Submitted by deke on 23 October 2012 - 12:15am.
This week's technique is based on a request from a member of the lynda.com Online Training Library. And while I love the requests (keep 'em coming!), this one turns out to be a bit silly. This particular person--male, female, phantom, no one knows, it's so scary---wanted to know how to create a killer tomato. Like in the movies. Two problems: 1) Those movies are no good. You know how some movies are so bad they're great? Like the most entertaining movie ever made if you're a geek like me, Plan 9 from Outer Space? The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes franchise is Plan 9's opposite. That is to say, a series of movies intended to be funny-bad that are just plain unpleasantly idiotic. 2) Despite they're wretched awfulness, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is aggressively trademarked. And after that Olympic Rings debacle, I'm not willing to risk yanking another video for a crappy bunch of unwatchable films.
(Oh, I'll risk it again. You can bet on that. But it'll be for something loftier.)
Then I thought, killer tomatoes, it's a funny idea. It has a high geek factor. And we're all geeks, and watching that first movie and then researching this project by watching a bunch of gut-wretchingly awful sequel trailers really pissed me off. So I thought, you know, really, fuck it. I'll make that video. Only I'll substitute the tomato for America's most patriotic squash, the pumpkin. God + America = the pumpkin, after all. George Jefferson was a pumpkin, and so was Theodore Lincoln, and so am I.
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