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The Best Avocado Commercial Ever

Posted in business, funny, videos with tags , , , on December 19, 2009 by absurddelight

It’s an oldie but a goodie. Who doesn’t like a surrealist avocado commercial with a bonus shot of a pretty girl in a bikini.

@absurddelight has inside information that this video won first prize in an ad contest, raking in a whopping $2,500 in cold hard check. Not bad eh?

Here are a couple of the avocado entries that lost out: animated business avocados here, falling out of trees. Sadly, the full archive has been lost to the march of time.

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MIT re-invents the wheel, for bicycles

Posted in art and design, science, videos with tags , , , , , , on December 17, 2009 by absurddelight

A smart phone controlled, energy saving add-on for your bike wheel.

Read more at the Guardian.

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Team America: Swear Along Event Live in NYC

Posted in funny, things to do, videos with tags , , , , , on November 17, 2009 by absurddelight

Sing Along, F— Yeah!!!

For anyone who likes puppets and cursing in public here’s an event for you. The confusingly located 92nd Street Y in Tribeca is hosting a participatory Team America screening.

Step 1: watch this video and memorize the explicitly complex lyrics.

Step 2: Invite your inebriated friends and relive your college days.

BUY TICKETS: Team America: World Police Sing and Swear Along.

And to get you in the mood, have a gander at this great photo gallery from the ridiculous movie here. You can see the puppetology, strings, and explosions in motion stopped glory.

 

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Conceptually Terrible –> Zen Bafflement

Posted in funny, videos, WTF with tags , , , , , on August 9, 2009 by absurddelight

Another installment of terrible You Tube videos that are so bad they’re like a dirty procrastination pleasure.

Please note the special effects, the costumes, the crisp recording of the audio track. There is talent hidden deep within this seemingly pointless debacle of film.

Like previous WTF videos posted on AD, XXX-Mas Kitten demonstrates that an amatuer filmmaker can, in fact, invest considerable time on a project, develop true technical abilities, and still churn out a video worth watching solely because it is so conceptually terrible that the mind freezes with confusion resulting in a kind of Zen bafflement.

Enjoy.

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A Big Waste of Time? You Decide.

Posted in art and design, business, neato, things to do, videos with tags , , , , , , on July 3, 2009 by absurddelight

OK, this is nuts. We know. But it’s captivating so indulge in some details.

Here’s the worlds largest model train set … apparently one of the biggest tourist destinations in Germany, so forgive us if you’ve already fallen in love with Miniatur Wunderland.

Exactly why is this absurd you ask? Mainly because it exists, but also because of how impressively thorough all the ancillary multimedia, behind the scenes tours, promotional products and business add-ons are. There are hotel and travel packages! Waiting time forecast charts! Good lord this is so German!

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

The projected cost of this alternate reality, when completed in 2014 is … take a guess? €15,000,000! That covers 850,000 work hours from 170 staffers, all carefully documented in weekly reports. More Wunderland in numbers below. But first, a few more pics! Continue reading

Exploding Snow Man in Slow Motion

Posted in accidental art, neato, stunts, videos with tags , , , on June 19, 2009 by absurddelight

In honor of the dawn of summer, here’s a video of an exploding snow man … in SUPER SLOW MOTION.

For all sorts of things in Super Slow Motion go here.

It’s a pretty thorough compilation actually, with gunshots, insects, water and even 3D videos in super slow motion. We recommend the explosions of course.

Link.

@absurddelight, cause why not?

This Baby is Destined for Greatness

Posted in funny, videos with tags on June 4, 2009 by absurddelight

Wow. Now that’s baby talk.

In another time priests would be exorcising demons from this little cutie pie. Instead, we think she’s destined for greatness as a linguist, musician or orator, because, damn, she sure can get a point across even if she doesn’t know a single word.

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