Watch This: Splitsider Presents ‘The Exquisite Corpse Project’ | Splitsider
Comedy website Splitsider just launched a new digital distribution label ‘Splitsider Presents’ and their first release is the hilarious feature film ‘The Exquisite Corpse Project.’ Available for $5 over at their website.
Director Ben Popik gathered together his former comrades from the legendary sketch group Olde English and tasked them with writing a movie. The catch: each of the five writers wrote 15 pages and only saw the previous five pages of the script. He then shot the movie they wrote, as well as documentary footage of the writing process and all the drama that it entailed, and put them all together into a unique comedy.
I had an opportunity to see the move last night and it is really something special. Besides being extremely funny and charming, it speaks volumes about the creative process, collaboration and friendship. The way the documentary aspect mirrors the narrative they wrote is fascinating. The film becomes much more than a silly project, but rather evolves into a statement about human nature and relationships. You definitely haven’t seen anything like it.
Go get it. For real. You won’t regret spending the $5.
I used to love Olde English when I was in high school. I am actually really excited about this. Will definitely be spending the $5 to watch it this weekend.
This is what I feel like doing today. But instead I decided to be productive and come into work (which I regret). I really just want to be in bed, not dealing with anything right now.
(Source: butthorn, via thefacci)
Overly Honest Methods: Uncovering the hilarious truth behind how science actually gets done
Earlier this week, in a fit of comedic inspiration, a postdoc named Leigh tweeted a funny lab confession and included the hashtag #overlyhonestmethods. By the end of the day, dozens of scientists had joined in, and the result is nothing short of hilarious.
Science is an incredibly painstaking and difficult process, and in addition to being quite funny, these tweets pull back the curtain on just how human a process research really is. Some of them had me raising my eyebrows right after I finished giggling, because please tell me you didn’t actually do that. Others had me nodding sagely in agreement, because sometimes you drop a tube or run out of a chemical and the world has to keep on turning, man.
Check out this collection of 75 of the best, and Robert Gonzalez has picked quite a few gems at io9. What are your favorites? Got any confessions?
YES. But of course we are more professional in my lab… Some times.
Ok, I just have to rant a little.
People can harp on gun laws all they want, killers don’t really care about doing things according to the laws. No, I haven’t read all of the stories on the recent shooting, and I don’t have all the details, but I do know that the shooter did not get the guns himself. He took his mom’s guns. He attempted to do things the legal way, and when he was turned down he found another way to go about it. Please tell me how having more laws in place would have stopped him?
I am a pro gun kind of person. Maybe if the teachers had been armed then there wouldn’t have been as many fatalities. Maybe not. You can never predict what is going to happen, or what would have happend if something had been different. You can’t predict someones state of mind. If they’ve snapped, then they probably don’t give a shit if someone else has a gun or not. But I just don’t understand how making more gun laws would have stopped something like this from happening?