Unaccustomed

Talk about the latest LRR video or discuss your past favorites.
User avatar
Matt
LRR Crew
Posts: 9742
Joined: 14 Mar 2004, 00:19
Location: Victoria, BC
Contact:

Unaccustomed

Postby Matt » 18 Oct 2010, 07:44

Coming home is almost as nice as going on vacation. Sometimes.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/2208-Unaccustomed

-m
Image

I am not angry at you.
User avatar
Dubious_wolf
Posts: 2761
Joined: 30 Nov 2009, 09:52
First Video: Mercenary Solutions 2
Location: My room eating YOUR cheese-its

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Dubious_wolf » 18 Oct 2010, 07:46

FIRST! [sarcasm]
No seriously I'm writing I'm writing.
I really enjoy this type of ridiculous back and fourth. where the "straight" guy is just as ridiculous as the comedic one, and they are discussing a topic that is absolutely outrageous. It makes me glad.
Where did you guys shoot this?
^( " )^
winner!
User avatar
concupiscentcrustacean
Posts: 308
Joined: 17 Dec 2007, 17:27
First Video: black box

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby concupiscentcrustacean » 18 Oct 2010, 07:48

It's sketches like this that make me fall in love with you guys all over again. The acting was great, everyone was spot on.

I also like the fact that the only other things paul had packed were a towel and starcraft.
"I studied the ancient art of Origami gun making, and i've folded a pistol out of purest prose. This is an Origami 45. The most powerful poetry in the world."
User avatar
Drinnik
Posts: 1976
Joined: 25 Jul 2010, 15:15
First Video: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/v
Location: Colchester, UK

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Drinnik » 18 Oct 2010, 08:04

It's the stinger that got me. I was giggling for like 5 minutes.
dackwards d wrote:You'd think that anyone in the sciences would at least be open to experimentation.


Image
Image

Image
User avatar
gcninja
Posts: 4698
Joined: 13 Dec 2008, 11:57
Location: Grand Canyon, AZ

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby gcninja » 18 Oct 2010, 08:10

It was the stinger that got me too.
"Is this a pair of woolen socks?!"
"OH SHIT!"
EJ wrote:Lyinginbedmon, I'm looking forward to when Paul or Graham reset your & Elomin's post count back to zero. If you keep it up it's bound to happen =p

Noblesse Oblige
Image
Buksvager!
User avatar
thunderkatz
Posts: 75
Joined: 20 Jul 2009, 12:51
First Video: Omnilingual
Location: Third Earth
Contact:

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby thunderkatz » 18 Oct 2010, 10:40

Even when I can see where jokes are heading ("...at my gentleman's area?"), they're performed and timed so well that they're still funny. Awesome video.
User avatar
Nanosauromo
Posts: 147
Joined: 27 Sep 2010, 11:20
First Video: Unskippable - Eternal Sonata
Location: San Francisco, CA
Contact:

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Nanosauromo » 18 Oct 2010, 10:41

Excellent precision F strike in the stinger.
User avatar
Master Gunner
Defending us from The Dutch!
Posts: 19383
Joined: 29 Oct 2006, 12:19
First Video: How To Talk Like A Pirate
Location: In Limbo.
Contact:

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Master Gunner » 18 Oct 2010, 11:16

Another UVic shoot, I'm guessing? I think it could have gone further, but it was still quite humourous, so I guess it worked.
TheRocket wrote:Apparently the crotch area could not contain the badonkadonk area.
Twitter | Click here to join the Desert Bus Community Chat.
User avatar
Tapir12
Posts: 2382
Joined: 24 Oct 2004, 19:48
First Video: Kei Kon 2004
Location: The Island

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Tapir12 » 18 Oct 2010, 11:25

You really have to watch out for the Blood Lycra these days.

MG, ya that was UVic.
Image
Things I like and maybe you will too:
AIESEC | Monster | Juuni Kokki | Vienna Teng | Guide To Canada
User avatar
Keab42
Posts: 6662
Joined: 27 May 2009, 16:38
Location: In England

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Keab42 » 18 Oct 2010, 11:29

Ah, I do love LRR vids where they take something ordinary and spin it on its head. Some good chuckles to be had whilst watching this one, the last joke before the credits fell a little flat for me, but the Stinger had me properly laughing.
Keab42: Keeb-forty-two Deal with it. @Keab42 | | +Keab42 | | Tumblr
User avatar
Danzama
Posts: 2891
Joined: 20 Apr 2010, 13:05
First Video: Wireless
Location: Exeter, England

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Danzama » 18 Oct 2010, 11:34

This is a Kathleen script, isn't it?

It was really funny to see Matt and Paul acting as though they were both high, totally excellent performance, guys.
Image
User avatar
Ottoman
Posts: 1860
Joined: 26 Sep 2009, 19:42
First Video: How to Talk Like a Pirate
Location: Rochester, NY

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Ottoman » 18 Oct 2010, 11:37

So, this is Paul's character shortly before Crime and Punishment then?

Stinger was excellent, Paul was Paul; nothing to complain about here.
An engine that both consumes and creates malice.
User avatar
Graham
Super Moderator
Posts: 15038
Joined: 09 Mar 2004, 19:37
Location: Victoria, BC
Contact:

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Graham » 18 Oct 2010, 12:45

danzama wrote:This is a Kathleen script, isn't it?
Nope, it says right there in the credits :D

I can write weird stuff too.
User avatar
Mad Madam Mimm
Posts: 2818
Joined: 14 Jun 2009, 12:30
First Video: Omnilingual
Location: Merry Ol' England. An almost interesting place. Almost.
Contact:

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Mad Madam Mimm » 18 Oct 2010, 13:42

Hmm... I... don't know.

It was good, performed and shot really well, and cleverly written, but... it felt, to me at least, like it lacked a point. Maybe I'm just more used to/comfortable with the "straight guy versus nusto guy" sketches, but this seemed a bit... meandering? "Unfinished" isn't the right word, but I guess I just felt it lacked something. But then, of the last month, this has been my least favourite video and it still made me giggle, so props to you guys.
Yaxley wrote:I think life occasionally needs someone to ask "Okay, seriously guys. What the hell is going on?"

2 Students, 1 Alien (1 cat, 1 blob and several supporting characters, not to mention weekly sillies)

Tap-dancing Transvestite Ventriloquist
Lisra
Posts: 355
Joined: 07 Dec 2009, 12:43
First Video: Commodore Hustle 4
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Lisra » 18 Oct 2010, 14:28

The sketch was good and the stinger made it great..

Kinda predictable in that something mundane was bound to be banned, but wollen underpants? That came unexpected. :D

Nice one.
Adulthood can go fuck itself.
I'm not a girl. (:
User avatar
RytelCSF
Posts: 644
Joined: 26 Jan 2009, 18:22
First Video: Son of a Bitch
Location: The Outskirts of Nowhere (Ohio)

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby RytelCSF » 18 Oct 2010, 14:53

I loved how the way to fix the cotton/poly blend problem was simply to cut the underwear in half.

Overall, it was silly without being over the top and fast-paced, with a nice, steady stream of humor. Good work.

I also share the sentiment of a few others in thinking this seems to be the same universe as Crime and Punishment.
User avatar
Mortech
Posts: 14
Joined: 06 Oct 2010, 12:57
First Video: Unskippable: Infinite Undiscovery
Location: MD, USA

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Mortech » 18 Oct 2010, 17:58

Similar to Crime and Punishment, although sillier, but the stinger really sold it for me (basically ditto on what everyone else said).

Also, was that a Right to the Source reference? Or maybe Unnatural Resources, since that was apparently earlier... or has the LRR crew simply had Minecraft on the brain for the past two and a half years? :D
Your friendly neighborhood LRRker.
User avatar
EikoandMog
Posts: 1134
Joined: 20 Jul 2010, 15:31
First Video: How to Talk Like a Pirate
Location: NSW, Australia.

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby EikoandMog » 18 Oct 2010, 19:06

Graham wrote:
danzama wrote:This is a Kathleen script, isn't it?
Nope, it says right there in the credits :D

I can write weird stuff too.

My first thought while watching was Kathleen but later I thought that it simply wasn't obscene enough to be a Kathleen script. When the credits rolled my questions were answered.

Anyway, on topic. This is the kind of absurdity and ridiculousness I love to see from LRR.
Image
User avatar
Metcarfre
Posts: 13676
Joined: 08 Jul 2008, 13:52
First Video: Not Applicable
Location: Vancouver, B.C.

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Metcarfre » 18 Oct 2010, 20:39

I'm with Mimm. I did truly enjoy the pounds/kilos joke though.
*
User avatar
Graham
Super Moderator
Posts: 15038
Joined: 09 Mar 2004, 19:37
Location: Victoria, BC
Contact:

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Graham » 18 Oct 2010, 20:55

The lack of a defined straightman was intentional. When you've written as many sketches as we have, you like to mix it up, and I personally love the occasional video set in a complete mad world.

It let's you really play with expectation when a character responds briefly as one would expect, only to immediately turn it on its head and for that new, odd viewpoint to be accepted by the other character.

This isn't a "defense" btw. Just an explanation of my thought process.
User avatar
Metcarfre
Posts: 13676
Joined: 08 Jul 2008, 13:52
First Video: Not Applicable
Location: Vancouver, B.C.

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Metcarfre » 18 Oct 2010, 21:01

I can appreciate that style, however I felt as though it didn't go anywhere. Funnily enough I thought it had lots of great 'jokes' though, which is interesting considering you guys (LRR) tend to qualify some of our criticisms as saying a sketch 'doesn't have enough jokes'. Or at least have in some of the podcasts.
*
User avatar
Lord Chrusher
Can't Drink Possible Beers
Posts: 8913
Joined: 29 Apr 2005, 22:53
First Video: Door to Door
Location: In England.

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Lord Chrusher » 18 Oct 2010, 22:00

I would have thought you could have found a passport to use.

Amusing video. Going through customs has become semi regular for me.
Image
We are all made of star dust. However we are also made of nuclear waste.
Remember to think before you post.
Image
User avatar
Slack Mesa
Posts: 421
Joined: 26 May 2010, 14:28
First Video: Green

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby Slack Mesa » 18 Oct 2010, 22:20

Graham wrote:
danzama wrote:This is a Kathleen script, isn't it?
Nope, it says right there in the credits :D

I can write weird stuff too.

You deserved that writing credit, and imma let you finish, but Kathleen had the best weird script of the year.

More seriously, though, is it just my imagination, or is the scrolling of the end credits kinda jumpy this week?
User avatar
WAYF
Posts: 546
Joined: 09 Sep 2010, 23:51
First Video: Unskippable: The Getaway
Location: Australia
Contact:

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby WAYF » 18 Oct 2010, 22:38

Ah, the return of the good old inverted perceptions. The stinger was hilarious, as were Matt and Paul's extremely straight-faced acting.
"My favourite song is 'Girl Panic!'... because girls make me panic... in a good way!"
- Simon Le Bon.
User avatar
LogicSword
Posts: 2149
Joined: 22 Sep 2010, 12:42
First Video: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Location: Sheffield, UK

Re: Unaccustomed

Postby LogicSword » 19 Oct 2010, 04:52

I'm on holiday in Houston at the minute, and going through customs was really irritating, I'm from the UK, and so therefore customs people have to interview me for far too long to determine that I'm only coming here for a holiday, despite having filled in all their wretched forms on the plane there, so this video was hilarious to me.

Great video, yet again :)

Return to “LRR Video Discussion”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest