Once, in the 80s, we starred in a DIY inspirational video where making waffles was a metaphor for career success. We thought the death of the VHS format meant the evidence would eventually disintegrate in some faraway Salvation Army thrift store. Yet theres a group of seven friends who search for cringe-worthy VHS footage and upload the madness to their blog, Everything Is Terrible
, so it can be watched infinitely (or at least until the Internet explodes). The posse, which takes on extraterrestrial personas, has exposed a woman who makes videos about a cat massage and a recording of Colby the Christian robot, where obnoxious children in high-waisted pants interact with a doomsday machine.
EIT has created a feature-length film from its blogs most viral videos in 2Everything2 Terrible2: Tokyo Drift, and it will screen at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Bill Cosford Cinema (1111 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables). EITs Katie, AKA Future Schlock, likens the film to Girl Talks witty song mash-ups, except with cat-massaging ladies and Christian robots in place of music samples. No sign yet of our waffle flick. Tickets cost $6 for University of Miami alumni, faculty, and staff and are free for students. The rest of you nonacademic suckers pay $8. Call 305-284-4861, or visit everythingisterrible.com.
Sat., Aug. 7, 8 p.m., 2010