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The common desk. [huge quicktime movie]
posted by gwint (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by surferboy at 6:24 PM on July 18, 2005

Well, I have no idea whether this was a TV show episode, many TV shows stiched together, or an incredibly huge budget online sketch comedy spectacular containing all original content. Parts of it seemed funny, some seemed almost lifted from Look Around You or the Kids in the Hall. It was long. It was worth watching a few minutes of and then randomly fast forwarding to find something cool and/or funny. Is there some great segment I missed?
posted by blahblahblah at 6:28 PM on July 18, 2005

I think I just watched 20 minutes of commercials.
posted by boo_radley at 6:34 PM on July 18, 2005

Remixed Seals & Crofts! Kickass!
posted by sellout at 6:58 PM on July 18, 2005

Pelvic Power Lifting, now that's a sport.
posted by darkmatter at 6:58 PM on July 18, 2005

Direct Link
posted by blue_beetle at 7:05 PM on July 18, 2005

This almost seems like a bunch of different companies getting together for some hip-and-happening viral advertising. Are these companies connected in any way?
posted by interrobang at 7:08 PM on July 18, 2005

Also, it's not really funny.
posted by interrobang at 7:09 PM on July 18, 2005

As a worker drone of the "creative industry", I appreciated that. Thanks.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 7:15 PM on July 18, 2005

It's like pepsi blue times seven billion, with some short internet films thrown in, all tied together with nonsense. What the hell is this?
posted by fungible at 7:18 PM on July 18, 2005

Marketing people are funny.
posted by euphorb at 7:18 PM on July 18, 2005

On the other hand, the same site led me to this killer Beck video, and this cool artist. So all is forgiven.
posted by fungible at 7:29 PM on July 18, 2005

Are you all kidding?
That was AWESOME~!!!
The part where the two people were looking for each other by screaming off into the distance had me rolling out of my chair!

Yeah, they're commercials, but the video gives an insight onto the thought process involved, it is teaching creativity, or at least giving pointers.
More than most any TV show on the market, or, really, as much as you could glean from a collegate class on 'creativity'.

This is at least up there with EPIC, Badgers, AYBABTU, or the dancing baby, in my opinion.
posted by Balisong at 8:42 PM on July 18, 2005

Looks more like the reel/portfolio of an ad agency; that'd explain the little ad clips.

Also, I liked it.
posted by NickDouglas at 8:50 PM on July 18, 2005

What the hell is this?

Something they showed at the New Hire Meeting of a huge agency like Chiat/Day or maybe Landor.

Nah...couldn't have been Landor, I think one or two creative people still work there.

So as I was saying something they should at Chiat/Day's Corporate Orientation Day. The name of this video played for new employee's is called Welcome to the Machine.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 9:06 PM on July 18, 2005

Common desk? Check.
Huge Quicktime file? Check.

For a minute I thought you meant this.

I was Waaay off. :)
posted by JGreyNemo at 9:13 PM on July 18, 2005

I liked it, thanks for the link
posted by nostrada at 10:04 PM on July 18, 2005

That's great. Thanks gwint!
posted by willnot at 10:13 PM on July 18, 2005

I liked that a lot. Almost makes me like pop culture. Also, I need one of those dancing skeletons!
posted by Citizen Premier at 10:20 PM on July 18, 2005

I watched this for ten minutes. Then I realized I was desperate for it to end with more than 80% of it left, yet I was still watching the stupid crap. God, I hate the internet.
posted by snoktruix at 3:50 AM on July 19, 2005

A common formula to stimulate individual creativity is bankrupt?
posted by DrDoberman at 7:21 AM on July 19, 2005

I liked it :)
posted by bullitt 5 at 5:08 PM on July 19, 2005

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