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On this beautiful Sunday afternoon, we'll continue our Staff Picks series by sharing Robin Torres's favorite machinima. It's not functional or elegant but maybe manager wants to write machinima himself. Here's what Robin said about Code Monkey: Code Monkey was first machinima I ever watched. It w...

June 2nd 2013 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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So, unlike many among us, I didn't learn about Jonathan Coulton through sheer cultural osmosis. I learned about him through machinima. In fact, my proto-love of JoCo was entirely created through this video... Skullcrusher Mountain. Not to be too frank about it, but it took me some time to realiz...

May 25th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Blog Monkey get up in morning. Blog Monkey get up, get coffee. Blog Monkey write post about Spiffworld Code Monkey, which is much better parody than what Blog Monkey do. Code Monkey is an older video, of course, but it's been long enough since we've had it around that many new readers might not...

December 9th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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With BlizzCon about two weeks away, the WoW Insider staff is celebrating the wild, wonderful world of WoW machinima by revisiting some old favorites. Work warning: This video is based on a single ribald pun. While it's not cursing per se, anyone who hears the song will get the innuendo immediate...

October 11th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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After looking at Code Monkey at the end of last week, we were swarmed with suggestions for another classic Spiffworld video. In this careful review of corporate life, Spiffworld uses JoCo lyrics to set up a thoughtful metaphor about the struggle to retain individuality in the face of an impersona...

March 23rd 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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I think Still Alive -- JoCo version wins the "genre bending" award. Still Alive was originally the closing credits song for Portal by Valve Software. The computer system known as GLaDOS promises the Portal player cake throughout the game. It's kind of the carrot to keep the player moving. (This is...

January 26th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The subtle mix of Jonathan Coulton and Spiffworld continues to go together like peanut butter and jelly. I obviously can't speak for Mr. Coulton, but I feel like Spiff manages to nail a video to each song with absolutely perfect alignment. Spiffworld's newest release is a take on Blue Sunny Day a...

December 18th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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You may have missed it, but there's been some talk lately about whether or not Worgen could be a playable race in the next expansion. In light of that discussion and the overwhelming amount of love shown yesterday for Spiff's The Future Soon, today's featured movie is Cruel, Cruel Moon. The recomm...

July 21st 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Today's Cinemassively is straight from the archives of 2006! Back then, an artist named Jonathan Coulton was cranking out a song a week as a form of self-promotion. Among the songs was this little ditty about a coworker gone zombie with some not so reasonable demands.Re: Your Brains, in World of War...

May 12th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Twice a week, our writers will tell you more about themselves, and let you get to know them and the characters they play a little better. Click here to read more About the Bloggers.What do you do for WoW Insider?I write the daily machinima posts for both WoW Insider, and its broader MMO sister site,...

May 1st 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

We've all had those moments where we're sure that we're the biggest and the best at something. Then someone comes along and steals our thunder. Jonathan Coulton and Mike Spiff Booth know how we feel.During Jonathan's Thing a Week project, he came up with Mr. Fancy Pants, a whimsical look at the perf...

April 2nd 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

It's been three months since Spiffworld made his last Jonathan Coulton machinima, Chiron Beta Prime. However, the last time I blogged about him was the V-Day Riot of '08, and I'm still in therapy. This time around, the worst you'll see is a second of human buttocks, and it's in context with the stor...

March 31st 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments