Horizons: The Crimson Permanent Assurance

April 16th, 2011 by | 2 comments

This week’s Horizons comes from a tip by Harris McMahon. In his own words: “For those who do not know, this is a short film directed by Terry Gilliam that appeared before the film Monty Python and the Meaning of Life. (I didn’t like the film compared to other things by Monty Python, but the Crimson Permanent Assurance completely stole the show.) The film is about pirates, but not exactly the kind of pirates that you expect. Just watch it and you will understand!” It’s a great, funny comment on capitalism and corporate culture. I suggest you just watch it (I’ve combined the two videos into a single convenient playlist, which you can view below). Read the rest of this entry »

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Horizons: Mad Jack the Pirate

March 5th, 2011 by | No comments

This week’s Horizons comes courtesy of a tip from plunderbunny481. She writes about a cartoon called Mad Jack the Pirate, which is “like BlackAdder, Monty Python, and Monkey Island rolled into one”. You can find the entire series on YouTube (please don’t sue us, we’re just linking to it).

In unrelated news, Bill Tiller has uploaded some cool concept sketches from the design document for Curse of Monkey Island. If you look closely, you may even be able to read some of the text! Here’s a list of the images:

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