Mental Floss

Modest Mouse's fish tale fantasy

Ransom Riggs

It takes a lot to catch my jaded attention these days, especially in a music video. But Modest Mouse's latest offering, a bizarre hybrid of The Old Man and the Sea and Terry Gilliam's absurdist fever-dream Brazil, goes so spectacularly out on a limb that I had to share it. I asked with the video's director, Matthew Cullen, whose twisted mind came up with the concept. "Isaac (the singer) wanted to do something on a fishing boat," he said. "That was his only direction; we went from there." Wow:

Also, I'd just like to point out a disturbing amputee fetish that seems to be becoming a trend: