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The Pipe Strip
« on: March 08, 2017, 02:57:57 pm »


I think a bunch of yous guys have seen this already, but it deserves its own thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAh9oLs67Cw



I am in awe of how far they go with this joke. How does he keep going? This looks like a single take. This guy is tapping into something deep and personal and awe inspiringly sarcastic.

Is this man gifted or cursed? The ability to do what he's doing is a rare talent. The level of sarcasm he wields actually transcends sarcasm. What is the tradeoff for this power? Is he like a savant, who can just do this one thing perfectly? Or is everything he does just as beautiful and perfect?

One of the things that's so brilliant about this is how straight he's doing it. It's a comedy video but he's carefully avoided making any ancillary jokes or absurdities. He's so intense, unwavering. Laser focused on exploring this joke out past the fringes of all meaning.

The Philip Glass score is p e r f e c t


This video is like when you repeat a word so many times that it loses all meaning. And he's elevating that confusion into a holy moment.


I have watched the whole thing about 1.5 times now and it keeps getting better.


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Re: The Pipe Strip
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 03:22:39 pm »
It is truly an epic journey into the mind; taking a simple joke and deconstructing it past all meaning.

It's one of the best things I've seen in a long, long time.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: The Pipe Strip
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 11:49:54 pm »
This channel was active back in 2007 and then took a literal 9-year hiatus. There are a few videos before this one after the break, but I want to understand the creative mind(s) that produced a brief but intense burst of "Garfield live action enactments" as a schtick, vanishes for nearly a decade, and comes back with this magnum opus.

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Re: The Pipe Strip
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 04:06:54 pm »
This channel was active back in 2007 and then took a literal 9-year hiatus. There are a few videos before this one after the break, but I want to understand the creative mind(s) that produced a brief but intense burst of "Garfield live action enactments" as a schtick, vanishes for nearly a decade, and comes back with this magnum opus.

Yeah I remember seeing the catbrush video around then, I was still in college. I like to think it was 9 years of meticulous research for this video.

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Re: The Pipe Strip
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 05:47:36 pm »
The lasagna cat format is that they do a live action reenactment of a poignantly unfunny Garfield strip. Then they do a quick little video about that strip.

This one.... is not safe for work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-ooCnZviZ8


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Re: The Pipe Strip
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 05:49:57 pm »
Another stroke of brilliance from the lasagna cat people....

When they announced that they were gonna make new videos, they posted this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN7LQNDkobA


In that video, they tell viewers that if they want Lasagna Cat to come back, they should call this 1-800 number. They'll hit a voice mail box. The video asks viewers to leave their name, and the number of sexual partners they've had.


In a stroke of evil brilliance, the Lasagna Cat account then posted this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmoMO66uPg&t=186s

That's a 4 hour 40 minute video where they dumped everybody's sexual history right out there in public.

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Re: The Pipe Strip
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 03:54:08 pm »
Another stroke of brilliance from the lasagna cat people....

When they announced that they were gonna make new videos, they posted this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN7LQNDkobA


In that video, they tell viewers that if they want Lasagna Cat to come back, they should call this 1-800 number. They'll hit a voice mail box. The video asks viewers to leave their name, and the number of sexual partners they've had.


In a stroke of evil brilliance, the Lasagna Cat account then posted this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgmoMO66uPg&t=186s

That's a 4 hour 40 minute video where they dumped everybody's sexual history right out there in public.

Holy shit.

This is just amazing.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: The Pipe Strip
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2017, 03:58:18 pm »
It's oddly mesmerizing.
Im guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk, Charles Wick said. It was very complicated.


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Re: The Pipe Strip
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2017, 02:30:13 pm »
I finally made time to watch this over the weekend. It's utterly, fantastically absurd, and I love it.