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Let me just start by letting you know that when I started this series, I didn’t intend to post so many so fast. Alas, it seems that people like them, so as long as I keep getting them sent my way, for the time being, I’ll share them with you!
This is going to be a two-fer. Thematically, they’re very similar. They’re also both definitely strange.
The first one, the Birthday Party, was sent to me by my good friend and Rocky Horror Legend, Larry Viezel. I don’t think anything needs to be said aside from “Just watch”. The second one, as you can imagine, was a straight link off the first.
To be honest, if “Spider-Man 3” were more like that, I think it would have been HUGE.
This next video isn’t anywhere NEAR as strange, it’s just odd mostly due to the facts that a) They’re at a pool? b) Tell me that Iron Man doesn’t look weird with his huge head?
…and there you go!
Oof….I just don’t even know where to begin.
So, I hesitated to share this on the site, which I’m trying to keep relatively “family friendly” in content, but I knew, once I started down the road of this particular post series, the lines would begin to blur very fast, and eventually, all weird, twisted, roads will lead you here.
Ladies and Gentlemen, you shouldn’t allow me to introduce you to, “Sloaches”. *facepalm*
During the time before youtube, there were few avenues to travel to find the truly weird and bizarre. Whether it be cult & indie films, shorts, or animation. Thankfully, however, I could always count on Spike & Mike to bring wonderous new cartoons to me with their animation festival.
Many, many great well-known cartoons and animators got their start on the Spike & Mike’s circuit (which would travel to art-house movie theaters across the country). Examples:
- Mike Judge got his start there, “Beavis and Butthead” premiered in the fest,
- Don Hertzfeld, famous for the Oscar Nominated, “Rejected”
- Nick Park, creator of “Wallace and Gromit” gained prominence with his short, “Creature Comforts”.
- Craig McCracken, who’s perhaps best known for the “Powerpuff Girls” and “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” started out as a festival staple with his fan favorite “No Neck Joe”
- John Lasseter, “Mr. Pixar” himself, became recognized with his short, “Tin Toy” touring the Spike & Mike’s circuit.
All these great things have come from that festival. But then again, for the more “deviant” minded crowd, there was the festival sub-section, the aptly titled “Sick & Twisted Animation Festival”.
This series of animations was special. Most of them were simply tasteless or crass, but some were downright disturbing. In 1998 we would find that none, NONE, were more so than “Sloaches”.
I will not describe it to you. I don’t even know that I could. It’s creator and “Clayboy” studio practically don’t exist online save for some trademark reports. I
n keeping with the relatively “safe haven” of this site, I will not directly link you to any of the uncensored or full-length “Sloaches” videos. As a matter of fact, I only found ONE short that was “okay” enough to allow me to feel comfortable posting it here.
So, I will first warn you, with the minor exception of this one here, THE “SLOACHES” VIDEOS ARE NOT SAFE FOR WORK AND SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED BY ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18. If you wish to search out the rest, my conscious is clear, I’ve warned you.
Without further ado, the “Sloaches Humanoids” eat pizza:
I didn’t intend to post another one of these so soon, however a friend of mine just posted this treasure on Facebook and immediately I knew it needed to be here.
I first saw this treasure on a compilation VHS that a friend of mine had passed to me. It was a sort of “community project”. Essentially, it was a video mix tape of odd shorts from parts unknown and clips from movies that were just particularly weird when taken out of the context of the whole. The project part of it was that if the tape was passed to you, you would make a copy of it, add your own piece, and pass it on giving instructions to the next person. (This was the early 90’s, it’s how we rolled)
Possibly the 2nd or 3rd iteration of the tape had rolled my way with this clip on it. I have loved it and it’s absurd weirdness ever since and now, I share it with you.
Behold the spectacle that is “Pickle Surprise”.
Today starts a new series of posts titled, as the saying goes, “WTF Did I Just Watch!?”, where we will thrill, confuse, and/or disgust you with some of the more odd videos found around the inner-tronz, err…innerwebz…err…Information Über-Freeway…oh you know what I’m saying.
So, the first video in this series, well, I don’t even know what it is, what it’s from, what’s going on, ect. All I know is that sometimes, anime gets weird…really weird…
Most odd is that I found this video via a link while researching clips for another article I’m writing.
So, without further ado, allow me to present….this…whatever it is: