IRL – In Real Life (Short Version) on Vimeo

A short film about taking the red pill.

“IRL – In Real Life”, is a short documentary looking at the time an individual can spend in the world of an online game, in this case, World of Warcraft. The documentary is a personal look at the director, Anthony Rosner, and his own experience from playing Warcraft.

This is the shorter version for film festivals, the longer version can be found here –

via IRL – In Real Life (Short Version) on Vimeo.


Politely refusing to talk to DHS checkpoints – Boing Boing

These are not the droids you are looking for.

Hugh sez, “Apparently DHS checkpoints nowhere near the border are a new thing. This video cuts together recordings of such encounters and citizens’ polite refusal to answer questions.”

Top quote: “Am I being detained?”

via Politely refusing to talk to DHS checkpoints – Boing Boing.

Mixing video mashups in the days before YouTube | The Verge

The Jonathan McIntosh collection includes a number of gems definitely worth checking out.  I haven’t heard EBN in years, but I remember the missing VHS tape I had fondly.

Social media may make it easier than ever to create and share a video mashup, but that doesn’t mean it invented the idea. Jonathan McIntosh has put together a collection of remixed videos from the pre-YouTube era, when viral popularity meant copying someone a VHS tape. The thirty videos all share a few common traits: subversive content, DIY production, and reappropriated source material. The earliest dates from 1941 and uses editing tricks to make marching Nazi soldiers appear to be performing a popular British dance of the time. Other highlights include Ronald and Nancy Reagan advocating illegal drugs in an address to the nation, a nightmarish mix of Winnie the Pooh and Apocalypse Now, and Sesame Street characters protesting police brutality to an NWA soundtrack.

Nancy Reagan does look remarkably stoned in this video.

via Mixing video mashups in the days before YouTube | The Verge.

“Ten Little Indians” anti-drug PSA, 1972 – YouTube

I wonder about the groups of kindergartners who thought this was the original lyrics.

This song is better anyway:

via “Ten Little Indians” anti-drug PSA, 1972 – YouTube.