A Collection of Five Short Videos That Will Pleasurably Twist Your Mind

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:

2. Also from Austin, here's that crew known as Old Murder House Theatre, who tour an intentionally goofy-ass live-action version of Robocop (among other classic homages) around the country and were covered in this article. But this is, we suggest, an even better thing they're responsible for:

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:

The GIFs That Keep On Giving



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.

Melton Points

1. At first, he was the new boyfriend of a woman we love and admire.

2. Then he was the quietly friendly guy who was living with that same woman, that Rebecca Beegle. They seemed happy. He seemed like a decent man, this guy.

3. Then we saw some of his drawings.

4. Then we saw some of his photography.

5. Then we saw some of his videos.

6. And we know that the quietly friendly guy is still living with Rebecca Beegle.

7. And now we also know that this is Robert Melton.