The hits keep coming — pun totally intendo, BOOYAH! — in this new video mixtape from YouTuber Robert Jones. Structured loosely around the emotional life cycle of illicit drug use (the excitement… the confidence spike… the crash!), the edit takes a detailed, nay exhausting, look at the consumptive habits of our favorite on-screen anti-heroes, highlights including the Milk Bar from A Clockwork Orange, Tony Montana’s mountain of nose candy in Scarface, and the goofball stoners from Half-Baked.
Did they miss your favorite clip? Let us know in the comments below!
Don Draper Says What, the creator of last year’s amazing “Baby Got Back” supercut and more recently, this Avengers/Breakfast Club mashup, returns with a new video that filters a cherished nerd classic, 1985’s Real Genius, through the surrealist stylings of Hollywood auteur punching bag, M. Night Shamayalan. What’s notable here is the edit’s focal shift, from the film’s hero-protagonist, Chris Knight (played to perfection by a dreamy, 20-something Val Kilmer exuding both wit and charisma), to his even geekier roommate, Mitch Taylor (Gabe Jarret), a sweet but awkward 15-year-old science prodigy. Their friendship powers the film’s narrative beats, but here it is corrupted into something darker, more foreboding, and shot through with uneasiness, thanks largely to the transformative power of selective editing and more importantly, the trailer’s dissonant score, which lends a degree of suspense, horror, and gravitas absent from the source material. (Also displaced to the periphery in Draper’s treatment are the brainy pranks and comedic sight gags — Knight’s amazing assortment of prop shirts, the film’s climactic, laser-fired volcano of popcorn, the New Wave study hall montage — that made the movie so memorable but this only enhances its effectiveness as a remix.) Brillz!
Our friends at We Love Fine have unveiled yet another awesome design contest, this one spun around a genuine, A-list comic book property, Marvel’s “The X-Men”.
Sitting in as one of two honorary judges will be a franchise icon, Uncanny X-Men scribe Chris Claremont, while the prize mix includes ca$h, gift certificates, no small measure of Internet bragging rights (read: your shirt will be printed!), and for the grand prize winner, an expenses-paid getaway to Comic-Con 2013 (BOOM! THAT JUST HAPPENED).
Embedded below are a few of the earliest submissions, all rich with promise. Speaking of submissions, the deadline to sub something is March 5th!
New at Shirtoid this week: a clever Ghostbusters tee that spins the film’s signature visuals — the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man, proton packs, Slimer, the cherry red circle slash – through a throwback, Looney Tunes-like filter. Here’s hoping that GB III remains stuck in development hell…
Fancy yourself a graphic designer? Flash your skills in our inaugural poster contest, themed this year around 1985’s Real Genius (naturally). The prizes – cash, tees, slippers – are modest but the glory is forever (and if we like your work, you might have the opportunity to design shirts for us in the future…). Click here or on the pic below for the official deets.
Yet another in a long series of diversions in an attempt to avoid responsibility…