Video Roundup: Not Just for Adults

Who needs Saturday morning cartoons anymore when you’ve got a high-speed connection and YouTube? The latest videos will bring you back to simpler times of lying on your livingroom floor in your pj’s watching Creature Double Feature (Bloc Party), Hannah-Barbera (Tullycraft), or some strange 60s-inspired Saturday morning programming (Mum), all the while your parents wonder how they ended up in the suburban trap they find themselves in (Editors) with their two cars (!!!) and meaningless jobs (The Weakerthans). Whether you’re more a kid or a grownup, you’ll find much to enjoy with this week’s videos:

The video for Bloc Party‘s latest song, “Flux”, revels in the low-production values of Japanese monster flicks, pushing them to the point of silliness without being too absurd — but hey, what’s that Cylon Centurion doing in there?

Bloc Party – Flux

Seattle band Tullycraft blend 50’s animation with contemporary themes in their latest video. Imagine Jane Jetson in fishnets… it’s a bit naughty but still very wholesome.

Tullycraft – Georgette Plays the Goth

There’s a long tradition of children’s programming penned by burnt out stoners, from early Bugs Bunny to today’s Teletubbies, andthis video for “Rhubarbidoo” from the latest by Mum fits somewhere in between:

Mum – Rhubarbidoo

This may not be overly suitable for kids, but there’s not much more fun than talking roadkill, as in the latest video from !!!:

!!! – Yadnus

Unfortunately, there are no rats in the latest video “The Racing Rats” from Editors, which takes on the much more adult theme of transcending suburban malaise, or something like that:

Editors – The Racing Rats

It doesn’t get much more adult than watching a video about bus driver, as in this recent video for “Civil Twilight” by The Weakerthans, but even public servants can occasionally rock out:

The Weakerthans – Civil Twilight

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One Comment

  1. mild-mannered canadien
    Posted October 25, 2007 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Love the songs and videos by Mum and Tullycraft!

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