Friday, August 21, 2009

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

So, I'm starting to work on my presentation for HighEdWeb in October. My topic is the lessons we've learned in our redesign process. I'd like the presentation to be humorous but of real value. What keeps coming to me is that there has been a lot of good things, some bad things, and some really ugly things (can you say 'furloughs'?) throughout our process.

Last year, I brought the LOLs at HighEdWeb when I brought the LOLcats in my presentation. And of course, I want to continue the tradition, but maybe add to it. I started off with the idea of making demotivational type posters for my slides.

But I kept coming back to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (which by the way if you didn't know is the best movie ever made in any genre of all time with the possible exception of Terminator 2 which if I used that for my presentation would probably get me terminated. Just sayin'.).

Anyway... so I started thinking about maybe doing LOLcats and demotivational posters based on the movie. Sounds weird, right? I mean really weird.

So, I'm asking for your input here. I'm going to toss out a few examples that I threw together and I want you to let me know if it works or not. I also need to know if you'd get sick of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly LOLcats and posters after 45 minutes.

Here they are. Be honest! Funny? Not funny? Too wierd?

Moar

Home page

Meetings

Redesign

Leave comments on your opinion!

12 comments:

B said...

I'm ashamed to say that I've never seen this film you are talking about.

However, using demotivational posters for slides is a wonderful idea. They give plenty of context to make up for the lack of having not seen the movie.

Mike Murray said...

Doesn't do much for me, Tony. Sorry. :-(

Mike Murray said...

I agree with "B" that demotivational posters might be pretty funny.

El Pedro / Logan 5 said...

Gotta watch out the l0lcatspeak doesn't end up coming off like you're making fun of italians playing mexicans.

Susan said...

I like the demot. posters w/ good, bad, ugly more than the lolcats w/ g, b, u.

David Poteet said...

I like the last two the best. I think I was in that meeting.

Robin2go said...

ZOMGBBQWTF! Perhaps I'm too old, but I get all this humor and I'm laughing my butt off! The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is an all time fave movie, and I totally love the G+B+U/LOLcats mashup. Of course, I also think the demotivational posters using stills from the movie are brilliant. Not sure you can go wrong with any of these.

C said...

Awesome!

I co-teach an accessible word workshop and we use the Good, Bad and Ugly as word doc examples. Most people get it :)

Anonymous said...

They're great, especially because they don't require knowledge of the movie. In some Internet circles, demotivators and lolcats have been done to death, but if you tried to use newer memes you'd lose everyone else.

D.W. said...

Demotivational posters, my vote. I'm not a fan of Westerns, so I wouldn't really get the references there.

lackner said...

#2 kills me.

Anonymous said...

The "blowing the homepage" Demotivator is brilliant... but I like 'em all...

-----M