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The next time you think to yourself, "Hey, I sure would like to have lived as a hippie in the 1960s," watch this video—sober—and realize that you'd have to dress like this. All the time. Seriously, why would anyone want to live through the Summer of Love? Oh right, because of all the sex and drugs and rock'n'roll.
Acid Punk rockers Bo Ningen crank their weirdness amps up to 11 in this demented music video from Marie Schuller. They've got it all: sexy naked ladies, rumbling burly guys, androgenous musicians, and lots of intense staring directly into the camera. Drop a tab, wait 30 minutes, and enjoy!
Remember kids, just because you have a golden fist, doesn't mean you can't rule with an iron one. Watch as a pair of runaways from The Village of the Damned grow up, get pretty, find wealth, and proceed to build an empire for the ages—all within an aircraft hanger.
A bespeckled bishoujo falls into a psychedelic world of dreams and must face a difficult choice: escape back to reality or assimilate into a mind-bending band of merrymakers.
Take a fun and fancy free tour of your subconscious in this delightful animated short. Because, really, who among us hasn't dreamt of 1000 Robocops dancing in order to awaken a Kracken while Emilio Estevez calls for the Flying V?
"Let's just pop back to last Tuesday," she says. "Oh don't worry about stepping on that lizard," she says. "It can't be that important." It can't be that important huh? WELL LOOK AT ME NOW! Bleeding, terrified, being hunted by my future-past self while trying to reconstruct a quantum timeline without tearing the…
I don't always eat my vegetables, but when I do, I prefer to pick around the cauliflower. What? Who wants to give that albino broccoli wanna-be the satisfaction?
I don't know what Bondibots are (I don't speak French), I don't know what they're supposed to be doing when not fighting their way across the galaxy, playing soccer, or jamming on gigantic guitars—driving old people around maybe?—and I really don't know what the hell is going on in this video. All I do know is that…
A shiftless bear wiles away his days with porn, video games, and more porn. But could the promise of IRL love be enough to drag him away from his 2D obsessions? Find out in this naughty animated allegory from Bruno Tondeur. The NSFW video is after the jump:
Jean Claude Van Damme is on a mission to discover what lies at the center of a Tootsie Pop. But this ain't no mission of mercy and he's certainly not going to let a bunch of psychedelic, animated woodland animals keep him from the truth—even if they do all know kung fu.
Between the light display, the gyrating performers, the overwhelming wall of sound, and that 1/8th of shrooms you just gobbled, sitting through a full concert without freaking out can be hard these days. But with director Giorgio Testi's wickedly tight cropping, your eyes and mind stay focused right where they should…
Throw that Pebble into a lake and punch off the Google Glass off your face, the next generation of wearable tech is finally here! The OMNIS POWERGLOVE (you gotta say it like that, copyright law and all) combines a slew of handy features like neural integration, holographic projectors, and subconscious mind…
Worried that you aren't good, smart, or attractive enough to find success and happiness and that you'll die pathetically alone, a washed-out neverwas from the middle of nowhere? That's because you aren't and you will—unless you buy these fantastic products!
He had it all—loving wife, good job, a home out in the suburbs—no wonder this former prince had trouble wiping that grin away. But the American dream ain't all it's cracked up to be. When his shrink prescribes a dose of "shake it up a bit," things get a little out of hand.
At first, you probably think its just some run-of-the-mill organic stalagmites growing out of the nice lady with the shaved head floating in an imperceptible black space. But no, in Relics, it's much, much worse than that.
Turn off the lights and put away your dabs 'cause it's time for a light show. This wild South Korean art installation traces paths of light along filaments abstractly stretched across a darkened room. Which would be so perfect for training Catherine Zeta-Jones in her reboot of Entrapment.
While Hollywood's storytelling only grows more stale by the reboot, independent filmmakers—often armed with little more than microscopic production budgets and a Vimeo channel—seem to have no trouble pushing the bounds of sci-fi cinema. Just look at this retrofuturistic gem from Joan Manuel Urquiaga Valdes.
The formula is simple: take one or more already successful intellectual properties,
shamelessly rip off some sick beats remix the soundtrack using an existing Kanye West joint, then just sit back and wait for the shitstorm of Kanye fanbois and haters to eviscerate one another's musical tastes in the discussion…