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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Once upon a time...


"...the not-too-distant future. Society has deteriorated to brutal levels. Only the strong have their liberty. Everyone else is oppressed...or dead. Some of the smart ones have left what remains of civilization. This is the story of one of them, Mongo Lloyd."

Twenty years ago, my brother Rich, brother-in-law John and I put together a short post-apocalyptic video.

It was a harmless little diversion for a Summer weekend; a meaningless attempt at humor that took a few hours to put together "on the fly" and runs about 10 minutes long.

Pay no attention to the little date display that can be seen in the beginning; we reset that feature 5 years ahead at the time, because it was supposedly "the not-too-distant future".

Sound would help; in addition to the dialogue there's a bit of Pink Floyd, some Wagner and a little "Conan the Barbarian" soundtrack.

Anyway, for your viewing pleasure: Mongo Lloyd.

Hopefully you like it...

11 Comments:

Blogger Hawkeye® said...

"Mongo"...? Sounds like somethin' outta Flash Gordon. Like HERE.

Will check it out when I get home tonite.

(:D) Regards...

August 23, 2006 8:42 AM  
Blogger The trotting Possum said...

Wasn't "Mongo" a character in "Blazing Saddles"? Iseem to recall that he took his coffee directly from the pot, and could punch out a 1000 lb. horse without too much difficulty. I also recall that one of them Keach boys blew a huge hole in him, or am I thinking of Paul Newman as Judge Roy Bean?

Ah, the cinema of the '70s, and the myths of the Old West. Whatever happened to the Governor of New Mexico following up on Lew Wallace's promise to pardon Billy The Kid? Pat Garrett was a backshooter, and Mr. Antrim deserves better.

I'm waking up entirely too early these mornings, fretting that the Iranians are going to start blowing stuff up. These are not comforting thoughts to have over that first cup of coffee. I'll be checking to see if your "Mongo" is funnier than Mel Brooks'.

August 23, 2006 9:28 AM  
Blogger Beerme said...

camojack,

I especially loved the "special effects" finger in the camera lense pointing to Magmoofus's shelter!
How did you get the earthquake scene so realistic?

It looked like alot of fun.
Rock on!

August 23, 2006 11:37 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Hawkeye®:
No, Mongo Lloyd, not Ming the Merciless...from the planet Mongo.

Possum:
My Mongo funnier than Mel Brooks'? Heh, I'm not that good.

Beerme:
I was particularly proud of that earthquake scene, thanks...

August 23, 2006 3:25 PM  
Blogger JR said...

I like it...
Best Denny's Commercial ever...

August 23, 2006 4:20 PM  
Blogger benning said...

I particularly liked the great accents employed by the actors! LOL

All in all, better than a Michael Moore flick!

Where was this filmed? What are the ruins?

August 23, 2006 7:22 PM  
Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Well, I finally checked it out... BWAHAHAHA!! Great stuff. Here's my favs...
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Best one-liner... "Remember when this was an escalator?"

Best dialogue... "What happened to your dog?"... "He's dead"... "You eat him?"... "Had to"... "OHH. Hard times!"

Best two-liner... "Get your shit"... (Grabbing handful of leaves) "My bedding"

Best use of music... Jogging to Wagner?!?!?

Best animal scene... (Trying to box-in a snake) "Food"... "Food"... "Ha-ha. Food!"

Best action scene... Rock climbing

Best special effects... "What was that, an earthquake?"... "No, that was my stomach. I'm hungry"

Best commercial endorsement... Denny's sign.
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This movie has it all! Three... err, two thumbs up!

(:D) Regards

August 23, 2006 8:34 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

JR:
Oh, I dunno...looked at another way, our heroes searched high and low before finally settling for Denny's.

benning:
It was all recorded in the Wissahickon Gorge, except for the ending.

Hawkeye®:
I'm glad you liked it; it was mostly all ad-libbed. Tell a friend...

August 23, 2006 10:05 PM  
Blogger Grant Jones said...

Aloha Jack,

When are you coming out this way? We need help! Our governor is an idiot!!

Grant

August 23, 2006 11:34 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Grant:
I won't be back over there until next February...

August 24, 2006 1:15 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

E...never mind. :-)

August 25, 2006 8:27 AM  

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