The Late Movies: Surreal Fun with Mary-Kate and Ashley

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are all grown up now, and they seem to have shed most of their little-kid image (by engaging in lots of tabloid fodder and taking pseudo-shocking roles in various indie films), but there remains an absolutely staggering amount of childhood-era MK&A material out there, when their many videos were crazy popular among the under-12 girl set. So what to do with it all? If you're like these video-makers, the answer it obvious: make freaky, trippy Youtube videos with them. So everyone lick a hallucinogenic toad and let's get started!

Boingboing recently alerted me to this amazing find, a slowed-down version of the Olsen Twins' "Pizza Song." We've all learned that slowed-down Justin Beiber becomes Sigur Ros. This video demonstrates that slowed-down Olsen Twins is just plain nightmarish.

It's an excerpt from this ten-minute mind-bender, itself an excerpt from You're Invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley's Sleepover Party!

Many of you may be familiar with Mr. Plinkett and his amazing series of hour-long, profanity-filled reviews of Star Wars movies. But do you know how Mr. Plinkett got his name? It happens in this suuuuper freaky video he made before he started reviewing movies, in which an insane man comes to believe he's trapped inside Mary-Kate and Ashley movies. Warning: some profanity!

Everything is Terrible made a video starring the Olsen Twins not long ago -- all about STRESS!

EIT HOLIDAY SPECIAL PART 2: STRESS! from Everything Is Terrible! on Vimeo.

And let's be honest -- you don't have to mash up or slow down Olsen Twins videos to make them surreal. They just are.

They're trying to scare me, and it's working.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead

Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]


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