Tuesday, February 09, 2010

4-MINUTE JUPITER MENACE!



I like to think of The Tubes video, which is inexplicably tacked on the end of this tape, as the afterlife.

24 comments :

Dremade said...

If my fragile little existance is going to come to an abrupt end, I would want it to be because of Jupiter's Bumpin' and Grindin'.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Battlefield Earth come out in the year 2000? So I guess they were at least half right about the global cataclysm.

Craig said...

that was painful. i've seen every atheist parody and every one of your videos. that was terrible-ly good.

i make popcorn before watching everthingisterrible.

Anonymous said...

That Tubes video was on the end of the Monty Python at the Hollywood Bowl video I rented back when I was in high school. What the hell is that guy doing with that squid at the end?

Arlin said...

that was a masterpiece

Christopher said...

Best EIT video of 2010! The bar has been raised very high with this one.

Heather said...

"...destruction...and death." And eyeliner. And mustaches. Many, many mustaches.

Anonymous said...

If anyone's curious the militants shown in this video had their compound raided in 1985 and its leaders were arrested.

I believe they disbanded after that, but I could be remembering things wrong.

Anonymous said...

To explain, The Tubes were one of the first bands to release video 'albums' (this was pre-MTV) and promos for their video (cleverly titled "Video") were common at the end of tapes back in those days before the end of the world.

Anonymous said...

Hey! It's actor George Kennedy -- the Breathasure spokesman!

Marty said...

What? No 2012??!! I figured the guy in the eyeliner wouldve mentioned that much!

And watching this, in my opinion, made Cormac McCarthy's The Road look like a 3 Stooges short! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I thought that was the Skipper at first, haha

Grrg said...

So, the music underneath the opening credits (based on the few seconds we hear) is a paraphrase (just rewritten enough to not incur royalties) of "Mars, Bringer of War" from Gustav Holst's The Planets, even though the video is about Jupiter. Presumably "Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity" didn't strike quite the right tone.

Henry Horker said...

Brilliant. I think I just had a cataclysmic event in my pants.

Victor Serge said...

Early contender for best EIT of the year.

Scary these rightwing nutbars are still around and looking for another excuse for apocalypse: 2012, the IPCC, Mexicans, etc. Any excuse to justify a fascist post-crash dystopia... I mean, to wear kohl.

Aabra said...

I kept expecting eyeliner boy to say "You have failed us, Torgo. For this you die!"

Heather said...

Aabra: Now that you mention it...! Needs Torgo music, too.

Anonymous said...

You know what would have made the ending of this even more fitting than "The Tubes Video"? If you also included that lengthy crawl of titles "Also Available from Thorn EMI Video" with the bad elevator music. Now THAT Would have been Terrible!

Golden Boy said...

Fee and the boys WERE the future.

Walking Deadman said...

"where they will wait in their ship, until it's safe to return. then they will start their community.....and call it Philadelphia".

Yep, knew it. That's where the apocalypse starts.....makes total sense.

Anonymous said...

I just want a clip of that psychic, his eyes are so dreamy. Any chance of finding out more about him? He's totally got a Rasputin vibe to him.

Anonymous said...

Hey, W. Bush was elected in 2000. Let's not be too hasty to judge.

Anonymous said...

Jupiter...bumping and grinding with Uranus...Not so big of a surprise there.

4 minutes of the most insane and devout people of a belief that existence will end because of the gas giant that is doing nothing at all...Wow, I'm blown away in amazement!

Also, that addition of a music video snippet at the end was icing on the cake. Kinda catchy, by the way.

Anonymous said...

Good to see clips of "St. Helens" intermixed at the end. Awful, awful movie. Thank god it was remade as "Dante's Peak."