Judging By The Cover: Judging The Beatles White Album

Judging The Beatles White Album

Judging The Beatles White Album by the cover.

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Ah fookin' 'ell the pain dimension's leakin' again

That was inspired. And more than a little creepy.

I'm reminded of the time in one of the reviews yahtzee did where he talked about a monster just having its jaw nailed to its kneecaps, and he showed it with one of his little cartoon people. I still get the shivers from that one.

So, is this new content, or is Yahtzee just reading straight from a college music grad's essay about how The Beatles basically invented music, if not all art forms, as well as happiness and rainbows?

Well, and then adding a bit o' Silent Hill at the end.

We may never know.

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And this is what happens when Kross isn't guarding the basement. Somebody get a broom and shoo away the demons please.

Brilliant! Someone hire this man to make a proper horror game already.

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Well, I can safely say that was not the direction I was expecting that to go in.

I'd do the standard "I'm one of them now!" joke, but it seems like the text generator I normally use for that sort of gag doesn't work on The Escapist. I guess the staff sprung the extra money for sanctified Hard Drives or something.

Step 1: Nail The White Album to your favourite Birch tree...
Step 2: All the acid!!!!!
Step 3: Voilah; the above video was created!

aeric90:
Brilliant! Someone hire this man to make a proper horror game already.

He already made four. Check his website.

I think Yahtzee found the key to the medicine cabinet again.

crimson5pheonix:
And this is what happens when Kross isn't guarding the basement. Somebody get a broom and shoo away the demons please.

A broom won't be much good against them. Just surround yourself in a circle of nine candles and chant Ob La Di Ob La Da backwards and you may yet be spared their ire.

Aaaaaand I am insane now. Oh well! Funniest episode ever! I pity and envy which ever brave soul tries to play that backwards. And at the correct speeds.

Further proof that Yahtzee can make literally anything entertaining.

I can't tell if the little bits in the background early on were supposed to be discernible or backwards but it sure got interesting fast.

aeric90:
Brilliant! Someone hire this man to make a proper horror game already.

Don't have the money. I could maybe fund something with hats but I can't imagine what they could do with that.

I didn't expect THAT! But hell that was great!
... shouldn't have started watching as the "last thing" before going to sleep now, but oh well... :P

So this is what its like inside Yahtzee's mind...

Well, it went from April Foo1st review, to Mr. Plinkett grade psychotic breakdown and then down into the depths ̶̻̖̲̘̭̹̝͉̦͓̪̃̈́̓̏͑̓́͐̌̓͗ờ̴̖͖̰̣͇̫͔̰͙̠̲̐̃͑̉̋̈́̚͝͝f̸͍͍͖̲͙͎̮̯͇̈͗̿͂͌͌̓̈́̀̌͜͝ͅ ̶̛̤̙̦͍̬̘͓͕͈̭͇͗̔͆̏̆̇̌͌͘͝ẁ̵̼͕̼̺͎̯̹͎̜̟̈́̐̇̓̉̄͛͠͝͝ͅā̸̛̛̲̲͖̜̟͓͈̞͕̱̓͂̄̓̈̓͝͠ͅr̵̨̡̧̛̝̯͉̮̼̰̭̦̓̆̅̀̈̎̓̓͛͒p̶͙̞̳̗̮̫̰̱̖̦̮͂́̐̈̈̃̄̅̌͌͠ ̶̡̧̲͔͍̤̗̭̦̩͎̇̐̃̓̅̑́̇̑̕͝ř̵̠̞͙̳̙̝͇̼̙̰͗̊͆̄̐̈́̏̐̚͝ͅe̸̢̨̟͈̞̳͔͈͙̮̽͂̀̓̐̐̔̕̕͘͜͝ą̶̜̯̗͍̫̲̬͈̗̠̊͊̇̊̂̍̿͋̈́̀̚ļ̶̧̧̰̱̻̬̘̟͇̩̇͑̓̎͐̆͋̍͋̈́̂ḿ̴̡͕͉̥̘̝̳̱̭̖͂̆͛̂̿́̉͂͊̕͜

Took a break from writing final papers to watch this. That was a mistake I think.

So now I'm going to be that guy and point out that the apostles Paul and Peter weren't present for the Crucifixion of Christ as Paul was still and Pharisee and wouldn't have cared if that Nazarene heretic had finally gotten what was coming to him, and Peter was running like a bitch after the whole deny him 3 times thing. The only apostle that would've been present there was John: the disciple that Jesus loved, so chances are he was the one with his tits out.

Well spotted about that Eldritch Geometry though, I've always loved the attention to the maddening details that the while album cover boast.

Sooo... Revolution 10, then?

The Artificially Prolonged:
A broom won't be much good against them. Just surround yourself in a circle of nine candles and chant Ob La Di Ob La Da backwards and you may yet be spared their ire.

I prefer Revolution 9 backwards - it brings all of the spooks back. ;)

Wonder how this analysis would have fared if he'd used the original style of the album cover. The words were embossed, had no color, and weren't parallel to the bottom of the album. Also, the earliest versions (on both LP and CD) were numbered.

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Ten Foot Bunny:

I prefer Revolution 9 backwards - it brings all of the spooks back. ;)

Wonder how this analysis would have fared if he'd used the original style of the album cover. The words were embossed, had no color, and weren't parallel to the bottom of the album. Also, the earliest versions (on both LP and CD) were numbered.

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Please no, Revolution 9 forwards is spooky enough.
Although it's fun to say "number nine" any time I hear that number in any context.

Anyway.

This threw me through a myriad of emotions before I even got to the video.
I didn't see all of the headline, I just saw "Judging The Beatles" and I thought "Who's talkin' hot mess about my boys? Oh, it's Judging by the cov- THE WHITE ALBUM.
...
This should be good."

Around the time he was using "The BEATLES" to recreate Christ's crucifixion I was thinkin' "Oh boy, here comes the 'Paul Is Dead' conspiracy."
Turns out it was going to take a much more sinister turn, my pure soul was unready, get thee to a nunnery.

This was actually very very well done, I'm glad I watched it.

Drops a Sweet Katana:
Ah fookin' 'ell the pain dimension's leakin' again

Which begs the question: Do "they know" the Name of the King?
Honestly though, Chzo doesn't strike me as a Beatles fan.
Though I do blame him for Justin Beiber.

ó̐̍̆̉̚҉̼͍̤͇̻͙͟n̸̸̻͔̙̤̘̰̫͒ͫ̚ͅě̢̠͉̔ͫ͆̃̒̍ ̢̲̑̓́͡ó̤̞̲̣̮͒̓̚͝f̷̗̹͙͖̟̱̭̞̌ͨ̋͠ ̶̛ͮ̾͏̼̮͖͉ũ҉̜̞̲̺̹͖s̛̰͖̝̠͓͇̠̪̾͑̐̉̃̇͒͌͡.̰̰̗͛̇́̎̔ͨ̀.̴̝̼͎̠̯ͧ̿̅̊̋ͧ̈́͜

There are times when the viewer can do nothing except sit back, and appreciate the genius. Possibly give a little golf clap because perfection requires no superfluity, nor hyperbole.

This was one of those times. Well done.

The Artificially Prolonged:
I think Yahtzee found the key to the medicine cabinet again.

Or he lost the key to his medicine cabinet.

Listen just after 3:16. Yahtzee's saying something in the background. I can't tell if it's a secret message, or something accidental. I'm guessing secret message. Can anyone tell what it's saying?

EDIT: Right after he says the bit about the absence of God's love

EDIT 2.0: Having finished the video, yeah, it's definitely deliberate. Still curious what he's saying there though

When I heard the second audio track in the background I thought I had accidentally opened another player :)

Not what i was expecting, at all. Lovely, very lovely, and slightly disturbing too. Overall, a very solid video, 10/10, and all that.

Hahaa, watched this bit late but really funny April Fools joke, although it works just fine as a regular episode too.

 

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