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Friday, March 31, 2006

"Look at the teeth on those comb"

Here's a story I wrote about a super cool festival coming to Cranky Pat's in Neenah on Monday. You should check it out, dudes. The show and the story, I mean.

If there is a bad public access TV show, an incriminating home movie or laughably unmusical music video in your past, the Found Footage Festival is your worst nightmare.

For the rest of us, it’s a comedic dream.

The Found Footage Festival, which comes Monday to Cranky Pat’s in Neenah, is a collection of unintentionally hilarious corporate training films, celebrity workout videos, religious shows and other visual oddities “that just make you say, ‘Why did they decide to commit this to video tape?’” said Nick Prueher, a New York City documentary filmmaker who curates the festival with Joe Pickett and Geoff Haas.

Audience members might wonder why or how some of this stuff ended up on video, but they won’t regret it. Memorable lapses in bad taste occur frequently over the course of the show’s 90 minutes, with unlikely stars emerging from the fuzzy footage. There’s Jack Rebney, an RV salesman whose inability to recite simple dialogue for a commercial was thankfully preserved in a series of expletive-spiked outtakes. There’s John and Johnny, a pair of manic hosts for a Wisconsin-based home shopping network who talk about shaving kits with an enthusiasm normally reserved for the Second Coming.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jen said...

That was some funny stuff.
My entourage is happy we went.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

My entourage are happy we went?

10:48 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Are/Is?
Whatever.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and you want to be my grammariticion...

12:53 PM  

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