The SA Forum Goons love their emoticons, for sure. That's been said, by me, using slightly different words, last year. But! This time they're putting some extra effort into bringing their creations to life, in the form of YouTube videos, and even YouTube trailers announcing the impending arrival of YouTube videos. You might be saying "I don't care about emoticons," and that's fine, but maybe you'll enjoy these even more, given that you have the unique opportunity to view them as bewildering works of surreal animation, devoid of context and expectations.
If you only watch one of these videos, make it this schmuckfeatures masterpiece, from this humble origin.
Chainclaw (YouTube Dubber video, swaps "Also Sprach Zarathustra" for schmuckfeatures' soundtrack.)
Bad Munki (opted for a slightly different performance of the same song.)
Silas the Mariner: This is a animated trailer, set to music, advertising the forthcoming release of an animated 3D render of a forums smiley that Doc Evil nicked from a French website in 2006.
It's mental. It's also why I love these forums.
REFORMED HOG - Former member of the swine family, has now agreed to behave like a proper dog. Free to patient home willing to overlook physical defects. 555-2519
What do you do when The Dark Knight himself pulls a boner?
Available in Large, which is actually a Medium stretched out to appear bigger.
If you're in a tight spot, this is going to be really helpful (I'M JOKING. I'M KIDDING AROUND)
The Comedy Goldmine examines the funniest and most creative threads from the Something Awful Forums. Although the Comedy Goldmine has changed authors many times over the years, its focus on the Something Awful Forums is still the same. Includes hilarious Photoshops, amusing work stories, parodies, and other types of oddball humor.