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RiffTrax Discussion => Shorts 2011 => What is Nothing? => Topic started by: Thrashalla on August 26, 2011, 01:39:02 PM

Title: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: Thrashalla on August 26, 2011, 01:39:02 PM
http://www.rifftrax.com/shorts/what-is-nothing
(http://www.rifftrax.com/files/shorts/whatisnothingposter.jpg)

It’s summer vacation! School’s out and you have all the time in the world to hang with your best bud and...ponder the meaning of nothingness?
In What is Nothing? we join two youngsters who, as all rascals do, sit around and contemplate the void. Whether they’re journeying to the library to look up “Nothing” in the dictionary, or coming up with profound truths such as “caterpillars matter to caterpillars”, one thing is certainly true: we want some of whatever these kids are on.

What is Nothing? will have you longing for the bygone days of your youth, when entire days could be spent eating cookies, riding bikes, silently screaming about your own insignificance and watching Gilligan’s Island reruns.

Mike, Kevin and Bill yell riffs into the abyss on What is Nothing? Oh wait, that’s not an abyss...That is a microwave oven somebody left on the side of the road.
http://www.rifftrax.com/shorts/what-is-nothing
Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: Thrifty on August 26, 2011, 02:22:37 PM
YES.  WE GET IT.  ANY NUMBER SUBTRACTED FROM ITSELF IS NOTHING.
Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: Trekker4747 on August 26, 2011, 06:24:09 PM
Saw this at the live show.

I laughed when the plaid kid hikes up his pants/belt after talking to his sister (?) then the tender music plays and he and the other kid exchange meaningful looks.  Bill: "Did they just fall in love?"

I lost it at that point and did again after watching it just now.

Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: Chimental on August 26, 2011, 07:41:46 PM
Remember when you were 7 and discussed deep philosophical questions about the absence of matter with your friends?

What's that? You watched shows involving giant bird puppets and played hide-and-seek? What's wrong with you?
Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: Trekker4747 on August 27, 2011, 03:10:01 AM
I'm pretty sure these kids were baked.

Everyone remember how caterpillars sound like crickets?  Missed that day in biology didn't you?
Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: CJones on August 27, 2011, 10:11:45 AM
Existentialism for Kids: The Short!

Was it my imagination, or did part of the lawn disappear for a second.
Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: Rattrap007 on August 27, 2011, 04:56:18 PM
Wow.. What was the point of this?
Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: Trekker4747 on August 27, 2011, 05:49:07 PM
Nothing.

Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: Rattrap007 on August 27, 2011, 06:46:50 PM
Been funny if they made this a free short. What's it cost? Nothing!
Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: CJones on August 27, 2011, 07:44:51 PM
Actually it did cost nothing if you got the digital goodies.
Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: Thrifty on August 28, 2011, 04:11:02 AM
Actually it did cost nothing if you got the digital goodies.
How does one NOT end up getting the digital goodies?  I bought this yesterday, and noticed 2 entries in my downloads list.  One referred to the short and the other referred to some digital goodies.  I went to the live show and saw the code, but I forgot it by the time I got home and didn't really bother.  The tickets were purchased through Fandango, so this site doesn't really know me from Adam.
Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: Russell on September 02, 2011, 05:09:02 PM
One thing I can say about this clip. Watching it can cause you to go "slipping off into
the voooooiiid... slipping off into the vooooiiiid... slipping off--"
Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: MSTJedi on December 15, 2011, 08:54:18 AM
Actually it did cost nothing if you got the digital goodies.
How does one NOT end up getting the digital goodies?  I bought this yesterday, and noticed 2 entries in my downloads list.  One referred to the short and the other referred to some digital goodies.  I went to the live show and saw the code, but I forgot it by the time I got home and didn't really bother.  The tickets were purchased through Fandango, so this site doesn't really know me from Adam.

So I went to the live show and got the download from the digital goodies site, but the .mpg file I downloaded of the short isn't recognized on my Xbox 360, which has become my favorite way to watch video files since it's on my 32" HDTV instead of my 17" full-screen monitor. Anyway, will I need to purchase the short to get a .wmv or .mp4 file since I didn't think to download them at the time and it doesn't show on my file list?

UPDATE: Nevermind. Apparently the .mpg is working now. Maybe they updated the 360's file compatibility lately. Or maybe I was just talking(typing) out of my ass.
Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: Thrifty on December 15, 2011, 08:55:53 AM
Oh did I mention that this was one of their best shorts?  I was in stitches throughout most of it.
Title: Re: New Short "What is Nothing?" Now Available!
Post by: xartffir on February 10, 2012, 08:42:27 PM
"What's the matter with yoouuuuuu?  And why am I talking like Seinfelllllllld?"

WTF is up with this short?  Did the parents of these kids read them Nietzsche as a bedtime story?