Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bumps

I'm a proud if not confused fan of the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup. I'm maybe not so into the weird import japanime, but rather the reruns of Futurama and Family Guy, as well as the forcibly odd Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Sealab 2021, and Home Movies shows.

Adult Swim has these strange little animated segments before each show starts that are called "bumps." Maybe they're called that because they usually have some weird electronic music bumping in the background, or because they're so short (like 10 seconds) they're just a bump in the programming. Whatever the purpose, they quickly succeed at making you feel like you're a depthless, suited yes-man talking to an impenetrably pretentious art school kid living in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn. I'd also describe them as if you were watching a hybrid of a Aphex Twin, Beastie Boys, and Black Hole Sun-era Soundgarden music video.

Words are meaningless for describing video, so here's one I found absolutely hilarious for some weird reason. Maybe I was just really tired. It's this goofy looking giant robot dancing with a bunch of bikini-clad women to a ridiculous techno beat, but then something goes horribly wrong for no reason. Make sure you turn the sound on, and enjoy it if you can.

Click here for the video, or on the above picture.

4 comments:

Nate said...

It's times like these I'm really aggravated by my work's no-downloading-video policy. This post has left me most unsatisfied.

Brice Lord said...

wow, you must feel like a REAL loser.

Phil said...

you were probably just really tired. i do like that song though. remix 37 is my favorite.

Brice Lord said...

You would like that song phil. You and me, we're the same. There's no escaping your past.