Music Video Friday: Blur – Coffee & TV

Today’s Music Video Friday selection is Blur’s adorable anthropomorphic milk carton video for Coffee & TV

Every once in a while I do an “Anthropomorphic Cuteness” post (you can see my very first post explaining my obsession with inanimate objects being given human characteristics & cute smiley faces HERE). I haven’t actually done one of those posts in a while – I should get back to doing them again! Just like these Music Video Friday posts which no one ever looks at, I selfishly post those for myself because it’s something I enjoy. Someday I’ll find someone who shares my love of anthropomorphism! πŸ˜‰ But now let’s talk about Blur & this video…

I do like Blur but I totally missed out on that whole Blur vs Oasis thing since that happened before I moved to the UK. Well, I’d have most definitely been on “Team Blur” since I hate Oasis (but I actually prefer Gorillaz, singer Damon Albarn’s other band). Coffee & TV is good but isn’t exactly my very favorite Blur song. However, the video would very likely make my list of Top Ten Music Videos (which is a top ten you know I’ll be doing at some point). It’s a classic. 

The video was directed by Hammer & Tongs (aka Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith). They did a lot of other great music videos also worth checking out (such as Pumping On Your Stereo by Supergrass and Right Here, Right Now by Fatboy Slim). What I didn’t realize is that they also made the movies The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (which I found very disappointing – I actually liked the BBC adaptation more) and Son Of Rambow (which I always wanted to see but never got around to). But Coffee & TV, in which a “missing person” milk carton goes off in search of the guy in the photo (Blur member Graham Coxon) is the very best in the fairly long list of Hammer & Tongs videos. 

Check it out if for some strange reason you missed it: πŸ™‚

Now take my poll which is only almost 20 years too late! 

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Anthropomorphic Cuteness Part X: The Amazing World Of Gumball

What is this strange Amazing World Of Gumball show?! My kid was bored the other day & ended up on Cartoon Network. The below clip is what I saw. It’s funny! I worried that it was inappropriate & immediately made her turn the channel. Then… later looked for it myself on YouTube. πŸ˜‰

Anthropomorphic food! My favorite thing! This clip, The Battle, cracked me up:

Anthropomorphic Cuteness Part IX: Junior Senior

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I haven’t done an Anthropomorphic Cuteness post in ages! I was reminded yesterday while being forced to play Just Dance again how much I enjoyed the Junior Senior song Move Your Feet when it was out & then I remembered that it had a cute video with one of my favorite things in the world: Anthropomorphic food! And it’s all pixel art so it’s even BETTER. πŸ™‚

I believe this is the third anthropomorphic music video I’ve posted now (first was the Blur milk carton then the X-Press 2 video with the adorable mix tape). Check out this happy hot dog!

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. πŸ™‚

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Anthropomorphic Cuteness Part VIII: Bowie Apple

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Here’s a photo of an adorable kids t-shirt complete with an anthropomorphic apple that I like to call the “Bowie Apple“.

And speaking of David Bowie, I saw this fun gif the other day that I wanted to share. Artist Helen Green created this gif showing us “50 years of David Bowie’s hairstyles in 5 seconds“. πŸ™‚

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Buscemi Bowie” appeared on Ministry Of Gifs soon after… Lol

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Anthropomorphic Cuteness Part VII: Christmas

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Check out my favorite little Christmas plate complete with all kinds of cute faces on inanimate objects. Plus a few ornaments and a happy little star cookie with eyes. Ho ho ho! πŸ˜‰

I’m hoping to have a movie review ready to post here tomorrow (the totally un-Christmassy Daft Punk’s Electroma as mentioned HERE – that should get a few “WTF?” comments. lol) and that will probably be the last post until after Christmas so, if I don’t get a chance to say it before the 25th, I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚

Anthropomorphic Cuteness Part VI: Rectum! Testicle! GUTS!

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I WANT THESE! These adorable anthropomorphic organs can be bought from this website: I Heart Guts! πŸ™‚

The rectum is quite cute. (Rectum? It nearly killed him!): πŸ˜‰

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But I think I’m partial to this adorable testicle:

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Seriously, though – you really need to check out the entire website. It’s hilarious! They have a description of each organ and what it does plus things such as their “likes & dislikes”. (The Rectum, Bringing Up The Rear details are my favorite! Favorite song: Drop It Like It’s Hot by Snoop Dogg. Lol). They also do art, pins & buttons, stationery, clothing, etc. The plush toys are definitely my favorite, though – they look so cuddly! And this Periodic Table Of Your Period looks quite handy…

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Anthropomorphic Cuteness Part IV: GROOT!

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by artist Mike Mitchell

Because, seriously, is Groot is the cutest anthropomorphic tree ever or what?! I LOVE GROOT! πŸ™‚

See these fabulous pieces plus loads more fantastic artwork featuring Groot & Rocket at this link: Dorkly. Oh, and go see Guardians Of The Galaxy if you haven’t already because it’s AWESOME! You can read my review HERE.

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by artist Miru

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by artist Meador

Anthropomorphic Cuteness Part III

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For today’s Anthropomorphic post, I thought it would be fun to post this tribute to everyone’s favorite Disney live-action anthropomorphic car: Herbie the Love Bug. πŸ˜‰ (and the cute art above comes from DeviantArt artist Zimeta HERE)

Anthropomorphic Cuteness Part I

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I like how I titled this post Part I like I’ll have a series of these or something. Well, I’d like to! We’ll see…

Anthropomorphism as defined by Wikipedia:

Anthropomorphism, or personification, is attribution of human form or other characteristics to anything other than a human being.

This is a big thing for me. Stick a smiley face on something and I’ll think it’s adorable. Like the plates in the above photo – I got those as a birthday present. Or like the Henry vacuums (are these just a thing in the UK?):

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And Mrs Potts & Chip! Oh I love them:

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It may have all started with the Blur video for Coffee And TV. I fell in love with that adorable little milk carton! (Video at the end of this post for anyone not familiar with it).

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I’ve collected a few anthropomorphic things over the years (not much but I’d like more) and I thought it would be fun to start a series of posts where, even if only once in a blue moon, I post a picture of some cute anthropomorphised thing I’ve found. Here are a few pictures I’ve been keeping for a while with this post in mind:

A bag for my birthday presents (my hubby knows me so well):

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A cute t-shirt I saw:

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Claw machines from a recent holiday. (OMG! Look at all those!!! You do NOT want to know how much money I wasted trying to get some of these. I hate claw machines! Does anyone ever actually get anything out of those?? Well, I got the hot dog at least): πŸ™‚

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A birthday card I saw. Not sure if this fits the anthropomorphism definition but it’s freaking cute so I took a picture:

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Moshi Monsters. A lot of the Moshi Monsters are anthropomorphic. The first two in this photo are my favorites – a bowl of chop suey & and an ice cream cone named Coolio:

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By the way – I reviewed Moshi Monsters: The Movie recently for the The IPC’s always entertaining Shitfest. You can read my review HERE. Thanks again for allowing these adorable little monsters on your blog, Eric! (Warning: review maybe not entirely “safe for work”). πŸ˜‰

If you’ve not yet had your fill of anthropomorphised cuteness, here’s Blur – Coffee And TV. Hopefully see you soon for Anthropomorphic Cuteness Part II. πŸ™‚