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Topic: thepumpkins.net: April Fools 2009

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On bullettwoutbutterflywings wrote:

OMG! this is just pumpkintastic!

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On Danni wrote:

Ha ha! That’s just too hilarious. When he’s sitting in the bed eating flowers, broccolli and stuff! :lol: And with a \"Kitty Cat\"-pyjamas? :lol:

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On blueczarina wrote:

i love the veggie chomping too! :lol: and the clay Billy! :lol:

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On Pipoka wrote:

hilarious !

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On Anonymous wrote:

:lol: :lol: :lol: I soo needed that laugh this morning!!
Fucking fantastic!!
I loved it! Jimmy saved Billy :D
the Billy head..lol..lol

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On bullettwoutbutterflywings wrote:

i love murder, he really went all out this year.

my favorite parts were:

when linda strawberry got taken out by the firework
when jimmy came and saved billy
the credits

my least favorite part was:

when jimmy went into the molten steel. that was sad.

"shiny, let's be bad guys"--jayne cobb-the hero of canton
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On blueczarina wrote:

yeah, the Jimmy going down into the steel made me a bit teary eyed.

my fave parts were Strawb getting toasted, veggie chopping, the billy head girls with the Oh, God No :lol:

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On bullettwoutbutterflywings wrote:

yeah, i like that part with the girls, it was funny.

"shiny, let's be bad guys"--jayne cobb-the hero of canton
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On blueczarina wrote:

it was funny and even funnier- its true :lol:

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On Danni wrote:

Yeah, that Strawberry-girl is quite a character, huh? Either she’s on some sort of funny medicine or the world must look very funny looking through her eyes. :?

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On Arthur wrote:

Hmmm… I’m sure you all liked it very much (and please, don’t let me stop you of course!), but I just can’t get the clue(s). To me it’s just some random & senseless scenes that are cut and paste together in no specific order, no cliffhanger(s), no real jokes, but only superficial references to persons and situations. The only 2 parts that I liked, and that brought a little smile to my face, was Jimmy drumming like crazy in the beginning, and the credits at the end… Sorry to spoil the fun, but this is what I think of it… Murder has done way better in the past, this is by far not his best work. The typical cartoon style he works with was, is and will remain awesome on the other hand. But he should work more on the storylines (he calls it \"if something goes right\", and then Jimmy commits suicide on the end, in a weird reference to some Terminator movie? :roll: ), and start bringing in more pointy & sharper jokes. Just my humble opinion…

I will be a fan of his work, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that this last one for April Fools is missing me. This one however, cracked me in 4 pieces! A welldone piece of work!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2FkPHMrmfM[/youtube]

Billy Corgan, December 2, 2008 : "Not everyone understands our death trip. But you do. And that's what matters."
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On blueczarina wrote:

i still think his new video is fucking epic. :P but i like them all.

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On Anonymous wrote:

:lol: Jimmy was bald
I like the new one…it’s hilarious.

must be the old age..what a thing to look forward to :P

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On blueczarina wrote:

i think Arthur’s problem is it lacks pornstars :P

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On Anonymous wrote:

i think Arthur’s problem is it lacks pornstars :P[/quote:ijgwsqq8]
yeah maybe if the next one has some SG in it I bet he’ll like it

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On blueczarina wrote:

oh, yeah ^^ for sure

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On Anonymous wrote:

maybe we will have to tell Murder to get SG in the next one some how.. :lol:

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On Anonymous wrote:

I’m gonna have to watch this again. BUt isn’t this guy in the flick IAGR?? :lol:
not Arthur…:lol:

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On blueczarina wrote:

isn’t Strawb skanky enough Arthur? she has strawberry boobs. :lol:

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On blueczarina wrote:

Milan looks like security. :lol:

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On Anonymous wrote:

isn’t Strawb skanky enough Arthur? she has strawberry boobs. :lol:[/quote:2otcsepw]
those were way too big :lol:

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On blueczarina wrote:

:lol:

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On Anonymous wrote:

what’s the giant white square? your pic? didn’t work,[/quote:1q1es4zd]
oh it did..just way to big

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On Anonymous wrote:

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On blueczarina wrote:

oh, ok ^^ i guess those strawberries were just to large :lol: see Arthur you should be all for this vid :P

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On blueczarina wrote:

i see it now

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On Anonymous wrote:

those ones are too :lol:

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On last_rose_of_summer wrote:

that was silly. i think i’m with arthur though, it was just a bunch of random stuff.

and i like strawberry, she’s not skanky

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On blueczarina wrote:

i like fucked up randomness though. its kind of the humor of my family. random shit, morbid shit, WTF? was that shit. its my kind of thing. :wink:

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On manillascissor wrote:

i have to agree w/ arthur. overall that was just lame. technically, it was outstanding, but comedically or whatever, ugh, just not even funny. basically not worth the broadband i used to watch it.

in my time of dying
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On Anonymous wrote:

I laughed at a few spots..now toward the end..to sappyish..but it does seem like it lacks something at the end.I await the next one :)

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On last_rose_of_summer wrote:

me too but somehow that was just ok, not great. i did think the jimmy drumming part was funny too though

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On amnesia wrote:

I have to agree with Arthur,Rose and Derek-I watched the first 5 mins, and i was thinking, why you still looking at this? It was just some random stuff that was that, not even funny, and waste of time for me, but again, the guy who did this sure had some skill, guess that was the only positive thing to say about that. So im sorry, i just dont get it.

In loving memory of Bimbolin.
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On some pumpkins wrote:

i laughed. i cried. and i couldn’t believe they went all terminator 2 at the end. i was hoping they would continue on to san francisco.

what's wrong with you is good for what's wrong with me
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On blueczarina wrote:

maybe Murder was feeling dejected about Jimmy? ^^

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On some pumpkins wrote:

definately seems so. he found a way to end it with the present day pumpkins drama.

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On Arthur wrote:

i think Arthur’s problem is it lacks pornstars :P[/quote:jr1xo26w]
:lol:

No really, his style is a classic, and I admire him for that. I couldn’t do it, even if I had the time and the tech skills. I’m not offending him personally of course, I’m sure he is a really nice guy and all, and puts a lot of effort in his work. Hats off to that!

It’s just that his latest work hardly brings a smile on my face… I hope I’m allowed to say that, amongst multiple times more fans of his latest piece of work. Go ahead, enjoy it! Don’t pay too much attention to my grumpy old voice, please… :P

Oh Murder, if you’re reading this, it would indeed help for next time, if you bring in some SG… :wink:

Billy Corgan, December 2, 2008 : "Not everyone understands our death trip. But you do. And that's what matters."
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On blueczarina wrote:

you know- he adds everyone else. why not SG? :lol:

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On bullettwoutbutterflywings wrote:

i thought it was funny, but i have a wierd sense of humour. i liked the voss water, the pj’s, strawberry getting fireworked, the t2 refrence, i was sad about the end though. as a whole it wasn’t funny like stepbrothers, but in parts i liked it. must have taken him a long time to do it though.

"shiny, let's be bad guys"--jayne cobb-the hero of canton
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On Murder McMurderson wrote:

Hmmm… I’m sure you all liked it very much (and please, don’t let me stop you of course!), but I just can’t get the clue(s). To me it’s just some random & senseless scenes that are cut and paste together in no specific order, no cliffhanger(s), no real jokes, but only superficial references to persons and situations. The only 2 parts that I liked, and that brought a little smile to my face, was Jimmy drumming like crazy in the beginning, and the credits at the end… Sorry to spoil the fun, but this is what I think of it… Murder has done way better in the past, this is by far not his best work. The typical cartoon style he works with was, is and will remain awesome on the other hand. But he should work more on the storylines (he calls it "if something goes right", and then Jimmy commits suicide on the end, in a weird reference to some Terminator movie? :roll: ), and start bringing in more pointy & sharper jokes. Just my humble opinion…

I will be a fan of his work, don’t get me wrong. It’s just that this last one for April Fools is missing me. This one however, cracked me in 4 pieces! A welldone piece of work!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2FkPHMrmfM[/youtube][/quote:d8joj712]

As you know, this video is a parody of the documentary "If All Goes Wrong". The title "If Something Goes Right" is a play on the words "If All Goes Wrong" which alludes to the point that nothing seems to go right for Billy throughout the entire documentary.

The video does jump from one scene to another, without much of a storyline, because that is how the original documentary was presented, and because it would have been boring to try to duplicate every single scene. In the original documentary, they often cut between scenes of Billy in his hotel room, to scenes of the band on stage, to scenes of interviews after the show. The main point is that each scene represents a step in the process of playing shows and writing songs.

Truth be told, there’s not much of a story in the documentary, it’s more about the process, so to make humor out of it, one has to pick out specific scenes of interest and alter them in a funny way. This sort of editing relies that the viewer has already seen the original documentary, otherwise most of the jokes won’t make sense. For example, when one scene shows Billy sitting on a bed and jamming vegetables into his mouth, it’s already an odd situation. So, it becomes funnier by making him eat things like entire eggplants and flowers. Part of the humor is also the exaggeration of personalities, such as Billy’s angry temper.

There’s also the subplot of the Terminator. I thought it would be funny to have this seemingly mundane documentary about concerts and music-making suddenly transform into an odd action-movie plot involving a bust of Billy turning into a robot that wants to kill him. The news of Jimmy leaving the band also lent the opportunity to add an extra layer of parody by mimicking the well-known ending of Terminator 2, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character lowers himself into a molten pit to help save humanity.

So I hope that may explain it a little better. Thank you for watching. :)

And, Arthur, I appreciate that you like my "James I." animation. I actually think less people understood that one than the new one. It’s actually based on a movie as well.

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On Arthur wrote:

Hello! Welcome here, Murder! Surprise! :D

Thanks for taking some of your scarce time to visit here, Murder, and give some more inside info on your latest work. I’m quite sure you didn’t take my words too personal, I know though that creators of art put a lot of themselves in the things they create. Am I right, Murder? My apologies if I was throwing the stones a little too hard… :wink:

Of course I understood the links to the actual documentary, I’ve seen it a few times already. But let’s say, what is humour to the one, is just not working for the other. I’m way more into that \"James I\" vid, it is more subtle, you have to go a little deeper to see some things. It has more irony & even a little sarcasm, instead of exaggerating the things we already know. For me that last type of humour is a little cheap and superficial. I hope you understand what I mean… It’s hard to explain.

Nevermind. Keep it up Murder, you are a class of your own in the Smashing Pumpkins community, and we wouldn’t want to miss these vids, really! 8)

Billy Corgan, December 2, 2008 : "Not everyone understands our death trip. But you do. And that's what matters."
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On blueczarina wrote:

Hi Murder! and welcome to SPfreaks. :)

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On bullettwoutbutterflywings wrote:

well murder, i liked it alot. i have listed my favorite parts, but i did enjoy the whole thing. my husband even watched it, and was also amused.

"shiny, let's be bad guys"--jayne cobb-the hero of canton

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