The Vine 5 Film Festival: Drugs! Grumpy Kids! Imaginary Friends!

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Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us - they are there.

Yesterday, the Vine app was made available to Android devices, which means that everybody is fresh out of excuses. Sorry, no longer will your weird long standing feud with Apple products and Steve Jobs make for a justifiable excuse to not try and make the most creative and hilarious six second movies ever made. It’ll be fun to see the differences between the experienced viners and the newbies in terms of style and execution at first, as well as which Android using comedians are going to make a name for themselves with shorts they had been thinking of making for months that they now have the opportunity to actually make.

For now though, the presumably final V5FF that was exclusively produced by iPhones.

“More Behind the Music”

By Harris Wittels

Inventor of the term humblebrag, Parks and Recreation writer, and proprietor of Harris’ Foam Corner Harris Wittels has only been on Vine for two weeks, but already has developed a deceptively lackadaisical, unhinged, pervy voice. Like the previous installment, Wittels nails the crux of pretty much every episode of Behind the Music.

“Kid is So Grumpy!”

By Curtis Lepore

This is probably the dumbest vine that I’ve ever laughed at, but I always laugh at it, every single time. Curtis Lepore is currently traveling through Europe, making videos with props and a cast of half a dozen and with forethought, but his seemingly stream-of-conscious, delirious from sleep little riff on this German kid’s inner monologue is hilarious. The fact that the child stares at him, completely unaware of what the hell is going on has a decent amount to do with it. God it’s dumb.

“Paranoi-mal Activity”

By Aparna Nancherla

It is bad enough that Big Brother is watching our every move, but now we have our OWN LEGS to deal with. We are our own worst enemy, especially that right leg with the toothier grin. If *only* we walked alone.

“#drugs #hookup #mushrooms #nyc”

By Ben Kronberg

Ben Kronberg understands the importance of pacing, timing it exactly so the drug transaction between himself and Times Square Mario leaves precious little room for Kronberg to present the effects of the mushrooms. How the start of the trip is witnessed - as three, very rapid jump cuts before the video ends and the loop starts again - makes it a lot funnier than if he had kept a steady shot on his face slowly changing for 2-3 seconds. The extra time on Mario also gives that little drug deal some dramatic heft and some sense of anticipation. Kronberg may have been subconsciously inspired by Marlo Meekins’ dog powering up into a Super Mario Dog. Anyway, if you take drugs you make great vines. Print up the posters for the local library please.

“Hot New Ringtone”

By Electrolemon

Whenever I would be put on the spot and had to name one person in the world that for sure has friends I would always say Electrolemon, and this vine proves that I was right all along. I would like this ringtone very much.

Playing in Theater 2

Bon Iver googling baseball field by Nick Thune

Thankfully it’s exactly what you think it is.

Telling my mom I have 4,000 followers on Vine by Brandon Calvillo

Spoiler: Generation gaps still exist.

I Won the Internet by Bo Burnham

Thanks for playing, everybody else.

Romance at 37,000 Feet? by Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet tried to romance his neighbor on a flight and it didn’t end well.

If you don’t want anyone to bother you on the plane tell them, ‘I fart a lot.’ by Abbi Crutchfield

Nobody knows how to behave on airplanes anymore.