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Upskii 07-29-2005 04:19 AM


Originally posted by SushiBarMachine
so any new news on the project you were working on from before?
I'm cranking on Powerloafing during a break. I'll have more to report on the gig in a few weeks when they announce whether it's renewed.

We finished a Powerloafing episode, "Powerloafing en Español." None of us can speak Spanish, but we used an online translator for dialogue and did an episode completely in Spanish. It has been described as, "F'ing hilarious." It's in the line up at our Sneak Preview URL, which will be moved soon.

On a technical note, the site has been reformatted, so it works on all browsers now. Soon, we'll be switching to all Flash, and everyone will get the same high-quality user experience. We're also developing the worlds first "Loafing Newswire." The next version of Powerloafing will keep it at the forefront of loafing technology for an unparalleled loafing experience. Thanks to everyone who checked out the site, and for not flaming me for the blatant spam-like language in this paragraph.


Originally posted by Gogo
So I got B.J. Porter on my myspace and he put up a bulletin that he was having a birthday party at the Arclight on Thursday, May 12 and I was just wondering if you went and if you have any interesting/crazy party stories!
I was out of town. I didn't hear any after party stories of note, just that drunk girl who fell over a balcony and got paralyzed. She wasn't famous or anything, and didn't fall on anybody famous, so no story to tell. I did see BJ later on and wished him a happy birthday and told him he looked great for 50. He really does.



5InchTaint 07-30-2005 03:22 AM

My original post made no sense. This isn't much better.

Upskii 07-31-2005 05:40 AM

Damn, you edited it. Happy birthday! That was the drunkenest post ever. That shit was def jam poetry.

Pali 07-31-2005 09:51 AM

I enjoyed the latest episode a lot. By the way, things are pretty slow around here at the moment because most of our regulars are down or up in New York City for the Comedians of Comedy tour.

Quick question though, who does the editing? Can't see anything in the credits.

Tommy 07-31-2005 04:01 PM

You guys should do something like this:
http://video.google.com/videopreview...d=112284356 1

Heh... comedy.

Upskii 07-31-2005 05:52 PM


Originally posted by Pali
Quick question though, who does the editing? Can't see anything in the credits.
I do the editing in Final Cut Pro on a Mac G4. There are all kinds of special effects going on in the episodes, but it's not the kind of thing anyone would think to look for. The ceiling in Carl's reverse shot is digitally matted, and I use fast motion quite a bit. For the first 2 years I used a tiny percentage what Final cut was capable of doing. Then I took a Flash animation course and learned the concept of key framing and layers. I was lost in Flash, but I realized that you can key frame in Final Cut and it completely changed my editing. With layers you can do just about anything. For instance, I did this in Final Cut, (hope this works):

(I tried to attach an animated gif, but it ain't working in preview.

Upskii 07-31-2005 06:45 PM


Originally posted by Tommy
You guys should do something like this:
http://video.google.com/videopreview...d=112284356 1

Heh... comedy.

I'm excited about Google Video, and I'll probably post episodes there eventually. I'd rather watch powerloafing than a soft rock video for "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Crap, now I have that song stuck in my head. thanks Tommy.

ME!!!! 07-31-2005 06:47 PM

Have you ever tried posting it on Ifilm?

(If I look like an ass for asking this question, remember that I have no idea how the internet works.)

Edit: Are those guys playing ovens as drums?

Upskii 07-31-2005 07:04 PM

Okay, I've been trying to attach an animated gif but I'm too stupid, so I'll link it. I did this loop in final cut, and it's like 36 layers:


It's actully possible to animate in Final Cut, although there are better programs. I'm glad I was born in a time when this stuff is possible for the average jamoke.

Upskii 07-31-2005 07:30 PM


Originally posted by ME!!!!
Have you ever tried posting it on Ifilm?
right after I got the rights from Dreamworks we posted several episodes on Ifilm. Ifilm didn't promote it much, but they put the Star Trek parody "2 Boldly Loaf" on their homepage for a couple hours. It got 22 thousand views in a week, and knocked out the powerloafing homepage with the traffic. Then we took down the site and episodes for retooling, which took almost a year. This flash conversion is actually the 5th retooling of the site.

Originally posted by ME!!!!
Edit: Are those guys playing ovens as drums?
I didn't see it cause the Google Video Player ain't mac compatible. sonsabitches. wish i could see it.

5InchTaint 08-01-2005 04:18 AM


Originally posted by Upskii
Damn, you edited it. Happy birthday! That was the drunkenest post ever. That shit was def jam poetry.
Sorry. Occasionally, I write things in a chemically induced haze and go back and erase them. I enjoy creating things and then destroying all record of it. I find some type of solace in making something that I or others enjoy and then completely obliterating it. I am apparently a massive gaping asshole that should be avoided at all costs due to my exponentially increasing 'asshole' gravity and general lack of enthusiasm.

Citrus Mountain 08-29-2005 07:01 PM


Originally posted by Upskii
I didn't see it cause the Google Video Player ain't mac compatible. sonsabitches. wish i could see it.
Dang, and Gates wants to run them outta business too.
Maybe he'll figure out who's buttering his bread before apple and linux put it in his ear. Lets hope not.

Roddimus 09-10-2005 01:53 PM

This is what happens when I don't view this site for over a year and a half.
Sheer brilliance on this one!

Upskii 10-20-2005 05:04 AM

I haven’t posted in such a great while that I now have a long white beard.

I found an historical artifact that BUTM may want to keep in a jar of formaldehyde someplace in the BUTM museum. It’s the original ending to the “Blow up the Moon” sketch. I remember David made a rule early in the season that we had to write a finish to all our sketches, regardless of whether we ended up using it or not. This was a good rule, because otherwise writers would have turned in half-written sketches, saying “don’t worry, we’ll just link it. Bob will light a fart and fly out of the scene like he’s a human rocket or something.”

The original blow up the et cetera sketch had an ending that was jettisoned because the moon blowing up became a link itself, and led into great sketch by Brian where a boss is lambasting his workers and the moon explodes out the window, and Bob drops the blinds and continues yelling. So, from a word file last modified in 1997, I present the lost ending:

...another monkey! This one is from the circus. He does tricks, and he doesn't know sign language. He'll do the job - no questions asked.

Announcer V.O.
And now the moment of truth...

Tension shots: NASA technicians looking at monitors. Crowds of people wearing 3-D glasses looking upward.

Nasa Technician
Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, three and a half, two, one...

The monkey pushes the button, and food drops into a dish. A LOW RUMBLING EXPLOSION, as the camera shakes. The President is whisked into a pod which quickly clamps shut and drops underground.

Crowds run in horror, as flaming asteroids pelt them.
Stock footage: Tidal waves, hurricanes, earthquakes, imploding buildings and general destruction.

[b]Announcer V.O.[B/]
Whoops! NASA makes a slight miscalculation. Cities are turned to rubble, and billions die. Oh, well, back to the drawing board. NASA promises to look into the matter. Two Scientists are reassigned, and the monkey who pushed the button is put to death. America leads the clean up, remaining a world leader, now and always.




And, that is really what would happen if you exploded the moon in my opinion as an Emmy award-winning physicist. The moon’s gravity controls the tides, which would go all out of whack and slosh the oceans right over the continents, and then all the moon debris would be roiling around in a semi-elliptical orbit flinging meteors the size of Winnebago’s to earth for decades.

It would be complete and utter hilarity on a scale never before seen. I think that’s why if you type “blow up the moon” into Google, you’ll not only find this fine community, but dozens of website parodies whose principal joke has to do with getting rid of the moon in a way that involves explosives, as well as tens of thousands of blogs where someone has typed, “Hey, why don’t we just blow up the moon. :-)” It’s the joke that keeps on joking.

Anyway, I hope none of you were traumatized to learn that the monkey died. He had to go because the little cunt pushed the button.

CptPlanet 10-20-2005 05:53 AM

Hahaha that's awesome. I never cared for the monkey's smirk to begin with. Now a cocker spaniel, there's a sympathetic animal.

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