Friday, May 11, 2012

Fun with Shorts

I'm going to try and start a new feature on Project Savior, who knows how well it will go.

One of the quotes that really inspires me is this:

Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. - Apple's 1984 commercial "Think Different"

I'm going to start reviewing the works of the crazy ones. The ones who see things differently.

To start off, I'll look at the works of Josh Way.

If you're a MST3K fan, you will love his work. If you aren't you'll look at this short and go, “huh?”

MST3K (Mystery Science Theater 3000) riffed really bad movies. Later the team started rifftrax and make sound tracks that pick on popular movies.

Josh Way is a fan who started doing his own riffing of Public Domain Shorts. I find them super funny. So I will review them.

Fun With Shorts: Tomorrow’s Drivers, Narrated by Jimmy Stewart!

The short itself:

The big thing about this Jam Handy production is Jimmy Stewart must have owed someone a favor because he does the voice over. A big win for Jam Handy and whatever students and teachers that had to watch this thing. A bit of a loss for people making fun of it. Stewart does manage to bring what would be a horrible short up to mediocre.

Josh's riff:

Josh has fun with this, but the short isn't as bad as most Jam Handy Productions. So he has less to work with. My favorite line was:

Stewart: The club gives the older boys a place to release their youthful energy.

Josh: Eewww!


Josh makes this short funny, but since the short is mediocre instead of dreadful it's not the best Fun with Shorts. Still it's entertaining.

In the coming weeks I'll review some of the ones that were a lot funnier.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE

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