In Which We Crack Open The Egg Of Web Videos And Reveal A Technicolor Snack For You During The Strike

InterNetwork

by Tess Lynch

Without the internet, there is also no place for stuff like this.

I’ve not been terribly affected by the writer’s strike — partially because I just got TiVo for my boyfriend (read: also myself) for Christmas, so there’s a backlog of documentaries of weird illnesses and the like, and partially because I wasn’t, you know, working on a show that’s now on indefinite hiatus. I have some friends who have lost their jobs because of the strike; while that’s sad and all, it’s really not as bad as when we all start losing our minds because, after the episodes air that were in the can before the strike aired, THERE IS NO GOOD TV. Except Moment of Truth, my most highly-anticipated reality show/game show event since Temptation Island.

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Shameless kitten promotion

Anyway, now is the time to look to the web for entertainment, get some AV cables, and pretend that everything is fine, just fine. Here’s a starter list for some of the better videos we’ve seen on the ‘net, some of which are getting buzz and some of which aren’t yet; if you have more you’d like to share, please give ’em up in comments or through electronic mail (I hear that shit lands in your inbox IMMEDIATELY!).

I’ve listed the videos by name (the name is the link to their homepage, if they have one); the link to the featured video is below it, and if I really, really liked it I embedded the video IN UR BRAIN.

LET US BEGIN WITH AN INTRODUCTION WITH DAVID CROSS AND RICHARD BELZER:

A prime example of one of the “writers strike genre” videos, this United Hollywood video features otters, Richard Belzer and David Cross:

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NOW WE MOVE ALONG TO THE INDIES:

Polk Gulch Pile Up

Three dudes from the Bay Area who we like.

Glenn McClatchey: Office Wizard

See the video

Class of ’97

See the video

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Joey And David

TastiBurger

See the video

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Six Finger Fist

Thanks to James from Green Pea-ness for directing us to this goldmine.

Furious George (Props for the Lost clips.)

See the video

Warlord Wally

See the video

Sleeping With The Sensei

See the video

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Harpua500

Shout-out to Isaac Laskin.

Alien Stand-Up

See the video

Indiana Jones 4

See the video

The World’s Tallest Midget

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Max Silvestri

is, perhaps, our funniest friend.

Gabe and Max’s Internet Thing

Mystery Wingman Audition Tape

See the video

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The Brothers Nix

Mustache Melodrama

See the video

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Danish Rhythm

I’m in a couple of these, one that’s up and one that’s to come.

Acting Coach: Lesson One

Hotel Del Monico

See the video

And The Neighs Have It

See the video

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North Palm Wrestling

Army Commercial

AND NOW FOR YOUR GOODIES:

“Time To Pretend” – MGMT (mp3)

“Marquee Moon” – Television (mp3)

“Junco Partner” – Billy Bragg and Joe Strummer (mp3)

“Big Jet Sky” – Helio Sequence (mp3)

Tess Lynch supports the WGA and has been trying unsuccessfully to prove it by growing a beard.

PREVIOUSLY ON THIS RECORDING

Mr. Zornoza knows about your wedding.

Ms. Lambert crushing all over the Malkmuster.

Mr. Goldberg lends you this book.

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14 thoughts on “In Which We Crack Open The Egg Of Web Videos And Reveal A Technicolor Snack For You During The Strike

  1. I could have told you that. I wanted to go to that show for Yeasayer and Yeasayer alone.

    “Yeah it’s overwhelming, but what else can we do?
    Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?”

    Profound, dudes

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