THE EYEBALL: Shorties

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Hey Eyeballers. I haven’t had the patience to watch anything over an hour long recently. I take that back. I watched Babe with my son a couple weekends ago and as always got choked up at the end. I am a total sucker for talking swine who defy expectations.

All my indie cred just went right out the fuckin’ window.

The filmed entertainment I’ve been thinking about most is a short piece, some would call it a “music video” by the band Matt & Kim. It’s them getting naked in Times Square, with all their controversial bits blurred out. It’s not really their nudity that makes this video so compelling so much as their expressions once they’ve disrobed and are staring up in awe at the lights and jumbotrons. These could be the expressions of our homo erectus ancestors had they ever invented a time machine to transport themselves to 21st century New York City. Plus, I like the song.

Another little movie I stumbled across today was this little gem. Also starring a couple, also featuring a 360 camera shot, but fully clothed.

Stop Motion | The Long Haul from DUMAIS on Vimeo.


Ryan Boudinot is the author of the short story collection The Littlest Hitler (2006) and the novel Misconception. He was a DVD Editor at Amazon.com from 2003 to 2007. His work has appeared in McSweeney's, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and other journals and anthologies. He lives in Seattle and teaches creative writing at Goddard College's Port Townsend MFA program. More from this author →