Good morning, people on my Buddy List! Did you see this new web series called "INST MSGS"?
Here's the idea: they dramatize things they find on the web. And like most instant messages, that takes about 6 minutes and 35 seconds. They must be using an old dial-up modem.
This episode opens with a puppet making misogynistic remarks. Sounds a lot like a Comedy Central show I know!
But the whole 7-minute video isn't just puppets. That could be way too entertaining. The bulk of the episode is a reenactment of a Craigslist post. Here's their summary:
"My Women" is a Craiglist rant/ode to all the women an anonymous Detroit man has bedded. In our adaptation we've imagined our Craigslister as a photographer who remembers his past loves through the photos he's taken of them.
Okay. In other words, you took a moderately funny post from the Craigslist best-of page and made it into a student film. Thanks for "imagining him as a photographer," Spielberg. Instead of reading the original post myself in about 30 seconds, I get four minutes of stock footage and voiceover. It's like watching the wedding video for the marriage between myself and boredom.
If you want to give INST MSGS one more chance, check out more episodes at Revision3. Though the odds of me doing that are about as likely as me signing up for a new ICQ account.