I just got a chance to watch The Onion News Network's full "Future: News From The Year 2137" feature and I have to say that it really is as brilliant as you want it to be. It certainly owes a lot to Mike Judge's classic Idiocracy, with the poor grammar, excessive public profanity, newscasters with cleavage and professional wrestler-style President.
But with its commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and gay marriage, it goes beyond that movie to show a scary yet hilarious vision of the not so distant future. Plus, the graphics are insane.
You can watch the trailer below, but I highly suggest spending the $2 to download the whole 12 and a half minute piece from iTunes. Imagine that, a piece of digital content that's actually worth paying for. It's the future...
Future: News From The Year 2137 Trailer
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Louis C.K. has released an extended scene from the pilot of his new show Louie on his YouTube channel. Also check out Louis' interview today on Fresh Air for some more background on the scene. Definitely NSFW, but also hilarious and surprisingly insightful.