Three Opinions

We love Eric Herman’s songs and these online music videos, but perhaps our all time favorite is this one about three gentlemen of the high seas. Not only is this a great song, but the animation is fun even with its simplicity.

Perhaps the best thing about this is the moral of the story. Who knew?

Somebody get that monkey a spatula right away!

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A Fable, a Culprit, and a Winner!

In the 2008 season of the San Jose 48 Hour Film Project, one of the more exotic genre choices was “Fable.” The team that made this movie drew it and needed to figure out how to use their best location (a Catholic Church in Alameda) to fold into such a story.

Their cinematography and interesting performances by their cast made this a City Winner.

We always liked frogs – so maybe this was really a Tragedy.

Love and Peanut Butter

In the first San Jose 48 Hour Film Project, the competitors were instructed to use peanut butter as a prop in their 48 hour movie. This led to assaults by peanut butter, atomized peanut butter being sprayed over the mayor, a death by falling peanut butter jar, and one of our favorites, the creamy spread being used as an aphrodisiac.

Don’t try this in your real-life relationship.

Not Quite Terrifying

…this might be the first glimpse I had of the new world of web series.  I know I was not the only one to wonder what would happen if Darth Vader’s brother had a terrible job at a supermarket as an assistant manager.  You may enjoy this series too.

This series is in its third season now. I’m a little jealous of these guys. But I’m glad they’ve taken this concept and built it into a very successful franchise.

Where It All Began

When we consider the factors that contribute to a great web series, we have to admit that one of them is simplicity. Mr. Deity uses pretty basic production values and focuses its effort on exceptional writing and great comic delivery. It takes a lot of guts to cast yourself as The Almighty, but it sure is funny when you get it right.

We sometimes offer this next episode as a great starting place for people new to the series.

It’s likely that the series creator (and star) Brian Keith Dalton will roast in hell one day, but he’ll have a lot of fans when he gets there! Besides, he really digs the decorator (and boss).

What’s worth watching online?

Did the world really need another WordPress.com blog?

Perhaps not, but I’m using this one to aggregate mentions of online content that I like.  There are several obvious suspects, and I’ll link to many of them right away.

I think that as I build this content stream, I’ll find a bunch of other sources of great content that will show up well here.  Let’s take a look…

Trust us, this is worth your 4 minutes