Palindromic video


30 Responses to “Palindromic video”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Gah! The eating noises are just too much! I had to turn it off after a few seconds.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Here’s another “palindrome” movie.

    Rather than just being bunch of visual tricks… it attempts to tell a story. Unlike the video above it takes into account that people talking in reverse directions can’t understand each other… but inevitably effect each others progress in time. Underneath the clip is a link to see it backwards if you wish. Please leave a comment.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Dimitri Martin would get such a boner over this.

  4. Kobie says:

    Great video – I especially love how at the beginning the backwards guy agrees by saying something sounding like ‘Yes’, but at the end we hear it forwards & find out he was actually saying ‘See’. Really really clever.

  5. A New Challenger says:

    Sugar Water broke my brain when I saw it a couple years ago, too.

    Also of note, Douglas Hofstadter’s Crab Canon, as well as Bach’s version which it refers to.

  6. codeman38 says:

    Is anyone else reminded of the “Backwards” episode of Red Dwarf?

  7. Anonymous says:

    You’re wrong, Argelesplage.

    Frauenfelder’s headline does not call this video/audio a palindrome but describes it as “palindromic.”

    Your pedantry aside, a transcript of the audio would read the same backwards and forward and would itself qualify as a palindrome.

  8. dagfooyo says:

    Michel Gondry did something similar a few years ago – one of my favorite music vids of all time:

  9. joncro says:

    beaten to it by seconds…………..

    but the MTV canot be sen outside the USA so the rest of us can view it on Daily Motion

  10. dagfooyo says:

    Great minds think alike, eh Joncro? Or twisted minds perhaps. FWIW I can view the MTV and am in Italy. But the dailymotion loads faster…

    Also, Red Dwarf rocks, and that is one of the classic episodes.

  11. Anonymous says:

    this was pretty cool

    after playing Braid, i had to resist the urge to hit the shift key and reverse everything

    also i think that the Red Dwarf writers were the first to elaborate on the idea of a traumatic reverse-toilet experience, but i might be wrong

    also, i have the tshirt he/they is/are wearing, and that pleases me for some strange reason

  12. Anonymous says:

    Was it a rat I saw?

  13. Antinous / Moderator says:

    If that’s the national headdress of Palindromistan, I know where I’m taking my next vacation.

  14. alisong76 says:

    Gave it a go, but I can’t handle eating noises.

  15. Darren Garrison says:

    Weird Al did it better:

  16. hackedbychinese says:

    i only got as far as noticing i have that same shirt (urban outfitters).

    but then SMACK SMACK CHEW GURGLE SLURP *VOMIT* video closed.

    so gross.

  17. sophos7 says:

    With #7… yeah. I work with a guy who eats his lunch like that every day… He hasn’t caught on that I close my office door every day when he takes lunch…

  18. Anonymous says:

    John Callaghan says:
    You are to be congratulated. By me. Very cleverly scripted and executed!

  19. Anonymous says:

    John Callaghan again. It occurred to me that one of my videos might appeal to those who’ve enjoyed yours:

    All the best with your future projects!

  20. palindrome says:

    I approve.

  21. Beta_Bates says:

    With #7 and #8… Eating noises drive me up the wall. Glad to see I’m not alone in this.

  22. argelesplage says:

    A palindrome reads backwards the same way it reads forward, i.e. “Yo, Banana Boy”, or “a dog, a panic in a pagoda”.

    Playing audio backwards is a different thing. Maybe it even has a name. Call this clip what you will, but palindromic it ain’t..

    Yes, Red Dwarf rocks, big time…

  23. KyleTexas says:

    That’s not a Palindrome movie. *THIS* is a palindrome movie:

  24. Anonymous says:

    thinkin’ of the man from another place and laura palmer…

  25. Snig says:

    This is great, but many people do not know that the written out lyrics of the entire song catalogue for the band “They Might Be Giants” is one long palindrome. It’s not obvious as they are not halfway through, and it’ll be a few years before they start the second half of their songs, which will be considered less accessible and clever and kind of odd and garbled sounding compared to the first half of their songs.

  26. apoxia says:

    that cibo matto video has broken my brain.

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