When Humans Ruled The Earth

Stephen Ong's video combines many of my favorite things: Rube Goldbergian machines, obsessive drawing, political commentary, toilet humor -- and gets them to work together exceedingly well.  It's one part Terry Gilliam, one part The Story Of Stuff, one part How I Met The Walrus, and every bit it's own thing too.  Maybe there's nothing I like more (today) than its "shape up or ship out" message delivered with ample humor.

When Humans Ruled the Earth from Stephen Ong on Vimeo.

Story Of Stuff Update

Way back, before I took to blogging, I blasted my friends urging them to see a little video I had stumbled across.  It's been viewed over 5.5 million times since.  The New York Times finally did an article on "The Story Of Stuff"and if you haven't seen it you really have to check it out.  It's some of the best, most digestible activism available.  Kid friendly too.  And check out their website too.