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craigdawg
Jul 22, 2004, 10:57 PM
This has to be one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

http://www.jibjab.com/

jimsowden
Jul 22, 2004, 11:16 PM
I think this is funnier:
http://www.gotlaughs.com/funpages/bin2.cfm

MacAztec
Jul 23, 2004, 12:48 AM
I saw those, but I like this more...

http://www.nerdie.com/starwars.html

MacAztec
Jul 23, 2004, 12:49 AM
THIS is the FUNNIEST thing I think, its hilarious


http://www.endofworld.net/

voicegy
Jul 23, 2004, 01:32 AM
This has to be one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

http://www.jibjab.com/

I wholeheartedly agree - I saw that a couple of weeks ago (jengajam.com - I vist them daily for gems on the web) and laughed out loud - brilliant writing and very, very nice animation. Takes a poke at both sides, which is refreshing.

As for the others, End Of World is a classic - cute and enjoyable. Rapping Star Wars held my attention for 12 seconds. The Bin Laudin thing is just so over....but the jibjab Bush/Kerry bit astounds me with its writing, choice of song, overall content and professionalism. Beautiful piece.

MongoTheGeek
Jul 23, 2004, 07:43 AM
This has to be one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

http://www.jibjab.com/

I love that. We passed it around at work last week. I loved the part with Kerry in the bondage getup and Bush riding the bomb down. I am not sure who comes off worse in it.

craigdawg
Jul 23, 2004, 08:59 AM
THIS is the FUNNIEST thing I think, its hilarious


http://www.endofworld.net/
That was pretty damn funny too.

belair
Jul 23, 2004, 09:04 AM
Crazy stuff.

I saw a trailer of this clip on the french News two days ago and this morning they showed a small clip on CNN. They must be pleased with themselves.

They did a great job on the animation and I like the fact they don't take sides.

themadchemist
Jul 23, 2004, 02:18 PM
they're all quite good...

Jibjab's is good except that Bush is really flat near the end. It's pretty excrutiating.

And the best thing about the star wars one is the warning about how it's "graphics intensive" and the suggestion that one should have a Pentium 2 to be able to handle its raw power. I love the development of technology.

Doctor Q
Jul 23, 2004, 03:59 PM
You don't have to see Spiderman 2, since you can watch this Lego version free!

The Peril of Doc Ock (http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/spiderman2qt.html)

Edit: I forgot to report the funniest thing about jibjab.com: My mom told me about it before I saw it here! It took a while for her to get up to speed on this "Internet thing", but now... look out world!

monkeydo_jb
Jul 23, 2004, 04:45 PM
End of the world was the funniest, in my opinion.


This one's not bad....


http://www.rightwingeye.com/

jimsowden
Jul 25, 2004, 11:04 AM
You don't have to see Spiderman 2, since you can watch this Lego version free!

The Peril of Doc Ock (http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/spiderman2qt.html)

Edit: I forgot to report the funniest thing about jibjab.com: My mom told me about it before I saw it here! It took a while for her to get up to speed on this "Internet thing", but now... look out world!
GOD! That thing is so stupid. How could they let the good name of spiderman be reuined by lego?

craigdawg
Jul 25, 2004, 01:08 PM
You don't have to see Spiderman 2, since you can watch this Lego version free!

The Peril of Doc Ock (http://movies.yahoo.com/movies/feature/spiderman2qt.html)

Doc Ock looks like Elton John. A pissed off Elton John. With tentacles.

themadchemist
Jul 25, 2004, 02:40 PM
GOD! That thing is so stupid. How could they let the good name of spiderman be reuined by lego?

How dare you?! Lego is far, far superior to Spiderman. Geez! The nerve of some people... :D

iLikeMyiMac
Jul 27, 2004, 09:49 AM
A Jibjab showdown
Bush-Kerry parody draws the ire of the music publisher that owns the Guthrie song.
CNN Story Link (http://money.cnn.com/2004/07/26/commentary/wastler/wastler/index.htm?cnn=yes)

bitfactory
Jul 27, 2004, 10:15 AM
A Jibjab showdown
Bush-Kerry parody draws the ire of the music publisher that owns the Guthrie song.
CNN Story Link (http://money.cnn.com/2004/07/26/commentary/wastler/wastler/index.htm?cnn=yes)

it's obvious satire/parody that's protected under fair-use.

no case.

Hemingray
Jul 27, 2004, 10:33 AM
Well, as you can probably tell, I was amused by "This Land." :D Good stuff! It's refreshing to see BOTH sides bashed for once.

MongoTheGeek
Jul 27, 2004, 04:06 PM
Well, as you can probably tell, I was amused by "This Land." :D Good stuff! It's refreshing to see BOTH sides bashed for once.

Yes. Even though I think W is a great president I laughed as hard at W riding the bomb down as I did at Kerry done up like the gimp.

dizastor
Jul 27, 2004, 08:30 PM
I don't know about you, but I have no desire to see Elton John's tentacles.

Thomas Veil
Jul 28, 2004, 12:42 AM
Okay, here's another one, with Will Ferrell playing Dubya:

http://www.whitehousewest.com/site/pp.asp?c=epIOISMDG&b=83985

Warning: the server's kind of slow...but it's still worth it.

Doctor Q
Oct 20, 2004, 01:07 AM
"This Land is Your Land" has made it to the iTunes Music Store.

iTMS link (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=25094846&selectedItemId=25094840)

Doctor Q
Oct 26, 2004, 03:01 PM
The JibJab DVD came out today, with "This Land is Your Land" and "Good to Be in DC!" They are free on the Internet, but if you buy the DVD you get a nifty DVD case with pictures and words on it. OK, not a great bargain, but I got one anyway because my friend lives near the office where they are made and got one in person from Gregg and Evan, the brothers who made it, this morning.

The back of the DVD case saysIn a blatant act of capitalism, the brothers who created "This Land" and "Good to be in DC!" purchased a reckless number of DVDs on their credit cards and put them up for sale on their website. "We're trying to milk this thing for all it's worth", said the brothers, who plan to use the profits to help finance their own movie.
Of course in only a week none of these silly election animations will be of interest to anybody anymore. Good luck selling these things, guys!

strider42
Oct 26, 2004, 03:49 PM
it's obvious satire/parody that's protected under fair-use.

no case.

not necessarily. If they are parodying the song, then its protected. if they are merely using the tune to parody something else, it could be considered infringment. Its not as cut and dry as it might appear.

Though the actual writer of the song could have cared less.

wdlove
Oct 26, 2004, 07:57 PM
They say that there is always a little truth in comedy. I think its a job well done. They treated both candidates equally. So no real complaint on my part, my wife always says they some humor is needed. :D