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December 28, 2010 4:55 PM   Subscribe

My younger brother recommended me this incredibly awful educational movie. It's called Rock Odyssey, but I can't find anything about it. Parts 1, 2, 3 (linked above because it's the one with the song), 4, 5.
posted by Rory Marinich (12 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
You got one mean family, Rory.
posted by benzenedream at 5:13 PM on December 28, 2010 [3 favorites]

It's like Brendan Fraser was cast as Beetlejuice.
posted by cmoj at 5:14 PM on December 28, 2010

If you have access to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, you could check out other works by David Zaremba, like Charley Chapters in writing with homophones, homographs & homonyms, wherein "Charley Chapters and his writing assistants tackle the mixed up world of homophones, homographs, and homonyms. Defines each category and provide several examples to help students distinguish between these confusing case studies."

Sadly, I couldn't find any Charlie Chapters videos on the internet.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:22 PM on December 28, 2010

cmoj: "Beetlejuice"

cmoj: "Beetlejuice"

cmoj: "Beetlejuice"

posted by l33tpolicywonk at 5:23 PM on December 28, 2010

Well, I do like things that are awful.
posted by box at 5:30 PM on December 28, 2010

Wow! I was forced to watch this in my 7th grade science class. I remember thinking it was hilariously stupid at the time, but I never forgot the three types of rocks and how they are formed. I think about this video every time the subject of rock formation comes up, which is admittedly not very often.

Thanks for posting it!
posted by swellingitchingbrain at 5:33 PM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]

Here are the song lyrics [pdf].
posted by amyms at 5:34 PM on December 28, 2010

Paging Mike Nelson...

(My wife and I watched the Rifftrax take on How Much Affection just last night and it was awesome. Deep Discount has their shorts DVDs for less than $10, and they're always great. Looks like this would make a fine addition to their canon.)
posted by gern at 5:38 PM on December 28, 2010

oh sweet baby jesus, this is what I think it is, isn't it? On my honor, link unclicked, I'm flashing back to actual lyrics:

"It was an igneous, igneous rock, till it went through a kind of shock
When pressure and heat turned it into a neat metamorphic rock."

that and a big Pizza-the-Hutt kind of guy singing "sedimentaaaarrrryyyyyyy ....rocks."

If I'm remembering right, the whole thing had a sort of Howie-Mandel-in-Little-Monsters aesthetic to it. And I use the word "aesthetic" quite wrongly.

Off to click the link now. Rory M, if you're my sixth-grade science teacher and this is a rickroll, I guess you win this round.
posted by unregistered_animagus at 7:10 PM on December 28, 2010

OH GOD the sedimentary guy is even more horrible than I remembered
oh god
even more horrible

posted by unregistered_animagus at 7:16 PM on December 28, 2010 [1 favorite]

Igneou--er... Iggy, excuse me, has got to be some tweaker they found living on the side of the road. Hooooooly cow that guy is so jacked.
posted by MHPlost at 10:19 PM on December 28, 2010

Wow, this is...this is medical grade awful. There are all kinds of awful all over the Internet, and that's fine, that's what the Internet is, we're used to it. But that is all just OTC awful. This kind of thing honestly needs to be kept under lock and key and doled out as need be.

But wow, great find(???) This is, uh, something really special.
posted by Tiresias at 12:12 AM on December 29, 2010

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