Friday, January 17, 2020

This Is Your Brain on SCIENCE!!!

Poking around the t00bz, I found a video of what might be the greatest experiment in the history of science... a study of the effects of drugs on the web-building ability of spiders:





I love how the bone-dry delivery early in the video sets the viewer up for the uproarious joke that follows. This is a perfect example of deadpan snark. There are other 'Hinterland Tales' videos of a similar... uh... nature, so it seems like I've found yet another timesink.

3 comments:

bowtiejack said...

Great find!

emjayay said...

I think there was actual research with spiders and LSD etc. Apparently this satire video is from 13 years ago. The guy doing the voice over has the voice of a 1960's nature film and the opening music is appropriately scratchy etc.

Apparently the source is Andrew Stuthers. There's a LOT more there:

https://www.youtube.com/user/apeman888/videos

I just watched this one, a combination of old and fake old footage and an insane dreamlike surreal story line.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc7SgyMbTUs

As one commenter wrote "What did I just watch"

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Those are uproariously funny, and the flatness of the delivery is perfect.