Egg Mountain

With Dragon’s most recent post about eggs, I thought I would briefly plug a sort of “egg experiment” that I myself was involved in.

While I living in Essex, my friend Russ (Rebelli0n) told me about a feast he and his friends used to make called Egg Mountain. I was so utterly intrigued by the monstrosity that he described to me, I made him swear that he would show me the art of cooking it. One evening he did, and the now infamous Egg Mountain movie resulted. The video, if I recall correctly, was rather fittingly shot over Easter vacation. Russ’s girlfriend (Caroline) and our friend Tamara helped out with the cooking.

We’ve posted the video on our site in a small format, but it can also be download on Russ’s site, in a larger avi format. Regardless of where you download the video from, I encourage all to check out Russ’s site, Tactical Syntax, which always has insightful commentaries (most recently about the newest incarnations of Dr. Who and Capt. Scarlet) and features the many projects that Russ is involved with. Russ has indicated that he will soon be posting his movie Eldridge (2004), which when he does, I encourage anyone at all interested in independent movie productions and science fiction to watch. It is stellar in every sense of the word.

Finally, for those who watch Egg Mountain, pay close attention to the end of the video where a picture of Dick Van Dyke and a cartoon version of Van Dyke are featured. Russ explained to me that he did not place Dick Van Dyke into the video to be funny and campy. Nor is it a coincidence that both a real picture of Van Dyke and cartoon picture appear. Rather, Van Dyke, and what might be labeled as the meta-Van Dyke, are placed in the video to alert others to what might be Van Dyke’s more problematic connection to the advent of the DVD. At some point, I hope that Russ will elaborate more just what this connection is.

In other words, check his site regularly.

Download mp4 of Egg Mountain here.

5 thoughts on “Egg Mountain

  1. Incidently, apparently Paul Simon’s famous song “Mother and Child Reunion” actually had as it’s inspiration a dish served in a Chinese resturant which involved both chicken and eggs. Thus reuniting the parent and embryo, at least in death.

    True story, or so I hear.

  2. No wonder the English are so well known for their culinary abilities. Frank Perdue would be proud!

    I watched the lower quality version. How did you get Nigella Lawson to come make a cameo???

  3. I started watching Egg Mountain at work but the sound on that computer is horrible so I couldn’t hear it too well. I got the impression that with the “Shirred” eggs you were supposed to drink the supernatant since you guys looked happy drinking it and the precipitate looked pretty disgusting.

    On watching the high quality video at home I find out that the liquid tastes like sea water and the egg looks like placenta. Also, I thought it was pronounced “shÄ«-er”, as in ‘where Bilbo Baggins is from’. Now I find out it’s just “sher”, like “shirt” but without the “t”. What a rip.

    What’s the point of that stuff? It lookes gross and is hard to clean. Does Shirred egg taste good at least?

    This is just another reason that all the slick, high bandwidth data transfer and storage is a crock. I want back the beautiful dreamed up lyrics to staticy stongs I once heard on the radio. Serve it up on your finest analogue china with a side of garmonbozia and the dream hamburgers of my youth.

  4. The shirred egg, though relatively gross looking, did actually taste okay. We’d never heard of them either and only learned of them while looking up egg recipes on the internet. So we may have actually pronounced their name wrong.

  5. Hi, it’s Russ here, co-creator of the Egg mountain video. Loki mentions my inclusion of Dick van Dyke in the end ‘rave’ sequence. So convoluted is my logic, i thought i’d give it a go explaining it here. None of the following makes any sense;

    You’ll notice that throughout that sequence theres various flashes of failed gaming systems, thers stuff like the Atari Jaguar, The CD32, The Amstrad GX4000, and of course, the Sega 32x. All these platforms never really developed beyond their starting state, they were launched and then quickly floundered and were pulled off the shelves. A bit like an unfertilised egg, they represent the same failed potential.

    Dick van Dykes initials are DVD, an example of a media platform that was successful, a success between the failures, and what better way to highlight a full life well lived, than Van Dykes own grinning visage, and so he serves as a cunning neuro-linguistic juxtaposition.

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