Idiots of Ants explain origin of their name to thelondonpaper:
Elliott wanted to be Idiot Savants , which is incredibly pretentious – "we are idiot geniuses" – and Jimmy misheard it and said: "Idiots of ants?" It's just a silly name.The sillily-named group strives to portray a return to a more classic sketch comedy style, and already has a litany of impressive-sounding credits to its name. Besides working with actual directors and agents, Idiots of Ants also worked on the climate-change campaign Global Cool writing environmental sketches starring Heather Graham, Sienna Miller and Tony Blair.
Meet the Facebloke is tragically mis-labeled on YouTube (they call the sketch "Facebook in Reality" which is three notches less clever and 100% less United Kingdom-ey). Oh mislabeling. It reminds me of the good ol' Napster days when you downloaded what you thought was "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and instead got "Orinoco Flow." ... I mean what? I don't download things. Ever. What's an mp3 file? I digress.
Meet the Facebloke is reminiscent of Current TV's protracted animation Social Networking Wars and College Humor's magnum opus, the Internet Commenter Business Meeting sketch. But it is markedly better than Social Networking Wars because of its judicious editing. Idiot of Ants could have gone on and on about all the crazy Facebook features like tagging, virtual gifts, chat, 3rd party applications, application spam, etc., but that would have been ultra-boring. Like this list. And this blag entry. Baaaaaaah. Sorry. Just cut to the chase and watch the video already!
Interblags to Books update:
You can now buy a piece of Interwebs printed on dead trees: Kottke alerts us that fellow celebri-bloggers Dooce and Cory Doctorow (from Boing Boing) released their books.
(From Mefi, Laughing Squid, Underwire)