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Saturday, April 22, 2006
No expense is spared here at thumping the tub (well, I bought some blank Cds and took a taxi).

I hereby present the first movie made by thumping the tub

I hope it is not too amateur.

If you like it you can download perfect quality here

posted by michael the tubthumper @ 12:57 pm  
  • At 5:39 pm, Blogger Guerrillas in the Midst said…

    Good show guys! Keep 'em coming. Not bad for a first film. Where'd you find that song?

    Here are some "interesting" tunes by none other than Rev. Phelps' spawn at the Westboro Baptist Church. Ugh.

  • At 6:07 pm, Blogger justin barker said…

    very nice, very nice. We yanks are a crazy lot, ain't it? By the way, I remember the refrain from that song my family used to say it before dinner.

  • At 7:52 pm, Blogger GraemeAnfinson said…

    I smell a career brewing. Good stuff. I will throw a link up to it.

  • At 2:27 am, Blogger Rory Shock said…

    I dig it. I can only judge it this way: you kept my attention, fascinated me, and made me laugh at the horror ... like I said, I dig it.

  • At 6:40 am, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    there are british equivalents of that tune which all seem to revolve around meeting in cafes in berlin once the war is won. odd.

    anyway, i heard the tune when it was used on the credits of an excellent film called 'we interrupt this empire' whic you can watch here
    i cannot recommend it highly enough

    rory, i added a link to your place.

    justin, seriously?

    graeme - thanks.

    guerillas...just going to check those out now

  • At 7:46 am, Blogger justin barker said…

    sure maybe not before every dinner but definitely if we were having beans or cabbage or beans and cabbage

  • At 10:15 am, Blogger Rainbow Demon said…

    Great Michael...!

    Putting a link up to your movie over at the studio.

    Peace Bro,

  • At 10:53 am, Blogger ion said…

    Great stuff- keep 'em coming!

  • At 12:01 pm, Blogger Disillusioned kid said…

    Nice! Keep up the good work.

    Incidentally there's a song using that duck and cover sample. I think it's on the Peace Not War CD.

  • At 12:47 pm, Blogger creature said…

    Excellent stuff. Seriously well done.

  • At 3:57 pm, Blogger Peacechick Mary said…

    Excellent! I put up a link this AM.

  • At 5:07 pm, Blogger MichaelBains said…

    That gave me about 6 or 7 chills!

    Silly freakin' humans.

  • At 5:43 pm, Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said…

    excellent stuff. you should post these over at gofish too.

  • At 6:49 pm, Blogger mikevotes said…

    That is pretty good, thanks for the pointer. I'm not acquainted with the tools, but I'd be curious how long that took you.

    And make sure you submit it to the Huffington Post's "contagious festival."

    That'll get it out there to a much broader audience very quickly.

    Plus, if you poke around the other entries it might give you ideas, both technical and creative.

    I always try to add something.


  • At 10:53 pm, Blogger glenda said…

    What software program did you use with this? Just curious. Love your film, can't wait to see the next one!

  • At 12:41 am, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    Super, dude! That's really cool!

  • At 2:01 am, Blogger PTCruiser said…

    Outstanding job, Michael. My wife said, "Thanks a lot. Now I can't get that damn song out of my head."

    I'm looking forward to your next film, even if she isn't. Critics...sheesh.

  • At 3:24 am, Blogger Rory Shock said…

    michael: linkin' you at rory ...

  • At 7:22 am, Blogger sumo said…

    Think it was great...linked it for others to see.

  • At 8:05 am, Blogger a rose is a rose said…

    i wasn't able to watch the video at home (dial up and it JUST WOULDN'T PLAY RIGHT) so now i have and it is great! believe it or not i am familiar with that song so i knew you didn't make it up.

    i'm going to link to this post but FIRST, i'm going to DUCK AND COVER

  • At 8:54 am, Blogger Philip said…

    Great work. I especially liked the bit about newspapers, which for sheer comic genius must rival Protect and Survive's advice about sheltering behind doors and painting windows white.

  • At 10:06 am, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    thanks everyone
    and hello to all my first time commenters. will check out all your blogs tomorrow.

    glenda, i used windows movie maker(i know i know boo hiss boo hiss) but i think i am going to get a different one for future attempts.

    mike, thanks for the tip.

  • At 4:05 pm, Blogger miken said…

    Very nice; very slick! The cheerful retro tone of the 'Praise God...' song lends a nice ironic touch. Whoever wrote or performed it was obviously blind to how sick and twisted it comes across to anyone not blinded by war fever.

  • At 5:57 pm, Blogger Paul Tomba said…

    That's excellent Michael. It's good to see that things have changed in the last 60 years or so, eh? Ahem....

    Unbelievable how people think it's ok to have a "holy war". Seems like a slight contradiction to me.

    And I know you say that these leaders aren't really religious and only use it to control the masses, but I'm not so sure about that.

    I think they may be both religious and nuts (with each one feeding the other). But I see your point.

  • At 10:45 pm, Blogger Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker said…

    Michael: For some reason (probably a liberal conspiracy) I can't seem to view your flick. I'll try again soon...if there's anything at all to the "theory of evolution" (I doubt it) my computer will evolve to the point that it can handle the streaming data.

  • At 2:20 am, Blogger Rory Shock said…

    still dig your vid ... and a belated comment about your bird flu post ... I agree ... und herza link to my some of what rory thinkz of the adminz position onit:

  • At 2:21 am, Blogger Rory Shock said…

    hmm ... guess that link to the old archives didn't work ... dangit ... anyhow ... rory agreez with ya

  • At 4:57 am, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    thanks again for the nice comments

    just to sya again...if the insert doesn't worl you can dowloan it. the link is above the film

  • At 12:34 pm, Blogger Philip said…

    just to sya again...if the insert doesn't worl you can dowloan it

    Heavy wrap party last night, love?

  • At 12:59 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    i long as no celebs are invited.

    its just a shit keyboard is all

  • At 10:06 am, Blogger Keir said…

    Keep it up. Last frame is pure gold.

  • At 4:37 pm, Blogger CLB said…

    I run Cranky Little Blog at and just uploaded your video. I love it! Keep it up!!

  • At 10:57 pm, Blogger Mr. Twinklebones said…

    I watched your video, "praise the lord and pass the ammunition". I loved it.

    It was hilarious. I love that song and I have been waiting for an anti war advocate to use it for some kind of creative message. It was very well done.

    The parts I liked were the American Battleships sailing to Europe to save them from a totalitarian expansionist threat that surely would have enslaved them or murdered them in cold blood.

    I also enjoyed the ironic inclusion of the "duck and cover" footage as a satire of those leftists that are impeding efforts to defend against the current totalitarian expansionist tyrants in the middle east that are trying to kill us all.

    I have watched it a few times. It really made my day. I'm sharing it with my friends.

    American kids learn to handle weapons at a young age, because we not only have to defend ourselves, we have to bail out the European left everytime they wave around a piece of paper and claim to have established "peace in our time". You can just say thank you as we fly over, if you are able to roll out of your cozy bed.

  • At 4:12 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said…

    behave yourself

  • At 10:40 am, Blogger land of the morning calm said…

    Very impressive...I like it...I like it a lohhhhhht!

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I have made a few short movies. Here are links to free downloads for them all in the order that I made them (as far as I can remember). Please feel free to use, distribute, disagree with, shout at etc etc

  • Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition
  • This was a REAL song from World War 2. I was so stunned by it I had to make a movie

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