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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Fear, Fans, Feelings, Fear Again, and Forklifts

Vine is a 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 comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

"Don't Be Afraid of Love"
By Jérôme Jarre

Jérôme Jarre is someone who is not afraid to cast unsuspecting ordinary citizens into his Vines and momentarily startle them for great comedic effect. Brittany Furlan also relies on the reactions of innocents for the humor in her some of her works, and isn't afraid to use attention grabbing props to do it.

"Pep Talk From My Agent"
By Aparna Nancherla

It is always amazing to me that any creature made of felt can get away with saying and doing pretty much anything and still be considered cute. Nancherla's agent clearly sets up a whole gag for he/she/it's own amusement, right down to positioning his/her/itself in front of the fan.

"Cartoons Have Feelings Too"
By Tom Deslongchamp

On the other hand two dimensional beings have it pretty rough. Animator Tom Deslongchamp is the latest in the field to manage his way into the main theater, despite his cruelty to his own creations.

"How to Read a Bedtime Bible Story to Your Kids"
By JoshDarnItk

Terrible parenting is always funny, provided that we never have to see how the offspring turned out from the chuckle-inducing horror.

"A Message About Forklift Safety"
By Thomas Lennon
Featuring Kumail Nanjiani

PSAs are also a big part of Vine. Thomas Lennon is new to the app, but apparently even more green behind forklifts. Kumail Nanjiani is a very smart comedian but ultimately too trusting towards men from The State who recently grew a mustache, and that is why he is now paralyzed.

Playing in Theater 2

LinkedIn For Pimps by Jeremy Newberger

Now it is a little bit easier for a pimp.

Sugar Cat: Dance Partner by Jamie Lee

Sugar Cat is finding companionship to a Beyonce song, as it was foretold.

Siri and Me Part 7 by Ridd Sorensen

Siri has a nasty sense of humor.

Punk Diaries: Episode 1 by Sad Hot Broad

You should never tell @abbythegroovy what to do on Twitter, because she is a punk.

The Transformation is Complete by Adam Goldberg

Adam Goldberg has returned to Vine, but it looks like he'll be recast for awhile by someone slightly more famous than himself.