Paperalities – Mortal Kombat Fatalities in Stop-Motion

The first Mortal Kombat was one of the best games ever. I still remember asking my aunt to ask her boyfriend to buy it for his Sega. And when I came over to babysit her kids the next weekend, there it was, ready to be played like there was no tomorrow. I had every fatality memorized within a week.

If you want to see all of those fatalities recreated on paper and in stop-motion form, watch the video below created by animator/filmmaker Eric Power. This is great. I love that he used the original audio from the game too.

The Best Videos of the Old Spice Guy Marketing Campaign

Old Spice has taken “viral” to a whole new level in the past couple of days. It all started on Wednesday when Old Spice decided to let the internet world ask the Old Spice guy any question they so desired via Facebook and Twitter. In return, OS Guy was responding with a personalized video, promptly placed on YouTube for everyone to watch.

The campaign looks to be a huge hit. I’ve seen quite a few celebrity responses so far and all of the videos seem to have at least more than 300 views. The more popular ones have several thousand or more. The marketing campaign officially ended early this morning at around 1 a.m. mountain time with a final video, which I’ve embedded below.

I haven’t been able to watch all of them, but I have watched quite a few. I would guess I’ve watched at least more than 50. You can catch them all on the Old Spice channel on YouTube if you want to spend all day catching up. Here are my favorites so far along with the comments that prompted their creation.

Anonymous wrote “Use old spice. Our dads use it, our grand fathers used it, because it works. Stop asking or begging for hugs. You smell bad!”

Brianne Moskovitz wrote “Can you whistle the Old Spice jingle with a mouth full of saltine crackers?”

On Twitter, guykawasaki wrote “Old Spice dude replies on Twitter with personalized videos http://idek.net/2pAw”

On Twitter, Alyssa_Milano wrote “Are you flirting with me, @oldspice guy…

On Twitter, @Jsbeals wrote “@OldSpice Can U Ask my girlfriend to marry me? Her name is Angela A. Hutt-Chamberlin #Johannes S. #Beals”

On Twitter, @WorldinMotion wrote “@OldSpice How can you not possibly laugh during these responses?! They are fantastic. Great job.”

On Twitter, @rosemcgowan wrote “I like it too! @Oldspice I told my husband I have a crush on you. Oddly, he started using the oldspice deodorant. (via @Alyssa_Milano)”

On Twitter, @kevinrose wrote “i’m considering buying old spice body wash just so they keep making these epic commercials – http://bit.ly/K87jz ”

On Twitter, AldenWicker wrote “Seriously, my throat hurts from just listening to him: http://bit.ly/aB1tYg”

And the final send off from the Old Spice guy: “Until next time my internet friends.”

Coma is Truly Beautiful Flash Game

Coma Game Screenshot

Thomas Brush created the very simple, but gorgeous, Flash game named Coma and set it loose on Newgrounds for everyone to enjoy. It took him more than a year to create and the end result is fantastic.

You control Pete as he travels through his own subconsciousness as he explores this weird new world trying to find his way out of the coma he’s in. I actually don’t know what his goal really is, but that’s what I figured it was about.

The game is very artistic and the design is beautiful. The game is a little weird and kind of hard to see in some scenes, but it’s simple and fun and is well deserving of you completing it.

Very Cool and Creative Music Video from Sour

You won’t believe the amount of creativity that went into creating this music video. It starts out simple enough but give it a chance to really kick in and you’ll be blown away at how cool it is. I wonder how long it took to put this together. Longer than I would have the patience for, that’s for sure.

Check out “Hibi no Neiro” (Tone of Everyday) by Sour. This video just won Best Music Video Award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and was created entirely using webcams. Crazy!

Help Stop the Barbaric Act of Stoning in Iran

I just watched the movie “The Stoning of Soraya M.” which is a film based on a true story of a book by the same name written by Freidoune Sahebjam. It was a really good movie and I’m sure the book is even better, but it’s extremely sad and shows just how barbaric and disgusting the Iranian legal system can be.

In the movie, the story is told to a reporter by Zahra, Soraya’s aunt, explaining the terrible fate that had befallen her niece the day before. In short, Soraya’s husband, Ghorban-Ali wanted out of his marriage so that he could marry a 14 year old girl. Soraya had no way to care for her family so she wouldn’t agree to the divorce so Ghorban-Ali instead accused her of adultery. She was then buried up to her waist and stoned to death by the residents of the small village.

Just watching this movie isn’t what prompted me to write this article, although it should have, but instead a story on CNN about a mother of two children who could be stoned to death at any moment for the same crime of Soraya’s. Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani has been given the death sentence by Iranian authorities for committing Adultery.

She confessed to the crime and was convicted in 2006 after being subjected to 99 lashes. She has since retracted her confession, but the judges are sticking to the conviction despite being based solely on determination of judges and not on evidence.

The International Committee Against Stoning are currently doing everything they can to stop the stoning from happening. You can visit the site to send a protest letter to Amnesty International and the UN High Commissioner for the Office of Human Rights to help save her life.