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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L.M. April 7, 2008 at 6:00 pm

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)

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L.M. April 7, 2008 at 1:00 pm

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)

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Art Fag City April 7, 2008 at 6:08 pm

you mean the web developers? It looks so corporate…

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Art Fag City April 7, 2008 at 1:08 pm

you mean the web developers? It looks so corporate…

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Edith Zimmerman April 7, 2008 at 6:19 pm

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

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Edith Zimmerman April 7, 2008 at 1:19 pm

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

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Art Fag City April 7, 2008 at 6:27 pm

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.

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Art Fag City April 7, 2008 at 1:27 pm

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.

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Edith Zimmerman April 7, 2008 at 6:34 pm

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.

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Edith Zimmerman April 7, 2008 at 1:34 pm

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.

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Art Fag City April 7, 2008 at 6:39 pm

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

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Art Fag City April 7, 2008 at 1:39 pm

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

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L.M. April 7, 2008 at 8:43 pm

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.

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jmb April 7, 2008 at 8:43 pm

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)

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L.M. April 7, 2008 at 3:43 pm

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.

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jmb April 7, 2008 at 3:43 pm

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)

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Art Fag City April 7, 2008 at 8:50 pm

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.

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Art Fag City April 7, 2008 at 3:50 pm

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.

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Ben April 8, 2008 at 3:44 am

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.

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Ben April 7, 2008 at 10:44 pm

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.

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Art Fag City April 8, 2008 at 3:52 am

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

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Art Fag City April 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm

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

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Ben April 8, 2008 at 3:45 pm

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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Ben April 8, 2008 at 10:45 am

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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