The Soup Mines, elephant artists, Obama

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Soup Mines Here’s a very Don Hertzfeldt-esque webcomic that I just found and enjoy: The Soup Mines!

Do you know about the elephant artists from Thailand? They are elephants who can paint representational forms (well, some seem to be abstract artists). Mostly they choose to paint flowers and trees. But a few elephants can apparently paint fairly accurate figures (using their highly dexterous trunk, of course); better than most people could do without erasing. The eight-minute elephant painting video is worth watching.

I guess it was only a matter of time before something like this happened. See this music video: “I’m Fucking Obama.” It’s a clever political version of Sarah Silverman’s “I’m Fucking Matt Damon” song, originally written for Jimmy Kimmel. This one features Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. And for the sake of completeness, I should also mention Kimmel’s response song/video from February: “I’m Fucking Ben Affleck.”

“I’m Fucking Obama” is probably the best music video cut-up of political soundbites I’ve seen since “World of Evil” by Coldcut vs. TV Sheriff. Which is utterly brilliant, by the way.

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