Saturday, April 2, 2011
The External World
Watch this video produced by David O'Reilly called The External World. It will solve any existential crisis or incorrect assumptions about a caring universe a person may harbor. From the "Frisbee of Misguided Paternal Advice" to the violent and phallus-generating fax machine, the rudimentariness of the animation drives home a hopeful message about how meaningless our world really is. An array of animal characters are misconstrued as people having a sense of what is real in their world.
My favorite part is around 4:30 as a man receives his prescription labelled "Go Fuck Yourself." The pills immediately send him to a chemical nirvana.
When meaning is divorced from objects, the violence that befalls those objects becomes as meaningless as the objects themselves.
Posted by Andrew at 7:24 PM