the page, I didn't think I would it find it all that funny. For better or worse, I ended laughing myself to tears just like the commenter. I can't explain it, it just struck some kind of deep-rooted humor chord.
posted by FlunkedFlank at 11:55 PM on February 28, 2006

How strange. I didn't find it funny at all and I can't quite see how it'd be funny yet I do believe that people find it funny.

Actually, it gave me a headache. But it's still pretty good stuff.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 12:30 AM on March 1, 2006

The doppler effect
is my favorite special
audio effect.
posted by Extopalopaketle at 12:34 AM on March 1, 2006

I wanted to laugh.
posted by Citizen Premier at 12:37 AM on March 1, 2006

God why is this so funny?
posted by deafmute at 12:56 AM on March 1, 2006

In the comments for that video:

holy crap Im so glad this exists, and I dont know why. Its genius/retarded

I can't believe someone made up something so incredibly awesome as "genius/retarded".
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 1:10 AM on March 1, 2006

As far as unitentional humor goes, this pales in comparison to the b3ta rabbit lose sound. (NSFW if you manage to win it)
posted by scodger at 1:27 AM on March 1, 2006

That is so awesome. Thank you.

Also, I want to live in that warehouse/squat/chill place it was filmed at. They look like they know how to have fun.
posted by loquacious at 1:41 AM on March 1, 2006

Hm. Okay was I the only one who found that creepy? I mean, I guess because it's a screaming voice flying on a zip line in apparently deserted, out-of-the-way, kinda run-down locations? It's absurdist horror, I say!
posted by Stauf at 2:43 AM on March 1, 2006

The screams are comical, like something from a comical action film, or the 3 Stooges.

This would have been much better if there had been clueless people suddenly exposed to the screaming box, streaking past. Maybe it happens latter. Electrons run slower in South African internet than in more advanced civilizations.
posted by Goofyy at 5:03 AM on March 1, 2006

It's like a video version of those YTMND web sites...
posted by clevershark at 5:20 AM on March 1, 2006

You were expecting, perhaps, the Beeb?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 5:58 AM on March 1, 2006

see?! told you :). as for the short description, i thought a long one would take away from the awesome effect.
posted by Doorstop at 6:23 AM on March 1, 2006

posted by shoepal at 7:43 AM on March 1, 2006

i dunno. i kept waiting for the punchline. it just irritated the hell outta me. apparently i'm alone though.
posted by xmattxfx at 9:17 AM on March 1, 2006

It seems to me that it's not a walkman on a line, but rather a microphone on a line, magnifying the noise of the vibrations caused by the pulley rolling along it. This would be why the noise stops when it's not moving. If in fact that's the case, it's kind of eerie how much it sounds like a human voice.
posted by macmac at 10:04 AM on March 1, 2006

It's still yammering on in the background as I type.


still yammering...

and I just don't get it.
posted by ThusSpakeZarathustra at 10:25 AM on March 1, 2006

i laughed.

also this..
posted by obeygiant at 10:27 AM on March 1, 2006

A bit long. But interesting and amusing.

I was thinking that such an experiment would be impossible in my house. My dog would go so completely ape shit he would stop at nothing to destroy that Walkman in about 3 seconds flat.
posted by tkchrist at 11:17 AM on March 1, 2006

I liked it. It put things into perspective.
posted by ed at 11:40 AM on March 1, 2006

I found it amusing in so far as they obviously spent a lot of time playing with a silly idea.

Then I got bored. There's really only so much that a screaming zipping walkmen can do to hold my attention.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 4:29 PM on March 1, 2006

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