Watch David Lynch's (Mostly Straightforward) Weather Reports
David Lynch, the visionary director of surreal films such as Mulholland Drive and Eraserhead, has some perfectly offbeat hobbies. He records dance music. He designs night clubs. He makes furniture. He is a crusader for transcendental meditation. But weirdest of all just may be his predilection for weather reporting.
In the mid-2000s, Lynch enjoyed sitting at his desk at home in Los Angeles and describing the weather, and regularly put videos of his amateur meteorology online, as Vulture recently reminded us. Unlike his twisted films, his weather reports were (mostly) played very straight: he just talked about the sunshine, the blueness of the sky, and the current temperature. Their very existence was surreal enough.
Once, he even did one with his favorite muse, Laura Dern:
Please enjoy a few more of these gems:
Of course, it's David Lynch, so sometimes things got weird:
The site where Lynch kept his archive of videos is no longer up, but we suggest going through YouTube’s search results for “David Lynch weather report” to see all the weird and wonderful reports yourself.