Monday, April 27, 2009

I Go See the Cracks Again: Part One



You're crazy, I told myself, sitting alone in the coffee house. This is ridiculous....
It was 7:29 am, Sunday morning. It was here that Jon and I agreed to meet so he could show me his copy of the so-called "Crack Monster"cartoon: a long lost clip from Sesame Street that only aired a few times, yet managed to thoroughly freak out kids who saw it.
The internet buzz from those who did see it was consistently "Oh, that terrified me... ...never forgot it... ...where can I see it again!?"
Months, then years passed...
Then, Jon, got a copy! At least that's what he said.
He also said that he was forbidden to post it. No video, no pictures, no sound. The story of how he got is was strange too. Fellow searchers got suspicious. Sure he said he had it, but did he really have it?
Months ago he promised that he'd show it to me the next time he was in town.
Sure, I thought. A stranger is going to go out of his way to meet you and show you a cartoon. ..
Then the emails came. He was visiting family in Los Angeles and "bringing his crack friends" with him. We'd meet at 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf...
How long should I wait?, I thought, as I sketched, glancing up at the empty parking lot every few minutes. This has to be some kind of prank...
Then a tall man came in with a bag.
In the bag there was a dvd...

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4 comments:

GhostBuild said...

NICE! Congrats! The way you describe this I'm imagining the whole scene with that musical theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indiana is approaching that golden statue. The parking lot, barren, heat shimmer distorting the view. The jingle of door chimes calls Namowal's gaze to whip towards the door, eyes going wide as the camera focus changes with that sudden background perspective shift trick (wish I had the name for it). The tall man, face and features blotted out by his bright outline in the morning sun rays, strolls within in extreme slow motion. Cut to his hand reaching into a dark leather satchel as the video speeds up briefly, slowing down again as the encased media and portable player ease from the pouch.

Wish I was there! ^_^

Namowal said...

Ha ha, good one, GhostBuild.

Have you ever seen or heard of this cartoon yourself?

Linda said...

Namo, how can you do this to us.

Sally said...

Just so amazing that it played out like this! We were too cynical!