The A.V. Club's PARAMETER Film Contest: The Ballad of Oscar Homeslice





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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

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