Ken Cope sent me this link to Pirate Baby’s Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006.
He did not tell me to drop acid before watching it, and he could have at least warned me about the epileptic seizures I’d be having near the end (the ending itself, though, is beautiful).
And what’s with all the hostility towards cephalopods?
Michael Bains says
Dude! How’d you get through it w/o smashin’ the screen?
That was deeply weird.
Datsun 180B Monster Truck!
Good Lord, PZ, is this what grading papers does to you? I was constitutionally unable to watch it to the end. What’s the point?
Sheesh, old style video games on speed…. I kept waiting for Ms. PacMan to make an appearance.
It just goes to show that while you can never trust an octopus, a squid is always cool.
Kristjan Wager says
Uhmmmmm… slightly political incorrect? I like the exploding pregnant women.
I believe that all the monsters are zombified, so it’s not hostility towards cephalopods and pregnant women, it’s hostility towards the undead.
And acid? Like the ending of 2001, it’s weird enough without needing to deplete your stash, surely?
Wow. Just wow. A video-arcade fever dream, circa 1986. Would have been perfect if he’d used the garish color palette of the genre instead of the B/W of pre-WWII cartoons.
Actually, the first time I saw this, linked from boingboing.net, it was described as being in the style of an side-scroller video game for the early Macintosh. Which, as you recall, had a monochrome screen…