Ctrl Shift Face is a master at making entertaining deepfakes. In this clip, he swapped out Elon Musk for actor Kier Dullea as astronaut Dave Bowman in 2001: A Space Odyssey, as he faces off against the HAL 9000 in a debate over opening the pod bay doors – further proof that Elon should invest more time in quality control.
Filmmaker Stephen Vitale and actor Miles Fisher poke fun at the political landscape by declaring none other than Tom Cruise as a candidate for the 2020 US Presidential election. He certainly has more experience saving the world than most people, so why not? Now about that scientology thing…
We’ve all misunderstood the lyrics of songs from time to time. These amusing coasters from Bright Beam Goods memorialize some classics, from “I’ll never leave your pizza burnin'” to “Rock the cat spa” to our favorite “She was a fax machine, she kept her modem clean.” Sold in themed sets of six cork coasters each.
Fans of The Office will be familiar with Michael Scott’s Magnum Opus, Threat Level: Midnight. As a tribute to the cheesy, low-budget film within a show, Rajveer Dhanak managed to cut together a trailer for a much slicker version, inspired by the Mission Impossible movies.
The clown prince of crime gets memorialized in t-shirt form, with this design by Demonigote and goliath72. Among the rogues’ gallery are Jokers portrayed by Mark Hamill, Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Joaquin Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Zach Galifianakis, Jared Leto, and the original comic book Joker.
Freelance motion designer James Tupper presents a cheeky animated glimpse into a small piece of the world of a freelance motion designer, as he creates and programs digital imagery, waits for it to render, waits for his social media views to tally up, then does it all over again.
When you make games that are as whimsical in nature as Nintendo, you’re bound to have some weird moments over the years. Nintendo fan Shiromi edited together a reel of some of the wackiest things that have happened to Mario, Link, and Kid Icarus and others over the years. Man, the 1990s were a strange time.
The consistently silly and entertaining Device Orchestra is back to perform another track, taking on Darude’s 2000 dance hit Sandstorm, played on an electric typewriter, some credit card terminals, and a pair of electric toothbrushes. The googly eyes mean they now earn union scale for their performances.
What would life be like if the material possessions we depend every day on simply vanished? Scorch Motion’s amusing animated short envisions just that idea, as everyday stuff disappears while in use, leaving its users in the lurch. We want a 10-minute-long edition now.
Meditation can be great for your mind, body, and soul. But many people don’t really get the concept and think it requires a clear mind and complete peace and quiet. But Tibetan Buddhist monk Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche straightens out that thinking, and offers a simple and effective way to meditate any time and any place.
Lewis Wake has taken a variety of clips from movies, and swapped out the music with other songs that play at a similar number of beats per minute. Some of our favorites are Back to the Future with Beastie Boys, Napoleon Dynamite’s dance with Cher, and Blues Brothers with Kaiser Chiefs.
Deepfakes can be used for harm, but they can also make us laugh our asses off. This clip from Dr. Fakenstein falls into the latter category, as he used the AI tech to swap the mustachioed face of Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) onto every character in the opening credits of Full House.
You can now own a soft and squishy replica of the face of the killer computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey, thanks to Master Replicas. When you squeeze him, HAL’s eyeball lights up, and he says one of 12 phrases, including “I really like you Dave. I know you would never plan to disconnect me.” Drops 11/2019.
(PG-13: Language) Michael Lukk Litwak’s lighthearted science fiction short film introduces us to the elite fighters of Alpha Squadron just as they lose one of their own to pursue a new life, and ends up with a team member without quite the same abilities. The low-budget, practical visual effects add to its charm.
(PG-13: Language) From the window-mounted baby cage to the beauty micrometer, our old pals Sam O’Nella Academy are here to school us on a variety of strange and not very useful inventions which found their place in society for brief periods of time, and thankfully are no longer in use.
Retro parody specialists Squirrel Monkey simultaneously poke fun at flat-earthers and other conspiracy theorists with this hilarious fake VHS tape that postulates that we live on a pyramid-shaped planet that was created by aliens, and operated by a secret Apple HQ at the top of the structure.
By all accounts, Terminator 3 wasn’t on the same level as its predecessors. But it did have some cool visuals and exciting action sequences. It also had one particularly amusing scene that ended up on the cutting room floor, and it explains why the T-800 looks and sounds like it does.
Back in 1986, the iconic “digital” character Max Headroom (actor Matt Frewer) would interview various celebs on his short-lived talk show. In this classic gem, he spoke with actor Rutger Hauer, who was at the peak of his career after memorable roles in Blade Runner and Ladyhawke.
Screen Junkies takes a few minutes to remind us of the mess that was Tim Burton’s reluctant follow-up to his 1989 classic, a Batman movie with very little Batman and two too many villains. Even Michelle Pfeiffer’s skin-tight catsuit couldn’t save this movie from being a faint shadow of its predecessor.
IMDb’s new streaming miniseries is a bit of a nod to Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, though the therapist in this animated show only sees troubled monsters as his patients. Among the voices featured are Kelsey Grammer, Eric Stonestreet, Aparna Nancherla, Ellie Kemper, Patton Oswalt, Adam Pally, Amy Sedaris, and more.