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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Cops, Criminals and Porn

Vine is the cool new toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges the masses to bring a little more laughter into this world. On Tuesdays we'll be screening five of the funniest shorts of the past week, until Vine is abandoned for the next new thing.

"I will not PLAY BY YOUR RULES."
By Al Yankovic

After decades of earning the respect of millions with his comedic talent and nice guy, in-on-the-joke personality, "Weird Al" Yankovic finally revealed to the public that he is as prone to egotistical behavior as any other successful musician, in this case firmly planting his feet in some poor, probably not famous person's driveway and refusing to comply with the one simple rule a sign asked him to follow. The revolution against a Minority Report type world was not televised – it was broadcast on the internet.

"Bottle Cops"
By James Urbaniak

James Urbaniak showed in "Bottle Cops" that he picked up on the obsession homicide detectives seem to have on uttering puns over a dead body from either his role as Dr. Roger Stern on one episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent or from his portrayal of one Wade Donato on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Or from John Mulaney's stand-up. Or from watching several day long marathons of the shows on cable like everyone else.

"New and Important Film Review!"
By Jacy Catlin

Jacy Catlin's review of Skyfall was derailed by his embarrassment of the ownership of the 1985 adult film King Dong, which according to IMDB was the first and last movie Yancy Hendrieth produced, directed, and acted in, making it a much more interesting subject of a movie review than another Bond movie. Unfortunately due to time constraints we were not privy to an examination of either.

"Hollywood & Vine" with Sarah Silverman
By Steve Agee

Seasoned Hollywood & Vine host Steve Agee managed to make his guest Sarah Silverman uncomfortable in less than six seconds with just one question. Whether this will lead to Silverman and all of the artists Silverman's talent agency represents boycotting Agee's talk show remains to be seen.

"I don't think he learned his lesson"
By Keply Pentland

Keply Pentland and friends put on a one act, one scene, three line play that managed to distill what its like to be in your twenties (and possibly thirties, forties, fifties…), and the pain it gives your friends and family who can see the forest through the trees but cannot articulate to you enough how dumb you truly are without upsetting your stupid, fragile mind. Pentland proves a classic adage to be true: holding up a mirror to an audience is best done with the mitten-covered hands of anthropomorphic animals.

  • Stacey Nightmare

    U forgot the Vines of Stacey Nightmare: vine.co/v/brX9au0dBAX