The National - "Exile, Vilify"

The National’s latest slice of sublime mopery, titled “Exile, Vilify,” came as a soundtrack to the video game Portal 2. Developers Valve Software held a fan-video contest to come up on an official clip for the track, and the National sat as judges, picking the 1st and “1.00000000001th” place videos. Prepare for sock puppets and dour animations:

1st Place, directed by C. F. Meister

1.00000000001th Place, directed by MikeMov89Portal2

(via CoS)

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  1. You had me at Valve and the National. Sock puppets are just bonus at this point.

  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzZBh9yRagk

    This one was my favorite due to actually having a storyline. I also like that it incorporated the portal gun within a completely different time/place. The puppet is cute… but it’s just a puppet mouthing the words for 4 straight minutes. The animated video is MUCH better.

  3. My personal fav. Love the runner up as well! :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sBxyrkXUFY

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