A Spinal Tap for the geek set.
June 15, 2007 7:26 PM   Subscribe

JP Nicholas Reilly is a theatre (that's "thee-AY-ter") artist who takes himself very, very seriously. Most of his knowledge of the world comes from Hollywood blockbusters. Although his previous plays have sucked big fat hairy sweaty donkey balls, his latest production - about Hitler in college - promises to be his magnum opus.

And if that doesn't convince you, there's the wikification of the world, a phone call from Ira Glass, a Wii swapped for a Super Nintendo, and the Holy Fucking Grail. Watch.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (12 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
what the fuck is this shit ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 7:36 PM on June 15, 2007

that's as funny as that tin tin bullshit from the other day.
posted by andywolf at 7:52 PM on June 15, 2007

"Can't you just cut that together!"

posted by phrontist at 8:14 PM on June 15, 2007

Jump cut. Jump cut. Pregnant pause. Jump cut. Punchline. Repeat as desired.
posted by katillathehun at 9:12 PM on June 15, 2007

Yeah, so it's not flawless. It's youtube, for crying out loud. Amateur acting and production values aside, I thought it was funny and quite enjoyable.
posted by treepour at 9:36 PM on June 15, 2007

Heh. That had its moments, and "Michelle" had a real Jennifer Grey thing going, which made the Ferris Bueller thing funnier.

"What? You sold the WEED?"

Oh, no, actually it was

"What? You sold the WII?"

College is different these days, I guess.
posted by dhartung at 9:59 PM on June 15, 2007

If you have put your theater director in a beret -- no, nix that, if you have put anybody in your film in a beret who is supposed to be an artist, and he is not Dizzy Gillespie, and the year is not 1952 -- you have already committed to so egregious a cliche, so unforgivable a lazy caricature, that you have already fully failed at creating something worth watching.

Lone exception: The gay bar in Far From Heaven, where everybody was in a beret and cravat. The image was so meticulously over the top that the bar should have been called the Beret and Cravat.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:46 PM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]

I thought it was alright, actually. Some good one liners - "what does Charlie Chaplin have to do with Adolf Hitler?". And beret aside, I do know people like JP...
posted by greycap at 12:27 AM on June 16, 2007

Well, you can't say that I didn't give it a chance. I stuck around until the opening title...
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:42 AM on June 16, 2007

Yea, meta-pretension. They actually seem to be unaware that their meta-pretension is pretentious. I guess that makes them meta-meta-pretentious. Or just very young.

I actually thought the tintin bullshit from the other day was quite a lot funnier.
posted by lastobelus at 8:26 AM on June 16, 2007

Well, I found it amusing... pretension, warts and all; there were some genuinely humorous moments.

(P.S. It wasn't -that- pretentious! So he wore a beret. Big deal.)
posted by funkbrain at 1:54 PM on June 16, 2007

Don't fucking tell me what to do. I'm not going to watch if I don't want to.
posted by cytherea at 11:58 AM on June 17, 2007

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