January 6, 2009

THX 1247 (The Shittiest Christmas Gift Ever)

This is the first (and worst) video I ever had a hand in. It stars a bunch of my High School friends and the fat version of me, and as much as I'd like to deny it, none of it is intended to be funny. The ridiculous title, horrendous dialogue, even the glaring editing gaffs are all things that seemed like a good idea to our acne-riddled brains.

If you can keep that in mind, I think you might enjoy watching this nearly half as much as I do. Watch it quick, before Youtube takes it down for its FLAGRANT copyright violations! Apologies in advance to Our Lady Peace and Moby.

13 comments:

  1. Lol it is great to see a video from your past Mr. Swaim. I never imagined you to be a slightly gawky & chubby youngster, I always imagined you to be the well composed & hilarious person you are today. Keep up the amazing work can't wait to see more S.W.A.I.M. episodes.

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  2. Swaim is basically Jason Bourne.
    Man I wish I had friends like that in high school. I would pay to see a sequel, even a remake. Or a trailer.

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  3. it's not terrible, for what it is. Surprising production values for a bunch of teenagers. Tho I'm deeply disturbed that this is teenage boys' greatest fantasy and that you kids were running around filming this stuff while kids were shooting up their schools every other week...

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  4. Honestly, first I read your artistic game blog and see Katamari. Then, I read your open plea to Michael Cera on doing the AD movie. Now I find out that you used Our Lady Peace in a movie you made in high school. The mere fact that you use everything that I love as material makes me an even bigger fan of yours than when I had just seen SWAIM on Cracked.

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  5. This made my day. I totally know how you feel on the not-meant-to-be-funny-but-is front. When I was in high school I made a remake of all 6 Star Wars movies and it was more than a little sad. But it's really great that someone as talented as you was just as awkward as us in high school.

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  6. ummm it wasnt too bad until about 5:50 where it started to get really awkward especially with that guys evil laugh but the gun shot was quite nice with the ketchup up the wall

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  7. You really didn't find ANYTHING funny about this at all when you guys were making this? Not a single thought came into your head thinking that it had just a tad of humor? Well I guess its better than the stop motion videos I used to record as a kid of a businessman that looked an awful lot like a toy soldier who constantly failed at being a stunt man by being horribly injured or killed.

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  8. I like it! It's funny (although not meant to be), It starts off with one of my favorite OLP songs, and it's every guys fantasy to be a spy. I say well done!

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  9. 7.12! The laugh! Oh the laugh! This is brilliant! It's supposed to be serious, but that's what makes it hilarious! Swaim, you sir, are a legend. Cracked is nothing without you! NOTHING!

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