You’ve already watched too many videos this day, right?
Sure you have – we all have. That's a lot of what we do now, right?
But here are five more. Here, in fact, are five of our favorite videos of all time.
1. This first one's by comedy troupe Backpack Picnic, the legendary Austin-based quartet featured in this profile:
3. One of the things that some of those Murder House creatives have in common is a stint at the Savannah College of Art and Design. This next piece was made by other SCAD students; it's a video that's freakish & unnerving & perfectly produced, leading us away from humor & into the macabre:
4. And now ... you want to talk about innovation in narrative presentation? Before you start talking, do yourself the favor of witnessing this creepy cautionary tale from Run Wrake:
5. We'll end our five-spot presentation with a music video. This one's by those Aussie sampling savants, The Avalanches:
There are many different kinds of whisky in this world & they all originally come from Scotland or Ireland. That’s a statement of fact – a fact codified by the word whisky itself.
You go any farther than that, especially if you start comparing one type of whisky with another, and the subjective claws of opinion unsheathe themselves to scratch up who knows what form of contention.
Shouting? Impassioned gestures? Drunken fisticuffs?
Outright bloody murder with the business end of a well-polished shillelagh?
A person doesn’t have to enter that comparative framework, though, doesn’t have to let the barest whisper of a snikt break the civil silence – not even when writing this review of Opal Divine’s 13th Annual Whisky Festival in Austin, Texas.
Who's responsible for creating this, ah, this heartlike clump of beating muscle & fat?
The same artist responsible for creating a multitude of kinetic wonders, many of them in a more Op Art style, via the Graphics Interchange Format: Paolo Ceric.
Suggestion: Give your eyes a treat with a visit to his website.
We're not doing any original reporting with this post, no.
We're simply pointing you to this recent article in The Daily Dot that discusses — and features audio and video excerpts from — Ted Hearne's opera about Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange and the "Collateral Murder" video.
It's … astonishing, we suggest, this opera.
Revelatory and important and astonishing.
And Aaron Sankin does a fine job presenting it.