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08 August 2010 @ 06:23 pm
New vid: CITIHALL* (Futurama)  
"We beat the bastards of city hall!"

Vid Title: CITIHALL*
Length: 5:38
Fandom: Futurama
Song/Artist: "City Hall" by Tenacious D
Warnings: Profanity like whoa, implied drug use.
Thanks to milly for helping me deface Fry.
Welcome back Futurama!

Premiered at Vividcon 2010.

Not currently available for download




Stream at Vimeo
Password: sexlexia



Hope you enjoy the vid!
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Nickyobsessive24 on August 8th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
You posted, yay! \o/ I am at work for another 7 hours, boo. :( Will be back later. It's brilliant I'm sure. I've certainly heard enough buzz about it on Twitter. :D
Little Heaven: Generic Hee! by Psychofillylittleheaven70 on August 8th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
I'm still snorting tea out of my nose.
(no subject) - bradcpu on August 10th, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC) (Expand)
pixieladykuwdora on August 8th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
YAY
bradcpubradcpu on August 10th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Miss you!
rhoboatrhoboat on August 8th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
This is an AWESOME fannish love letter. ♥!!!
bradcpubradcpu on August 10th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks Rho! We loved, er, *sort of* talking to you at the con. Everyone was missing you.
Little Heaven: Friends Made Of Awesome by phaust_iconslittleheaven70 on August 8th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
OMG BRAD!!! I've been waiting for you to post this all weekend. And I just have to say...


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Frikkin' genius. Bender as Jack Black? Perfect. Was that song made especially for the show or what? Totally brilliant.

TOTALLY.
bradcpu: Futurama LOLbradcpu on August 10th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
As soon as I started thinking about Bender with Jack Black's voice coming out? I *had* to do this. I mean, c'mon!

Glad you had a laugh from it. :) Even better that it was a laugh at Fox's expense. (Ah, Fox. You and I have such a complicated relationship.)
(no subject) - littleheaven70 on August 10th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
counteragentcounteragent on August 8th, 2010 11:45 pm (UTC)
This was totally fucking brilliant. Also, i will just ignore you if you claim not to meta again, you big meta vidder, you. :)

the song choice was so amazingly perfect that it's up there with "rodeohead" in my mind, which hold the reigning spot in my "best song choice" mental category.

Also, long live geek culture! Even if it means we're all going to hell.

One of my favorite vids of the con.

Edited at 2010-08-09 12:42 pm (UTC)
bradcpu: Futurama Fox Boxbradcpu on August 10th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
it's up there with "rodeohead" in my mind
I don't think it's any coincidence that I was working on absolutedestiny's vidder profile and going through his back catalog when I came up with this idea. Still overwhelming to see it compared to his work, though.

I didn't catch up with you after In-Depth, but I just wanted to say how much your comments meant to me there. I was going back and forth between open-mouthed disbelief and verge of tears. So intelligent and insightful, and yet so incredibly flattering in such a deep and meaningful way. Seriously, it was ... I don't even have words. Thank you.
RevolutionaryJo: YOUR MOM!revolutionaryjo on August 9th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
Everything I wanted to say about this vid was said at the in depth vid review panel by people other than me, but I just wanted to throw in that from now on Jack Black and Bender's voices are going to be interchangeable in my head and it's totally your fault. Thank you. :)
bradcpu: Bender Mehbradcpu on August 10th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to throw in that from now on Jack Black and Bender's voices are going to be interchangeable in my head and it's totally your fault

Hee, welcome to my mind. :) That's how it's been in my head for like a year. Seriously, I really appreciate it, and it was so nice to see you again at the con!

In-depth was such an overwhelming experience for me. I'm still kind of trying to process it and convince myself it wasn't just a dream.
(no subject) - revolutionaryjo on August 12th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bradcpu on August 12th, 2010 02:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on August 9th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC)
dancebreak, brb with actual feedback
bradcpu: Bender if you know what I meanbradcpu on August 10th, 2010 03:59 pm (UTC)
Re: dancebreak, brb with actual feedback
Go, Dancing Bender!! GO!!
Margalo Streussalstreussal on August 9th, 2010 07:15 am (UTC)
We'll lead as two kings!
What did I just watch? Something awesome, clearly.

(Poor Leela. She can be in charge in the end.)
bradcpu: Angry benderbradcpu on August 10th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
Re: We'll lead as two kings!
As usual, Leela will sweep in at the end and straighten everything out. So that Bender and Fry can screw it up again.

Glad you enjoyed it!
Nickyobsessive24 on August 9th, 2010 11:35 am (UTC)
Holy shit, dude. This can and will go viral on youtube. I decree it. Make it happen!

It's very, very, very well done. As I don't have much Futurama knowledge, it got to the point where I just thought the vid was what the animation was made for. It's kind of amazing to mentally have to split them into two and realise all over again that you put those two halves together.

A bit of a weird analogy perhaps, but the epic storytellingness of it, and the way it weaves in and out of different moods, felt a lot like Rodeohead to me. They have the same sort of sprawling quality to them.

The best thing about watching this vid was feeling how much fun you had with it. That, and hypno-toad. :D
counteragentcounteragent on August 9th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
It reminded me of rodeohead, too! At least in how much it owned its song choice.
(no subject) - bradcpu on August 11th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
Killa: kitty is pleasedkillabeez on August 9th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
This is insanely hilarious, awesome, and brilliant. It was a huge hit at my little vid party. You should totally post this on YouTube, because if you don't, someone else will, and it will get 3 million hits, and then people will accuse you of stealing someone else's vid.
the sundance kid: bunny (srsly?) / craaaackmresundance on August 10th, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
But then brad could poison their drink.
(no subject) - bradcpu on August 11th, 2010 02:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
cyren_2132: OMGcyren_2132 on August 9th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
I've never heard the song and don't watch the show, but this seems like they were made to go together...which, they weren't (I'd wager), so excellent job to you.
bradcpu: Bender if you know what I meanbradcpu on August 11th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
Well, I think they were made to go together, but it's cool that I was able to convince you of that. Also, Bender is totally Jack Black. Glad you liked it!
Dualbunny: FotC - pinkdualbunny on August 10th, 2010 01:25 am (UTC)
Have they hired you yet to work on promoting the new episodes? (How about now?)

(I don't know whether to beg more for Seeker or Futurama vids at this point. \o/ ::kinda loves having that problem::)
bradcpu: Bender Mehbradcpu on August 11th, 2010 02:32 am (UTC)
I think I'm the unofficial, unpaid intern in charge of viral marketing. How'm I doin'? :)

You'll get more Seeker vids for sure. 3 more in the works atm. It's pretty cool that you want more of either!
the sundance kid: mouse in mug!mresundance on August 10th, 2010 07:16 am (UTC)
Hypno toad wins at life, truly, as do you.

Watching this at my first VVC is probably a memory I will cherish for awhile. Everyone was rolling! Brad is brilliant (again! goddammit!) The storytelling is pitch perfect in this, as is the song choice. And the editing is amazing. My brother really enjoyed this vid and all in my house wanted to dance to the amazing "descent into hell" sequence which for some reason makes me laugh hysterically. And while it clocks in at nearly five minutes, there is not a dull second in this vid.

In short: I LOVES IT.

*tackles vid kinda like I nearly tackled you and your food*
bradcpu: Bender Mehbradcpu on August 11th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
Watching this at my first VVC is probably a memory I will cherish for awhile.
Aww! That's awesome! I was sitting in the front row so I couldn't really tell what was going on behind me. I was like, just sort of hoping for laughs at the right moments? And to not look around and see people checking their watches. Lulz

I so wanna dance with your brother now! And you! If you're going to robot hell, you might as well have a good dance partner.

Seriously, all of the flattery is kinda overwhelming. Humor and self-deprecation is my coping mechanism. Here's me coping! In the good way!
(no subject) - mresundance on August 11th, 2010 04:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bradcpu on August 11th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
You know what direction this is headed. - mresundance on August 11th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
The sanest lunatic you've ever met: duesouth: awesomesdwolfpup on August 10th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC)
This vid is so fucking brilliant! I adore the show and you clearly do, too and that combination with this song (which I didn't know, so every verse was a hilarious reveal) works beautifully.
bradcpu: Futurama LOLbradcpu on August 11th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
Oh god I love the show! It's my end-of-the-day-unwinding show. Was very interesting to use that kind of show as source for a VVC premiere, which is always a stressful process. Made it so much less stressful.

I'm really glad you enjoyed the vid. :)
here's luckheresluck on August 10th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
Just THINKING about this vid is making me laugh. Because, okay, maybe geeks should not be in charge of their shows or modes of transportation, but FOX still sucks! And Hypnotoad has TOTALLY been going downhill since season 3. ::nods sagely::

Also: dammit, I STILL owe you a non-beer beverage of your choice! NEXT YEAR.
bradcpu: Bender if you know what I meanbradcpu on August 11th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
You have never said anything untruthful!! This is truth!

So glad you had a laugh with me, and I can't wait to have a beverage-of-choice with you. Next VVC, you're on!

I wonder if the popular VVC vid source next year will be season 4 of Everybody Loves Hypnotoad.
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bradcpu: Futurama Fox Boxbradcpu on August 11th, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
I get all of your awesomeness at the con *plus* a comment on LJ?? Are you real? *touches you*
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Misty: using my interositer to make hot chocolabehindblue_eyes on August 11th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
You know, that could very well be the actual video to that song. AWESOME! I never realized how very Futurama-esque Tenacious D is...

(And bonus points for proper hypno-toad usage.)
bradcpu: Futurama Fox Boxbradcpu on August 11th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC)
Ha, glad you liked it! Futurama and Tenacious D definitely have a similar style of humor, and they're both over the top in a big way.

There is never a wrong time for hypno-toad. All glory to hypno-toad.
Deej: [lots] bridget lulzdeej on August 11th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
LOL THIS WORKS SO WELL! Especially as I haven't seen much Futurama or heard this song before, so at first I thought this just happened to be a song from Futurama because Jack Black's voice sounds so much like Bender! I honestly can't believe how perfectly you tied the whole thing up.

LOL HYPNO-TOAD ENDING.
bradcpu: Futurama LOLbradcpu on August 11th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
Glad you got a giggle! It was so much fun to make.

Ha - it would be great if this was a song in Futurama. They should totes do musical segments using Tenacious D songs. But then my TV would explode from the awesome.
a new empire in rags: omg ass manf1renze on August 11th, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
This vid ROCKS MY WORLD. Thank you so much for making it!
bradcpu: Futurama LOLbradcpu on August 12th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for saying so! It was wonderful (and a bit surreal) to meet you at the con this year.
i'm on the ceiling.faith_girl222 on August 13th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
THIS WAS SO AMAZING!
bradcpu: Bender Mehbradcpu on August 14th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
M: Futurama bite my shiny metal assspankulert on August 14th, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Oh dear lord, best. editing. ever.

Just brilliant how you got the clips to fit. Bender re-considering on the money, and then going crazy was my favorite part, but loved it all *downloads for keeps*
bradcpu: Futurama LOLbradcpu on August 15th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
Ha, thanks! Love the icon, btw.

The moment I heard the song, I could see Bender doing all of this. Just had to show everyone else and get it out of my head.
Cherrycherryice on August 16th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
WHEEEE. This vid make me grin great big grins, because I love everything it is -- from a vid to a statement to a mini-episode to smart to just plain fun.
bradcpu: Futurama Fox Boxbradcpu on August 16th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks so much, Cherry! It's nice that you were able to enjoy it on *any* of those levels, much less all of them! Also, I miss you guys. :(
giandujakissgiandujakiss on August 16th, 2010 10:25 am (UTC)
This is unbelievable. I've seen maybe one episode of Futurama and it doesn't matter - you melded the song and the source so incredibly well.
bradcpu: Bender if you know what I meanbradcpu on August 16th, 2010 01:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much! It's so wonderful when people are able to enjoy a vid, source aside, like that. Thanks also for the rec - I'm very flattered.
danegendanegen on August 17th, 2010 06:58 am (UTC)
WE WILL TRAVEL IN TUBES!

I laughed so hard that I had tears in my eyes. Love, love this!
bradcpu: Futurama LOLbradcpu on August 17th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
Ahaahahaah! Glad you had a laugh! Yeah, there's a whole section of the song that I had to cut out that goes into how "everyone is robots", but at 5 and a half minutes? That's long enough!

It was really neat hearing the parts where people laughed at the con. That's a first for me. The Tubes line and the mooning seemed to get the biggest chuckles.
mranderson71: hardcoremranderson71 on August 27th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
Just when you though it was safe to think epic was epic. But if you were to look it up in the dictionary now it would provide you with a URL to this journal entry.

Comedy GOLD.

And the lip sync was just beyond awesome. About 3 suburbs beyond actually. Especially the section with the phone! Your marketing team needs to make the following campaign slogan: "Brad Vids, now with 50% more lip sync!"

The 5 & half minutes just flew by I didn't want it to end! And that's always a good indicator of how great a vid is when you realize that.

Sorry for the lateness of the FB, I blame the fuckers at Cityhall. From now on I'll just blame them for everything...
bradcpu: Bender Mehbradcpu on August 27th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
Funny story: I originally intended to dedicate this to you and DC, since you two had a big hand in the inspiration, but I just ran out of room. :P So I guess it's "unofficially" dedicated to you guys. ... DC is definitely Leela.

So, yeah, *really* glad you liked it. :) It's great to be able to finally share this with you. Wish you could have been in the crowd to watch it with us when it premiered at VVC. Was an awesome feeling. Especially since I half expected people to be checking their watches at around the 4 minute mark.

Your marketing team needs to make the following campaign slogan: "Brad Vids, now with 50% more lip sync!"
I think you just nominated yourself to be my marketing team. Have that promo package on my desk by 9 a.m.!