Flashback. It’s 1994, and you are sitting up late one night watching MTV. Suddenly, some whacked out music video comes on and completely grabs your attention. Hell, it does more than grab your attention. It slaps you in the face a few times to make sure you are awake, and then just attacks the senses. You are seeing things you’ve never seen before. Feeling things you’ve never felt before. You can feel your pupils widen to take everything in. You feel a small droplet of sweat form on your brow from the intensity of it.The video ends and you feel kind of tired, like you went on some unofficial journey to some far away land you had never seen before. You stand up to walk to your bedroom, but realize you are a little dizzy. THOSE are the music videos on this list. The music videos that made you feel like you were on drugs when you watched them. Or, in some instances, the music videos that made being on drugs even more fun. Pick your poison, people. We have something for everyone here. Please note, no TOOL is on this list because their trippy videos have been talked to death. Adore the band, and what they do visually is without par, but trying to bring some attention to some videos you may not remember or may never have seen. Also note, all videos are linked in the title of each entry, so click on the name of a video to watch it.
I imagine it must be pretty transparent that I like weird shit by this point in our relationship. All you really have to do is check out this site for an hour or two to know I have natural leanings toward the weirder, darker aspects of life. Why is that? Because normal bores me. Normal has been done to death. And really, what is spectacular about normalcy? Nothing. Normal people don’t make history. Normal people don’t burn themselves into your memory. It is the weird shit that stands out, so even if you don’t admit it as openly as I, you love weird shit, too. Seriously, why else would you be here? That out-of-the-way, here are five truly strange moments from movies. Moments so weird, they almost feel like they don’t belong in the movie, yet they are moments you never, ever forget.
Anyone who has seen the amazing Jim Henson movie, Labyrinth, tends to walk away from it thinking one thing. That poor baby. I mean, what kind of baby is AWARE it is in a movie and not actually surrounded by goblins? A child’s mind can not separate that what it sees may not be reality, so for the six weeks they shot this film, this baby pretty much thought that his parents were standing off to the side, laughing, all while he was stuck in the clutches of an odd man in spandex, and a bunch of tiny, demonic creatures. Though he has been in and out of institutions most of his adult life, I finally tracked him down and got him to answer a few questions for me. I am withholding his name per his request, and for the safety of all of us. I will refer to him as “baby” here, just because it is funny, but he is actually 26 years old now. Sorry if this gets a little weird, but apparently the film messed him up more than anyone could have predicted.
Lately, I have had the attention span of a five-year-old who just snorted some pixie sticks. So for me right now, music videos are the ultimate form of storytelling, because it is the only form of storytelling I can somehow make it all the way through. You add animation to the mix, and I am fully engrossed. The fact that I need to have stories told to me in four-minute cartoons for me to enjoy them should give you all some insight into just how f*cked up my brain is right now. Anyway, when the animation fits the tone of the song just right, it pushes both mediums even further. Here are the ten best animated music videos ever. If I leave one out you really love, feel free to post them in the comments.
Hey kids, do you take drugs? Well, you SHOULD! They will instill fake confidence in you that will allow to do things WAY outside of your means. Granted, they may ruin your life if you’re weak-willed and easily broken. And they could totally kill you, too, depending on which ones you do. But if you keep it to the simple drugs, like pot, you should be alright. As a matter of fact, drugs make this post you are about to watch WAY better. Hey, if nothing else, I keep it real.
I realize most of you already own this game on your phone (atleast those of you who have a lick of sense do) but I still feel like it belongs on this site. Robots and Unicorns? Yes please. Sign me up. I”ll take two. I’d buy that for a dollar. And so on…
I’ll admit, this one is slightly sexy, until you imagine this thing crawling at you, hissing.
Then it goes from oddly sexy to f*cking terrifying in an instant.
Hey, remember that show ‘Catdog’?
About the animal that had the top half of a dog, and the lower half was the top half of a cat?
Yes, she is kind of like that.
Plus, if you got into an argument with her, both ends would be yelling, and there is NO man who could win that argument.
So like I said, this one is way more odd than it is sexy, but still, this is the internet, so this freak is just as welcome as anything.
Hell, she is comparatively mild to some of the stuff that is out there.
The Troy character from the show Community is one of the greatest characters on TV. Equal parts nerd and jock, smart and insane, there is a piece of every one of us that can relate to Troy Barnes. And I feel nothing sums up Troy better than this gif, and I have no idea why […]