Thursday, April 04, 2013

An Ode to Pogo and David Lynch

Had to leave my four-year bloggish exile to share.
Admittedly, this video would be more effective if I didn't include an explanation here. But this is Pogo, famous YouTube remixer, who's pretty legendary at this point. In fact, he's so revered, he can get away with making this bizarre film-noirish remix of himself making faces and singing along with one of his own remixes of The Wizard of Oz. Anyway, his own video is only 97 seconds long. It's brilliant in its own right. But the truly genius part of the whole story is that someone inexplicably took it and reposted it on a continuous loop for ten hours straight. I'm about 13 minutes into the clip while I type this post, but it's the strangest thing; the more the clip repeats, the more it actually transforms from amusing (and slightly dark) into a truly nightmarish and existential exploration of the human condition. It basically becomes a David Lynch movie.
What do you think?

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