Gather around your television sets America for an important announcement from the Presidents of the United States. 51 fictitious film presidents plus one W address the nation.
xXx: State of the Union
Air Force One
Clear and Present Danger
Seven Days in May
Escape from New York
Hot Shots! Part Deux
My Fellow Americans
Sum of All Fears
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Escape from LA
Captain America (1990)
The Day After Tomorrow
Left Behind: World at War
Murder at 1600
The Second Civil War
The American President
Wag the Dog
Scary Movie 4
Twilight’s Last Gleaming
In the Line of Fire
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
By Dawn’s Early Light
The Pelican Brief
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Head of State
Chain of Command
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Home Movies, Youtube, and Mashup
“Of course, the piece pokes fun, too. It points out the absurdity of the cultural impulse to repeatedly record the same image, the hubris of believing that any individual in this globalized world is truly unique. The ego is lost in this montage – but there remains, in tension with this loss, a celebration of the collective experience, of participating in this travel/record/upload ritual with hundreds of others. It is the mnemonic aesthetic – the differences among “sameness” – that provides this critique.” – Jennifer Proctor
“Once upon a time (specifically, the late eighties to the mid-nineties), there was one gig available to any person with even the smallest modicum of fame: releasing a workout video. You didn’t need to have any particular background in exercise; all you needed was a really loud spandex outfit (or, if a senior citizen, a roomy sweat suit), a camera crew, and a very cheap set, and you had yourself a VHS release.
This was a glorious era that reveled in the complete and total absence of irony, a notion readily apparent in the collection of these vintage tapes we found on the YouTube channel of Aaron Valdez. Valdez tells us he amassed his collection through “eBay but also at garage sales, thrift stores, and from friends, and after about a year, I had over a hundred.”
From the bowels of the late 80′s and rescued from the VHS nether regions of Detroit, Michigan comes Armed Response. Jim Roth (David Carradine) is a Vietnam vet just trying to lead a normal life running a bar in China Square while dealing with his two knuckleheaded brothers and ornery pappy (Lee Van Cleef). When brother Clay gets killed in a double-cross exchanging a priceless statue for Japanese businessman Tanaka (Mako) the Roth clan decides to keep it in the family and launch an all out Armed Response.
Channeling his rage-fueled Nam flashbacks Carradine slowly slaps his way through Tanaka’s organization until the final showdown where he breaks out a small cache of weapons that he brought back from the war to take on Tanaka’s army lead by rhythmless psychopath Fortune Cookie (Michael Berryman).
As seen on Everything is Terrible.