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Published on Sep 21, 2012
The A.V. Club (the Onion's sister publication) is pleased to present PARAMETER, a film contest with some very specific rules. Submit your film by Oct. 29, 2012 for a chance to win $10,000 and a trip to Chicago. Visit http://www.avclub.com/parameter for rules.
This entry, "The Ballad Of Oscar Homeslice" comes from Ted Kindig of Lansing, MI. "The Ballad of Oscar Homeslice" was built around all of the following parameters: - Not a spoof: check - Popping bottle sounds: see 3:35 - In color, original music: check - "Wait a minute, the answer will come to me": see 5:10 - Protagonist can't be boring at the end: check - Features an animal: see 2:30 - Ends with an explosion: see 6:50 - Character called "Homeslice": starts at 1:10, continues - Protagonist experiences a change: see 5:20 - Character plays a video game: see 3:14 - Important realization: see 4:42 - Director cameo: see 3:25 - Everyone is an Astronaut: explained at 3:55 - Hair brushing: see 2:25 - Rotary phone in use: see 3:25