Because you can’t really see a fart - this post was suggested by my good friend Aaron. In no particular order.
GLAMOROUS AND FACTUAL FART
SMART RESEARCH FART
FART PARTY FART
COW EXPERIMENT FART
MILEY CIRUS FART
DANGEROUS CANADIAN FART
AL GORE HURRICANE FART
BEST MUSIC VIDEO OF 2009
This was a tough one but I ultimately chose the best music videos based on the notion that both the song and the video are good. I don’t consider a music video to be good if the song sucks or the video sucks. Is that simple.
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Heaven Can Wait by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck directed by Keith Schofield
Best music video of 2009 because it is funny, weird, inspiring and strangely beautiful - only a few art projects can accomplish this plus Charlotte Gainsbourg is beautiful.
Swim by Oh No Ono directed by Adam Hashemi
This video proves to me that music video directors are often the best storytellers. This is perhaps one of my favorite short films of the year - but that will be in a another list.
Pon de Floor by Major Lazer directed by Eric Wareheim
Eric Wareheim is one of my favorite music video directors because he somehow masters the grotesque. His videos are just ridiculous, just look at the guy who is laughing at the end.
Truckers Delight by Flairs directed by Jeremie Perin
This video came out of nowhere - surprisingly good and utterly disgusting. Best animated music video of the year.
NOT SAFE FOR WORK
Shoes by Tiga directed by Alexandliane
I don’t want to describe this video by adopting the cliche “retro” but there is something so 80s about it including the naked drummer. I love that sound.
Dropped by Phantom Planet directed by Eric Wareheim
Eric Wareheim does it again this time there are band members in green suits, awkward editing and not the most ideal love story.
Mr. Hurricane by Beast directed by Benjamin Steiger Levine
Because Betty Bonifassi is the coolest french singer ever and this song kicks ass.
Vlad The Impaler by Kasabian directed by Richard Ayoade
Or was it directed by Ricardo Elfio. This grindhouse throwback is great because it features a serial killer that might or might not be Frank Zappa. I also love it when nuns try to fight the forces of evil.
Move (If You Wanna) by MIMS directed by Keith Schofield
Best dancing plus it demonstrates that Keith Schofield is a versatile director. Only if you wanna.
Lessons Learned by Matt and Kim directed by Taylor Cohen and Otto
Did they really get naked in the middle of Times Square? I think that not getting the answer to this question makes this video better for me. I hope that Kim is okay though.