Yes! It’s time for another project from my all-time favorite kickstarter : Major Tom!
You may remember him from the projects Girls on Planet Nubia and Buwwets.
He’s in classic form here. The video is an unrelated clip of himself in a motorcycle helmet saying things like “Switch Auto-Pilot On!“. He’s maintaining his persona as an alien (in a helmet) that has arrived at Earth and was shocked by the gun violence in the “Earth Americas”.
Why does he always say “americas”, plural. Is he referring to both American continents? Or just the USA, but he’s saying it wrong because he’s an alien? (Aliens always talk funny.)
Coming from anyone else, I’d say this was an attempt at a joke, but from Major Tom, I think he means it.
(To be honest, this is Major Tom’s least crazy project so far, and the goal is a reasonable $2,000(only 80 sales), so he might make it this time. I’m cheering for him.)
Also from Major Tom :
Here’s a book created by a six year old after the first time someone explained the gun control debate to him.
Haha! Just Kidding! This is Major Tom (From “Planet Nubia“) again!
Now, I’ll come right out and admit that like any good East-coast liberal, I’m in favor of strong gun control laws, but reading this Kickstarter posting made me want to stand on a street corner and hand out assault rifles to children!
I can already tell that this is going to be a serious book that doesn’t trivialize other people’s opinions.
Don’t worry, though! Major Tom has SOLVED the gun control debate.
Wow… yea… Sure, I don’t see any problems with that plan.
Don’t like Major Tom’s position on Gun Control? Then you should pay him $500 so you can put a 250 word rebuttal in his book.
That makes perfect sense.
Major Tom needs $20,000 to shoot a short film. Basically, as far as I can tell, this is a film about a girl in a motercycle helmet pointing a spotlight at things, while the editor presses every single button on his video toaster.
Yea, I hear that movies about girls in motorcycle helmets do really well at Sundance.
In addition to the Kickstarter video, he’s also produced this teaser : (Click to download the .wmv file.)
Notice how you can still see the wrinkles in the green-screen. That’s some quality editing right there.