Art Fag City at NYUFF’s Tube Time

by Paddy Johnson on April 7, 2008 · 24 comments Events

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“I Sell Computers” by Canadian comedy troupe The Frantics. The group is said to have influenced Kids in the Hall. This video obviously draws inspiration from Devo.

Not that I don’t think anyone could have won Saturday nights drunken youtube free for all at the NYUFF’s Tube Time, but it does seem clear that “anyone” wouldn’t have included me. I have no instincts for estimating the taste of aggressive crowds, which is to say, I managed to make it to the 2nd round despite three or four needless recheers and the fact that Edith Zimmerman of the L Magazine proclaimed the above video boring, but was eliminated shortly thereafter when this breast examination video failed to please anyone. I thought it was hilarious?

I’m officially a bad blogger as I have no idea who won (help me out). I can however report that Ben Coonley is responsible for the best NYUFF Tube Time promo yet. That video below.

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  • http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/ L.M.

    Many years after this, Paul Chato ended up owning Electramedia, a new media production company (I did some programming for him)

    And yes, I want to know who won too. (that promo is brilliant)

  • http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/ L.M.

    Many years after this, Paul Chato ended up owning Electramedia, a new media production company (I did some programming for him)

    And yes, I want to know who won too. (that promo is brilliant)

  • Art Fag City

    you mean the web developers? It looks so corporate…

  • Art Fag City

    you mean the web developers? It looks so corporate…

  • http://thelmagazine.com Edith Zimmerman

    That wasn’t my video–this is the one that I lost on: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5woNs9WRE

  • http://thelmagazine.com Edith Zimmerman

    That wasn’t my video–this is the one that I lost on: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5woNs9WRE

  • Art Fag City

    yea, the breast examination was the one I lost on, but the shopping blooper isn’t bad, it just seemed like a lot of people had seen it.

  • Art Fag City

    yea, the breast examination was the one I lost on, but the shopping blooper isn’t bad, it just seemed like a lot of people had seen it.

  • http://thelmagazine.com Edith Zimmerman

    Whoops, I misread. As soon as I see my name I think everything that follows is about me.

    Also, my memory of the evening is a little cloudy.

  • http://thelmagazine.com Edith Zimmerman

    Whoops, I misread. As soon as I see my name I think everything that follows is about me.

    Also, my memory of the evening is a little cloudy.

  • Art Fag City

    ha! I’m sure most of the audience has a pretty cloudy memory of the event!

  • Art Fag City

    ha! I’m sure most of the audience has a pretty cloudy memory of the event!

  • http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/ L.M.

    How could Home Shopping Blooper lose???

    Yes Chato is a web develoloper now. I worked off-site work for him in ’98. He had that habit I’ve noticed before in professional comedians, whenever I said something funny, he’d look surprised, seriously note that I was funny and then he’d laugh.

  • http://www.gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com/ jmb

    events like these always leave a funny taste in my mouth afterwards. not that they shouldnt happen. this kind of thing is just more effective in a smaller setting. last years tube time was like drunk yuppies meet the apollo amateur night. (as far as crowd response is concerned)

  • http://www.digitalmediatree.com/sallymckay/ L.M.

    How could Home Shopping Blooper lose???

    Yes Chato is a web develoloper now. I worked off-site work for him in ’98. He had that habit I’ve noticed before in professional comedians, whenever I said something funny, he’d look surprised, seriously note that I was funny and then he’d laugh.

  • http://www.gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com/ jmb

    events like these always leave a funny taste in my mouth afterwards. not that they shouldnt happen. this kind of thing is just more effective in a smaller setting. last years tube time was like drunk yuppies meet the apollo amateur night. (as far as crowd response is concerned)

  • Art Fag City

    L.M.: I couldn’t even hear the shopping blooper, so that might have been part of it — but people were yelling that it was old news (I hadn’t seen it though). That anecdote about comedians is hilarious – and similar to the only one I ever met. So obsessed with his own humor, and truly surprised whenever I had something to say that he found funny.

    jmb: One of the contestants quite earnestly called someone one annoying him a faggot – I missed what provoked it. I don’t know if people were too drunk to care, but it didn’t sit that well with me.

  • Art Fag City

    L.M.: I couldn’t even hear the shopping blooper, so that might have been part of it — but people were yelling that it was old news (I hadn’t seen it though). That anecdote about comedians is hilarious – and similar to the only one I ever met. So obsessed with his own humor, and truly surprised whenever I had something to say that he found funny.

    jmb: One of the contestants quite earnestly called someone one annoying him a faggot – I missed what provoked it. I don’t know if people were too drunk to care, but it didn’t sit that well with me.

  • Ben

    Hey, I believe the winner was festival friend Dan Carbone, who beat out his brother (Chris Carbone) in the finals. JMB is spot on about the unsavory crowd mentality, but that’s no excuse for losing. Hate the players, not the game. I’m deeply ashamed of myself for failing to advance to the second round…for the third year in row. Sad.

    In three years of Tube Time, I think this is my favorite video that anyone ever showed. I can’t remember who showed it. From year one (2006)…:

    http://www.horseballs.com/user/video-intro-qt.html

    - Ben C.

  • Ben

    Hey, I believe the winner was festival friend Dan Carbone, who beat out his brother (Chris Carbone) in the finals. JMB is spot on about the unsavory crowd mentality, but that’s no excuse for losing. Hate the players, not the game. I’m deeply ashamed of myself for failing to advance to the second round…for the third year in row. Sad.

    In three years of Tube Time, I think this is my favorite video that anyone ever showed. I can’t remember who showed it. From year one (2006)…:

    http://www.horseballs.com/user/video-intro-qt.html

    - Ben C.

  • Art Fag City

    Ben: Oh I freely admit I suck at this game, though I suppose I should show a little more shame for my poor performance. You set a fine example! BTW, horseballs is incredible. I also liked Why Must I Cry – though I don’t think it’d stand a chance this year since it’s really taken off as a meme.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mWW6kRITEY

  • Art Fag City

    Ben: Oh I freely admit I suck at this game, though I suppose I should show a little more shame for my poor performance. You set a fine example! BTW, horseballs is incredible. I also liked Why Must I Cry – though I don’t think it’d stand a chance this year since it’s really taken off as a meme.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mWW6kRITEY

  • Ben

    Oh Paddy, you don’t suck at this game. You got to the second round, which means you were in the top 50%.

  • Ben

    Oh Paddy, you don’t suck at this game. You got to the second round, which means you were in the top 50%.

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