ABSURDITY is making a comeback. It’s making the rounds, drudging up memories of bootleg copies of UHF and smearing them on the walls in some kind of psychedelic encopresis, letting everyone know that being normal just doesn’t fucking cut it nowadays. And let’s face it, it really doesn’t.
So take that stupid flannel shirt out of your stupid dickies double-knee work pants and GET SOME COLOUR UP IN THAT SHIT and then sit down on your couch, chug a bottle of ipecac, and tape your eyeballs and earholes open so I can pour some of this absurdity in as your other bodily fluids get expelled, because when a wave like this comes around you want to get on it ASAP and ride it for as long as you can suppress those stupid voices in your head telling you put those wrinkle-free khakis back on. DON’T DO IT.
It’s my firm belief that chiptunes are coming up in the world and since I’m the one with the mic here there’s not much you can do to disagree. That being said, I like to think of myself as magnanimous, and magnanimous enough that I’m willing to substantiate claims that I don’t have to because I’M THE ONE WITH THE MIC HERE.
Foster the People – Houdini – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GMQLjzVGfw
Arcanine – Sabrepulse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSOBBxJplBY
Veronika’s Dream – floex http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkuHVV06v-E
The Next Best Thing – George and Jonathan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JORjWqG1kXo
So I’m totally over this whole “bigger is better” smash that movies have been on since Transformers did its thing on the big screen and then fizzled out like an overweight paddywagon full of half-expired fireworks crashing into a Midwestern dental school student beach bonfire, but that’s mostly because it was a pretty pathetic attempt at going over the top. So I guess what I’m saying is that shit wasn’t absurd enough and so I present to you a set of films which have come out swinging for the fences of a universe which has yet to even exist AND THEN IT BLEW THAT THING RIGHT OVER THEM.
The Raid: Redemption – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1899353/
LOOPER – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1276104/
The Waiting Room – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1618399/
The House I Live In – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2125653/
So music is cool and movies are great but both of these things really don’t capture the power of the internet and in turn don’t capture the full potential of the absurdity that the internet can bring because the internet is more than just a series of flashing pictures or coordinated electronic noises, it’s a series of flashing pictures coordinated with electronic noises which you can be distracted from by another series of flashing pictures coordinated with electronic noises if you so choose. And what better captures this selfish, immature insanity than static images that smush them all together?
The Pixel Art of Paul Robertson – http://probertson.tumblr.com/
The Exquisite Beast by Evan Dahm and Yuko Ota – http://exquisitebeast.tumblr.com/
Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff by Andrew Hussie – http://www.mspaintadventures.com/sweetbroandhellajeff/
BLDGBLOG – http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/
Flying Mouse Tumblr – http://flyingmouse365.tumblr.com/
Steve Wolfhard and the story of Cat Rackham – http://www.stevewolfhard.com/
You’ve already come to the most fucking absurd place on the internet.