We've had plenty of high-brow discussions of things cinematic here on the blog, from my recent list of great movie metaphors and over-hyped tracking shots to last week's deconstructions of why we love zombies and why we need horror movies. It's time now, however, to turn our attention to something less academic; to revert, if we can, from our usual post-graduate mentality to more of a post-sandbox mentality. Because I have something very, very juvenile to share with you.
They're called fart editions. A uniquely YouTube phenomenon, they're yet another species of movie mashup, in which popular films are re-edited by amateurs for purposes other than they were originally intended. (You might be familiar with the trailer for The Shining, for instance, cut to seem like a romantic comedy.) Fart versions take scenes from movies and edit fart noises into them at strategic or inopportune moments, and in their own stupid way, I actually think they're kind of brilliant. Here's a "fart edition" of John Carpenter's horror classic, The Thing:
I know, I know ... that was REALLY dumb. Here's another one!
If you think fart jokes are dorky, try combining them with Star Trek jokes for the ultimate in low-brow nerd humor. This one's called Star Trek: Lethal Atmosphere.
Not to be outdone, Matrix fans also found plenty of potential fart jokes in their favorite movie. (Be warned, at-work-viewers, Neo swears in the first three seconds of this clip.)
Smell you later, everybody.