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Harg Fargusen
04-03-2015, 04:59 PM
Been looking for one of those pointless, deeply weird shorts MTV used to run back a couple decades ago. Description follows...black and white, included shots of grubby, shabby interiors peopled with moving baby dolls (perhaps just their heads, can't recall) and what I recall as magnet-dancing metal filings. And...that's about it. I'm sure there was more but can't recall/blocked it out. It was not a cartoon, it was live action, sort of. Anyone recall it?

Have found no trace of it so figured someone here'd have better luck. If anyone knows, that person or persons reads TSD.

furryman
04-03-2015, 06:41 PM
Actually sounds like one of the music videos I remember. Can't remember the name of the song though.

Freudian Slit
04-03-2015, 06:42 PM
Something by Tool? They did a lot of stuff like that. Prison Sex (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf1vC8ubnkY)?

engineer_comp_geek
04-03-2015, 06:43 PM
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Moving thread from General Questions to Cafe Society.

engineer_comp_geek
04-03-2015, 06:45 PM
The MTV animation stuff used to be called Liquid Television. Maybe searching on that will help you find it (if it's not a video you are remembering).

Kimble
04-03-2015, 07:31 PM
It sounds like Stille Nacht I: Dramolet (https://youtu.be/tFYuqqhNGeM) by the Brothers Quay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brothers_Quay). They also did this MTV spot (https://youtu.be/zlwL4fHqzV8), but not the Tool videos.

Spoke
04-03-2015, 07:55 PM
Sober (https://youtu.be/hglVqACd1C8) by Tool has a similar vibe to that described in the OP, and was in heavy rotation on MTV for a while.

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